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Closures put in place due to fire in Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

Areas in and around the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area have been closed because of a lightning-caused fire that was discovered Tuesday.

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20,000 acres ignited by Alkali fire in Moffat County; no containment in sight

BLM reports three smaller fires in Northwest Colorado

The Alkali Fire located in Moffat County has scorched roughly 20,000 acres since it was ignited Wednesday, burning a homestead, a barn and killing three cattle, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

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Alkali Fire jumps to 8,000 acres, burns homestead and barn

The Alkali Fire quickly jumped to 8,000 acres on Wednesday, threatening the lives of three people before it burned a homestead and a barn.

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Helicopter ordered for Zirkel Wilderness fire

A helicopter geared to drop water is coming in to help contain the lightning-caused fire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

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.