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Beaver Creek Fire Only 5% Contained

FireFirefighters battling the Beaver Creek Fire took advantage of cool moist air Saturday to put defensive measures in place to prepare structures for future fire growth. After the recent cool wet weather night infrared flights identified hot spots that remain inside the fire perimeter. Continue reading

Steamboat And Flat Tops Avalanche Danger Elevated

AVALANCHE WARNINGThe heavy snowfall and high winds in the mountains over the past 24 hours and the likelihood of more snow and gusty winds today has raised the avalanche danger for areas around Steamboat Springs and the Flat Tops. The Colorado Avalanche Continue reading

Weather Wreaks Havoc Across Colorado

CDOTAll four seasons were experienced across Colorado yesterday. In our area, high winds, rain and snow caused dangerous driving conditions and forced the closure of Colorado 14 between US-40 and Walden which compounded travel problems. On the Front Rage High winds knocked out power to several areas yesterday. The National Continue reading

Travel Problems On Wyoming I-80

WINDHigh winds continue to cause problems for travelers on I-80 across Wyoming.  Overnight the interstate was closed to light, high profile vehicles in both directions between Walcott and Laramie due to extreme blow over risk as winds were gusting up to 65 mph. By daybreak that closure was reduced only to light trailers, but added reduced visibility between Continue reading

Traveling? Watch Out For High Winds

WINDIf you are to traveling this morning and plan to head to Denver or Southern Wyoming. Be prepared for very windy conditions. A High Wind Warning is in place for the Front Range mountains and foothills near Denver until 11 this morning. Sustained wind speeds will be from 30 to 50 mph with gusts up to 75 mph Continue reading

Wyoming Roadways Reopen

I-80 SIGNInterstate 80 reopened Wednesday afternoon in the wake of a large winter storm that dropped more than a foot of snow over parts of Wyoming, created winds approaching 50 miles per hour and resulted in dozens of car crashes. I-80 had been closed for much of Tuesday and Wednesday. Even after the highway reopened, it remains slick in some areas. Most other Continue reading

Red Flag Warning In Effect Today

RED FLAGA Red Flag Warning is in effect today for Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming.  With gusty winds, low humidity and dry conditions forecast, there is  potential for rapid fire spread should a wildfire get started  As a result of the Red Flag Warning, your are encouraged to take Continue reading

Red Flag Warning Today For Moffat And Rio Blanco Counties

RED FLAGThe National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red Flag Warning for Moffat and Rio Blanco counties in effect from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. today (Monday). The Warning is due to gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels. Winds out of the west are expected to gust up to 35 miles per hour. The combination of forecasted conditions creates the potential for rapid fire growth upon ignition and contributes to extreme fire behavior. Please refrain from using fire outdoors this afternoon and evening.

Tipton Reintroduces Energy Bill

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Citing the need for a long-term domestic energy plan to ensure reliable production and stable prices, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO), yesterday, reintroduced the Planning for American Energy Act for the 114th Congress. Tipton says the all-of-the-above energy legislation would unleash the potential for thousands of new jobs as well as establish a reliable, affordable and secure source of Continue reading

Hickenlooper Signs Bills

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor Hickenlooper has signed a couple more bills into law.  The first bill extends the ReHire program for an additional three years. Last year, Colorado lawmakers set aside $3.6 million to establish ReHire Colorado, a transitional jobs program that connects Coloradans who are ready to work with local employers by providing job training, wage assistance, and support services. The program targets veterans and low-income, low-skill Colorado workers who are unemployed or underemployed, helping them get off of public assistance and back into the workforce. The new law takes effect on August 6th.  The second bill expands the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Schools loan program. The program provides school districts with loans for wind, solar, or other energy efficiency projects. The projects help ensure that schools are efficient and conducive to learning. The law takes effect immediately.  Pictured: John Hickenlooper