A wildfire in Garfield County has prompted evacuations.
The Brush Creek Fire burning on the Western Slope near Rifle is now 30 percent contained.
Residents near a 485-acre wildfire burning north of Rifle are back home.
Besides the Black Forest Fire, several other wildfires are burning across Colorado.
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.
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.
Authorities say a routine traffic stop in western Colorado turned up almost 5 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $218,500.
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.
The Federal Aviation Administration is deploying dish-less plane tracking technology on the Western Slope to help pilots navigate through bad weather.
Forest officials in western Colorado say this year’s wildfire season is lingering longer than usual.