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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

Two Fires Ignite Near Rifle In 72 Hours

Smoke may still be visible from a wildfire that started Monday night southeast of Rifle. The fire was the result of a controlled burn on private property that flared up, threatening a home and barn and burning approximately 22 acres of land. Crews were able to save both buildings. As of Continue reading

More Homes Need Protection From Beaver Creek Fire

WILD FIREDue to winds and low humidity in the area, the Beaver Creek fire continues to expand.  Because of the expansion, crews began focusing protection on additional homes in the area that may be threatened, those structures Continue reading

State Officials Preparing for Lawsuit Over Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Colorado officials are preparing a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s decision to protect the Gunnison sage grouse. The Attorney General’s Office notified the Interior Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday that the state planned to sue. The state says that in listing the bird as threatened, the Fish and Continue reading

Gunnison Sage Grouse Listed as Threatened

sage_grouse-300The Federal Government is going against the will of individual states, when it comes to listing sage grouse as threatened. That’s according to Governor Hickenlooper’s point man on sage grouse, John Swartout. Swartout says yesterday’s decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as threatened means that control of the species goes Continue reading