Tag Archives: Wilderness

High Avalanche Danger This Weekend

There will be considerable avalanche danger this weekend due to the heavy snowfall over the past few weeks, most notably in the Steamboat and Flat Tops areas. 12 to 16 inches of snow has fallen in the last 24 hours in areas of North Continue reading

Closures Suspended Near Silver Creek Fire

WILD FIREClosures near the Silver Creek Fire, burning in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness area in the Routt National Forest, four miles south of Stage Coach Reservoir, have been suspended.  Recent rain showers and colder temperatures have cooled the fire enough for the closures Continue reading

Wildfire Closures Near Meeker Suspended

WILD FIREClosures near the Lost Solar Fire, burning in the Flat Top Wilderness area approximately 25 miles southeast of Meeker, have been suspended. The closures had been in effect since the middle of last month. While the fire is still active, snow in the area has cooled the Continue reading

Wildfire Season Winding Down

Wildfires-300Fire season is winding down in Northwest Colorado. Crews have been battling several fires for an extended period of time and now have them mostly under control. The Beaver Creek Fire burning 24 miles north of Walden, has had limited growth over the past month and is estimated at just Continue reading

Lost Solar Fire Continues To Grow

FireDespite favorable weather conditions this week, the lightning started Lost Solar Fire burning in the Flat Top Wilderness Area approximately 25 miles east of Meeker, has continued to increase in size.  The fire is estimated at just under 7 square miles, an increase of over 1.5 square miles since Monday.  The Lost Solar Fire is being managed using a ‘confine and contain’ Continue reading

Lost Solar Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

WILD FIREHigh winds and low humidity over the past couple days have resulted in rapid growth in The Lost Solar Fire, burning in the Flat Top Wilderness area about 25 miles east of Meeker. The lightning started Fire which began a month Continue reading

Lost Solar Fire Burning East Of Meeker

WILD FIREA lightning started fire that began earlier this month is burning in the Flat Top Wilderness area near Buford, about 25 miles east of Meeker. The Lost Solar fire is burning through an area with high fuel density on Continue reading

Fire In Zirkel Wilderness Area

WILD FIREThe Beaver Creek Fire continued to move south and west yesterday and reached into the Mount Zirkel Wilderness area. Due to limited resources, crews will not be fighting the fire in the wilderness area, crews instead will focus Continue reading

KRAI Says Goodbye to Mike Fuller

121Today, 93-7/102-3 KRAI and 55 Country say goodbye to one of its longest running employees. Mike Fuller started at Wild West Radio in May of 1996, and will end his run today, 19 and a half years later. Fuller has been a part of the news department during his entire tenure, and has been Continue reading

Commissioners Set to Submit Protest Over Sage Grouse Plans

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners are applying the final touches to their protest of federal plans to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service were supposed to be working with local and state partners, when coming up with their plans, however, none of the cooperating Continue reading

Meeting to Discuss Sage Grouse Plans Scheduled for Craig

sage_grouse-300Moffat County land owners are encouraged to attend a meeting to discuss recently released federal land management plans. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service have introduced their federal land use plans that they hope will keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The plans have been met with scorn Continue reading

Federal Plans Draw Negative Response

sage_grouse-300Lawmakers and others are speaking out against the plans submitted by the U.S. Forest Service and BLM that are intended to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. Congressman Scott Tipton, Senator Cory Gardner, and Western Energy Alliance all issued statements regarding the plans yesterday Continue reading