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Fires to the west producing a lot of smoke in Garfield County

Two fires burning in northwestern Colorado are producing a lot of smoke in Garfield County. The Brush Creek Fire, located near Brush Mountain on Douglas Pass, is estimated at 10 acres, putting up lots of smoke but not making any active runs at this time, according to a news release from Garfield County Emergency Management.
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Glenwood Springs Voice

3 ideas for jumping on Monday’s sunny forecast in Glenwood Springs

(GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO) The forecast is calling for sun today in Glenwood Springs. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: With COVID-19 restrictions lingering around the country, this beloved pastime has taken on new relevance. Meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks and a blanket can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.
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Health Advisory in Effect for Garfield County

An air quality health advisory is in effect for Garfield and neighboring counties. The Bureau of Land Management reported spot fires in Garfield County Saturday – north of Debeque, west of Rifle, and along the Hogback north of Silt. Highway 139 is closed due to a wildfire on Douglas Pass. This fire is putting off a lot of smoke. A 90-acre fire is burning just west of Sylvan Lake Park in Eagle County. Campers nearby have been evacuated.
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Highway 139 at Douglas Pass closed due to wildfire

Colorado Highway 139 is closed between mile markers 12 to 39 both directions, Douglas Pass, due to a wildfire. The fire is putting off a lot of smoke, decreasing visibility. Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. It’s located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and offers world-famous hot springs and amazing year-round outdoor adventures. In this weekend getaway guide, I’ll share with you some of the best things to do in Glenwood Springs in one weekend during summer. Visiting hot springs, mountain hikes, lake hikes, amazing downtown area with great dining and shopping, adventure park with gondola rides, and so much more. It’s one of the best small towns in Colorado and is offer the perfect mix of adventure and activities or simple relaxation. Follow along as I share with you our complete Glenwood Springs Weekend Itinerary.
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The West still recovering from 2020 wildfire season while preparing for the next

As the western U.S. steels itself for another summer of dry, fire-prone conditions, some are turning their attention to recovering from last season’s blazes. Just outside of Glenwood Springs, restoration efforts are underway on the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar. After burning more than 30,000 acres and shutting down Interstate 70 for weeks, the fire was ultimately controlled. But the charred zone left behind is full of recreation areas and just a stone’s throw away from the Colorado River.
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Glenwood Springs Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Glenwood Springs: Saturday, June 19: Patchy smoke during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Sunday, June 20: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Monday, June 21: Sunny during the day; while clear
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Monday letters: Ascendigo, fireworks

As parents of a 12-year-old girl with Down syndrome, we feel compelled to write in support of Ascendigo Ranch. We know that Ascendigo will welcome our daughter to participate in activities even though she does not have a diagnosis of autism. Families like ours rely on support and guidance from...
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Garfield County planning staff recommends approval of controversial Ascendigo camp ahead of Monday hearing

The long-awaited public hearing opens Monday afternoon for Garfield County commissioners to consider Ascendigo Autism Services’ controversial plan to develop a summer camp and year-round facility at the far eastern end of Missouri Heights. It will come with a county planning staff recommendation for approval of the project, based on...
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4-Day Weather Forecast For Parachute

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Parachute: Monday, June 21: Sunny then areas of smoke during the day; while smoke overnight; Tuesday, June 22: Areas of smoke during the day; while areas of smoke then mostly clear overnight; Wednesday, June 23: Mostly sunny during the day;
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Community Profile: A political pioneer for West Slope and women

Late one recent warm morning in Glenwood Springs, Marian Smith walked from her mailbox through her yard toward the royal blue house she has lived in along Grand Avenue since 1953. A constant stream of traffic flowed by in the background. “It sure is loud out here,” the 91-year-old Glenwood...