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Firefighters Busy in Northwest Colorado Over the Weekend

WILDFIREThe Bull Canyon Fire was 100% contained last night. The 35 acre fire is on BLM land five miles north of Dinosaur. It started shortly after noon Saturday and was lightning caused. The Bear Fire, ten miles northwest of Lay, was reported Saturday afternoon, and was contained the same evening. That blaze was also lightning caused and Continue reading

Lightning Sparks More Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

WILDFIREOnce again wildland fire crews in Northwest Colorado responded to lightning caused fires Thursday afternoon in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties on BLM land. The two incidents in Rio Blanco County were both contained at one tenth acre. The Taylor Fire occurred nine miles east of Rangely and the Pipes Fire was 20 miles Continue reading

BLM Planning Prescribed Burns in Moffat County

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is planning to conduct up to two prescribed fires in the upcoming week in the Douglas Mountain area 30 miles west of Maybell to reduce the threat from large wildland fires and Continue reading

BLM to Perform Prescribed Burn in Western Moffat County

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is planning a prescribed fire 30 miles west of Maybell in the Douglas Mountain area on 124 acres of BLM land. Burning is expected to take place today, if weather and ground Continue reading

Maybell, Loudy Simpson Parks to Get New Playground Equipment

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners, last week, signed off on a grant agreement with the Department of Local Affairs, that will see new playground equipment at Loudy Simpson Park in Craig, and the community park in Maybell.  The county wasn’t able to get the grants through Great Outdoors Colorado, so instead Continue reading

Update on Local Fires

WILDFIREFavorable weather conditions have resulted in low fire activity and much progress being made on the Elk Springs fire. GPS data showed the fire at approximately 450 acres with very Continue reading

Alkali Fire 75% Contained

WILDFIREContainment lines on the Alkali Fire have held for a second day and fire personnel feel confident they have turned the corner on the fire. Three engines and one of the State 20-person hand crews Continue reading

Alkali Fire 50% Contained

WILDFIREAs firefighters brought the 20,690-acre Alkali Fire burning 14 miles north of Maybell to 50 percent containment yesterday, other crews responded to numerous other starts.  Cloud cover Continue reading

Firefighters Battling 20,000 Acre Blaze North of Maybell

fire-1-300Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched thousands of acres in northwest Colorado.  Lynn Barclay with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says the Alkali Fire was reported north of Maybell at about 2:30 Continue reading

Lightning Sparks Several Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

fire-fighter-1-300Wednesday’s thunderstorms produced lightning that ignited seven confirmed wildland fires in Moffat, Rio Blanco and Jackson counties. The largest of the new incidents is the Key Fire at 252 acres, primarily on private land with a small portion on BLM land about 27 miles southwest of Maybell. The blaze Continue reading

Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Battling 200 Acre Blaze

fire-fighter-1-300The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is battling a fire just south of Wapiti Peak near Maybell.  Sheriff Tim Jantz says the blaze is about 200 acres.  The fire’s containment status was unknown at the time, but Jantz said it appeared his crew had a good handle on it.  It’s burning Continue reading

Bridge in Maybell to Close for Repairs

M.C.-Road-and-Bridge-300The Moffat County Road Department will be temporarily closing the bridge north of Maybell on County Road 19 on Monday at noon.  The bridge will be closed for repairs for approximately six weeks. For further information or alternate routes, contact the Road Department at 824-3211.