News Flash

County News

Posted on: June 30, 2021

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Rio Blanco County

Stage2Restrictions_062421-01

STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS


STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS ORDER EFFECTIVE 6/25/2021
Pursuant to Rio Blanco County Resolution 2019-06 the following acts are prohibited in Rio Blanco County.


PROHIBITIONS:
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire, charcoal grill, coal, wood burning stove or sheepherders stove, including in developed camping and picnic grounds.
Devices using pressurized liquid or gas are exempted.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer, building or tent.
3. Using an explosive requiring fuse or blasting caps, fireworks, rockets, exploding targets and tracers or incendiary ammunition.
4. Operating a chainsaw without an approved spark arrestor, and without a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher and a round-point shovel with an overall length of at least 35
inches. The extinguisher will be with the equipment operator. The shovel may be kept with fueling supplies but readily available for use.
5. Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame (except with a current permit, contract or letter of authorization).
6. Operating or using any internal combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order meeting either:
a. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Standard 5100-1a;
b. or Appropriate Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recommended practice J335
(b) and J350 (a).


EXEMPTIONS:
A. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
B. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.


This order becomes effective at 12:01 AM, June 25th, 2021 and will remain until rescinded. Violations of these regulations could be punishable as a Class 6 felony 18-13-109(2)(a)

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in County News

PRESS RELEASE (2) Kenney 070321 JPEG-01

Kenney Reservoir Reopens

Posted on: July 30, 2021

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Posted on: June 16, 2021
Scenic Byway Road

Sign Up for Notifications

Posted on: October 18, 2019
landfill

Inside Rio Blanco County- Volume Nine

Posted on: November 18, 2020
Budget Workshop-01-01

2021 Budget Workshop Schedules

Posted on: October 8, 2020
RBC Website_Building Division-01

Updated Info for Building Inspections

Posted on: October 8, 2020
treasurer

Inside Rio Blanco County- Volume Eight

Posted on: September 28, 2020
budget update

Budget Timeline

Posted on: September 16, 2020
unemploymentaugust

Unemployment Update August 2020

Posted on: September 21, 2020
voter info

Election 2020 Voter Information

Posted on: September 17, 2020
facilities

Inside Rio Blanco County- Volume Seven

Posted on: September 9, 2020
2021BudgetOutlook-01

2021 Budget Outlook

Posted on: September 2, 2020
budget update

Budget Update 9/1/2020

Posted on: September 1, 2020
budget discussion

2021 Budget Discussion Presentation

Posted on: August 31, 2020