High Park Fire


Thu August 2, 2012

Colorado Lawmakers Lobby for Wildfire Relief Funds

Cj Moore lost her home in the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs.
Kirk Siegler

Colorado’s congressional delegation is urging the federal government to expand disaster assistance funds to communities hit hard by this summer’s destructive wildfires. 

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Wed August 1, 2012


Tue July 31, 2012

Fire Changes Course Of Mercury Study

The rainwater (wet) mercury collector was installed near Horsetooth Reservoir just four days before the High Park Fire. The rain gauge is on the left, and the precipitation collector is on the right.
Brian Wolff Colorado State University

Scientists already know that mercury can be a hazardous neurotoxin to both fish and anglers chowing down on their catches. But a plan to monitor the way the heavy metal cycles through the environment has taken on a new significance at a reservoir in northern Colorado. 

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Thu July 26, 2012

Four Mile Fire Report Draws Lessons For 2012

The remains of a home destroyed by the 2010 Four Mile Canyon Fire west of Boulder.
Kirk Siegler

The US Forest Service has released its final report on the 2010 Four Mile Canyon fire that destroyed 169 homes west of Boulder.

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Wed July 25, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

What Does it Take to Rehabilitate the High Park Burn Zone?

The Young Gulch trail and others along Highway 14 are expected to remain closed for restoration work.
Grace Hood KUNC