With warmer weather melting much of the snow and exposing last fall’s brush, grass and debris, area residents are beginning to burn off dead brush and leaves, such as this recent small controlled burn near Rangely. County law enforcement agencies remind residents to contact them before a burn takes place. In Rangely, call 675-8466; in Meeker, call 878-5555; to contact the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, call 878-9620 in Meeker or 878-9625 in Rangely.
A fire north of Meeker along Highway 13 Saturday closed the road in both directions, cause unknown. Please continue to use extreme caution as fire danger remains high. COURTESY PHOTO
MEEKER | Firefighters from the Northwest Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit continue to manage the Hunt Fire on Bureau of Land Management land. Lightning ignited the fire in Rio Blanco County on Thursday, Sept. 5. […]