A big thank you to K&J Smoke Shop for their wonderful donation this morning.
Grand County Sheriff's Office is located at 670 Spring St, Hot Sulphur Springs, 80451 CO. The Grand County Sheriff's Office phone number is 970-725-3343.
A big thank you to K&J Smoke Shop for their wonderful donation this morning.
A Special Avalanche Advisory is in effect for the Northern and Central Mountains. Recent snowfall and strong westerly winds have created the potential for large, human-triggered avalanches on steep slopes or gullies near and above treeline. Please go to avalanche.state.co.us/forecasts/statewide-avalanche/ for more details.
Daylight savings time ends at 2am, November 4th. Set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed.. Also, it's a good idea to change your batteries in smoke detectors, weather radio and carbon monoxide detectors.
Over the past week, several citizens from Hot Sulphur, Kremmling and Granby have reported vehicle break-ins. Kremmling was hit especially hard the night of 10/28-29. Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement. Please call 911 or 725-3311.
Ignitions just wrapped up on #BlueRidge for the evening. 140 acres accomplished today. Crews will remain in the area, monitoring the burn perimeter. Smoke may be more noticeable in the valleys this evening.
GRANBY, Colo. - Fire managers are planning to begin ignitions on the #BlueRidge Prescribed Burn this morning. A test burn will begin around 9:30-10 am, and if conditions look good ignitions will continue throughout the day. Fire managers are reducing the buildup of fuels in five units totaling about 170 acres located between Cottonwood Pass, Beaver Creek Road and along Big Meadows Road near Hot Sulphur Springs. Smoke could be noticeable from locations around the county. Firefighters from all five Grand County fire protection districts are assisting U.S. Forest Service fire managers with operations and monitoring throughout today and tomorrow. A chance of snow is in the forecast for Tuesday. Updates and photos will be posted on Facebook and Twitter @usfsarp throughout the day and maps and information can be found on Inciweb at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/BlueRidge.
Prescription Take Back Day is Saturday, October 27th. Watch the video to learn more about how and where to dispose of your medications appropriately.
The Grand County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a Thanksgiving Food Drive to support the Mountain Family Center's Thanksgiving Basket Project. We will be at City Market on Friday Nov 9th from 10AM-6PM and Saturday Nov 10th from 9AM - 5PM.
What’s happening now... EXERCISE ONLY...NO EMERGENCY GCSO Deputies, along with KPD, CSP, Kremmling Fire, and GCEMS are working with the West Grand Schools on their safety training this morning. Officials will have an increased presence around he schools from about 8:15-10AM. Proactively working together with our future leaders to keep our schools safe!!
No Fire Restrictions in Grand County All Grand County Fire Restrictions end today, October 9th at 4PM.
US Highway 40 at Berthoud Passis now open in both directions. Icy condition still exist please proceed with caution
Crews are currently working multi vehicle slide-offs on Berthoud Pass. Ice and snow have created treacherous driving conditions. Westbound Hwy 40 from the summit is closed as CDOT and emergency crews handle the scene
Grand County Sheriff’s Office K9 Milo has received donation of body armor Grand County Sheriff’s Office K9 Milo has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. through Amazon Smile donor percentage purchases program and embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Roxanne Folsom”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
Tonight’s community meeting
Today's update. Let's hope more rain comes along to help out! Don't forget about tonight's Community briefing at 7 p.m. located at the West Grand High School auditorium. Grand County Office of Emergency Management will be doing a Facebook live as well for your convenience
Kremmling area residents received a CodeRed message about this a short bit ago informing them of the law enforcement activity. There is no threat to the public and the suspect is in custody.
Early this morning, Deputies arrested a Kremmling resident on an active arrest warrant. Residents will see an increased presence in the Kremmling area throughout the day as Officials continue their ongoing investigation. Additional information will be released when appropriate.
Update on this hot spot: Sheriff Schroetlin and the OPs chief are on scene. The spot is in the NW corner of the fire just over the initial containment line created over these past few weeks. The fire crews are actively engaging (where it's safe to). The new hot spot is creating a lot of smoke in the area which may impact driving on Highway 40, so please be careful. More updates will be sent out when available and will be posted on the Grand County Office of Emergency Management page (and shared here).
September 28, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. National Incident Management Organization Mike Quesinberry, Incident Commander Information Center: (307) 314-9408 Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. A National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) took command of both the Ryan Fire and the Silver Creek Fire under the leadership of Incident Commander Mike Quesinberry at 7:00 a.m. on Friday. Information on both fires will now be included in one daily update. Silver Creek Fire Current Situation: Firefighters will continue with suppression repair and will mop-up hot spots in interior portions of the fire where conditions allow them to do so safely. Warm, dry and breezy weather will continue for the next few days allowing the fire to continue slowly backing into the Sarvis Creek Wilderness. Two helicopters remain assigned to the Silver Creek Fire. The Silver Creek Fire, located 16 miles northwest of Kremmling, Colo., started on July 19, 2018. The fire was caused by lighting. There are 478 personnel assigned to the Silver Creek Fire. The fire is currently 18,719 acres and 60 percent contained. Fire Weather: Challenging weather conditions continue through Saturday, with very little humidity recovery overnight. The forecast calls for temperatures in the upper 60s, relative humidity values of 14 percent, and west/southwest wind gusts of 25 mph. Closures and Public Safety: Area closures are in place on National Forest System lands surrounding the Ryan Fire and the Silver Creek Fire to ensure the protection of the public and fire personnel and will remain in effect until rescinded. The complete closure orders and maps are available on the Ryan Fire InciWeb page (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6210/), and on the Silver Creek Fire InciWeb page (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/).
Operations Section Chief trainee Tom Roerick provides today’s update on the #SilverCreekFire on Monday, September 24.
Operations Section Chief Tom Roerick provides an update for the #SilverCreekFire on Wednesday, September 19.
Summary: The Silver Creek Fire is now 12,610 acres with 35% containment. A chance of showers causing erratic winds will influence fire activity with another round of breezy southwest winds. Expect to see more smoke late in the afternoon along the Hwy 40 corridor. Aircraft have been busy assisting firefighters on the ground. The fire was active in timber pockets with moderate to longer range spotting downwind on Tuesday. The wind pushed fire in the sagebrush/grass to the east and the timber to the north. Larger helicopters made water drops to keep it in check, while small helicopters were used for recon and eventually assisting with aerial ignition for burn out operations planned for later in the week. Air tankers also are available. Currently, in the region, the Silver Creek Fire takes priority for air support. Firefighters continue to improve a dozer line and lay hose from the 100 Road west through the Green Creek Fire scar searching for opportunities to burn out when conditions are right. Dozers, skidders and feller/bunchers were also used in the Muddy Creek Drainage, assisted by four crews to improve fire lines and open up old roads west of the Albert Reservoir. The will also scout for opportunities to burn out fuels to tie into the previous fire area and open meadows near the Red Dirt Reservoir to protect private property. Personnel are actively engaging the fire where it is safe to do so and implementing a full suppression strategy. Crews worked the southeastern edge of the Sarvis Creek Wilderness in the Silver Creek drainage west of the 100 Road. More than 501 firefighters are now working the fire. Patrolling will continue to Latigo Ranch and along the 100 Road. The structural protection group will be working in the Lake Agnes area and Latigo Ranch. Firefighters will also have a presence patrolling the Hwy. 40 corridor from Tyler Mountain to Rabbit Ears Village. Latigo Guest Ranch and the Yost Ranch have been evacuated. Pre-evacuation notices have been issued for Rabbit Ears Village, Bear Mountain and the Lake Agnes area. The Milk Creek State Wildlife Area also has been evacuated in an effort to clear hunters from the fire’s projected path. At this time, protecting structures throughout evacuated areas is a priority.