News for Monday, June 17, 2013



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.