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5:00am

Tue June 19, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire Draws Scrutiny of Past Firefighting Efforts

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Governor John Hickenlooper and US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell at the High Park Fire incident command post Saturday.
Kirk Siegler KUNC

With Colorado and the rest of the drought-plagued Southwest coming off a winter that saw a record low snowpack, federal fire managers battling the destructive High Park Fire west of Fort Collins are warning of a long, expensive summer ahead.

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1:10pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Wildfires

High Fire Danger Prompts Rocky Mountain National Park Fire Ban

F. Delventhal Flickr - Creative Commons

Following a statewide fire ban issued by Governor John Hickenlooper last week, Rocky Mountain National Park has now banned all fires within the park.

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12:39pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Wildfires

After the Blaze: How Will Rain Affect the High Park Fire Burn Zone?

The burn zone at Buckhorn Mtn. This picture was taken June 12th, 2012
Larry Selzel KUNC

Fire managers working the High Park fire west of Ft. Collins have said Mother Nature is the only one who can truly put this fire out. While many are hoping the state’s monsoon rains will arrive early – others are worried about the problem the rains can bring – flooding and erosion.

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11:38am

Mon June 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Scene At Denver Comic Con

Nathan Heffel KUNC

Denver’s Colorado Convention Center became the center of the state’s comic universe as thousands attended the inaugural Denver Comic Con this past weekend.

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9:16am

Mon June 18, 2012
Wildfires

On Day 10 Of The High Park Fire: Now 58,770 Acres And 50% Containment

Smoke hangs over the High Park Fire on Sunday, June 17th
Dave Dennis KUNC

A red flag warning day and the forecast have brought new concerns for the High Park Fire. Due to these factors, fire officials have asked that residents in the area remain prepared.

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