Steamboat briefs: BLM lifts fire restrictions in NW Colorado – Colorado News

Steamboat briefs: BLM lifts fire restrictions in NW Colorado – Colorado News

The Bureau of Land Management has lifted fire restrictions in the Little Snake and White River field offices in Northwest Colorado.

Recent rains have lessened the fire danger, but fire officials still urge the public to exercise caution when dealing with fire.

“A lower fire danger doesn’t mean no fire danger,” said Northwest Unit Fire Management Officer Colt Mortenson in a news release. “Conditions vary by day and by location, so people still need to be careful and use common sense.”

Fire officials remind visitors to practice fire safety.

Keep campfires small and under control.

Put your campfires dead out. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.

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Keep a shovel and water nearby to douse escaped embers.

Do not park or idle vehicles in tall dry grass. The heat from the vehicle can spark a wildfire.

Do not allow chains to drag from vehicle or trailers being towed.

Fireworks are never allowed on federally managed lands.

“We appreciate the public’s cooperation and patience during this summer’s fire restrictions,” Mortenson said.

Coca-Cola Adventure Zone to be closed Friday night, Saturday

The Coca-Cola Adventure Zone will be closed the evening of Friday, Aug. 11 and all day Saturday, Aug. 12 during the Steamboat Wine Festival. On Friday, the Adventure Zone will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and day passes will be half- off. Mini-golf will remain open until 7 p.m. On Saturday, the Adventure Zone will be closed, but mini-golf will remain open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The Adventure Zone will resume normal hours Sunday. The gondola and Steamboat Bike Park will remain open all weekend.

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