Environment

6:18am

Fri June 8, 2012
Wildfires

Out of the Ashes of Hayman, A Unique Partnership Develops

Photo from June 29, 2002 from the Hayman fire, burned down to soil.
Rick Jacob Land Wikimedia Commons
  • Nathan Heffel interviews Randy Hickenbottom of the US Forest Service, and Mary Mitsos of the National Forest Foundation about the Hayman Restoration Project.

Colorado largest wildfire touched off ten years ago Friday. When it was finally contained – the Hayman fire southwest of Denver had scarred 138,000 acres. A unique restoration partnership between the US Forest Service and the National Forest Foundation continues to restore critical watersheds struggling to recover a decade later.

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12:49pm

Thu June 7, 2012
Environment

Hayman Fire Anniversary Stirs Memories, Draws Comparisons to 2012

A helicopter drops water on the Hayman Fire southwest of Denver in June of 2002.
Chad Johnston Flickr - Creative Commons

Despite recent rains, state and federal officials continue to warn that severe drought and historically low snowpack mean Colorado could be in for a long wildfire season.

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8:55am

Thu June 7, 2012

More Storm Photos: 'Hail As Thick As Snow'

Lead in text: 
This morning in Northern Colorado, the scene is overcast, serene even. Not many experienced what Southern Colorado and the Denver Metro did. Didn't believe us from earlier? Check these photos out.
Source: Buzzfeed · Via: Buzzfeed
This can't be normal. When hail falls from the sky it's not supposed to be as thick as snow, but last night in Colorado it was.

8:37am

Thu June 7, 2012
Weather

Last Night's Severe Storms Pummel Southern Front Range

Screencap from youtube of last night's storm in Highlands Ranch. Video by user bjorn50
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  • Nathan Heffel for KUNC News this morning on Morning Edition

5:00am

Thu June 7, 2012
Environment

Amid Wildfire Risk, More Colorado Counties to Adopt Fire Bans

Low water as seen at Lake Dillon on June 6th, 2011.
kelley.tara Flickr - Creative Commons

Severe drought hitting much of Colorado’s mountains is prompting many local officials to consider implementing fire bans; a move that follows similar restrictions already in place along the tinder dry Front Range. 

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