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Lives, lifetimes lost in East Troublesome Fire

As Donnie Kern pulled out of his driveway in Columbine Lake last Wednesday, he watched the East Troublesome Fire swallow the tipi in his yard, knowing his home was next. “It was a 60 foot...


Local cat survives Troublesome blaze

Howie is an unlikely survivor of the East Troublesome Fire, escaping with just his whiskers singed and a couple burns on his paws. Howie the barn cat lives in Matt Woody’s workshop. Woody, who owns...




Sheriff’s office re-opens some areas west of US 34

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office continued its re-entry plan, opening certain areas west of US Highway 34. Residents will be allowed access to certain areas with several exceptions. Some areas remain closed as firefighters, law...





Wildfire fund raises over $800,000 for evacuees

Just over a week after the East Troublesome Fire put Grand County in national headlines, the Grand Foundation’s Wildfire Emergency Fund has raised almost $1 million for those displaced by the fire. Executive Director Megan...



Grand County police blotter, Oct. 19-25

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office fielded 171 calls from Oct. 19-25 while dispatchers answered 434 calls for all first-responder agencies in the county. Monday, Oct. 19  7:48 a.m. — A deputy responded to a campfire...




Forest closure active through weekend

US Forest Service has confirmed that the closures of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will continue through the weekend. “I understand the tremendous impact this closure has on people wanting to hunt and recreate...