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 […]


Fire Update: July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020 Herald Times Staff 0

The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team took command of the Fawn Creek, Stewart and Wolf fires early Wednesday. Thursday afternoon they issued an update on the firefighting efforts: “Aerial resources supporting the Fawn Creek, […]


New fire start

July 15, 2020 Niki Turner 0

A new fire has been reported west of Meeker on the eastern edge of the Black Mountain Wilderness Study Area. Bureau of Land Management crews are working on it. It’s been named the Grassy Fire […]


Wildland fire update

July 14, 2020 Niki Turner 0

The Fawn Creek Fire in the Piceance Basin is reported at 930 acres as of 10:19 a.m. on July 14 by the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination System. A Type 2 Incident Management Team has been […]


Fighting fires during COVID-19

[responsivevoice voice=”US English Female” buttontext=”Listen to this”] EDITOR’S NOTE: Dry conditions in Rio Blanco County contributed to the rapid growth of a wildfire last month in Lions Canyon. The potential for a significant wildfire season, […]

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