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Steamboat firefighters helping at Montana fire

With forest fire firefighting resources stretched thin across the country, three Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called up Wednesday to help with a fire in Montana.

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Sustainability Council's ReTree program heads to the classroom

Students at Steamboat Springs High School will be the first to pilot a new environmental literacy curriculum created by the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council.

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130-acre Strawberry Fire near Meeker burns 12 vehicles, 4 outbuildings

Fire is 100 percent contained

A 135-acre fire two miles west of Meeker called the Strawberry Fire burned 12 vehicles and four outbuildings along County Road 7 Thursday, according to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office.

4 outbuildings, 12 vehicles lost in 135-acre fire in Rio Blanco

A 135-acre fire in Meeker off County Road 7 Thursday burned 12 vehicles and four outbuildings, according to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. The fire was located roughly 2.5 miles up from Highway 64, and it's now 50 percent contained. Meeker Fire Department is in charge of the fire.

Fires under control in Moffat County

All of the 34 fires started in Northwest Colorado by lightning over the weekend have been contained, said Lynn Barclay, public information officer for Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit, on Thursday afternoon.

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September deadline looms for deciding endangered status of greater sage grouse

"This is a place that has been overlooked for far too long — it’s windshield country. People drive through it to get to somewhere else. But there is a 12-act drama in that country that really matters." – Luke Schafer, Conservation Colorado

Officials update community on wildland fires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties

Of the 20 wildland fires reported Sunday, only three remain uncontained, according to a press release from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit. The largest is the 87 acre Long Fire about 25 miles northwest of Meeker. It started on state land burned onto Bureau of Land Management land.

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Fires in northern Moffat County, Maybell ignite Saturday

Northwest Colorado firefighters are currently battling a blaze about 30 miles north of Craig.

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Sonja Macys leaving Yampatika for Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

Yampatika executive director and outgoing Steamboat Springs City Council member Sonja Macys has accepted a position with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

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Grass fire threatens homes east of Craig

A grass fire was ignited northeast of U.S. Highway 40 and old East Victory Way in Craig late Tuesday morning, directly across the highway from the Wyman Living History Museum.

Fire danger remains moderate

As rain passed through Routt County on Friday, the fire danger remained moderate, but U.S. Forest Service officials say conditions in the region are drying out.

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Fires continue to ignite across Moffat County

Craig Fire/Rescue responded to three fires in Moffat County on Sunday and another Monday morning.

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4 wildland fires ignite around Moffat County Thursday afternoon

Officials responded to four wild land fires in Moffat County Thursday.

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Yampa Valley Sustainability Council tours backyard chicken coops in town

With chicken coops sprouting up in backyards throughout the city to provide families with fresh eggs, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council latched onto the trend during its annual Green Gardens Tour on Tuesday night by leading a group of 40 on a tour of four urban chicken coops in Steamboat Springs.

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Habitat in flames — How the Forest Service is fighting to save big game with fire

How the Forest Service is fighting to save big game with fire

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