Firefighters sizing up fire in Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

North Routt County residents may see smoke from a wildfire burning in a remote part of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

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Denver teenagers swap technology for environmental education

Six Denver high schoolers are trading technology for the environment as part of The Nature Conservancy's annual internship program in Routt County.

BLM responds to 8 small, lightning-caused fires

The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit responded to eight lightning caused wildland fires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties late Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management.

Wyoming wildfire brought smoke to Yampa Valley

Unusual winds from the northeast ushered in smoke to the Yampa Valley Tuesday evening.

Flag stolen from North Routt fire station

The North Routt Fire Protection District is hoping for the safe return of a flag that recently was stolen from their fire station in Clark.

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Legal fireworks and campfires are good to go for Routt County's Independence Day weekend

Lynn Barclay, of the Northwest Fire Management Unit in Craig, issued a cautionary note Tuesday afternoon that fuel conditions in our part of the state are changing for the worse.

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Hay field fire put out quickly near Hayden

A fire at a hay field near Hayden quickly was brought under control Thursday by West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters.

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Fire danger remains moderate going into July

Unless something drastic happens, Routt County Emergency Management Director Bob Struble expects a July 4 holiday season free of fire restrictions.

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Wildfire conditions raised to moderate for region

A small grass fire near a Steamboat Springs propane company Friday served as a reminder of how conditions are beginning to dry out in the area.

US lawmakers, Moffat County press EPA to relocate coal hearings to Craig

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a plan that would mandate coal-fired power plants cut their carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Then the agency set up a 120-day comment period and hearings across the country — one in Denver will be on the week of July 28. But, many want to change the locations to be in areas where coal energy is produced.

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Northwest Colorado responds to EPA's proposed regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a plan Monday that would mean coal-fired power plants would need to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. The EPA was mandated by the White House to develop a proposed strategy by June to cut carbon emissions in the U.S. Carbon emissions are cited as a cause of global warming.

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Weather Service issues flood warning for the lower Elk River west of Steamboat Springs

"Snowpack above the Elk River remains high, and with the warm temperatures expected to continue, flooding concerns will remain elevated.” — Flood warning from the National Weather Service

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High water causes more trail closures in Steamboat Springs

The closures come as the National Weather Service in Grand Junction is forecasting that the Elk River at Routt County Road 42 will reach minor flood stage Wednesday night through Thursday morning.

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Elk River is bank-full west of Steamboat Springs and may be headed for flood stage

The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, updated its projected streamflows for the Elk River Tuesday morning and reported that the Elk shot beyond bank-full over the holiday weekend and could nudge flood stage overnight Wednesday.

Routt County pursues grant funds to clear South Routt tire piles

Tires in the Oak Creek canyon were supposed to be disposed of last fall, but once Routt County was alerted to the situation, it discovered that new regulations prevented the operation from going forward as planned.