GRAND JUNCTION I (AP) The federal Bureau of Land Management is planning to reseed portions of areas where two wildfires burned this summer.
The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit would like to thank the people who have reported wildland fires.
RBC I The Milk Creek Fire, 15 miles northeast of Meeker and 3.5 miles east of Yellow Jacket Pass, was reported July 4. Attack resources responded immediately.
RBC I Superintendent Mary Risser stated that restrictions on open fires went into effect on Tuesday for the entire monument. “The extremely dry conditions along with large amounts of flammable vegetation have created a high fire danger situation,” she said. “As recent fires in the monument have shown, conditions are ripe for fires to break […]
RBC I Despite already being thrust into the field to battle wildfires, annual wildland fire training is continuing for new recruits and returning seasonal firefighters in northwest Colorado. After a relatively moist spring, firefighters are already experiencing an above-average start to the fire season this year. The five-year average for the Northwest Colorado Unit is […]
RBC I Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit has announced that many Bureau of Land Management lands in Northwest Colorado have already entered into fire restrictions to lessen the chance of human-caused wildfires.
RBC I The Colorado Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for a new Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program that provides $9.8 million in grants to reduce the risk of wildfire in areas where human development and forested lands overlap.
RIFLE I After being closed due to the Ward Gulch Fire, Colorado State Highway 325 reopened late Monday night, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reported Tuesday that the public now has full access to Rifle Falls State Park and the Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery.