Meadow Creek Fire continues to burn in WRNF

The Meadow Creek Fire continues to burn in the upper reaches of Main Elk Creek, approximately 8 miles northwest of New Castle.

Wildfires burn across county


RBC I Since Aug. 19, there have been four wildland fires in Rio Blanco County that the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit has responded to.

Mellen Fire Update: Air tankers, crews battling 37 fires

Thursday’s lightning storm caused 37 fires in the Northwest Colorado Fire Management unit last Friday and Saturday, the largest became the Mellen fire across the road from Dinosaur National Monument headquarters.

Spring Creek fire was human caused

RANGELY I Last week’s Spring Creek fire, which burned 1,349 acres, all in Rio Blanco County, was caused by a human act. “We have determined it was a human cause,” said Lynn Barclay, fire mitigation/education specialist for the Bureau of Land Management office in Craig and public information officer for

Spring Creek Fire 90 percent contained

RANGELY | Despite high winds with gusts of 26 mph today, crews working the Spring Creek Fire were able to hold the line.

“Good progress” on Spring Creek Fire

RANGELY | Higher relative humidities and cloud cover helped subdue fire activity today.

Drug store might find temporary site


RBC — Sealed items not damaged in the May 23 fire that shut down Meeker Drug will be sold during a sale Friday and Saturday on the courthouse lawn.

Smoke and water damage shut down county’s only pharmacy

RBC — Saturday night’s fire shut down the county’s only pharmacy.

Fire impacts Meeker Drug, First National Bank of the Rockies


A fire at Meeker Drug Saturday night resulted in a great deal of smoke damage for the historic building. First National Bank of the Rockies, next door to Meeker Drug on Main Street in Meeker, also had significant smoke damage.

Meeker man charged in wildfire

Undersheriff: Fire damaged 500 acres but was not set intentionally MEEKER — Travis Adams of Meeker has been charged with starting a trash fire last Friday that damaged 500 acres just northeast of town and took firefighters more than four hours to contain.

Future of Cowboy Corral remains in limbo

RANGELY — It pains Vicky Reeves every time she drives by the remains of the Cowboy Corral Restaurant.

Rangely restaurant fire under CBI investigation

Owners planned to re-open Oct. 1 RANGELY — Vicky Reeves, owner of Cowboy Corral, the Rangely restaurant that burned down late last week, has plenty of questions. Including what started the early morning fire Sept. 19 that destroyed the long-time local restaurant.