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Delta latest to nix fireworks

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The Delta Fire Department is joining a long list of Western Slope communities and organizations canceling their holiday fireworks displays because of the drought and extreme wildfire danger. Jason Cooley, station manager with the Fire ...

Truck wreck closes I-70

By Rachel Sauer

Eastbound Interstate 70 was closed for several hours Saturday afternoon and evening after a tractor-trailer crashed and caused a five-acre brush fire, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department. The crash happened near mile ...


Firefighter brings respect for area’s drastic conditions

By Dennis Webb

DE BEQUE — Fresh off helping fight the destructive High Park Fire near Fort Collins, Montana firefighter Doug Knight arrived here Friday hoping to protect property, but also recognizing the need for crews to respect Colorado’s ...

Junction cancels pyrotechnics show

By Amy Hamilton

The Fourth of July will be a lot quieter and less sparkly in Grand Junction this year after city officials decided Friday to cancel the annual fireworks display. The move was prompted by the high fire danger and the severity of the Pine Ridge ...

15 Grand Valley agencies plan for wildfire-related emergencies

By Katie Langford

Fifteen agencies from around the Grand Valley met Thursday night to begin support and coordination efforts with firefighters and each other in response to the growing Pine Ridge Fire. Shortly after an evacuation was ordered for a portion of ...

Salazar laments Stolen Valor ruling

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The United States needs to find a way to prevent fraudulent misrepresentation of wartime heroics, said the author of a bill intended to do just that. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the measure, known as the Stolen Valor Act, on ...

Garfield mineral lease district gives grants to 7 communities

By Staff

The Garfield Federal Mineral Lease District awarded its first grant Friday. The district, created to maximize the amount of royalty payments Garfield County receives from mineral production on federal lands, awarded more than $1.6 million to ...

Fairgrounds, other places will board livestock

By Amy Hamilton

A number of ranchers and people with available boarding have offered space to livestock such as horses, cattle, sheep, llamas, pigs and goats for De Beque residents who are under evacuation orders. About 50 people were evacuated Thursday. ...


Wildfire near De Beque eases up

By Dennis Webb

DE BEQUE—Skye Sieber looked from De Beque late Friday afternoon toward the site of the Pine Ridge Fire and liked what she saw. “Yeah, this is looking good,” the spokeswoman for the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire Management ...

Ranchers decide not to evacuate

By Rachel Sauer

DE BEQUE—The mustang is still too wild—not broken and certainly not trailer broken. Among a herd of seven, five of them wild, she is the one that defied evacuation. So, the excruciating decision: Leave her and take the rest? Leave ...

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