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.
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.
12:49 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a car running in the middle of the road with the doors open at Storm Mountain Court and Hillside Drive. Police located a couple that had gotten into an argument, but no laws were broken.
3:35 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in a dumpster in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. It was scared away.
Police began investigating the incident Friday after a Steamboat Springs Transit bus driver was told about a sex assault.
Colleen Lucille Stark has been charged with Class 3 felony theft, Class 3 felony computer crime and Class 6 felony criminal impersonation.
6:16 p.m. Officers were called to a report of tourists poking an injured porcupine with sticks in the 1100 block of Lincoln Avenue.
1:07 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of locked bikes stolen at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue. They were found locked somewhere else, and police attributed the incident to forgetfulness.
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.
10:28 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a drunk person urinating in the street in the 800 block of Yampa Street. The person was gone when officers arrived.
12 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the first block of Telemark Court. It was scared away.
The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
5:04 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a car wash employee in the 100 block of Trafalgar Drive who thought a credit card slip had been copied while he was out of town.
6:35 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a bear that was getting into trash and messing around a construction site in the first block of Anglers Drive.
An unknown Hayden resident has taken the first step in attempting to reverse the course of the Hayden Town Council when it comes to allowing the commercial cultivation of marijuana.