Wildfire http://aspenpublicradio.org en Glenwood Conference: Fire Officials Look At "True Costs" Of Wildfire http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/glenwood-conference-fire-officials-look-true-costs-wildfire <p></p><p>The story of wildfire in the west is increasingly bleak. Fires are bigger, the wildfire season’s longer, and homes are increasingly built on lands at risk to fire. That’s the situation surrounding a wildfire conference in Glenwood Springs this week. Firefighters, elected officials and government workers met to try and find solutions. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, one idea is to expand biomass production.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17197 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Glenwood Conference: Fire Officials Look At "True Costs" Of Wildfire Mountain Edition - April 3rd, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-april-3rd-2014 <p>Defense attorneys in the Nancy Pfister case are digging through lots of evidence.</p><p>Spring snow showers have boosted snowpack to above-average levels and forecasts are calling for high river flows this spring.</p><p>A Western Slope lawmaker is proposing Colorado get its own firefighting fleet of airplanes and helicopters.</p><p>And, wildfire is on the minds of local officials who are planning ahead after devastating fires in recent years, on the Front Range.</p><p>Suicide is getting attention in the Aspen community, after several deaths this winter.</p><p>And, we have some fun with what could be the Upper Valley’s first home inspired hybrid.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:32:49 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 16520 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - April 3rd, 2014 Wildfire Planning For Aspen, Pitkin County Starts While It's Still Snowing http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/wildfire-planning-aspen-pitkin-county-starts-while-its-still-snowing <p></p><p>Even though there’s still snow on the ground, local planning is already happening around wildfires. Prompted by large and destructive fires in recent years, the City of Aspen, Pitkin County and the local fire protection district are working together to make neighborhoods safer. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s lightly snowing in a neighborhood east of Aspen as firefighter Parker Lathrop makes his way up a winding, paved road.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:36:08 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16429 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Wildfire Planning For Aspen, Pitkin County Starts While It's Still Snowing Health Care, Budget, Wildfire: The Dwindling Weeks Of Colorado's Legislative Session http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/health-care-budget-wildfire-dwindling-weeks-colorados-legislative-session <p></p><p>With about five weeks left in Colorado’s legislative session, lawmakers are going over the budget, looking into fighting wildfires and voting on internet access for rural areas. State Senator Gail Schwartz is involved with these efforts. She’s a democrat from Snowmass Village and Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen sat down with her on Sunday. Here is their entire conversation.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:56:46 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16309 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Health Care, Budget, Wildfire: The Dwindling Weeks Of Colorado's Legislative Session Red Canyon Wildfire Sparks South of Glenwood Springs http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/red-canyon-wildfire-sparks-south-glenwood-springs <p><strong>UDATE: August 16th, 2013 - 9:00pm</strong></p><p>The fire is 100% contained and management of the blaze will be returned to local agencies early tomorrow morning. The evacuation order for residents who live on the backside of Lookout Mountain, has been lifted. Over the weekend, crews will continue to monitor for hot spots and rehab fire lines. Red Canyon Road (County Road 115) remains closed to traffic. Two minor injuries were reported on the fire today. One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion and another individual received stitches on a cut. The cost of fighting the fire is over $1 million.</p><p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 03:30:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 5930 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Red Canyon Wildfire Sparks South of Glenwood Springs