Larimer County


Mon July 9, 2012

Heavy Rain Hampers High Park Burn Area Emergency Response Team

The High Park Fire burn zone is very susceptible to flash flooding and mudslides.
Dave Dennis KUNC

A Burn Area Emergency Response Team has been gathering information and conducting field observations to determine how to reduce the natural impacts from the High Park Fire.

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Thu July 5, 2012

High Park Fire Disaster Recovery Center To Close Friday

Firefighters battling the High Park Fire prepare for a day in the field at their morning briefing.
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests / Pawnee National Grassland

As the need for immediate disaster assistance wanes, Larimer County’s High Park Fire Disaster Recovery Center at Johnson Hall on the Colorado State University campus will be closing its doors tomorrow.

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Tue July 3, 2012

Preparing For The Next Disaster: Differing Views On Evacuation Training

Screen capture from a Douglas County Emergency Preparedness Video
Douglas County
  • Larmier County Emergency Manager Eric Nilsson and Ron Hanavan with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The enormous task of evacuating residents from natural disasters like wildfires typically falls to county officials and residents. However, that varies from county to county.

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Fri June 29, 2012

HUD Provides Disaster Resources To Colorado Wildfire Victims

High Park Fire taken June 17
David Dennis KUNC

President Obama’s major disaster declaration will allow U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to offer foreclosure relief and other assistance to certain families living in El Paso and Larimer Counties who have been affected by the Waldo Canyon and High Park fires.

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Sun June 17, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Returning Home: An Evacuee's Story

A group of alpaca stare anxiously at their owner Denise Haines. She and her 140 herd fled her ranch as the High Park Fire quickly advanced.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Progress is being made in the effort to contain the High Park Fire burning west of Ft. Collins. Hundreds have been displaced by the blaze including Denise Haines. KUNC's Nathan Heffel met Haines last Sunday after she fled, with an entire alpaca herd, from her ranch in Bellevue. 

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