colorado wildfires

  • 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

  • Four Democrat candidates for governor debate issues
  • New study cautions countries considering fracking technology
  • 416 Fire outside of Durango disrupting lives, traffic in area

  • Western Slope fires add to haze, poor air quality in state
  • Over 70 wildfires burning in the West threaten iconic tourist sites
  • Western Slope coal country still struggling to adapt to new economy
  • Communities look to agri tourism, sustainable energy after coal's collapse

  • New law protects dogs and children left in hot cars
  • Residents encouraged to have a pet plan in case of wildfires
  • Parks and Wildlife urge residents to be bear aware
  • Bears looking to stock up on food as hibernation approaches

  • Phone scam targets DMEA members
  • Parks and Wildlife library program gains popularity
  • Raccoon starts wildfire outside of Craig
  • Montrose City Council taking applications to fill vacancy

  • Most wildfires caused by humans
  • New CU study examines wildfires from past to present
  • Increased bear and human interaction leads to 34 bear killings this year
  • Over 7 million tourists to Colorado National Monuments boost economy

  • Two individuals may have caused Peak 2 Fire near Breckenridge
  • Landing Outdoor Trade Show puts Colorado in lead as outdoor destination
  • Colorado looks to Wyoming for example of alternative uses for coal mines

  • Tipton among bipartisan effort to fight opioid epidemic in Western Colorado
  • Nine wildfires burning in the state, cooler temperatures helping fight
  • Marijuana tax revenue can't pay for all of education needs in state

  • State senator Don Coram leads hemp industry in Montrose County
  • New hemp processing facility under construction in Nucla
  • Peekaboo Fire west of Craig up to 4,200 acres
  • Peak 2 Fire threatens 450 homes in Breckenridge

  • Gutzler Fire triples in size
  • Fire near Breckenridge forces 450 home evacuations
  • Capitol Coverage discusses marijuana tax money
  • Trump Administration prepares to rollback water pollution regulations

  • Wildfires burning across Colorado, hot and dry conditions continue
  • Cortez woman seeks sanctuary in Mancos Methodist Church
  • Community of Firestone fights stigma of gas-caused house fire

  • State parks system overused, underfunded
  • Montrose County, Park County wildfires caused by humans
  • Canyons of the Ancients in Cortez unlikely to be downsized

KVNF Regional Newscast: November 29, 2016

Nov 29, 2016

  • Some Thompson Divide drilling leases still active
  • Wildfire in Denver suburbs
  • Bio's of Delta Chief of Police Candidates

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, April. 27, 2016

Apr 27, 2016

  • Mild wildfire season predicted for Colorado
  • Olathe Board of Trustee dies at 71
  • Man found dead in Ouray County pond died of exposure
  • A look at the 2016 Paonia Film Festival  

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