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Wednesday Lightning Sparks more Wildfires

WILDFIREStorms that moved through the area Wednesday generated 780 lightning strikes on the Northwest Fire Management Unit which covers Grand, Jackson, Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. From lightning associated with the storms, eight new wildland fires were reported. Of the new fires seven are on BLM land in Moffat and Rio Blanco Continue reading

Worst of Flash Flood Threat Likely Over

flash-flood-300A flash flood watch is in effect for the majority of the Western Slope for the remainder of the day. The National Weather Service says storms expected to roll through the area today could bring heavy rain with them, causing flash floods. Rock slides could also occur on steep slopes. The watch means that conditions Continue reading