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Colorado Wildfire

Boulder Flooding: Remembering Warnings From Weather Report

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 11.13.2013 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Weather Report did "deluge the populace with artwork" exhibited all across town in numerous venues and outdoors. I surmise that no one in Boulder had imagined then that the real "deluge" would arrive -- so soon.

Senators Protest Cuts To Wildfire Prevention Funds

AP | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green

DENVER -- A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators is urging the Obama administration to focus more on preventing wildfires. The administration is proposi...

Royal Gorge Fire Forces Evacuation Of 900 Prisoners

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

Firefighters are continuing to battle a 3,800-acre wildfire at and around Colorado's Royal Gorge Bridge and Park near Canon City. As of Wednesday morn...

Climate Change Brings Rising Seas, Drier Droughts and Wilder Wildfires

Neil Wagner | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

Unusual is defined as "not usual, common, or ordinary; uncommon in amount or degree." I'd say our climate's behavior is unusual, as is George Will's perception of it.

Young Woman Fleeing Wildfire Crashes, Ignites Another Fire

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — A Colorado woman fleeing a deadly wildfire crashed on the way to her father's home in Oregon, sparking a new blaze in Idaho. ...

Crews Battle Fast, Lightning-Sparked Idaho Fire

AP | By JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green

BOISE, Idaho -- Wind-fanned wildfires in southern Idaho are proving stubborn, but across the West as a whole, firefighters are gaining ground and keep...

Winds And Grass Fuel Idaho Blaze That Grew To 75,000 Acres Within 24 Hours

AP | Posted 09.07.2012 | Green

BOISE, Idaho — Efforts to contain a large wildfire in southern Idaho by Sunday evening were dashed as winds picked up and the region's grass and...

Fires Tear Across The West During Fireworks-Free Independence Day

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Firefighters took advantage of a lull in searing heat and shifting winds in Wyoming and Montana on Thursday to attack wildfire...

Crews Battle Growing Fires Across The West

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.03.2012 | Green

DENVER — Rains cooled Colorado's wildfires Wednesday, but more than a dozen wildfires elsewhere in the West continued chewing through bone-dry p...

WOAH: Wildfires Seen From International Space Station

Posted 06.29.2012 | Green

The National Interagency Fire Center reported on Friday that 52 large fires were burning over 900,000 acres in the United States, at least 39 of which...

Heroic Mom Takes Outstanding Steps With Obama

AP | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An Indiana woman who lost both legs shielding her children from a tornado walked arm-in-arm with President Barack Obama into the Ov...

Colorado Wildfire Grows Out Of Control

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 08.24.2012 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Wildfires moved in on some of Colorado's most popular summer tourist destinations over the weekend, destroying nearly ...

WATCH: High Park Fire As Seen From Airplane

Posted 06.13.2012 | Denver

The High Park Fire is already the third largest fire in Colorado history. It's smoke has been captured by be a NASA satellite and now, while still fro...

Colorado, New Mexico Wildfire Crews Gain Ground

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green

(Corrects origins of Smokey Bear in 16th paragraph) * Fires among biggest in both states' history * Containment lines cu...

Bizarre Marble-Placing Rain Prayer Earns Man A Ticket

Posted 06.11.2012 | Denver

Colorado's wildfire season began in earnest with the late-March Lower North Fork Fire that destroyed more than 20 homes. And as the High Park Fire nea...

Heroic Boy Risks His Life In Attempt To Save Neighbors

Posted 06.11.2012 | Teen

In an act of true heroism, 15-year-old J.D. TenNapel put his own life at risk in an attempt to save others, according to KKCO 11 News. Although the bo...

Western Wildfires Force Evacuations

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 08.09.2012 | Green

LAPORTE, Colo. — Firefighters on Sunday were fighting wildfires that have spread quickly in parched forests in Colorado and New Mexico, forcing ...

Wildfires Ravage Southwest, Haze Visible In Denver

AP | Posted 05.28.2012 | Denver

GLENWOOD, N.M. -- Lighter winds aided crews at a massive wildfire in southwestern New Mexico's Gila National Forest, but they still were unable to sto...

Hewlett Fire Expected To Be Contained Today

Posted 05.22.2012 | Denver

Officials are saying that the blaze that burned nearly 8,000 acres of grass, brush and timber in the Roosevelt National Forest should be fully contain...

Hewlett Fire Nearly Contained

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 05.20.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Fire crews took advantage of lower temperatures and higher humidity to make key advances on a large wildfire in northern Colorado, one of se...

CSU Counselor Ticketed For Starting Blaze With Camp Stove

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 07.19.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Lower temperatures and higher humidity Saturday were helping crews assigned to a wildfire that has scorched 12 square miles in northern...

Hewlett Fire Grows To More Than 7,000 Acres

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 07.18.2012 | Denver

LIVERMORE, Colo. — Warm, dry weather hindered hundreds of firefighters battling a blaze in northern Colorado that federal officials say started ...

Evacuations Ordered Near Hewlett Wildfire

AP | Posted 07.17.2012 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Hundreds of firefighters worked Thursday to combat a growing blaze that was scorching terrain around a scenic canyon in no...

BREAKING: Hewlett Fire Grows From 1,000 To 5,000 Acres Overnight

Posted 05.17.2012 | Denver

The Hewlett Gulch wildfire burning in Poudre Canyon, northwest of Fort Collins, has grown more than five times its size overnight -- expanding from 98...

Authorities Say Hewlett Fire Was Human-Caused

AP | Posted 07.15.2012 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Firefighters say a wildfire burning on an estimated 640 acres in northern Colorado is 5 percent contained. Fire officials said...