Colorado Wildfires

Oil Springs Fire Too Close to Nat Gas Plant for Comfort

Jul 15, 2021
Lucas Turner, Rio Blanco Herald

The Oil Springs Fire, south of Rangely, burned more than 12,000 acres, beginning in June, and is now 99% contained. Drought conditions and heavy winds fueled extreme fire behavior for over 2 weeks that threatened a natural gas processing facility. Lucas Turner, of the Rio Blanco Herald in Meeker, has this report.

Study Highlights Home Wildfire Mitigation

Jun 22, 2021
Patrick Campbell/U of Colorado Boulder

Hannah Brenkert-Smith, research associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, talks to KVNF's Kate Redmond about studying the role of residents’ choices in reducing wildfire risk. Here’s a clip…

Extreme Drought = Increased Wildfire Risk

Jun 14, 2021
Wildfire smoke in Colorado

This is the 22nd consecutive year of drought in the Colorado River Basin. And, with extreme drought conditions comes increased risk of wildfires. From KSJD in Southwest Colorado, public health reporter Tay Glass explores the dangers of wildfire smoke and ways to mitigate its negative health effects.

City of Glenwood Springs

Ingrid Wussow is a fifth-generation local who was appointed to Glenwood Springs City Council in October, 2020. She's running uncontested in the upcoming City election to retain her seat as the Ward 2 Representative.  Click on this post to hear the longer conversation.

Snow Slows Colorado Wildfire Season

Nov 4, 2020
Steve Skinner

Late October's early winter storm dumped about a foot of snow in various parts of Colorado and helped calm a few worrisome wildfires. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with David Boyd, Public Information Officer for the White River National Forest, to get an update on the Grizzly Creek, Cameron Peak, and East Troublesome Fires.

Stella Trueblood

At least five fires are burning in Colorado east of the Continental Divide... and the Grizzly Creek Fire continues to smoke. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Kevin Warner, White River National Forest District Ranger for the Aspen/Sopris Ranger District, about conditions in our neck of the woods.

East Troublesome Fire Grows by 150,000 Acres in 24 Hours

Oct 22, 2020
Lauren Bettino, Denver Road and Weather

The East Troublesome Fire jumped the Continental Divide Thursday and headed into Rocky Mountain National Park and towards Estes Park. Driven by high winds and dry conditions, the blaze has now burned over 170,000 acres. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Terina Goicoechea, public information officer for the Rocky Mountain Area Command Team, for an update.