High Park Fire

9:59am

Sat June 23, 2012
Wildfires

Day 15 Of The High Park Fire: Now 81,190 Acres

The High Park Fire as seen from Estes Park. Photo taken on June 22nd.
Dave Dennis KUNC

The High Park Fire has proven to be stubborn, with winds fanning growth and containment of the fire dropping last night from 60% to 45%. 75,537 acres have been blackened since June 9th.

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2:23pm

Fri June 22, 2012
Wildfires

Udall Praises Forest Service Air Tanker Fleet

A US Forest Service air tanker lands at the air tanker base in Broomfield, CO
Public Information Picassa-CreativeCommons

Colorado Senator Mark Udall was briefed Friday about efforts to contain the High Park Fire, as well as the strength of the US Forest Service air tanker fleet. 

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10:33am

Fri June 22, 2012

8:13am

Fri June 22, 2012
Environment

Understanding Wildfires: Past, Present and Future

Dendrochronologist Peter Brown demonstrates tree coring.
Grace Hood

For most of us, the Hayman Fire registers as the largest in Colorado history. But trees across Colorado—and the ecologists who study them—tell a different story.

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5:00am

Fri June 22, 2012
Environment

In Denver, Hayman Fire Symposium Brings Comparisons, Draws Lessons to High Park Fire

The High Park Fire near Fort Collins, Colo.
Photo by Kirk Siegler/KUNC

Lessons learned from Colorado’s largest wildfire in recorded history might help restoration efforts in the forests and watersheds affected by the current High Park Fire west of Fort Collins. 

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