Colorado

2:34pm

Mon June 25, 2012
Environment

Conditions Net Steamboat Springs a Voluntary Fishing Ban

Fly-fishing angler casting in the Yampa
Greg Hamilton Flickr – Creative Commons

1:19pm

Mon June 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Wildfires Grow In Colorado; C-130 Cargo Planes Called In To Help

A wildfire burns near houses outside Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday, when the fire grew to more than three square miles. More than 11,000 residents have been evacuated.
Bryan Oller AP

In Colorado, high temperatures and extremely low humidity are feeding destructive wildfires, forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents from endangered areas that include popular tourist sites. According to The Denver Post, the Waldo Canyon fire "has burned 3,446 acres and remains zero percent contained."

Fires are also raging in Utah, where the AP reports that "hundreds of residents evacuated ahead of a 39-square-mile blaze."

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12:57pm

Mon June 25, 2012
Wildfires

Wildfires: Rocky Mountain Area Considered Level 5

http://gacc.nifc.gov

Officials have declared that the Rocky Mountain area has moved to preparedness level 5, which is the most severe on the scale.

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11:33am

Mon June 25, 2012

7:05am

Mon June 25, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire Consumes 57 Homes Over Weekend, Total Count At 248

A charred tree stands in the foreground at Buckhorn Mtn. This picture was taken on June 21st.
Dave Dennis KUNC

It was a tough weekend for crews battling the 83,205 acre High Park Fire in Northern Colorado. 57 additional homes in the Glacier View area were burnt over the weekend.

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