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Cow Creek Fire Closure Order 10/17/19 3pm

Delta, Colorado, October 17, 2019 – The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests has announced a closure area around the Cow Creek Fire Area. Public access to the closure area is limited, and includes several Forest Service Roads (FSR), including:...

Cow Creek Fire Update 10/16/19 7pm

Cow Creek Fire Update Delta, Colorado, October 16, 2019 Sean Stafford, Incident Commander   Summary:  At 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, the Cow Creek Fire was reported nine miles east of Ridgway, CO, south of Chimney Rock and Courthouse Mountain, in the...

Cow Creek Fire Discovered 10/16/19 6pm

Cow Creek Fire wildfire was discovered today 9 miles east of Ridgway, south of Chimney Rock and Courthouse Mountain. It is approximately 26 acres and burning in the Uncompahgre Wilderness. Smoke is highly visible. Firefighter and public safety is our number one...

Nelson Ditch Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2019 Contact: USFS GMUG Public Affairs Officer, Kimberlee Phillips kim.phillips@usda.gov, (Phone) 970-874-6717 or (Cell) 970-589-0842 Contact: Montrose County Sheriff Gene Lillard glillard@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4023 Nelson Ditch...

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Cow Creek Fire 10/23/19 10am

Cow Creek Fire  Wednesday 10/23/2019   10:00 am       Fire start date:  10/16/2019   Fire size today: 853 acres   Containment: 0%   Location: 9 miles east of Ridgway,  CO, within the Uncompahgre Wilderness in mixed conifer with a heavy dead and down fuel load  ...

Cow Creek Fire Community Meeting

Please join us for a conversation to hear an update on the Cow Creek Fire tomorrow evening. See attached...

Cow Creek Fire 10/20/19 10AM

Daily Update and Map #CowCreekFire Sunday 10/20/19 Summary: The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team transitioned with the local Type III team on Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 pm. Overnight the fire received 2-3 inches of snow. Strong winds prevented an...

Attention Hunters with a Tag in Area 65

Please share with hunters with tags in Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Montrose Unit ...

Counties and Public Land Agencies Offer Friendly Reminders on Best Practices for Preventing Wildfires

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release October 18, 2019 Media Contacts: Kimberlee Phillips, USFS PAO (970) 874-6717 kim.phillips@usda.gov Katie Yergensen, Montrose County PIO (970) 964-8701 kyergensen@montrosecounty.net Counties and Public Land Agencies Offer Friendly...
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