Aspen Way Fire burned area in Oak Meadows Aspen Way Fire burned area in Oak Meadows

Oak Meadows Fire
A Southern Idaho Type 3 Team takes command of Oak Meadows Fire Sunday, The fire is 60 percent contained on about 44 acres. Operations continue with four ground crews, including two hotshot crews and two Type 2 crews. The projected weather forecast calls for cooler weather.

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May 31 - Garfield County Stage 1 unincorporated private and state lands fire restrictions
May 31 - Town of Carbondale Stage 1 fire restrictions
May 31 - City of Rifle Stage 1 fire restrictions
June 8 - Stage 1 fire restrictions for BLM lands in Mesa and Garfield counties    map
June 15 - White River National Forest Stage 1 fire restrictions      map
June 16 - Glenwood Springs Stage 2 fire restrictions
June 12 - Pitkin County Stage 1 fire restrictions

Fireworks use ban
On June 11, citing public safety concerns, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously supported a prohibition on use of fireworks in unincorporated Garfield County, due to high fire danger and ongoing dry conditions.
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Burn permit restrictions
No open burning is allowed without a permit, and no burn permits will be issued until conditions permit after Labor Day.

Citizens urged to be 'bear aware'
With expected dry conditions in Garfield County, officials with the Garfield County Sheriff's Office and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are urging citizens to be aware of bears in the area, and to secure any trash.
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election day
Primary Election June 26
The Clerk and Recorder's offices in Glenwood and Rifle are providing election and recording services only on Primary Election day, June 26. No titles, registrations, marriage licenses or no vital records requests will be processed.
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