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C-DOT Optimistic About Reopening I-70

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—“It will be days,not weeks when I-70 reopens in Glenwood Canyon.”  So says Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshanna Lew.  She says because of the weather and unpredictable fire behavior, it’s impossible to give a specific date. She … Continue reading

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Grizzly Creek Fire Day 12

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Crews battling the Grizzly Creek Fire are making progress. The size of the fire now stands at roughly 30,000 acres with containment increasing from 4 to 11%. Operations Chief Jeff Surber says that number should continue to rise based … Continue reading

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Grizzly Creek Fire Evacuations

This list was last updated on August 24, 2020. Further updates will be given in separate posts. Aspen Meadows Bair Ranch Buck Point Drive Coffee Pot Road Upper Colorado River Road Pre-evacuation: Coulter Creek High Aspen Ranch Homestead Estates Lookout … Continue reading

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List of Roads Closed Due to Grizzly Creek Fire

This list was last updated on August 24, 2020. Further updates on major roads will be given in separate posts. Even if a road is not listed as closed, it may be closed to all but local traffic. Drivers are … Continue reading

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Carbondale Food Distribution Canceled

Carbondale—Today’s food distribution in Carbondale has been postponed because of the wildfire in Glenwood Canyon.  Officials with Lift Up say the closure of I-70 between Gypsum and Glenwood Springs prevented them from making deliveries.  Lift Up’s food distribution has been … Continue reading

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Pine Gulch Fire Evacuations

De Beque—The Pine Gulch Fire, burning on BLM land in remote, rugged areas of Garfield and Mesa Counties is fast approaching 30,000 acres. Garfield County issued evacuation orders for residences on County Roads 202, 204, 207, 209 and Clear Creek … Continue reading

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Grizzly Creek Fire

8/24 6:00AM update: I-70 is now open through Glenwood Canyon, one lane in each direction. The Grizzly Creek Fire is now 30,362 acres and 31% contained. This is the last time we’ll update this post. Future updates will come from … Continue reading

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Four Mile Fire

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A brush fire in the Oak Meadows subdivision off of Four Mile Road has been put out. The fire broke out just after noon today prompting officials to put residents on South Oak Way on a pre-evacuation notice. Residents … Continue reading

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South Canyon Fire

7:15PM: one lane is open westbound, both lanes eastbound are open. GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Authorities say the fire in South Canyon is mostly contained and most of the air support has been released. Two water-dropping helicopters are still on the scene.  The … Continue reading

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Brush Fire in South Canyon Closes I-70 in Both Directions

08/06/20 Crews Remain On-site to monitor and put out hot spots and support the hand crews maintaining the fire lines. The Right lane of Westbound I-70 will remain closed at MM113 until fire operations are complete. 6:30PM Westbound I-70 has … Continue reading

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