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27th Street Bridge delay

During the removal of the concrete slabs of the existing 27th Street Bridge deck, crews encountered unanticipated structural elements that require additional time to safely deconstruct. The road will NOT reopen Monday.
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BLM lifts Hunt Fire closure
Sept. 15 – Fire crews completed burnout operations yesterday within the northwest corner of the containment area – west of Big Jimmy Road and south of the gas pipeline. The Hunt Fire has grown to an estimated 3,766 acres as a result of firing operations, and containment is holding at 40%.

The Bureau of Land Management has rescinded its area closure. Fire behavior within the burn perimeter has subsided sufficiently to allow public access, but visitors should be aware that there will still be firefighters working in the area. Hot spots continue to smolder, and flare-ups within the burn can be expected for the next several days, especially during hot, dry, or windy conditions.
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Garfield County Public Health is calling on parents and guardians to keep vaccine-preventable diseases out of Colorado, by making sure youth are vaccinated.

Seasonal bat activity is prompting Garfield County Public Health to issue warnings about rabies. The deadly disease can spread to people and pets if they are bitten or scratched by a rabid animal.
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Free family Fridays
A free bilingual program offering activities for kids and workshops for adults takes place at CMC in Rifle, from Sept. 6 through Nov. 22, on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
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Fire safety
Visitors to the White River National Forest are urged to be vigilant with campfires due to hot, dry conditions. Drown any campfires fully when leaving; remember that fireworks are prohibited in the forest.
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