County

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 (https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/survival-kit-supplies.html)❏ Clear away all flammable vegetation from within […]

County

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 […]

Features

Smoke gets in your eyes…

August 14, 2020 Caitlin Walker 0

A huge smoke cloud has blanketed Rio Blanco County this week, triggering multiple air quality alerts. Above, smoke hovers over downtown Meeker. According to the CDC, inhaling wildfire smoke can trigger coughing, wheezing, shortness of […]

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