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Smoke May Be Visible From “Big Red Fire”

Smoke from the fire that started Saturday in North Routt County may still be visible through the weekend. The Big Red Fire, which is burning in an area of beetle kill timber near Clark, is now estimated at 8 acres. The U.S. Forest Service is monitoring the lightning started fire and will begin Continue reading

Beetle-Kill Tree Removal Scheduled

The Colorado State Forest Service will be working with the BLM to address beetle-kill timber on public lands in Grand County with the objective of harvesting dead beetle-kill trees in the area for beneficial use. This will make the forest in the area healthier and easier to defend against future wildfires. The BLM and Forrest Service are Continue reading

Trail Closures On Emerald Mountain

emerald-mountain-300A number of trails are closed on Emerald Mountain to allow the City of Steamboat to continue the removal of beetle kill trees in the area. Root Canal, Upper and Middle Stairway to Heaven and No Mo’Bluez will all be closed through October, to allow the project to be completed. Additional closures Continue reading

Georgie Hand Sentenced to 82 Years

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)Georgie Hand, the woman convicted of attempting to kill a wildlife officer and a Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy was sentenced to 82 years in prison Monday. In April a jury found hand guilty on 8 felony counts, including 2 counts of aggravated robbery, 2 counts of second-degree kidnapping, 2 counts of menacing and 2 counts of disarming a peace officer. According to District Attorney Brett Barkey, the charges of kidnapping and robbery came with mandatory sentencing Continue reading

Avalanche Deaths In Colorado and Wyoming

AVALANCHE WARNINGAvalanches kill an average of 42 people each year in North America. Hundreds more are injured. Avalanches can happen to those skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, driving, hunting and bike riding. Many avalanche Continue reading