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UPDATE: Winter Valley Fire 70% Contained

The Winter Valley Fire, which ignited Thursday south of Elk Springs, continued to grow over the weekend, increasing from 6,400 acres to 7,800 acres. Rain and cool Continue reading

Public Asked To Limit Recreation On The Yampa

Due to low water conditions in the Yampa River, the City of Steamboat has implemented closures for all commercial tubing activities on the river, and is asking the public to limit all recreational use at this time. Average flows for the Yampa  River during late August range from 120-130 cubic feet per second, but as of Continue reading

Help Prevent WYO Wildfires This 4th Of July

The BLM in Wyoming is asking for the public’s help in controlling wildfires this Fourth of July Weekend. Rising summer temperatures cause fuels like grass and shrubs to dry up, increasing the fire danger in the state. Fireworks and other explosives are Continue reading

Don’t Leave Kids In Hot Cars

With the increasing summer temperatures, it’s important to remember that children left in hot cars are at great risk of injury or death. According to numbers from the National Highway Traffic Administration, heat stroke is the leading cause of non crash vehicle deaths for children under the age Continue reading

Weather To Help Beaver Creek Fire Crews

Beaver Creek FireBeaver Creek Fire Crews will get some relief over the weekend from favorable weather conditions. For the first time in nearly a week the forecast calls for overcast skies, lower temperatures, light winds, and even a little bit of rain which will increase humidity in the area. These conditions should prevent the fire, that is burning 20 miles Continue reading

Air Quality Gets Worse Around Beaver Creek Fire

FireThe Beaver Creek Fire has continued to expand this week due to higher winds, temperatures and low humidity and is now on 34,000 acres and is still only 12% contained. With the increased activity air quality in the area has continued to get worse. Estimates over the weekend had air quality in the region at good to moderate, but according to a representative from the Continue reading