Aspen Fire

Courtesy of Sam Howzit

Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo has lifted the county-wide fire ban.

After one month of restrictions, local fire chiefs now say that the danger is waning. A few weeks of July showers have brought the fuel-moisture level in the county back to near-normal levels. Aspen Fire chief Rick Ballentine said this doesn’t necessarily mean we’re out of the woods.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio

A wildfire along Lower River Road yesterday threatened one home and burned about 6 acres near the Roaring Fork River. High winds spread a burning debris pile across private land. Though flames reached within 50 feet of a home, no buildings were damaged.

 This is from the Cross Current archives. This program takes an in depth look at the recent prescribed burn in the Hunter Creek Valley, why it was scheduled and what results can be expected.

Confirmed: Body of Will Graham recovered

Jul 17, 2015
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Update (7/17/15 6:58pm): 

The Pitkin County Sheriff's Department confirmed today that a recent body recovery involved missing Aspen local William Graham.