A tornado touched down briefly near the Weston Pass Fire, and the Lake Christine Fire in Basalt continued to grow.
Roaring Fork Valley
Thousands were out of their homes for the holiday and strict bans on fireworks sought to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry conditions.
The Forest Service is exploring ways to welcome visitors to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, while at the same time preventing damage to popular areas.
People in the valley say they can't afford to live where they work, and that weakens the community.
Illegal immigration in the Roaring Fork Valley is the subject of a new documentary from longtime NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw.