Tag Archives: Walden

Beaver Creek Fire Costs Estimated At $30 Million

WILD FIREThe nearly 60 square mile Beaver Creek Fire continues to smolder 20 miles northwest of Walden near the Colorado and Wyoming Border. Officials are now estimating that state has spent approximately $30 Million Continue reading

Fire Near Walden Closes Highway

fire-1-300A fire about 10 miles southwest of Walden closed Highway 14 for over an hour this morning. The fire was in a fiberglass structure, that contained or was near two oil separator tanks that were a short distance from the Highway. The road was closed as a precaution, as Continue reading

Child Charged With Starting Beaver Creek Fire

FireA child has been charged with arson, for a role in igniting the Beaver Creek Fire, which is still burning 24 miles north of Walden.  The fire, which began in June, has burned approximately 60 square miles of land near the Colorado and Wyoming border.  The arson charges were filed earlier this month.  Police Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire 72% Contained

FireCrews have made enough progress controlling the Beaver Creek Fire burning 24 miles north of Walden to begin removing heavy equipment from the fire. The fire management team is also in the final stages of making suppression repairs including strengthening fire lines in the Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Containment At 60%

FireWeather continued to help crews battling the Beaver Creek Fire last week, allowing them to keep the fire under 59 square miles and increased containment to 60%. The weather is expected to Continue reading

Senator Gardner Tours Beaver Creek Fire

gardnerOver the past week, cool temperatures low winds and higher humidity have helped limit the growth of the Beaver Creek Fire, burning 24 miles north of Walden. Crews have limited the fires growth to only a few hundred acres and have maintained containment at 53%. They are continuing to monitor spot fires in the area and are creating and maintaining fire lines. Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner recently announced Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Evacuation Order Removed

FireThe Beaver Creek fire management teams has made enough progress battling the blaze to lift the evacuation order that has been in place since the fire began. Residents and property owners in the area started returning to their homes Saturday Morning. Closures are still in effect on National forest and BLM managed lands and may affect hunting. To view a list of all Continue reading

Structure Protection Removed Around Beaver Creek Fire

FireCrews continue to make progress battling the Beaver Creek Fire burning 24 miles northwest of Walden. Because of the gains, the fire management team has been able to remove almost all of the structure protection equipment from the eastern and southern portions of the fire. Crews are Continue reading

Meeting On Beaver Creek Fire Wednesday Night

Beaver Creek Fire 2A community meeting will be held Wednesday night to provide information about the strategies and short and long-term objectives for the Beaver Creek Fire. Fire Management Team leaders and other working on the Beaver Creek Fire will be on hand to take questions. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be at 6 Wednesday night at the Jerelin 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

UPDATE: New Fires Spark In NW Colorado

Wildfires-300Several fires have ignited across Moffat County over the last few days. The Craig Fire Department Responded to a fire Thursday morning around 8:30 on CR 31 northwest of Craig. According to Fire Chief KC Hume, the fire was caused by an animal that climbed a Continue reading

UPDATE: Colorado On Pace To Set Record For Motorcycle Deaths

Motorcycle-accident2-300A rash of recent motorcycle accidents, has highlighted the importance that proper protection, following traffic laws and driving defensively play in avoiding…and in the event of…surviving…a motorcycle accident. A Craig man was killed late last month when he and his motorcycle collided with a car on Highway 40. 69 year old Continue reading