Wildfires

NEWS
1:53 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Aggressive Proposals Aside, Colorado Legislature Still Looks To Address Wildfires

The Black Forest Fire as seen on June 12, 2013 from nearby homes. The wildfire became the most destructive in the state's history, surpassing 2012's Waldo Canyon Fire.
State Farm Flickr - Creative Commons

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 1:35 pm

Helping prevent and fight wildfires is one of the top priorities for Colorado lawmakers in both parties this session, but so far they’re only proposing minor policy changes.

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NEWS
11:01 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Committee Wraps Work On Colorado Wildfire Recommendations

Soldiers from the Colorado National Guard's 1157th Engineer Firefighter Company smother hot spots around Black Forest residential areas in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 14, 2013.
U.S. National Guard photo Sgt. Richard McMullen/RELEASED

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 10:18 am

A state committee tasked with studying wildfire issues recently finished its work with several recommendations. Among them, a tax credit to encourage people to mitigate fire risks and a proposal to give individual counties more authority to cut down hazardous trees.

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NEWS
9:41 am
Fri November 1, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, November 1, 2013

Headlines

  • State Wildfire Committee Wraps Up
  • Tipton, Udall Come Together on Wildfire Prevention Measure
  • First Phase of State Tree Inventory Project Finished
  • Telluride Soda Tax Debate Continues as Election Day Draws Near
  • State Flags at Half Staff Today to Honor Astronaut Scott Carpentar
  • KVNF Sports Report
NEWS
8:44 am
Mon August 19, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Monday, August 19, 2013

  • Former Ouray Mayor Pam Larson to Run Again
  • Montrose County Commissioners Consider Adding a Fixed-Base Operator to Montrose Regional Airport
  • Former State Patrol Captain Awarded Back and Lost Future Pay After Discrimination Case
  • Area Environmentalists/Conservationists Host Canoe Trip to Discuss Dominguez-Escalante Issues
  • Small Fire Burning on Uncompaghre National Forest Lands
  • USA Pro Challenge Kicks Off in Snowmass Village
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iSeeChange
8:15 am
Mon June 24, 2013

iSeeChange: The Rising Threat of Wildfires

East Fork Fire, June 2013.
Credit USDA Forest Service

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, May 2013 was the third-warmest May on record for the planet, and the earth's temperature has been above its 20th century average for 339 straight months - more than 28 years. 

Hugh Carson has been fighting fires for more than 40 years, and although he’s retired now, he was in the thick of things last year when he coordinated aircraft to battle the High Park Fire near Fort Collins. Over the years, he’s seen some changes.

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Local Newscast
8:33 am
Tue December 4, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Headlines:

  • GBLT Lawmakers elected to power positions
  • Proposed gravel pit near Crawford discussed
  • Fern Lake fire only 20 percent contained
  • NextGen technology debuts at Montrose Airport
  • Old, abandoned coal mines pose threat to safety
Local Newscast
8:57 am
Fri November 2, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, November 2, 2012

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Headlines:

  • State Budget Looking Up
  • Two Locals Appointed To Coal Mine Board of Examiners
  • Legislator Aims To Remove Guns From College Campuses
  • Juvenile Charged With Arson In Weber Fire
  • Watch Report On Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • Colorado Spruce Heads to US Capitol For Christmas
  • Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

Local Newscast
8:59 am
Mon October 29, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, October 29, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Roatcap Fire Starter Arrested, Identified
  • Governor Signs Disaster Declaration For Roatcap Fire
  • Capitol Coverage: State House District 3 Race Profile
  • House District 61 Race Profile
  • Insurance Exec Indicted Over Delta Petroleum Insider Trading
  • Hurricane Sandy Affecting DIA Flights

Local Newscast
8:50 am
Fri October 26, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, October 26, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Wildfire Update
  • Paonia Town Fraud Much Larger Than First Reported
  • First Formal Application Filed For Thompson Divide Drilling
  • Ouray County Commission Race Finance
  • Delta Cannery Razed After 92 Years
  • Western Slope Skies

Local Newscast
9:22 am
Thu October 25, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Fast-moving Wildfire Strikes Between Cortez and Dolores
  • More Wildfire Updates
  • Winter Weather Makes Roads Hazardous State-wide
  • Energy Fuels Affected By Dropping Uranium Prices
  • Presidential Candidates Visit Colorado
  • Secretary of State Identifies More Non-citizen Voters
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • West End Campground Improvements and Road Closures
  • Emergency Room Visits For Routine Health Care Costly
  • Winter Weather Awareness Week Offers Safety Tips

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