East Troublesome fire
Colorado is expecting another explosive wildfire year, but the state may be more prepared this time
The state’s Wildfire Preparedness Plan, released Thursday, notes that even as 2021 is shaping up to repeat the chaos of last year, agencies are collaborating more and have better support.
Colorado competes with other states for wildfire-fighting aircraft. Climate change makes that a big problem.
Lawmakers have signed off on spending tens of millions of dollars to bolster Colorado’s access to fire-dousing planes and helicopters. That’s crucial as blazes grow bigger and more plentiful -- and erupt beyond summer.
Climate change ravaged Colorado and the West with heat and drought in 2020. This year may be worse.
Coloradans also can look out their windows and see the “snow drought” forecasters are talking about when they say snow cover in the West is the worst it has been at any time in the last two decades.
How three families that lost their homes in Colorado’s record-breaking 2020 wildfires are coping
Some are ready to rebuild. Others are still weighing their options.
Squeezed by two megafires: Northern Water’s race to save Grand Lake
Colorado's largest exporter of water from the Western Slope had to use an untested backup system to make sure water kept flowing from taps on the Front Range.
“Too many uncontrollables”: From coronavirus to wildfires, Colorado’s hunting season brings a slew of uncertainties
While the long-term outlook for wildlife could benefit from the reshaping of the forest, less habitat plus more hunters equals a problem.
Colorado’s Arapaho and Roosevelt forests will reopen Tuesday after 19-day closure due to wildfire threat
People will once again be able to access U.S. Forest Service lands in Boulder, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Grand and Larimer counties
Spurred by the threat of wildfires, an Estes Park broadband project moved at the speed of light
More than a dozen agencies, organizations and even competitors came together one weekend to make sure the internet would not go out as the Cameron Peak fire inched closer
Much of Rocky Mountain National Park reopens after East Troublesome fire
The fire's explosive growth led to the evacuation of the Grand Lake and the Estes Park areas
“Worse than anything you could have imagined”: How the East Troublesome fire became so destructive
The Colorado Sun interviewed about a dozen firefighters, first responders and evacuees to piece together a timeline of the East Troublesome fire’s terrifying 100,000-acre run on Oct. 21
More than 300 homes were destroyed by the East Troublesome fire
The fire burned nearly 200,000 acres and killed two people -- Lyle and Marilyn Hileman -- who refused to evacuate on Oct. 21 when the blaze expanded across Grand County
The Cameron Peak fire has burned more than 200 homes
As of Wednesday, the Cameron Peak fire in northern Colorado had destroyed 442 buildings and damaged another eight
About 100 homes destroyed by East Troublesome fire have been identified so far
But that number could rise. Grand County's sheriff says crews are finding more destroyed homes "every direction that we turn"
Coronavirus prepared schools for a second crisis — the East Troublesome fire. But students now have double the trauma.
Schools in Granby and Fraser recognize that students will likely need much more support
One Colorado couple fled the East Troublesome fire with ballots. For others, voting options are abundant.
Voting isn’t the top priority for evacuees, but officials say they are doing all they can to ensure those affected by fires can still cast ballots
2020’s wildfire season is historic, charring more acres than any year before. But Colorado has a complicated past with its forests.
Drought, 20th century practices and increased human-nature relationships also contribute to this year’s destruction
All missing people accounted for as snow gives crews battling East Troublesome fire a reprieve
Several inches of snow have fallen across the high country. As much as 6 inches of snow was reported in Grand Lake.
East Troublesome fire held in Rocky Mountain National Park; two deaths confirmed
The bodies of Lyle and Marilyn Hileman, who honeymooned in Grand County in 1952, were discovered on Friday afternoon in their home near Grand Lake