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Lake Christine Fire Officials Upgrade Incident Command

The Lake Christine Fire continues to grow on Basalt Mountain, and hot, dry weather the past couple of days has meant increased activity. It’s estimated to be nearly 8,000 acres, and officials said it grew about 500 acres Wednesday.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for public input as it starts planning what to do with land it acquired near Carbondale last year.

From Ai Weiwei to Charles and Bunny Burson, Deputy Director Ashley Todey takes us through the dynamic lineup in the Summer Series: Artists and Conversations. Open to the public, more information can be found at AndersonRanch.org

  The Lake Christine Fire is burning at 6,100 Acres and is now 39 percent contained.

People who evacuated their homes last week because of the Lake Christine Fire are returning. Some have to pass through police checkpoints, which is how law enforcement is ensuring people are who they say they are, in order to cut down on crowds and to prevent looting.


Low water levels and high temperatures are causing stress to fish in the Roaring Fork Valley, so experts are asking anglers to stop fishing in the mid-afternoon.

First Draft: James Wood

Jul 9, 2018
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James Wood has been a staff writer and book critic at The New Yorker since 2007.  His critical essays are collected in three books.  He is also the author of the novels, The Book Against God and Upstate, and a study of technique in the novel,  How Fiction Works.

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Lake Christine Fire 31 Percent Contained

Jul 9, 2018
Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

  The Lake Christine Fire is still burning at 5,916 Acres and is now 31% contained.

Eagle County Public Information Officers

Eagle County Firefighters were called to a wildland fire above the Eagle Springs Golf Course in Wolcott Sunday night at 5 pm. A major power line in the area was initially threatened, and as a precaution, the communities of Edwards, Avon, Beaver Creek and Vail were notified of the possibility of a power outage. Firefighters were successful in keeping the fire away from the power lines, and as of 11:00 p.m., Incident Command did not anticipate further threat to the area’s power supply.

Six individuals and two horses were evacuated as a precaution. Crews remained on scene to monitor fire activity overnight.

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The Lake Christine fire could still burn for several weeks. The fire is burning in very steep terrain with pinyon-juniper and oak brush fuel. Oak fuel types tend to have thick leaf litter deposits accumulated over many years. This can harbor heat, and, when conditions are right, these fuels can reburn.

Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives through year-round adaptive experiences for individuals faced with cognitive and or physical disabilities. They create life-changing opportunities by encouraging participation in activities designed to redefine limits, recognize abilities, and transfer newfound courage to everyday life. CEO, Jeff Hauser and Director of the Military Opportunities Program, John Klonowski, discuss the diverse programs and events they offer. 


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Sexual harassment allegations at Colorado's Capitol came with a sizeable price tag for taxpayers -- $275,000. That includes everything from fees for attorneys, sexual harassment training and consultants to staffing for a special committee of lawmakers meeting this summer and fall to study changes to the Capitol's workplace harassment policy.

Colorado lawmakers wrapped up their annual legislative session this week. Even though the session was often overshadowed by sexual harassment allegations and the expulsion of former Rep. Steve Lebsock, lawmakers and the governor said it was one of the most successful sessions in history

After a dramatic and tearful day in early March, lawmakers voted out one of their own. Democratic Rep. Steve Lebsock was the first lawmaker expelled in 103 years after allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation and retaliation from five women, were found to be credible.

But that wasn't the end.

Thousands of Colorado teachers spent two days rallying at the state Capitol for higher salaries and more money for schools. They highlighted long-standing funding problems and potential changes to the state’s public employee pension program currently being debated by the legislature.

Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland spoke with Brian Eason of The Associated Press and Ed Sealover with the Denver Business Journal about the rallies.

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