Smoke is once again visible in Chaffee, Fremont, Custer and Saguache Counties from a fire burning in the San Luis Valley.
The Decker Fire, near the Ox Cart Ranch, is now estimated to be close to 30 acres in size and burning in a wilderness area. No structures are threatened and no injuries have been reported.
The U.S. Forest Service is on the scene and closely monitoring the fire.
We will have more updates as they become available.
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.