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670 properties have been identified as at a higher risk of flooding. Homeowners can find a list of these properties and information about flood prepardeness and national flood insurance here. The map is here.

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The Lake Christine Fire has been added to the National Incident Information System, restating the acreage at 5,263 as reported yesterday afternoon by the local map. 214 personnel are fighting the fire.

Roaring Fork Swap's Lake Christine Fire help spreadsheet is available here. Nearly 100 spaces offered to evacuees!

On Friday morning, Garfield County Sheriff's Office announced that thanks to the combined efforts of local first responders and the Type 2 Incident Command Team called in by Eagle County, the immediate danger to the residents of Missouri Heights, living in Garfield County, has lessened significantly. The voluntary evacuation of the Missouri Heights area in Garfield County has been lifted. The mandatory evacuation for Missouri Heights in Eagle County, however, is still in full effect.

Eagle County wrote at 9:30 that residents who have been evacuated need to register for a re-entry tag starting at 10:30am, July 6, at the Basalt High School shelter. Red Cross called KDNK to inform that the Rapid Pass for the Rapid Check in System will only be available at the Basalt High School Evacuation Center and not at Roaring Fork High School. The Rapid Pass will be utilized by evacuees when roads are opened to them.

For urgent information regarding this incident you can call 970-445-4911.

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At 4pm, the map updated to 5,263 acres.

Roaring Fork Swap's Lake Christine Fire help spreadsheet is available here.

At 7am on Tuesday morning, management of the Lake Christine Fire was transitioned from local authorities to a Type 2 Incident Management Team. Keith Brink spoke on behalf of the team at a community meeting held at Basalt High School last night. Applause erupted at the same meeting when Eagle County Sheriff James Van Beek addressed concerns of immigration officials hanging around evacuation centers.

Evacuation orders will remain in effect for the indefinite future. It was confirmed that only three houses were lost and those owners have been notified. For people that haven’t been told otherwise, their home is okay. When safety of evacuated areas is assessed and utilities are restored, evacuees will be advised that they may return to their homes.

For urgent information regarding this incident you can call 970-445-4911.

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On Wednesday evening, July 4, the Lake Christine Fire was reported at 2,377 acres,  zero percent contained, with 500 homes evacuated. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, joined by Amy Hadden Marsh and Megan Webber, gave an update during yesterday’s evening newscast.

Megan Webber

On Wednesday evening, July 4, the Lake Christine Fire was reported at 2,377 acres, zero percent contained, with 500 homes evacuated. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, joined by Amy Hadden Marsh and Megan Webber, gave an update during the evening newscast.

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Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District​ is updating a map indicating the size of the fire, evacuation areas, closed roads, and more.

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Unauthorized drones will suspend air operations and prevent fire suppression.

 

The fire is reported at 2,377 acres as of 5:30pm on Tuesday.

PitkinAlert announced at 4:51pm, July 4, that power to the Roaring Fork Valley above Basalt is at risk due to the fire. This includes the communities of Old Snowmass, Aspen Village, Woody Creek, and Snowmass Village. Residents are asked to prepare for up to 72 hours of outage.

The evacuation orders that are currently in place will remain in place with no estimated time for being lifted. These include the areas around Original Road, Silverado Drive, Hillcrest Drive, Sagewood Court and the Pineridge area.  Additional evacuations ordered on July 4 at 12:50 for Homestead Trailer Park, the Wilds (Promontory and Wildsprings), Ridge Road, Pinion Drive and Cedar Drive. 1:30pm evacuations include the following streets: Homestead, Sopris, Spur, Tucker, Hillside, Curtis, Longhorn and all addresses on the north side of Midland Ave.

The Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at Basalt High School.

The White River National Forest has issued an emergency area closure order effective at 5:00 p.m. on July 4, 2018 for all National Forest Lands north of the Basalt State Wildlife Area between the National Forest Boundary and Bowers Gulch to the west, and southwest of Red Table Mountain and Frenchman Creek to the east. This includes Basalt Mountain, the Cattle Creek area, Sawmill Gulch area, the Seven Castles area, and all hiking, biking and motorcycle trails between Basalt Mountain and Cottonwood Pass.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Basalt Fire District, Carbondale Fire District, Snowmass Wildcat Fire District, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Colorado River Fire Rescue, Aspen Fire Department, United States Forest Service, Upper Colorado River Fire Team, Rifle Helitak, Colorado State Patrol, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, Basalt Police Department, Salvation Army, and Red Cross are working collaboratively on this fire.

Suspects have been issued a summons by the Eagle County Sheriff's Department for shooting tracer rounds, forbidden by a Stage 2 Fire Ban, that started the fire at the shooting range.

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KDNK DJ Bob Schultz included a friendly reminder of what to remember when evacuating during the Merle and Chameleon show on Wednesday, July 4.

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Basalt mayor Jacque Whitsitt joins host Diane Johnson to talk about suicide prevention.

Gary Tennenbaum

 


Incumbent Gary Tennenbaum is one of six candidates vying for three open seats on Basalt Town Council. He spoke with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh. The Basalt Chamber’s Candidate Forum is at the Basalt Library on March 5th at 6 PM.

Todd Hartley


Todd Hartley is one of six candidates competing for three open seats on the Basalt Town Council. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Todd to learn more about why he is running. The Basalt Chamber will host a Candidates Forum at the Basalt Regional Library on March 5th, from 6 to 8pm.

Carol Hawk

 

Carol Hawk is one of six candidates competing for three open seats on the Basalt Town Council. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Carol to learn more about why she is running. The Basalt Chamber will host a Candidates Forum at the Basalt Regional Library on March 5th, from 6 to 8pm.

Ryan Slack

 

Ryan Slack is one of six candidates competing for three open seats on the Basalt Town Council. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Ryan to learn more about why he is running. The Basalt Chamber will host a Candidates Forum at the Basalt Regional Library on March 5th, from 6 to 8pm.

Steve Cole and Roberta Lewis

Here’s your community calendar for Thursday,  February 1st, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. For a list of today's events like Steve Cole and Roberta Lewis at Heather's follow the link...

WP SEO HUB Founders Lindsay Halsey and Lori Calcott

As countless businesses and corporations compete for web traffic, search engine optimization becomes increasingly relevant for organizations of all sizes. WP SEO Hub, founded by two women in Basalt, Colorado, provides the tools and training for individuals to maximize their online visibility. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Lindsay Halsey to learn more.

Elk Range Blue Grass

 


Here’s your community calendar for Tuesday, October 31, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club. Rotary: Service above self. For today's events, like Elk Range Blue Grass Band at Stubbies in Basalt, follow the headline.