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BLM outlines $1.9M Pine Ridge Fire rehab plan

By Katie Langford

The Bureau of Land Management has submitted a $1.9 million plan to rehabilitate the nearly 14,000 acres burned in the Pine Ridge Fire southwest of De Beque, focusing on soil stabilization and ...


Cost of fighting fire near De Beque at $1.6 million

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Update 10:15 a.m. Bill Hahnenberg, incident commander, advises full containment of the Pine Ridge Fire is expected to be contained by Thursday. Firefighting resources should start trickling out ...

Interactive map of Pine Ridge Fire

By Staff

Pine Ridge Fire boundaries View Pine Ridge Fire in a larger map Data retrieved from  ...


Explaining the Pine Ridge Fire

By Staff

HOW WE GOT HERE After last year’s wet and wild winter encouraged vegetation growth, this winter’s anemic snowpack left that vegetation literally high and dry. This year’s ...

Crews continue battling the slower-growing Pine Ridge Fire

By Rachel Sauer

Update 5:44 p.m. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department just announced on its Facebook page that Sheriff Stan Hilkey is telling residents gathered at a community meeting in De Beque this ...


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


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 ...

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