Burning coal seams pose wildfire risk

February 10, 2022 Lucas Turner 0

RBC I “These mines that are burning in Colorado have been burning for many, many years, some of them over 100 years,” said Tara Tafi, Senior Environmental Protection Specialist for Colorado Department of Natural Resources […]


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 […]

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