Bernard Jambor peered up No Name Creek in Glenwood Canyon on Tuesday while standing astride his bicycle and considered the future of the hiking trail heading up that side canyon.
The Pine Gulch Fire burning 18 miles north of Grand Junction reached 87,209 acres as of Tuesday morning, making it the fourth largest fire in Colorado history and prompting concerns about air quality for the area.
Barring something unforeseen, most students will return to school after School District 51 confirmed it had everything needed to start the school year on Aug. 17, the district told the Board of Education in a Tuesday meeting.
The Pine Gulch Fire, which started as a lightning strike 18 miles north of Grand Junction last Friday, reached over 9,000 acres as of Wednesday afternoon. With near record-high temperatures predicted for the region, the fire is expected to continue to grow and spread through rural Garfield and Mesa counties.
To avoid any possibvle confusion, SCL Health and St. Mary’s officials made it clear on Monday that face masks are both recommended in public and required inside the hospital after an old flier circulated on social media said otherwise.