- 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 rescheduled for this Thursday from 2 to 4 pm at the Third Street Center.
- 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 Road. 535 firefighters are currently assigned to the fire which was started by lightning July ...
- 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 separate posts.
8/20 6:00PM update: Grizzly Creek Fire is 29,732 acres and 11% contained.
8/16 9:00AM update: ...
- 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 were told to collect their personal items and valuables and be prepared to leave. The ...
- 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 fire was first reported around 2:30 this afternoon on I-70 north of mile marker 111. The ...
- Brush Fire in South Canyon Closes I-70 in Both Directions
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.
Westbound I-70 has one lane open. Expect traffic backup to continue.
Eastbound I-70 is now open. Expect heavy traffic backups.
(From C-DOT): “Cottonwood Pass ...
- Colorado High School Football Delayed Until Spring 2021
DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s high school football season has been postponed to next spring because of the coronavirus. With schools gearing up to reopen, the Colorado High School Activities Association said Tuesday that the academic year’s football games will start March 4. There will be a shortened seven-week schedule, down from the usual 10 weeks. ...
- Glenwood Springs Outdoor Recreation Workshop Planned
GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs is looking to boost it’s economy even more through assets that already exist. City officials are planning a three-day virtual workshop next week on outdoor recreation and community vitality. Glenwood Springs is one of 10 communities that were chosen to take part in the “Recreation Economy for Rural Communities” planning assistance program. ...
- Decision Time for Parents in RE-1 School District
GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Time is running short for parents to make some critical decisions about their children’s education this coming year in the Roaring Fork School District. District officials want to know what parents want to do so plans can be made for the fast-approaching new school year. Parents have three choices; 1.They can allow their children ...
- Pine Gulch Fire Growing
GRAND JUNCTION—The Pine Gulch Fire north of Grand Junction has now grown to 3,600 acres. Nearly 100 firefighters are on the scene battling the blaze that was sparked by lightning last Friday. The fire, burning in pinyon, juniper, oak and sage expanded into remote parts of Garfield County and continues to create smokey, hazy conditions ...