• Fewer Closures, but Still Smoke from Middle Mamm, Roan Plateau Fires   The Forest Service and BLM eased some of the closures around the Middle Mamm fire today as management of the fire transitioned to a local Type 4 Incident Management Team. Approximately 70 people will continue to patrol the fire and conduct mop-up operations. Smoke from the fire will continue to be visible, especially during windy ...
  • Updated Middle Mamm Fire Closures Even though the weather over the last few days has been a big help to firefighters on the Middle Mamm Fire, there are still several closures which remain in place, including some that may affect hunters with licenses for Game Management Unit 42 as a portion of Forest Service Trail (FST) 2160 (Battlement Trail) remains ...
  • Pre-Evacuation Orders, More Closures Near Middle Mamm Fire UPDATE: 10/10/19 8:13AM All pre-evacuation orders near the Middle Mamm Fire have been lifted. However, all BLM and USFS closures remain in effect. Also, local traffic only at the intersection of County Roads 319 (West Mamm Creek) and 322 (Shaeffer Cut-off). Also, the Temporary Flight RestrictionTemporary Flight Restriction remains in effect. In advance of strong wind ...
  • Private Drone Triggers Suspension of Middle Mamm Air Operations Aircraft working on the Middle Mamm Fire were grounded for a time earlier today due to a private drone flying near the Fire Operation Area. Lynn Lockwood with the White River National Forest says retardant drops are critical today as strong, gusty winds are expected this afternoon. If a private drone operator is caught flying within ...
  • Snowmass Base Village Evacuation 2:10PM Update:  The Evacuation order has been lifted.  The gas leak has been fixed.  All residents may return to the area. 10:50AM Update:  Black Hills Energy is estimating that it will be mid-afternoon before the Gas leak is repaired. 9:10AM:  Due to a gas leak, the Base Village properties need to evacuate. This evacuation includes: -Residents in the east ...
  • More Crews Assigned to Middle Mamm Fire as Size Grows to Almost 1,000 Acres Fueled by strong winds, the Middle Mamm Fire grew nearly three times by late Friday to 941 acres. Lynn Lockwood with the White River National Forest says winds pushed the fire north onto private land Friday, igniting a spot fire in dense spruce-fir stand in Gant Gulch. Lockwood says a number of smaller fires have ...
  • Closures in Effect Near Middle Mamm Fire As the Middle Mamm Fire continues to burn, officials with the White River National Forest have issued closures for firefighter access and public safety. The closure area on the White River National Forest includes several miles of Forest Service Trail 2160 from the West Mamm drainage to the intersection of the Battlements Trail (FST 2160) ...
  • Man Convicted & Sentenced in Death of 3 year old. COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A Colorado man has been convicted of murdering a 3-year-old girl and was immediately sentenced to life in prison without parole. An El Paso County jury has convicted 30-year-old David Klein Lake in the 2017 death of Bella Rich.
  • Evacuations Ordered due to South Central Colorado Wildfire SALIDA (AP) – High winds have spread a lightning-caused wildfire in central Colorado that’s prompted evacuation orders for several neighborhoods. Chaffee County sheriff’s and fire officials are alerting residents in areas south of Salida to leave their homes as the fire burned on national forest land about 9 miles south of town.
  • Black Market Marijuana Farmer Sentenced GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Asian man who was busted three years ago for running a black market marijuana farm in Rifle is headed to prison.  Long Luong was sentenced to seven years in federal prison.  Luong pleaded guilty last May for conspiring to grow and ship over 15-hundred pounds of illegally grown weed. The pot ...