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Lightning Starts New Fire In The Flat Tops

Lightning ignited another fire in the Flat Tops just below Crater Lake, 10 miles southeast of Buford.  The fire, which was reported yesterday, is burning in a remote area on a steep slope, presenting a danger to firefighters. Due to the fire’s location Continue reading

Another Climber Rescued In Garfield County

The Garfield County Search and Rescue (SAR) were called out shortly after 8 Saturday night to rescue a male who was stranded on the steep slope above the RFTA bus facility in West Glenwood Springs. Upon arriving at the RFTA building, Search and Rescue called the stranded person and asked that he shine his phone toward Midland Avenue to determine his exact location. Continue reading

3 Men Rescued From Mountainside Near Rifle

Twenty five rescue personnel from Garfield and Mesa Counties were involved in a 21 hour operation to rescue 3 men who had been hiking in the Anvil Points area west of Rifle. The rescue began when Garfield County Emergency Communications received a 911 call from the hikers late Friday afternoon. They were requesting help, as they had climbed up a steep Continue reading

Steamboat And Flat Tops Avalanche Danger Elevated

AVALANCHE WARNINGThe heavy snowfall and high winds in the mountains over the past 24 hours and the likelihood of more snow and gusty winds today has raised the avalanche danger for areas around Steamboat Springs and the Flat Tops. The Colorado Avalanche Continue reading