Helicopter pilot J.T. Theis of Vale, Ore., flies toward Meeker Airport, sliding between the moon and the horizon as he flies a helicopter owned by Hillcrest Aircraft Co. of Lewiston, Idaho on Saturday. He had been working with a BLM crew on the Collins Fire in the Piceance Basim, 17 miles southwest of Meeker. According to fire management officials in their last reports issued Tuesday before returning to their home bases, the Collins Fire had burned 380 acres of pinion pine/juniper and was 90 percent contained. The Wild Rose Fire, 20 miles south of Rangely, had burned 1,067 acres of mostly juniper and was deemed to be 95 percent contained. Reportedly, both fires were caused by lightning and no structures were lost.
MEEKER | Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Blanco Ranger District on the White River National Forest and the White River Field Office of the BLM will lift the Cabin Lake Fire emergency […]
Firefighters continue suppression efforts on Elk Ridge Fire: expect increased traffic near Meadow Lake
MEEKER | Aug. 16, firefighters identified and began suppression efforts on a small fire approximately eight miles south of Buford. The fire is burning in difficult terrain with many dead and falling trees. Recent winds […]
RBC I On May 28, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released final environmental reviews for land use plans in Colorado that will help to conserve greater sage-grouse habitat […]