August 15, 2012
Haze hangs in the air around Steamboat Springs on Wednesday morning. Joe Ramey, a forecaster with the National Weather Service, said a northwest flow is bringing smoke from wildfires as far away as northern California, Nevada and southern Idaho. The haze Steamboat residents are seeing from the smoke could stick around through early next week, Ramey said. Maps of active fires across the U.S. are available at <a href="http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/">www.activefiremaps.fs.fed.us</a> and <a href="http://wildfiretoday.com/2012/08/14/wildfire-smoke-map-august-14-2012/">www.wildfiretoday.com</a>.
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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.