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Montrose County Downgrades to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Montrose, COLO.—An increase in moisture levels and decrease in overall threat of wildfire prompted Sheriff Rick Dunlap to downgrade the county from Stage 2 to Stage 1 restrictions effective at noon on July 16th.  Additional moisture is predicted this week as well. ...

Tabeguache Fire

The #TabeguacheFire is now at 90 percent containment. Thank you to the U.S. Forest Service-Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests, firefighters, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and all others that worked 24/7 to contain this fire...

Motor Vehicle Fatality Identified

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2018 Contact: Dr. Thomas M. Canfield, MD, Montrose County Coroner Office: Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigation, (970) 252-4524 coroner@montrosecounty.net   Montrose, CO—About noon on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, a...

Upper Mailbox Fire Pre-Evacuation

PRE-EVACUATION notice sent to homes on Ragsdale Road in regard to the #UpperMailboxFire. A CodeRED notification was sent to residents in the pre-evacuation area. For those who receive a pre-evacuation notice, the following steps can improve your safety and expedite...

Upper Mailbox Fire

Update 8:20am 6/21: The Upper Mailbox Fire is 100% contained. The Type 3 IMT transferred command back to the local BLM unit this morning. Crews will continue to monitor and patrol the fire. This will be the last update unless significant activity occurs. Update 9:30pm...

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Start June 14

Faced with a difficult decision, Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap is declaring Stage 2 Fire Restrictions to take effect Thursday, June 14th at 12:00pm. This announcement comes on the heels of Stage 1 Restrictions on May 21. Record high temperatures, extremely low...

Montrose County Fire Restrictions Start May 21

Montrose, COLO.—Due to the extremely dry conditions and the additional dry weather that is projected for the area, Sheriff Rick Dunlap has declared Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning Monday, May 21st. Moisture levels are dropping daily and are already at critical...

Update: Information Release from the Montrose County Coroner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2018 Contact: Dr. Thomas M. Canfield, MD, Montrose County Coroner Office: Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigation, (970) 252-4524 coroner@montrosecounty.net UPDATE: Information Release Montrose, CO—  In the...