Flash flood warning for the Pine Gulch burn area

National Weather Service

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
3:42 p.m. MDT Tues, Aug. 16 2022

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Flash Flood Warning for The Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area in Southwestern Garfield County in west central Colorado North Central Mesa County in west central Colorado Until 8:00 PM MDT.

* At 3:42 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the Pine Gulch Burn area. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

HAZARD…Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area.

SOURCE…Radar.

IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around
the Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include… mainly rural areas of Southwestern Garfield and North Central Mesa Counties

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks…streams…and ditches in the Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area. Severe debris flows can also be anticipated across roads. Roads and driveways may be washed away in places. If you encounter flood waters…climb to safety.

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Flash flood warning for the Pine Gulch burn area

NWS: Flash flood warning for the Pine Gulch burn area

The National Weather Service

July 19, 2022, 4:34 p.m. – The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

  • Flash Flood Warning for…
    The Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area in…
    Southwestern Garfield County in west central Colorado…
    North Central Mesa County in west central Colorado…
  • Until 6:30 p.m. MDT.
  • At 4:34 p.m. MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
    heavy rain over the eastern Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area along the
    Kimball Creek drainage. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to
    begin shortly.

Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the Pine Gulch Burn area. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

HAZARD…Life-threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the eastern Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area.

SOURCE…Radar.

IMPACT…Life-threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area.

  • Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…
    mainly rural areas of Southwestern Garfield and North Central Mesa
    Counties

This includes the following streams and drainages… Roan Creek and Kimball Creek.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

This is a life-threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks…streams…and ditches in the Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area. Severe debris flows can also be anticipated across roads. Roads and driveways may be washed away in places. If you encounter flood waters…climb to safety.

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

NWS: Flash flood warning for the Pine Gulch burn area

NWS: Flash flood warning for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area

GarCo911

July 15, 2:27 p.m. – I-70 is now open at mile markers 116/133 both directions, Glenwood Springs to Dotsero.

July 15, 2:05 p.m. – Interstate 70 is closed at mile marker 116/133 both directions, due to a flash flood warning.

National Weather Service

July 15, 2022, 12:36 p.m. – The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Flash Flood Warning for The Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area in Western Eagle County in west central Colorado…
East Central Garfield County in west central Colorado until 1:30 p.m. MDT.

* At 12:36 p.m. MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the Glenwood Canyon area. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

HAZARD…Life-threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

SOURCE…Radar.

IMPACT…Life-threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Glenwood Springs and Shoshone.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks…streams…and ditches in the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. Severe debris flows can also be anticipated across roads. Roads and driveways may be washed away in places. If you encounter flood waters…climb to safety.

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

NWS: Flash flood warning for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area

CDOT: Eastbound I-70 closures in De Beque, Glenwood canyons, July 12-13

Colorado Department of Transportation

July 13, 2022 – 10:25 a.m. – I-70 is closed between mile-markers 116 and 133 EB, Glenwood Springs and Dotsero, for a planned closure to recover a vehicle.

De Beque Canyon
I-70 eastbound daytime closures are planned for Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13, in De Beque Canyon. Eastbound will be closed each day from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Eastbound motorists will be routed around the closure using the De Beque cutoff. Westbound will not be affected.

Glenwood Canyon
Motorists should also anticipate a planned eastbound safety closure on Wednesday, July 13 for I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, starting at 10 a.m. The eastbound closure is anticipated to last until the late afternoon, conditions depending. CDOT asks that eastbound motorists plan alternate routes for the day. Westbound will not be affected.

To learn more about the De Beque Canyon closures.
To learn more about the Glenwood Canyon closures.

CDOT: Eastbound I-70 closures in De Beque, Glenwood canyons, July 12-13

NWS: Glenwood Canyon reopening after flash flood warning

Colorado Department of Transportation

July 5, 2022, 5:00 p.m.: Between exit 133: Dotsero and exit 114: West Glenwood (including Glenwood Canyon), from mile point 133 to mile point 116, the roadway is reopened to traffic.

Garco911

July 5, 2022, 3:26 p.m.: I-70 is closed between mile markers 116 and 133 in both directions, Glenwood Springs to Dotsero, due to a flash flood warning.

National Weather Service

July 5, 2022 – 3:13 p.m.: Flash Flood Warning – National Weather Service Grand Junction, CO.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area in Western Eagle County in west central Colorado and East Central Garfield County in west central Colorado until 5 p.m. MDT.

* At 3:13 p.m. MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. The expected rainfall rate is 0.5 to 1 inch in 1 hour. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the Glenwood Canyon area. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

HAZARD…Life-threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

SOURCE…Radar.

IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Glenwood Springs and Shoshone.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

This is a life-threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks…streams…and ditches in the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. Severe debris flows can also be anticipated across roads. Roads and driveways may be washed away in places. If you encounter flood waters…climb to safety.

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

NWS: Glenwood Canyon reopening after flash flood warning

CDPHE: CDC approves additional dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year-olds

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Today, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved a third (booster) dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 through 11 years. This announcement came after CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine in this younger population. FDA authorized the use of a single booster dose for children 5 through 11 years on Tuesday, May 17. COVID-19 vaccine providers can now begin administering third doses of Pfizer vaccine to children aged 5 through 11 years. A full list of vaccine providers can be found at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder or by calling 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).

This authorized third dose will help protect children aged 5 through 11 years as COVID-19 transmission in Colorado continues on a slight upward trend due to the omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1. Some immunocompromised children may need four doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Find out how many follow-up doses your child will need for the highest level of protection with our COVID-19 vaccine follow-up dose calculator

Colorado children aged 5 through 11 years should get their third dose at least five months after their second dose. If possible, children should receive a third dose prior to summer camp, vacation plans, and other activities. It takes two weeks after getting a third dose to build maximum protection. Children who are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations may be able to avoid quarantining after exposure to COVID-19. Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act entitles people to paid time off from work to take their child to a vaccine appointment or care for them if they experience side effects after vaccination.

In addition, CDC strengthened its recommendation that people 50 and older and people 12 and older who are immunocompromised should receive a fourth dose (second booster) at least four months after their first. This update to their previous recommendation comes due to the fact that, while they have the highest coverage of any age group of third doses, most older Americans received their last dose many months ago and this leaves them potentially more vulnerable to the worst outcomes.

Vaccines are the safest, most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help avoid the worst outcomes — severe illness, hospitalization, and death — among those who do become infected. The authorization makes everyone in the United States aged 5 and older eligible for a third dose of the lifesaving vaccine. Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is the only vaccine authorized or approved for children ages 5 through 17 years.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE: CDC approves additional dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year-olds

CRFR: Fire at Alpine Storage units in Rifle

Colorado River Fire Rescue

5.19.22, 12:45 p.m. – At least 24 storage units have been damaged or destroyed in a fire in Rifle.
The fire occurred at Alpine Storage at 113 Aspen Rd., just west of Cottonwood Mobile Home Park at 8:44 a.m.
Crews witnessed black smoke and large flames upon their arrival and began a defensive attack on the blaze. Mutual aid was called in from Glenwood Springs Fire Department and Grand Valley Fire Protection District. Rifle Police Department, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office – Colorado, Xcel Energy, Covenant Towing and Transport also assisted with the call.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. There was one injury reported.

5.19.22, 9:49 a.m. – Working a structure fire at Alpine Storage units in Rifle. Highway 6 is closed between Mile Pond Road and Peterson Lane.

Structure fire at Alpine Storage units in Rifle.
Structure fire at Alpine Storage units in Rifle.
CRFR: Fire at Alpine Storage units in Rifle

CDPHE: State issues Public Health Order 22-01 and amends Public Health Order 20-38

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued two public health orders. The 16th Amended Public Health Order 20-38 follows CDC’s statement that the federal order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect. As such, Public Health Order 20-38 no longer requires masks to be worn on public transit services in Colorado. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings.

Public Health Order 22-01 promotes sustainable access to COVID-19 testing for all Coloradans and therapeutic treatment for COVID-19 patients. It requires health care providers do all they can to provide testing and therapeutic treatment. This Order comes as the state continues to transition COVID-19 testing and vaccination to traditional health care settings as laid out in the state’s Roadmap to Moving Forward and it will help ensure that equity and accessibility continue to be prioritized.

To help maintain access to testing services throughout the state, providers that do not use testing materials provided by the State are encouraged to provide testing services and, whenever possible, to do so at no cost to individuals without health insurance or who can otherwise not afford testing. Providers of COVID-19 testing services that use test materials provided at no cost by the state can not charge a fee to the patient for the COVID-19 test.

Any patient eligible for a COVID-19 therapeutics should be offered the treatment for COVID-19 after a discussion with a health care provider about the risks and benefits. Health care providers are encouraged to provide COVID-19 therapeutics immediately within their health care setting on an outpatient basis, or if unable to do so, the provider must refer patients who are appropriate candidates for such therapeutics to outpatient settings. People seeking COVID-19 therapeutic treatment can visit this CDPHE webpage to learn more. Health care providers interested in ordering therapeutics to prescribe for patients should use this form.

PHO 22-01 is effective April 20, 2022 and will continue to be in effect until the Colorado COVID-19 Disaster Recovery Order (Executive Order D 2021 122) is rescinded. The 16th Amended Public Health Order 20-38 is effective April 20, 2022 and will expire at 12:01 AM on May 20, 2022 unless extended.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE: State issues Public Health Order 22-01 and amends Public Health Order 20-38

GCSO: Missing juvenile from Battlement Mesa, Colorado

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office

Trinity Trent, DOB: 3/21/2005, age 17, was last seen on April 18, 2022. Trinity is a 17-year-old student living in Battlement Mesa, Colorado.  She is pictured here with a few of her friends.

Trinity was last seen wearing basically the same outfit as shown in the picture. If you see her or know of her whereabouts please call 911 immediately.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter!

GCSO: Missing juvenile from Battlement Mesa, Colorado

CDPHE extends Public Health Order 20-38 

Colorado Public Health and Environment

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released the 15th Amended Public Health Order 20-38, extending the order for four weeks through May 13, 2022. 

This updated public health order continues to require:

  • Face coverings in some settings based on CDC Community Levels and, in some instances, vaccination status.
  • Hospital data reporting.
  • COVID-19 vaccination for state contractors working in residential care settings.

The public health order is effective until May 13, 2022 unless extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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El CDPHE extiende la vigencia de la Orden de Salud Pública 20-38

COLORADO (14 de abril de 2022) — El Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado publicó la 15ª Orden de Salud Pública (PHO) corregida 20-38, por la cual extiende la orden por cuatro semanas hasta el 13 de mayo de 2022.

La presente actualización de la Orden de Salud Pública sigue exigiendo:

  • El uso del cubrebocas en ciertos entornos sobre la base de las recomendaciones de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC Community Levels), así como, en ciertos casos, el estado de vacunación.
  • Reportes de datos hospitalarios.
  • Vacunación contra el COVID-19 de contratistas del Estado en establecimientos de cuidados residenciales.

La Orden de Salud Pública tendrá vigencia hasta el 13 de mayo de 2022, a menos que sea extendida, rescindida, sustituida o modificada por escrito.

Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE extends Public Health Order 20-38