Morning Edition Host Emily Boyer interviews I-News' Michael Kodas & Burt Hubbard
The number of wildfires in Colorado has exploded during the past decade. So has the number of people living in high-risk fire zones.
And public policies for dealing with both actually risk making the state’s fire danger even worse, an I-News Network investigation found.
In the past two decades, a quarter million people have moved into Colorado’s red zones – the parts of the state at risk for the most dangerous wildfires. Today, one of every four Colorado homes is in a red zone.
Electricity has been restored at Buckhorn Mtn. and we're happy to report that KUNC is back on our main transmitter. Buckhorn Mtn. had been without power since the start of the High Park Fire on June 9th.