Emergency Management

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  • Voters asked to support increase in taxes for emergency services
  • Olathe officer cleared in death
  • A look back at how the weather affected this year’s hay market

  • Hickenlooper appoints replacement for Mesa County DA
  • Montrose fast-­tracks new city dispatch center
  • State commission to study use of American Indian mascots in schools
  • Some Colorado towns look to rein in oil and gas ahead of state rules

  • Plane crashes in Garfield County
  • Report released on helicopter crash
  • New dispatch center takes business from Montrose County Operation
  • Rep. Millie Hamner on education, TABOR, state budget
  • Colorado begins to grapple with Clean Power Plan

  • Road closures across Western Slope
  • Montrose Fire District becomes first to sign up for city's new dispatch center
  • A look at TABOR and the recreational marijuana sales tax holiday
  • Legislators debate legality of collecting rain water

  • City of Montrose fronts almost a million dollars for new dispatch center
  • GED program in Norwood starts this month
  • State audit finds gambling funds were mismanaged
  • Refugees from Southeast Asia living in rural Colorado tackle the language barrier
montrose regional dispatch center
City of Montrose

The city of Montrose is going to create its own regional dispatch center with an estimated price tag of $1.8 million. 


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Hugh Carson

For this episode of Local Motion, we spoke to retired firefighter Hugh Carson about his experience helping to coordinate emergency response in the wake of the historic flooding that hit the Front Range in September.

Carson has a long history with disaster management, and has spoken to KVNF before about his experiences with wildfire. He joins us this time for an insider's look at how emergency personnel deal with a much different element: water, and lots of it.

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In the wake of the historic Front Range Floods, many climate experts and researchers admit that while they’ve known of the potential for dangerous flooding in the Boulder area for some time now, hardly anybody could’ve predicted such a large-scale disaster.

We decided to look into what the floods might tell us about the future of massive storms, and whether the events of last week might change our definitions of "rare" weather events.

Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida/The National Guard

A number of firefighters from the Western Slope have been traveling to the Front Range to assist with search and rescue and emergency operations there. On Monday (September 16), KVNF spoke to one of them - retired firefighter Hugh Carson. Carson told us about what he's seen so far in Fort Collins. 


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Beth Bartel

As flood waters continued to wreak havoc along the Front Range on Friday (September 13), KVNF spoke to Hugh Carson, a firefighter of over 40 years who was called to Fort Collins to assist with emergency operations.