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.
"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
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.
Northwest Colorado firefighters are currently battling a blaze about 30 miles north of Craig.
Yampatika executive director and outgoing Steamboat Springs City Council member Sonja Macys has accepted a position with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.
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.
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.
Craig Fire/Rescue responded to three fires in Moffat County on Sunday and another Monday morning.
Officials responded to four wild land fires in Moffat County Thursday.
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.
How the Forest Service is fighting to save big game with fire
A lightning strike started a 500-acre wildfire in Dinosaur National Monument’s Ecklund Draw ignited last weekend in a remote portion of the monument on the Northwest Boundary.
At the height of firefighting efforts, 35 firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and the North Routt Fire Protection District were battling the wildfire.
Seasonably warm temperatures are expected to continue through the first half of the week, with some isolated moisture throughout the region, forecasters are predicting.
After five years of hosting one ReTree workday a summer, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council will now host four workdays at two locations: Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area on June 14 and Oct. 4 and Stagecoach State Park on June 18 and 20.