Chaffee County Evacuations Lifted

Good news for residents evacuated from their homes on Methodist Mountain. 

Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze has lifted the evacuation orders for Methodist Estates and Boot Hill subdivisions and all other residents who access their homes through County Road 108 as well as the Chaffee County Residents who reside on County Road 101, Bear Creek. 

Residents are asked to check in with sheriff personnel starting at 10 am this morning at the check point on County Road 108. 

Only residents and service personnel will be allowed into the area as there are still firefighters and fire activity in the area. 

All affected residences will remain on pre-evacuation alert. 

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the pre-evacuation status for the eastern half of Howard. The western half of Howard and Pine Ridge remain under pre-evacuation status.  

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office lifted the pre-evacuation order for Wellsville and Swissvale on Monday. 

Dan R

Danny “Dan R” Ridenour has been in radio and television broadcasting for 42 years, starting as a senior in high school at KAMO in Rogers, Arkansas.

Dan attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas from 1978-82 (where he picked up the name Dan R after his fraternity brothers couldn’t pronounce his last name), majoring in Radio/Television. Dan lived in Jonesboro for 10 years working in radio and then was a TV weatherman for ABC affiliate KAIT Channel 8.

Television was a little boring when compared to radio, so Dan returned to hosting radio morning shows in Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma, and then eventually, Colorado.

Dan enjoys being involved in the community, having been an member of the Upper Arkansas Service Club and is currently on the board of directors for the Salida Community Center and is a member of the Chaffee County Fair Committee.

Dan and his wife Carrie spend their days doing everything the mountains have to offer: hiking, camping, fishing and skiing. They raised 3 children together and have 2 grandchildren.
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