While a fraction of the size of the Spring Creek Fire, the Lake Christine blaze has forced hundreds of evacuations.
Park officials said the decision was based on the extreme fire danger and the large number of visitors expected this month.
Tamara Estes' family has lived in Huerfano County for nearly 150 years.
A tornado touched down briefly near the Weston Pass Fire, and the Lake Christine Fire in Basalt continued to grow.
Some researchers say our language needs to change as droughts become less temporary and more permanent.
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 fire had previously burned through 104 structures, including family cabins. It is the third largest in state history.
The Republican senator wants to see a judge that will focus on interpreting the Constitution, and not pushing policy.
Fire containment stands at 5 percent as more resources have been added to the fight, including two Air Force MAFFS air tankers.
Jesper Joergensen, 52, acknowledged building a fire on land where he has been living but said he made sure it was out.