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11:05pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Environment

Inside the High Park Fire Burn Zone

Grace Hood

The media were allowed a first glimpse of what it looks like inside the High Park Fire burn zone on Wednesday. An escorted caravan along the lower part of the Poudre Canyon—Highway 14—showed charred black and gray hillsides. Perhaps most remarkable was the random path of the fire. As KUNC’s Grace Hood reports, some homes were leveled, while the rest of the block was left standing.

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7:47pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Wildfires

Slideshow: Pictures From Inside The High Park Fire

The remains of a single home scorched by the High Park Fire along Colorado Road 29C.
Grace Hood KUNC

The High Park Fire has consumed an estimated at 68,200 acres as of Wednesday evening. Following our previous picture collection from Buckhorn Mtn., Grace Hood went inside the High Park Fire this afternoon with the media tour and brought back these pictures.

2:52pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Environment

Hot And Dry Weather Is On The High Park Fire’s Side, Not Ours

Firefighters expect the cooler weather conditions today to help them gain some ground in the High Park fire effort west of Fort Collins, but the return tomorrow to summer highs may put a damper on their progress.

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1:56pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Politics

Udall/Bennet Bark Beetle Mitigation Amendment Passes Senate

Bark beetles are responsible for killing more than 41.7 million acres of trees throughout the western United States.
V. Smoothe Flickr - Creative Commons

An amendment that Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet added to the pending 2012 Farm Bill increasing funding for bark beetle mitigation in the west, passed the Senate Tuesday. 

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1:05pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Environment

Report: Fracking to Strain Colorado Water Supplies

KUNC file photo

A new report by a Boulder-based environmental group warns that the controversial drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing will put a significant strain on the future water supply of the northern Front Range. 

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