Briefs, Oct. 7, 2017
Motorcyclist dies in Redlands crash
A motorcyclist was killed on 23 Road while trying to pass a truck on Friday.
The motorcyclist was traveling with a second rider at around 4 p.m. when he attempted to pass a FedEx truck on the road near Logos Drive.
But when the rider got around the truck, the truck made a left-hand turn, striking the motorcyclist.
The rider, who was not wearing a helmet, died at the scene.
The second rider was not injured.
Police closed 23 Road between G and H roads for about two hours while they investigated the scene.
The identity of the rider was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Prescribed burn south of Montrose
The Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office will begin a prescribed burn on Sims Mesa, as early as Wednesday, or as conditions allow.
The prescribed burn, 12 miles south of Montrose, on BLM-managed lands, will treat up to 200 acres of pinyon-juniper woodlands, Gambel oak and sagebrush and may take multiple days to complete once initiated. The burn will be monitored throughout the process to ensure public safety.
The project will reduce hazardous fuels, protect wildland urban interface communities, improve big game habitat, enhance species diversity and reintroduce fire to a fire-adapted ecosystem.
Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. Visit colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health for information.