Alkali Fire

NEWS
8:13 am
Tue July 29, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  Newscast

  • Update on Alkali Fire & Elk Springs Fire Near Craig
  • EPA holds Clean Power Plan public hearings in Denver
  • CO Attorney General Asks State Supreme Court to stop Boulder County same-sex marriages
  • Hundreds of unaccompanied Central American kids released to Colorado sponsors
  • Denver looks outside of city to for advise on sheriff’s department
  • Bear cubs captured in Crawford, mother bear not seen 
NEWS
8:20 am
Mon July 28, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, July 28, 2014

  Newscast

  • Elks Springs Fire
  • Update on Alkali Fire burning northwest of Craig
  • Lindt & Sprüngli Buys Russell Stover Candies
  • Personhood proposal impacts Colorado U.S. Senate race
  • Christie, governors on immigrant kids, Republican image
  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife Has Plenty Of Leftover Fall Hunting Licenses 
ENVIRONMENT
5:03 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

20,000-acre Alkali Fire contained

The Alkali Fire northwest of Craig has burned more than 20,000 acres. 

Officials said the fire is now fully contained. 

The wildfire started Wednesday and the cause of it is still under investigation.

Lynn Barclay with Bureau of Land Management said the fire is burning sagebrush and grass. 

"This year because we did have a wet spring the grass that we have out there is thicker [and] tall and the sagebrush out in that area can get very, very tall, over five feet," Barclay said. "When you get some wind on that continuous fuel bed the fire just runs."

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