colorado fire http://kvnf.org en KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, February 21, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-thursday-february-21-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Forest report reveals damage by spruce beetles</li><li>Miners back to work at Elk Creek in Somerset</li><li>$895 million price tag to clean uranium tailings from Arkansas River</li><li>Controlled burns planned for some 12,000 acres on Western Slope</li><li>Increased ozone linked to oil and gas drilling in Eastern Utah</li><li>Playoff time for local hoops players, wrestlers go to state</li></ul><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:26:20 +0000 Eric Goold 6810 at http://kvnf.org Local News: Fire Bans Increase http://kvnf.org/post/local-news-fire-bans-increase <p></p><p>Local governments and federal agencies are upping the fire restrictions across much of the Western Slope. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that continued hot, dry and windy weather, low humidity and several large fires already burning within the state have caused fire managers to effectively ban anything that might cause a spark.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:07:22 +0000 & ar 3995 at http://kvnf.org High Park Fire Update: Hugh Carson http://kvnf.org/post/high-park-fire-update-hugh-carson <p>Hugh Carson is the deputy air operations branch director on the High Park Fire, and also a KVNF DJ. Carson is responsible for aviation assets, strategy and tactics on this fire. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious spoke with Carson yesterday about his operations so far.</p><p>For those who aren’t aware, in 1994 the lightning-sparked Wake fire burned more than 3800 acres of pinion-juniper about four miles northeast of Hotchkiss.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:07:22 +0000 & ari 3998 at http://kvnf.org