Posts From August, 2016

Beaver Creek Fire August 31, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (August 31, 2016)

 

Beaver Creek Fire

Fire activity on the northwest portion of the Beaver Creek Fire also increased with Tuesday’s sun and wind. Helicopters conducted water drops near the 408 Road to minimize any additional growth to the north. The fire continues to move slightly into the wilderness area on the west and southwest portion of the fire. Firefighters are monitoring that fire activity, but are focusing their efforts where they can have a higher probability of success.

On the eastern side of the fire, firefighters continue to patrol the area for signs of fire activity and smoke. Helicopters conducting water drops were used Tuesday to cool hot spots and minimize fire growth. Helicopters will continue to conduct water drops on Wednesday to hold and maintain the fire while crews will continue to assess any structure protection needs. The suppression repair task force, which has been working in this area, will remain engaged in reducing the impacts from the initial fire suppression activities until that work meets agency standards.

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Posted by IT Department August 31, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Fall 2016 Grant Workshops 

Public Service AnnouncementPUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (August 30, 2016)

 

The Albany County Commissioners and Albany County Grants Office will be sponsoring a Grant Writing workshop as well as a Grants Management workshop this Fall!

  • Grant Writing Workshop - Thursday September 15, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm, Registration Fee: $85

  • Grants Management Workshop - Friday September 16, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm, Registration Fee: $85
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Posted by IT Department August 30, 2016 Categories: Grants

Beaver Creek Fire August 30, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (August 30, 2016)

 

A Change in Wind Direction

A change in wind direction Monday caused the Beaver Creek Fire to burn back on itself in several locations. Clouds over the fire limited fire activity, but wind gusts caused isolated torching and visible drifting smoke. Winds are expected to decrease Tuesday, but will continue to come from the east. Cooler temperatures and stronger winds are expected at the end of the week; lasting through the weekend.

Progress Continues in Suppression Repair

The suppression repair task force continued to rehabilitate the landscape on portions of the Beaver Creek Fire Monday. Their focus is to ensure that the work meets agency standards and brings the land as close to “normal” as possible. Bulldozers, excavators, and hand crews are working together to accomplish this effort. The task force will continue to focus their efforts where they can be successful, and avoid areas that still have the potential for fire activity.

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Posted by IT Department August 30, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Beaver Creek Fire August 29, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (August 29, 2016)

 

Patience Pays Off

Warmer weather and shifting winds in the afternoon increased burn activity and smoke at the Beaver Creek Fire Sunday, but firefighter’s patience and planning paid off. Areas to the southeast of the fire began moving out of the Aspens into the sage where firefighters have been monitoring and waiting for the fire to emerge where they can safely engage it. Active burning remained in the interior of the fire. Careful and deliberate burnout operations along the NE and NW corners were successful. Monday’s east wind, however, will be a true test of the strength of the containment lines along the 498 and 408 roads.

Suppression Repair Task Force Making Excellent Progress

Suppression repair has progressed at a steady pace on the Beaver Creek Fire. A task force made up of bulldozers, excavators and hand crews are working hard in damaged areas with the intent of returning the landscape and roads to a state as near pre-fire as possible. The task force formed for this work will continue to push forward.

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Posted by IT Department August 29, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Beaver Creek Fire August 26, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (August 26, 2016)

 

Location: 24 miles north of Walden, Colorado

The Beaver Creek fire is being managed on the Medicine Bow - Routt National Forests, BLM Kremmling Field Office, State of Colorado Lands, BLM Rawlins Field Office and Wyoming State Forestry Division.

Started: 6/19/16. The cause of the fire is being actively investigated by U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement.

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Posted by IT Department August 26, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Beaver Creek Fire August 25, 2016 Update 

Public Service AnnouncementNews Release - (August 25, 2016)

 

Location: 24 miles north of Walden, Colorado

The Beaver Creek fire is being managed on the Medicine Bow - Routt National Forests, BLM Kremmling Field Office, State of Colorado Lands, BLM Rawlins Field Office and Wyoming State Forestry Division.

Started: 6/19/16. The cause of the fire is being actively investigated by U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement.

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Posted by IT Department August 25, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Beaver Creek Fire August 24, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (August 24, 2016)

 

Location: The Broadway Fire is located approximately 3.8 miles west of Blackhall Mountain and approximately 4 miles east of Hog Park Reservoir in Wyoming. It currently involves 212 acres, (235 IR·) and a total of 30 personnel.

Location: The Beaver Creek Fire is located 24 miles north of Walden, Colorado

The Beaver Creek fire is being managed on the Medicine Bow - Routt National Forests, BLM Kremmling Field Office, State of Colorado Lands, BLM Rawlins Field Office and Wyoming State Forestry Division. Started: 6/19/16. The cause of the fire is being actively investigated by U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement.

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Posted by IT Department August 24, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Beaver Creek Fire August 23, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (August 23, 2016)

 

Weather of Little Impact on Monday

Higher temperatures with wind gusts of 35 to 40 miles per hour and low humidity marked weather conditions on Monday. Cloud cover, however, assisted firefighter efforts. As a result good progress was made in maintaining fire lines. Excavator work continues along the southeastern border of the fire to repair damage from suppression activities. The burnout was a success at the northeastern edge of the fire, and despite windy conditions the containment lines held. Firefighters continued to monitor the areas around the Helena Bridge and Ike’s Cabin in the southwest to protect them in the event fire activity threatened. Most fire spotting on Monday was blown back into the fire by the prevailing winds. Management officials expect Tuesday to closely resemble Monday in terms of fire behavior and the continued success of suppression, containment and protective efforts. Firefighters will continue structure protection and reinforcement of containment lines. Cooler weather later in the week is predicted to be even more favorable to suppression and containment efforts. Rehabilitation is a priority in those areas where landowners have been able to return to their property. Another priority aimed at firefighter safety, is the use of heavy equipment to remove snags and other dangerous features. While protecting structures and other threatened assets is taken seriously, protecting firefighter safety is always the top priority. 66 days into the firefighting effort no serious injuries have occurred. This is due to careful tactic planning and safety awareness at all levels of the operation.

Senator to Tour Beaver Creek Fire

Colorado 4th District U.S. Senator Cory Gardner will be briefed on the fire on Tuesday, and tour areas of the fire afterward.

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Posted by IT Department August 23, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Beaver Creek Fire August 22, 2016 Update 

Public Service AnnouncementNews Release - (August 22, 2016)

 

FIRE ACTIVITY HEATS UP

Increased fire activity occurred on the Beaver Creek Fire as anticipated today. After a relatively inactive morning, the fire started putting up smoke in several different areas. Unburned fuels within the perimeter of the fire dried out under clear skies and the fire became more active. Most of the smoke that was visible from the fire area was coming from the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness. Firefighters continued work on mop up and repair operations across the fire, while helicopters flew almost continuous missions for four hours delivering water to cool the fire around hot spots and stop it where it moved briefly onto the sagebrush flatlands yesterday afternoon.

On the eastern side of the fire, crews are working closely with landowners to repair damage caused by suppression activities earlier during the fire. Heavy equipment is being used to repair and grade roads. The dozers are close to completing their work in Parson’s Draw. Efforts continue to fully suppress the Beaver Creek Fire where and when those operations can be conducted safely and effectively. To date, 65 days into this fire, there have still been no serious injuries to personnel fighting the Beaver Creek Fire.

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Posted by IT Department August 22, 2016

Beaver Creek Fire August 19, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (August 19, 2016)

 

Please be advised that the attached update contains the correct phone number for the Jackson County Sheriff’s office.

The Jackson County Sheriff has announced that at 6 am Saturday the evacuation for residents and property owners displaced by the Beaver Creek Fire will be lifted. Closures on National Forest and Bureau of Land Management Lands will remain in effect. To gain entry, cabin and property owners must obtain an entry permit from the Jackson County Sheriff’s office. For more information contact the Sheriff at 970-723-4242.

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Posted by IT Department August 19, 2016 Categories: Forest Service
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