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Cole Gedeon, 10, of Steamboat Springs, plays on a raft during the Yampa River Festival registration party Friday at Backdoor Sports. Find a complete Yampa River Festival schedule here. The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 77 degrees Saturday with winds as fast as 70 mph.

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High winds forecast for Routt County on Saturday increase fire danger

Officials urge caution during holiday weekend

Conditions remain ripe for wildfires in Routt County, which has local officials urging people to use caution during the holiday weekend. A red flag warning has been issued through this evening as a result of low humidity, dry vegetation and strong winds that could include 70 mph gusts this afternoon.


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