News for Monday, June 17, 2013

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Yampa Valley Electric Association hires new general manager

Yampa Valley Electric Association has hired Diane Johnson to replace Larry Covillo as general manager of the rural electric co-op.

Update: New The Memorial Hospital CEO Chris Smolik takes charge

The Memorial Hospital looks toward the future as Chris Smolik takes the reins as the new, permanent CEO.

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2 fires merge into one at Dinosaur National Monument

The two wildfires at Dinosaur National Monument have merged into one 380-acre fire, and fire managers are working to suppress the blaze.

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Carpenter Ranch wildfire stays at 5 acres while firefighters pause efforts until Tuesday

When he first reported the fire around 12:30 p.m., West Routt Fire Chief Bryan Rickman estimated it had burned about half an acre and had a moderate potential of spreading.