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Highway Reopens In Western Colorado After Tanker Fire

A highway on Colorado’s Western Slope is reopen in both directions Monday morning after a massive semi tanker fire.

02/24/2014

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Investigators Head To Western Slope Helicopter Crash Site

National Transportation Safety Board and FAA officials are expected to arrive Tuesday to investigate after a helicopter crashed near Silt in western Colorado, killing all three people aboard.

01/28/2014

The Red Canyon Fire (credit: Danny Spohn)

Red Canyon Fire In Garfield County Forces Evacuations

A wildfire in Garfield County has prompted evacuations.

08/13/2013

The Brush Creek Fire (credit: Colorado River Fire Rescue)

Brush Creek Fire 30 Percent Contained

The Brush Creek Fire burning on the Western Slope near Rifle is now 30 percent contained.

06/23/2013

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Ward Gulch Fire Evacuees Allowed Back Home

Residents near a 485-acre wildfire burning north of Rifle are back home.

06/17/2013

The West Fork Fire (credit: Jeff Stuckwish)

Many Wildfires Continue To Burn Across Colorado

Besides the Black Forest Fire, several other wildfires are burning across Colorado.

06/16/2013

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Firefighters Advance Containment On Black Forest Fire

Crews gained the upper hand on the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history Saturday and had more than half the blaze contained as officials prepared to lift mandatory evacuation orders.

06/15/2013

Roan Plateau (credit: doi.gov)

Door Closed On Oil Research Site Of Anvil Points

Over the years, the former Anvil Points federal oil shale research site west of Rifle was busy enough at times that workers lived in 74 homes built by the government and three buses came by to take children to Rifle schools.

03/09/2013

Pablo Rene Avalos, Ruben Dario Gonzalez and Alexis Abigail (aka Alexis Montoya-Cazares)
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Routine Traffic Stop Leads To Large Drug Bust Near Rifle

Authorities say a routine traffic stop in western Colorado turned up almost 5 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $218,500.

01/27/2013

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Robbers Make Big Mistake Stealing A Smartphone

Two men suspected of robbing a home and pulling a gun on the homeowner are now under arrest. Their big mistake was stealing a smartphone.

12/03/2012

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