A fire in Teller County has grown to 50 acres, according to the county’s website. Residents and animals in the Navajo Mountain Mesa Subdivision have been evacuated. Fourmile Community Church is currently the temporary evacuation shelter. No structures are currently affected, but Bear Trap Ranch subdivision is on standby for evacuation. Fifteen agencies have responded from Teller and Park Counties, in addition to the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.

Two fires are burning about 40 miles south of LaJunta. The Pueblo Chieftain reports the fires are along Colorado route 109. Smoke could be seen from LaJunta yesterday, and by last night, the Shell Fire had burned about 20,000 acres. The smaller Brice Fire was 90% contained, again, as of last night.

 

Comments are closed.

News

AP
September 2, 2015 | NPR · Six police officers are charged in the arrest and death of Gray, who died of injuries suffered while in custody. A judge is considering a motion to dismiss the case.
 

AP
September 2, 2015 | NPR · Hungarian authorities stopped the migrants, including refugees from Syria and Iraq, from boarding trains bound for Western Europe. The station has become the latest flashpoint in the migrant crisis.
 

AP
September 2, 2015 | NPR · When Congress votes on the deal this month, it will be considered under rules that favor the president, even if his opponents gain a majority.
 

Arts & Life

September 2, 2015 | NPR · 12 immortal, iron-fisted god-kings rule over the desert metropolis of Sharakhai. No one can stand against them, until the gladiator Çeda begins hunting for the truth behind her mother’s death.
 

NPR
September 2, 2015 | NPR · The fantasy author’s last novel opens with the death of one of his most beloved characters — and serves as an illustration of his thoughts on his own impending death and the inevitability of change.
 

September 1, 2015 | NPR · Elena Ferrante is the pen name of an anonymous Italian author. Very little is known about her, but Ferrante’s books — widely believed to be a thinly veiled autobiography — have achieved cult status.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
September 2, 2015 | NPR · More two-minute, psychedelic garage-rock from the prolific Los Angeles trio, packing purist intentions and an inescapable weirdness.
 

September 2, 2015 | KEXP · The band sounds refreshed as it performs “Random Name Generator” to a rapturous crowd.
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 1, 2015 | NPR · The accomplished guitarist’s new album, History of Tango, takes on a popular Latin-American style not often associated with her instrument.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab