RBC | Fire danger is low in Rio Blanco County, which means the current potential for large intense wildfires is at a minimum. However fire safety always needs to be observed as lighter vegetation, like grass and brush, can dry out quickly and when combined with dead vegetation from last year, can easily catch and […]
Meeker and Rangely both have spectacular fireworks displays but because of extreme hot and dry weather conditions and current fires burning in the state, both fire chiefs wisely announced this year’s Fourth of July displays would be cancelled.
RBC I Extreme fire conditions in northwestern Colorado have prompted the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit to increase fire restrictions to the “Stage II” level for all BLM lands in the Little Snake, Kremmling and White River field offices beginning Friday, June 22.
RBC I The Bureau of Land Management (Northwest Colorado District), the White River National Forest and the National Park Service-Colorado National Monument will institute Stage II fire restrictions on Friday, June 22.
RBC I Residents are reminded to remain “on guard” with the use of fire during Red Flag warning periods.
RBC I The Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution to imposed a ban on open fires in the unincorporated areas of Rio Blanco County Monday last.
RBC I With below normal precipitation, early snowpack runoff and above normal temperatures, the stage is set for fast-growing fires. There have been numerous wildland fires in northwest Colorado, predominantly on private property, from agriculture and debris burning that have burned out of control. One of the reported fires caused damage to neighboring property and […]
MEEKER I With the current dry conditions, a controlled burn can get out of control quickly, which is what happened Easter afternoon on Little Beaver.