The money will go toward clearing trees and underbrush from national forests in 10 western states, including Colorado.
Yet Boulder County continues to spray harmful chemicals to kill a grass that isn’t responsible for fire.
LAMAR — Gazing north across the rangeland from the spot where a spring wildfire destroyed 9,000 acres of May Ranch pasture in a few hours, you can see scorched cottonwoods puncturing the horizon like black thumb tacks. In April, after a year so dry the sage roots turned to powder, the wildfire flew on hurricane […]
Wearing other people’s clothes and living in apartments that feel empty, families displaced by the Marshall fire have started over from nothing. It’s been six months since the wind-whipped fire skipped through Boulder County, burning about 1,000 homes in Superior and Louisville. Since then, winter has turned to summer, and thousands still are in limbo, […]
By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press A New Mexico facility where researchers work to restore forests devastated by fires faced an almost cruelly ironic threat: The largest wildfire burning in the U.S. was fast approaching. Owen Burney and his team knew they had to save what they could. Atop their list was a priceless […]
A Las Animas code enforcement officer accused of starting a fire that burned nearly 3,000 acres — including homes — in a few hours on April 12 has been arrested. Charles Gregory Champney, 67, turned himself into the Bent County Sheriff’s Office, facing three felony arson charges related to the fire that investigators say originated […]
Scientists at Colorado State University and elsewhere in the West are poking and prodding for clues into how wildfire impacts water supply.
By Susan Montoya Bryan and Margery A. Beck, The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More of the dry, windy weather that helped fan rare spring wildfires from New Mexico to Nebraska is expected to threaten the progress that firefighters have made, officials said Thursday. A swath of the country stretching from Arizona to the Texas […]
At first they said no family members were lost. But in all the later tellings of the grassland wildfire that raced across 9,000 acres of May Ranch near Lamar last weekend, the distinction between working animals and family members disappeared as quickly as 50 miles of burned fencing. May Ranch cowboy Chano Villalobos dropped the […]
Fire chief Michael Schmitt is bumping down an unpaved road west of Boulder, barely wide enough for his SUV. He’s headed toward the dead end of County Road 83, where — behind a metal gate, behind tree trunks blackened in the Fourmile Canyon fire — a narrow dirt road is cut into the mountainside. If […]