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Ranchers decide not to evacuate

By Rachel Sauer
06/29/2012

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 ...


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Fireworks stands’ profits burn out under ban

By Staff
06/29/2012

Wildfires raging across Colorado may be costing the state and federal governments millions of dollars, but the resulting statewide ban is also hitting in the pocketbooks local families and ...


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Pine Ridge Fire: June 29 updates

By Staff
06/29/2012

Update 7:40 p.m. Christopher Joyce, BLM Spokesperson reports that firefighters doubled their containment efforts today and halted the advance of the Pine Ridge Fire at the Colorado River. ...


GJ Fourth of July fireworks called off

By Amy Hamilton
06/29/2012

The skies above Grand Junction will be quiet the night of July 4 after the city of Grand Junction decided today call off its annual firework display. High fire danger combined with the threat of ...


Local organizations accepting donations for fire victims

By Emily Shockley
06/29/2012

Salvation Army, 1235 N. Fourth St.; Red Cross, 506 Gunnison Ave.; and IntelliTec College, 772 Horizon Drive, are accepting donations for victims of Colorado wildfires. Financial donations are ...


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Companies closing gas wells near blaze

By Dennis Webb
06/29/2012

Oil and gas companies have been closing wells in the area of the Pine Ridge Fire outside De Beque as a safety measure. About 35 well pads, most with just a single well on them, were within about ...


Health advisory issued; Montrose fireworks canceled; governor announces relief fund

By Staff
06/29/2012

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a wildfire smoke health advisory for portions of Mesa County due to the Pine Ridge Fire. Officials say light to locally heavy ...


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50 evacuations near De Beque as blaze grows

By Paul Shockley
06/29/2012

Update 10:30 a.m. Fire officials will hold a media briefing on the Pine Ridge Fire today at 4:30 p.m. in DeBeque. Go to the pull-out north of the Kum and Go on the east side of the 45 Road near ...


Video of Pine Ridge Fire plume

By Special to the Sentinel
06/28/2012

This video clip of the Pine Ridge Fire smoke plume was shot along I-70 Wednesday evening and is provided courtesy of Jorge Lopez.   To submit your photos or videos of the fire, email ...


Hickenlooper announces fire relief fund

By Staff
06/28/2012

Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the creation of the Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012 benefiting those affected by Colorado wildfires. The funds will assist all Colorado communities impacted ...


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