Posted inEnvironment, News, Wildfire

The Grizzly Creek fire is threatening the Colorado River and water for the entire West

EAGLE — White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams was driving home from vacation on Aug. 10 when he glanced up and saw the plumes billowing out of Glenwood Canyon and knew a historic wildfire was coming. It wasn’t just that the flames licking up the craggy canyon walls were threatening homes, a railroad, a […]

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Grizzly Creek fire keeps I-70 closed for 5th straight day, burns through Hanging Lake area

EAGLE — Gov. Jared Polis said Friday a portion of Interstate 70 could be closed for another two to three days as firefighters battle a wildfire that has forced evacuations and scorched about 23 square miles in western Colorado. “Literally, the flames are right on the edge of the highway,” Polis said during a news […]

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I-70 closed through Glenwood Canyon because of large wildfire, reopening unclear

GRAND JUNCTION — A portion of Interstate 70 remained closed in western Colorado on Tuesday because of a wildfire that broke out along the highway the day before, forcing drivers headed across the state to take long detours through the mountains. When the fire was reported five miles east of Glenwood Springs, firefighters found large […]