Environment

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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1:05pm

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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10:55am

Wed June 20, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: 65,738 acres, Soldier Canyon & Mill Canyon Evacuations Lifted

A picture of Soldier Canyon, taken on June 11th, the third day of the High Park Fire.
Dave Dennis KUNC

The High Park Fire has grown to 65,738 acres with 55% containment. Fire officials have lifted evacuations for Soldier Canyon and Mill Canyon Estates.

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10:53am

Wed June 20, 2012
Wildfires

CSU's Pingree Park: From Mountain Campus To Firefighter Spike Camp

View of the smoke from the High Park Fire as seen from Pingree Park Campus, photo taken June, 9th the first day of the fire.
US Forest Service
  • KUNC's Nathan Heffel speaks with Patrick Rastall, Director of CSU's Pingree Park Mountain Campus.

Colorado State University’s Pingree Park Mountain Campus sits on the western flank of the High Park Fire. Even after official evacuation orders, Pingree Park remains active and has become a remote base or “spike” camp for nearly 200 firefighters.

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10:31am

Wed June 20, 2012
Environment

Have Forest Management Policies Increased Fire Risk?

The High Park Fire as seen from the air Sunday, June 10th.
Kirk Siegler KUNC

A troubling theme has emerged during our coverage of the High Park Fire west of Fort Collins; the blaze may only be the first of many large, destructive wildfires to come.

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