Wildfire

APR Local News
9:36 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Wildfire Planning For Aspen, Pitkin County Starts While It's Still Snowing

A group of City of Aspen, Pitkin County and Aspen Fire Protection District workers examine a neighborhood east of Aspen. It's one area that has just one route out. The group's trying to find where to place an alternate route in case of an emergency, like a wildfire.
Credit Marci Krivonen

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.

It’s lightly snowing in a neighborhood east of Aspen as firefighter Parker Lathrop makes his way up a winding, paved road.

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APR Local News
7:56 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Health Care, Budget, Wildfire: The Dwindling Weeks Of Colorado's Legislative Session

State Senator Gail Schwartz will introduce bills about energy efficiency and health care during the final weeks of the legislature. She's a democrat from Snowmass Village.
Credit www.gailschwartz.org

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.

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Wildfire
9:30 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Red Canyon Wildfire Sparks South of Glenwood Springs

The Red Canyon Fire near Glenwood Springs is 100% contained. The blackened ground can be seen here, with vehicle tracks criss-crossing the area.
Marci Krivonen

UDATE: August 16th, 2013 - 9:00pm

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.

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Red Canyon Fire
8:15 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Helicopters a Big Help in Red Canyon Fire Attack

One of two helicopters involved in fighting the Red Canyon Fire arrives at the Carbondale Fire House to refuel.
Credit Facebook/Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District

The Red Canyon Fire burning southeast of Glenwood Springs didn’t see any growth yesterday. Favorable weather and more resources allowed firefighters to get a handle on the blaze. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

So far, about 390 acres have burned in the rugged area, three miles outside of Glenwood Springs. As of yesterday evening, nearly 30 percent of the fire had been contained.

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Wildlife
7:49 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Drought, Forest Overgrowth Contributors to Red Canyon Fire

Hank Van Berlo points to where the Red Canyon Fire is burning across from the firefighters' "safe zone."
Marci Krivonen

Strong winds yesterday, whipped up flames on a wildfire burning south of Glenwood Springs. The Red Canyon Fire grew to 350 acres and mandatory evacuations forced 15 families from their homes. The fire is burning in rugged terrain, in a Pinyon/Juniper forest. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen was with firefighters when the blaze blew up and started creeping toward them. She filed this report.

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