At a recent meeting of the West Region Wildfire Council, local stakeholders and partners heard a fire weather outlook briefing. This year's low snowpack, coupled with warmer than average temperature and lacking summer precipitation predictions, draw clear similarities between conditions seen in 2002 and 2012 -- two of the most destructive wildfire seasons in Colorado's recent history.
The Delta County Livestock Association is a community organization that works hard to maintain strong ties within our local community, as well as with our neighbors.
The Delta County Livestock Association makes donations to FFA chapters, Delta County Fair and Rodeo, June Classic Jackpot, Operation Sweet Tooth and to the Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trails.
The Grand Valley Ranger District of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests has two fires burning on National Forest System lands. These fires were detected in the evening of June 14 and are the result of lightning.
The "Kelso" fire, is located on Kelso Mesa, approximately 40 miles south of Grand Junction. The fire is burning in a remote, fairly inaccessible location. Currently about 16 acres in size, the Kelso fire is burning in ponderosa pine, oak brush and manzanita brush.
As the next step in the expansion of its Colorado Project Wildfire, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® has teamed up with the West Region Wildfire Council to offer educational programming for REALTORS® and property owners in the west/southwest counties of our state. The partnership was announced at the Log Hill Volunteer Fire Department near Ridgway where wildfire mitigation experts provided an informational session and tour of both mitigated properties and those in need of mitigation.
The West Region Wildfire Council is offering financial assistance to accomplish wildfire mitigation projects on private property within Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties. This wildfire mitigation program provides up to a 75 percent cost-share for eligible projects.
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