Infusing slash and wood chips on vast forest floors with mycelium could dampen fuel and improve soil quality, enthusiastic researchers say.
On a parched spring morning amid gusting wind, electronic signs on the roads around Deckers blink a warning of wildfire danger. But as Carol Ekarius directs a vehicle up narrow Matukat Road in this expanse of the Pike National Forest, the vista suddenly opens like a portal to the future. Welcome to the now 20-year-old […]
By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A judge on Monday dismissed criminal charges against a Danish man accused of starting a Colorado wildfire that destroyed about 140 homes in 2018 after he was repeatedly found unable to stand trial. It was not clear what would happen to Jesper Joergensen, who has been diagnosed with delusional […]
The Grizzly Creek fire still is smoldering, but Glenwood Springs is already contemplating the challenges it will leave behind: severe damage to the forest drainages the Western Slope city depends upon for its drinking water. “We are concerned about a lot of mud and ash coming down the creek,” said Shelly Kaup, the city’s mayor […]
This post was updated on Oct. 23, 2020, to account for new acreage figures from still-burning fires. Back in April, fire chiefs across Colorado were so alarmed at the possibility of fighting a raging fire season this summer while also fighting a raging pandemic that they urged Gov. Jared Polis to preemptively issue a statewide […]
The Pine Gulch fire has become the largest blaze in Colorado history, having torched more than 139,000 acres. Incident command provided an updated size for the fire near Grand Junction on Thursday night. The blaze is now larger than the 2002 Hayman fire west of Colorado Springs, which burned roughly 138,000 acres and destroyed 133 […]
The blood red setting sun shrouded by smoky haze captured my attention as I walked by Kountze Lake in Belmar Park a few days ago. Combined with the sharp taste of acidic air, my mind immediately traveled back to 2002. Nearly two decades removed from the moment, I still remember driving along the eastbound 6th […]
A wildfire burning in remote terrain in western Colorado is now the second largest in the state’s history, fire officials said Wednesday. As of Wednesday morning, the so-called “Pine Gulch” fire spread across 125,108 acres, or 195.5 square miles, according to the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center, the inter-agency which coordinates wildfire and other hazard […]