Fire above North Elk Creek

September 15, 2021 Niki Turner 0

RBC | Tuesday afternoon crews responded to a small fire above North Elk Creek near Smizer Gulch. Jurisdiction has not been fully determined. It is very near private property and the Forest boundary. It is […]



August 15, 2021 Special to the Herald Times 0

Smoke from California wildfires has inundated Rio Blanco County over the past week, triggering a plethora of air quality alerts. It’s a good reminder we’re all trapped on this space rock together, for better or […]


Dragon Fire…

The Dragon Fire, discovered midday Tuesday, June 8, grew to 322 acres by Tuesday evening. The lightning-caused fire is approximately 15 miles south of Rangely in junior and pinyon. Multiple agencies are on scene. Red […]


Fire preparedness: are you ready?

May 25, 2021 Herald Times Staff 0

Advance Preparation Checklist ❏ Prepare an emergency plan using the five P’s–people, pets, prescriptions, papers and priceless items should all be accounted for.❏ Assemble an emergency kit (❏ Clear away all flammable vegetation from within […]


Fire season is not over

October 22, 2020 Niki Turner 0

RBC | Extreme drought and fire conditions continue to plague Northwest Colorado as we head into mid-autumn. According to Rio Blanco County Sheriff Anthony Mazzola, last week the Rio Blanco Fire Protection District responded to […]

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