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Chimney Fire Highlights Need For Maintenance

chimney fire 200There was a chimney fire at a home on Alpine Court in Steamboat. The Steamboat Springs Fire Department responded to the fire around 8:30 yesterday morning. Crews were able to extinguish the fire in the chimney shortly after their arrival. Damage to the home is considered minimal. This incident is an important reminder to properly maintain your chimney for the Continue reading

Safety Tips For The 2016 School Year

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOLThe 2106 school year is underway at Rangely, SoRoCo, Hayden, Meeker, and Little Snake River Valley Schools, and starts Monday in Craig and Steamboat. Drivers in the area need to be aware that with the beginning of school comes an increase in pedestrian traffic along roadways. The public should increase caution while driving, and be prepared to Continue reading

Using Fire and Fireworks In Colorado

FIREWORKS-3-300Although rain and cooler temperatures have diminished the fire danger, all are encouraged to be extra cautious when using fire outdoors. Also when using personal fireworks in Colorado be aware that state law does not allow fireworks that explode, leave the ground or fly through the air. Thus, firecrackers, rockets of any kind, and mortars are Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Offer Boating Tips

colorado parksColorado boat ramps and put-ins open this month around the state. As outdoor enthusiasts prepare to head out onto the water, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has several safety tips for boat navigation, boating equipment and getting to know recreational waters before you go. Accidents, injuries and fatalities rose slightly Continue reading

Tips Offered for a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

ROEMThe Routt County Office of Emergency Management is reminding residents to be cautious when celebrating this Memorial Day weekend.  Those that are visiting the area, or who plan to take their celebration to the mountains Continue reading