Blaze grew to half-acre but did not reach nearby homes
Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters on Monday morning quickly knocked down a half-acre wildfire in the Elk River Estates before it had a chance to spread to nearby homes.
Firefighters on Tuesday were tending to hot spots at a 7-acre wildfire near the northern edge of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.
Knowing that the smoky haze lingering over Steamboat Springs could be with us into next week, public health officials are recommending residents take precautions regarding air quality.
All fire restrictions on Bureau of Land Management land in Routt County will be lifted at midnight Wednesday, allowing people to have recreational fires.
All fire restrictions are lifted for state lands and unincorporated parts of Routt County, allowing people to have recreational fires.
Phones still are ringing at Steamboat's commercial tubing companies, but as the summer tourism season dwindles, the river is flowing just below floating minimums.
Fire restrictions were lifted Thursday in the Routt National Forest, but Stage 2 restrictions remain in effect within Steamboat Springs city limits until Sept. 14.
On Wednesday morning, members of the Leadership Steamboat Class of 2012 installed new recycling receptacles along Lincoln Avenue. The metal bins cost $1,500 each, with local businesses and organizations contributing.
A proposal to hunt sandhill cranes in Routt County was withdrawn earlier this year, and now a festival celebrating the bird is planned for the Yampa Valley.
All fire restrictions are expected to be lifted in the coming week for the Routt National Forest, state lands and unincorporated parts of Routt County.
Firefighters from Hayden, Oak Creek, Steamboat Springs and the Bureau of Land Management extinguished a small wildfire Monday night that burned near a shooting range southeast of Hayden.
Nearly 200 firefighting personnel are working to get the upper hand on the Wolf Fire, which had grown to more than 6,100 acres by Sunday evening.
Two wildfires in nearby Moffat County continue to grow, including the Wolf Fire which is estimated at 4,200 acres.
Smoke filled the Yampa Valley and ash was falling from the sky Friday afternoon after wildfires started in hot and dry conditions near Hayden and in Moffat County.
Sugar Fire is 1 of 3 reported Wednesday within Moffat County
Firefighters with the Bureau of Land Management, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Forest Service have contained a five-acre fire in Moffat County.