Environment

5:58am

Sun June 10, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: Day 2 Updates

Janice Naylor US Forest Service
  • Grace Hood reporting for KUNC News & NPR

Editor's NoteThe High Park Fire started on Saturday, June 9th . Winds and high temperatures helped the fire rapidly spread. The blaze has grown from an initial 8,000 acres by the end of Saturday to an estimated 20,000+ by  the end of Sunday. Our day 1 updates are archived here, this post serves to archive updates from Sunday, June 10th.

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4:09pm

Sat June 9, 2012
Wildfires

Photo: Satellite Image of High Park Fire

Satellite image of the High Park Fire with notations added by Tom Yulsman
Tom Yulsman MODIS

The size of the High Park Fire has expanded rapidily, now at a reported 2,000 - 3,000 acres. Here is a satellite image from MODIS, giving you an aerial view of the size of the fire.

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12:15pm

Sat June 9, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: Day 1 Updates

High Park Fire at sunset over Terry Lake north of Fort Collins
Kirk Mowers KUNC

The High Park Fire is burning just west of Fort Collins & Loveland. The fire is 8,000 acres and 0% contained. The fire has also impacted the KUNC transmitter site at Buckhorn Mtn. 91.5fm is off the air currently.

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4:07am

Sat June 9, 2012
Animals

Growling With The Gorillas: A Rwanda Mountain Trek

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 8:58 am

Gorillas rest in the Virunga mountains of Rwanda. More than half of the world's mountain gorillas live in the volcanic chain in East Africa.
Rebecca Davis NPR

It's not easy shaking a bad reputation. Take the gorilla, for example: It's been saddled with a sketchy rep for as long as anyone can remember. Something along the lines of big, hairy, ferocious and superhuman in strength. A bit daunting, perhaps. And yet folks who work with and study gorillas say they are as much gentle as giant. I recently had the opportunity to find out for myself thanks to a trip organized by the International Reporting Project that took us to Rwanda.

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12:00pm

Fri June 8, 2012
Weather

Sights And Sounds From A Dark And Stormy Night In NoCo

Screencap of the storm last night in Fort Collins. Video by WebDesignByJack
Agency: youtube.com

Another round of severe storms raged across Northern Colorado last night, bringing up to one inch in diameter hail, heavy rain, and reports of tornados. We've gathered some audio, video and tweets from the latest wave of severe weather.

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