colorado wildfires

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife advises hunters to be safe with campfires
  • Recall effort of Senate President Leroy Garcia fails to get enough signatures
  • Colorado conservation groups oppose appointment of acting BLM director
  • A record 33 human cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in Delta County

  • New study reveals health risks for those living within 2,000 feet of fracking wells
  • Wildfire update: small blazes flare up on Grand Mesa, also outside of Ridgway
  • Four candidates running for three seats on KVNF Board of Directors
  • Benefit for coach Scott Rienks this evening at Paonia High School

  • Senator Michael Bennet will not bet in Democratic primary debate tonight
  • City of Ouray makes offer to hire new Chief of Police
  • Proposition CC pits lawmakers against fiscally conservative voters
  • Decker Fire outside of Salide grows by more than 800 acres overnight

  • Teenaged climate change activist rallies at State Capitol
  • Acting BLM director doesn't believe climate change is real
  • Teams make harrowing rescue of two climbers in Black Canyon
  • Coloradans still have time to comment on public insurance option
  • Decker Fire outside of Salida grows despite freezing temperatures

  • CDOT warns motorists about new traction, snow plow laws ahead of storm
  • Garfield County Sheriff issues pre-evacuation notices for Middle Mamm Fire
  • Capitol Coverage of new public health insurance option
  • Decker Fire outside of Salida now 14 percent contained
  • Second West Nile Virus fatality of the season recorded in Delta County

  • Decker Fire outside of Salida grows to over 6,300 acres
  • Governor Jared Polis creates two new state departments
  • Virtual reality exhibit teaches about homelessness, hunger

  • Wildfires outside of Salida, Rifle continued to burn over the weekend
  • Big wins for Hotchkiss, Delta, Montrose in busy high school football weekend

  • Update on wildfires burning outside of Eagle, Salida
  • Congressman Tipton takes comment on REC in Ouray
  • Three horses in state diagnosed with West Nile Virus
  • High school football update, Paonia v. Hotchkiss tonight

  • Crews battling wildfire outside of Meeker
  • Flu season officially begins in Colorado
  • Dam on Little Colorado River gets initial approval
  • Delta County Sheriff makes big drug bust

  • After mild summer, 4 wildfires still burning in Colorado
  • Invasive species of grass adds to wildfire danger around the West
  • BLM will share building with oil companies in Grand Junction

  • Advocates for veterans and homeless in Montrose face separate crises
  • Bear attacks a 71-year old man in his own kitchen
  • Update on the Shawnee Creek Fire near Kenosha Pass
  • Chronic wasting disease starting to show up in Montrose County deer populations

  • Petition to put Presidential electoral issue to voters submitted, has enough signatures
  • Business owner in DeBeque Canyon fined for actions that led to July rockfall on I 70
  • Two mountain lions killed by Parks and Wildlife officials; one of the lions bit a boy
  • Three small wildfires burning across the state; two are being allowed to burn out
  • Free dental services will be offered to any and all in Glenwood Springs in October

  • Remote Area Medical clinic provides services for over 300 patients in Paonia
  • Area nonprofits can apply for grant funding from West Elk Community Fund
  • Western Slope representatives on new commission to study wildfire management in state

  • Nelson Ditch fire outside Norwood, Arizona wildfires contribute to heavy smoke in region
  • Attorney General Phil Weiser meeting and greeting on the Western Slope
  • Weiser says local mental health resources, drug prevention programs needed
  • Reactions to the BLM moving part of its headquarters, 27 jobs to Grand Junction

Jodi Peterson

"Be a student of fire." That's just part of the advice that Colorado's first all-female wildland fire crew received at a training camp in late May. This summer, the women will work on conservation projects and help fight forest fires in the area around Grand Junction.  KVNF spoke to several of the crew members, their instructors, and a couple of longtime female firefighters.

  • State Supreme Court denies Hickenlooper's request to clarify TABOR, Gallagher Amendment
  • Voters in San Miguel County approve financing for anti-suicide effort
  • Drought, climate change in state to get worse despite early snowfall
  • Nearly 50 percent of all state residents live in high wildfire danger areas
  • Boat ramps at Blue Mesa Reservoir closed due to low water, ice

  • Polis spends another million of his own money in record governor's race
  • Disastrous fires over summer have some considering new firefighting techniques
  • Congressional races in state raking in lots of campaign financing
  • Six new solar installations on the drawing board in the Grand Valley

  • Wildfires slowing, some closures impact start of hunting season
  • River rafting industry hanging on despite drought, low water
  • XCel Energy releases Colorado Energy Plan, cleaner air expected

  • Disaster Preparation Fair held at Paonia Public Library
  • Emergency Management Director talks Code Red, preparation
  • Delta County soon to implement Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Bull Draw Fire, Cache Creek Fire continue to burn, send smoke and haze
  • Fire season already one of the costliest ever, expected to continue

  • Bull Draw Fire outside of Nucla grows, community meeting tonight
  • Update on firefighting efforts on Western Slope
  • Initiative 93 certified, would raise money for education with tax increase
  • Sales of marijuana in state since legalization goes over 2 billion dollars

  • Western Slope wildfire update; Bull Draw Fire largest in the region
  • Feature on Initiative 97; voters polarized over controversial setback measure
  • EPA holds meeting in Colorado Springs

  • Bull Draw Fire, Buttermilk Fire make air quality poor in Western counties
  • Trump's rollback of air quality standards causes protests in Colorado
  • H2O Radio reports on technology used to monitor state stream, river flows

  • North Fork Creative Coalition working on Paonia signage
  • For the first time in Colorado history, state public defender is a woman
  • Hickenlooper asks feds to rescind rule regulating doctor-patient conversations
  • Health advisory issued in Mesa County due to wildfire smoke

  • Paonia awarded a rural development grant for marketing, development
  • North Fork Valley will host Rural Philanthropy Days conference next July
  • Fire update across the Western Slope, conditions ripe for fire expansion

  • Stewart Ditch gets river call, flows reduced by  50 percent
  • Town of Paonia will no longer be able to water Paonia Town Park
  • School District 51 gets special training to deal with school shootings
  • Two wildfires outside of Meeker, one outside of Montrose, one on Fruitland Mesa

  • First part of a series on water conservation efforts in West
  • City of Longmont finds unique way to conserve water
  • Update on wildfires; flash flood danger increased in burn areas

  • Democratic nominee for Governor Polis talks health care, education
  • H2O Radio reports on wildfires, climate change and water supply
  • Red Mountain Pass open after rockslides forced closures yesterday

  • Governor candidate Jared Polis visits Delta, talks fracking, gun control
  • Firefighters on Weston Pass witness dramatic weather occurence last week
  • Update on wildfires around the state; weekend rain helps battle blazes
  • Paonia woman will stand trial next week for January shooting

  • State on track for largest fire season since 2002
  • More than 12 wildfires in state have already burned over 147,000 acres
  • Connecting the Drops
  • St. Vrain River recovers after devastating floods of 2013

  • Democrats, Republicans hold rallies behind candidates for governor
  • Capitol Conversation disccusses high priced race for Colorado governor
  • At least 8 wildfires burning over 100,000 acres across the state

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