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"cameron peak" Discussed on NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA
"A very i've got a very cool meeting coming up today and i'm nervous about it. I'm actually genuinely nervous about it because if you listen to the show or any of the other talking heads on this radio station you know that if i'm running you should be running too because that's the last thing in the world that i wanna do. I enjoy sitting enjoying a drink. The shine shop Or drink and a great meal over the tavern drinking and eating a hobby to me. So i i. I'm not a big workout guy. But i there's a new place in greeley that i'm gonna tell you about a little bit later on that i'm going to work out today in the middle of the day and i'm terrified for it i'm terrified for it So let's That that might be the weirdest introduction to guest ever two miles bloomberg colorado and joining us. Right now miles. I'm scared to work out man It scares me a little bit. It's been a while. no no. You gotta work out man gotta take care of your body thing you can do well in this place so i don't know if you've seen any of these but it's called hot works over here in greeley and it it is. They've got individual boxes and they use infrared heat in there as well so it's like a sauna when he walk into these individual boxes and then they've got like peleton bikes in there. They do like hot yoga. So i might end up doing hot yoga and i've never. I'm not flexible. I don't bend. i've never done yoga before sipping lay outside of and comfort zone. But i'm excited about it. It's it's really kind of a cool thing. I you know what. I i think anything anything to get your working out his great. I'm just a straight up Workout in my basement Go run or bicycle from a pretty simple man. When it comes to working out and i liked what i like about this though gyms i don't know this is this is let's let's open up. Miles is going to be my psychiatrist here for a minute. My therapist I don't know if this is rudy from high school but when we were would lift weights there was always that harto in the gym. They were trying to be lifted more. And this and that and i don't like that i don't i want to just do what i'm gonna do. Leave me the hell alone and you do you. That's the number one thing absolutely you do. And if you choose to go to you know a workout place gym or whatever. I think that's great or if you wanna do it at home The reason i do it at home is that we can do it on my own time. And i don't have anybody like that saying anything to me so yeah i just do it in my basement but i understand why people go to the gym says well. Yeah no doubt miles lamar with colorado art miles. Let's talk about something with substance here. Just my lack of working out what do you. What have you been working on miles. Yeah you had another trip. You're back at it kinda just getting up to speed up to the long labor day weekend. Yeah i am yeah. I went out to the oregon coast for a week. It was beautiful So yeah. I'm just i just got back into town not too long ago. Catching up Obviously aspen viewing is is You know on the horizon here. I went up for ride yesterday up West of fort collins josh starting to get a little bit of color So i'll have a story coming out soon on where to go. And and the the the good news is is the cameron peak fire burn. Some aspen stands. Yes but some of the driving tours up there are still in really good shape. So we're about two weeks out to peak but It was a great excuse for me to To to get up there and take a look around. And and i can't wait you know we're certainly leaves changed things like that. I can't wait for the temperatures drop just a little bit. Because we're i mean we're supposed to set some records with the heat. Are you still seeing. Even though with that he people are still getting out there and visiting and seeing the leaves change. Yeah i think you know with with the weather hanging on in fact. I think it's supposed to be ninety seven on friday Yeah people are definitely getting out and about there. Were still quite a few people in the pruder canyon that i saw yesterday and it's really ironic because a year ago is We had our earliest snowing On record in fort collins When we got two point three inches of snow on september eighth The good news about that snow was that It did help firefighters because that fire had grown like over seventy thousand acres in just a few days And it did get some homes and monument calls in the rustic area and that snow Really saved some of the other structures from from From being damaged or so. That was a very fortuitous snow. But that's not going to happen this year. I couldn't believe that i was talking to our meteorologist to comes in. And he was a year ago we had snow on. I don't know if. I just have a terrible memory or if there was just so much stuff that have tried to block out two thousand twenty but i don't remember that snow. Yeah yeah it was a nice wet snow. You know i think Over the two days we got almost three inches and then in october is when we got you know october. Twenty four twenty fifth the fire. That essentially put out the cameron peak fire We got about thirteen inches of snow. Here so Yeah we we do. Get early snows but right now the short and long term forecast looks like it's going to be still pretty warm and Pretty dry a. I'm ready for that to change. Especially because it's it's you know football's back foot both infants wayne. We got our first. Nfl game tonight. Miles see you though got stomped what what. What were you take away from that you know i. I watched the game out in oregon Watering electric crowded if unfortunate that that You know see a few Couldn't couldn't you know. Couldn't hang with south dakota state which is which is a really good team. But yeah i you know. I think i said to you before on on on what other time we talked i think as the offensive line goes that gives you a chance in that offensive line just wasn't good a against south dakota state and i think you know a team that would like to run the ball and can't run the ball and probably doesn't pass with a lot of effectiveness I think it's gonna be really difficult. for them the rest of the season and unless they can get that offensive line Going but yeah. It was a bomber because there was such a great crowd In the students. And i i really think it's a very pivotal week For football i think if they win it could sustain some fans for a little bit however they have toledo and in iowa on the road if they lose I think there's gonna be some significant worry among fans. Yeah and i think there's a little bit of that already starting to bubble up a little bit certain pop up a little bit With with this loss. And i don't think anybody really expected that You know maybe it was a close game and i. I always thought that south dakota state had a chance of of edging this out. But i never thought it was going to be a blow out like that. Maybe two and a half point favorite You know which You know. I don't know but but south dakota state is a good team and i think i think a big difference with them a compared to see us you you know they can run or pass and i think that makes your defense work a lot harder and you don't see us you just could not run the ball and you know they could throw a lot of balls to trae mcbride. He'll probably get a lot of balls this year But if if that's your offense Trae will end up with a lot of good statistics and see issue. Unfortunately you'll probably end up with a lot of losses. You know miles. You've been around. You've been around sue for quite some time Do you contribute any of this. To the fact that look stevedores. Ios of Football philosophy is a whole hell of a lot different than what we saw with mike. Bobo even going back to jim mcelwain whereas more aired out type of a of an offense and now adagio is just trying to ground a pound do. does you.
"cameron peak" Discussed on NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA
"I will never forget Forecasting for that and seeing the the the impacts of essentially what you would would could describe as an inland hurricane. Even that's insane which yeah. I mean colorado springs. I think it might have been fort. Carson that set the state record for the highest non thunderstorm wind gust east of really the ninety five miles an hour category two hurricane. That's insane insert putting like that. That is yes insane. Yeah and then. Of course i'll never forget that. Cameron peak smoke plume. Right came over agree. That was insane last your manhood walkout and all of a sudden you know you'd be driving home and it will look like there was snow falling literally. There's ash falling. It took a year to get the smell. The smell of burning pine out of my car though The the sky just glowed a bright orange and red depending on the time of the day crickets chirping at one o'clock in the afternoon right. It was an insane so pretty much anything extreme. Anything extreme like this week is going to be a boring weak for you. Probably yeah gross unless we get a pacman. Oh somewhere else probably going to be not very member. Dancing did look exactly like it did. I will give you that. I saw that night. Chuck him. I feel like mother. Nature just gave me a bone and was like hey look at this share that like. Oh my god. That's that's it was in denver front range weather. He'll stick with us here for the headline that caught our eye. Make sure you give them a follow a like on facebook as well. There's a reason why he's on here. And it's not as a charming personality or is light figure. Now it's because he he gets it and he gets the weather accurate as well so during the time. We'll come back on the other side. Wrap up this edition of noko now. It's tater schwinn with cody. Wilson live from the doc losing special studios on northern colorado's voice one. Oh three point one at thirteen ten kfi..
"cameron peak" Discussed on NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA
"Into the vision specialist studios. Thanks for being with us. Nine twenty six the time this morning. I'm tanner schwendt. Joined by am jokers. Stand sean chamber with the city of greeley water and fell. We're gonna we're gonna we're talking about some more posit a little bit of positive stuff along the way But some challenges facing The waterworld right now Speaking first about The fires of from last year. We get the rain coming down. I mean we've seen the flash flooding but also the runoff in the debris has been making Probably been making your lives hell for the head for the last couple of months. What's been going on with that while you adams been leading the recovery effort up on the camera. Peak burn scar. Two hundred eighty plus thousand acres burned up there and twenty twenty. And you'll recall you know. The smoke was more intense and thicker than we've experienced this year. Course which is crazy. Because this i mean. If if you're headed happened this smoke would have been the worst we've seen in a long time blah. I sure hope it's not the new normal. I know but that cameron peak burn area Had you know more than eleven thousand acres. That was really severely burned. That's outside a wilderness area that impacts our watershed and we can work. We can't work in wilderness area but we can work outside the wilderness area and so these are severely burned areas above our reservoirs above our water intakes and we want to protect our infrastructure. We want to keep our reservoirs from silting up really are trying to reestablish soil and keep vegetation on the hillside and so the recovery effort has been just that trying to protect the water supply for erosion and sedimentation and ash and contaminants that make it too difficult to treat. So let me ask you the the average man question. How the hell do that. I mean how. How do you do it. The simple answer. Is you drop a mulch from helicopters. And that sounds awesome It is also very expensive. But this isn't what you may think of. As the mulching your garden this would shredder. Would straw Sometimes foot long chunks of wood. Okay and they're dropped a ton at a time from a helicopter onto the burned water shed. The hill slopes and it prevents that erosion that ash and that sediment from coming off. The hill slopes and entering into our river. And we've seen what happens. If we don't mitigate the river is turn black. We've had large fish kills and greeley and the other water providers that use the powder river not been able to divert water for over a month this summer. And that's our that's our key supply. That's right you don't supply well and you talk about the i mean a now. We're in the dog days of summer august and the end of july. I mean that's when when things get stupid hot and that that's a serious problem. Now this former mitigation is this account commonly used Form it is used all across the west and has been proven to be effective It's not the only thing we're doing right right. We're also putting up Erosion barriers think of like the waddles the straw tubes along the highway that catches sediment and holds it There really is only so much we can do though. Yes and when we have these very very large rain events you'll have these flash floods and large debris flows like what we saw a few weeks ago on on the black hollow watershed where unfortunately for people lost their lives in five homes. That's what we're trying to protect. Though trying to get sediment from running off gets keep the soil on the hillslope get vegetation grow and restore this watershed back to what it was well. Every time we get rain. I mean it's a catch twenty two. It helps with the droughts. The drought situation. But then you also have such a large burn scar area Across the entire state but specifically Just to the west of fort collins there that you want the rain but it's got to come in moderation right now. Yeah tell you We're really blessed in this city that our forefathers have made this giant investment in a water supply system that collects water from four major river basins. Right from the upper colorado from the upper laremy from the -puter the big thompson so we have supply coming in from all of those locations but we never thought our system would be tested. The way it wasn't twenty twenty with this two hundred. Eight thousand acre fire at cameron peak and just over the continental divide these troublesome firebird. Nearly two hundred thousand acres. And and that's the upper colorado basin where are windy gap supply in our caller thompson. Supply are transported under the Rocky mountain national park to our service area. So we're dealing with recovery. From four hundred thousand acres burn area and the the bill for that. Mitigation is just astonishing to just protect infrastructure and water quality road by the you know. In addition we're really trying to look out for the water resource the ecological resource and recover the ecological function that protects water quality. And so far. I mean it seems as the though the the infrastructure has been holding up. I mean we haven't seen Large large interruptions with any of the water to the city of greeley creek. Now we're we're lucky to have A backup supply and horse tooth reservoir and horse tooth reservoir came into the year full. So we're able to use that Again we have four watersheds Unfortunately that all four of them burned last year. We never expected would happen But we do have this resilient supply and as long as we're not into a drought Where we coupling wildfire impacts with a drought We'll be okay and regardless we're going to be providing water that is well treated and tastes. Well it does raise the A good point that the terry ranch project right sure would have been nice to have online Because that is not affected by burn underground hamper and underground and we would be able to draw on that supply regardless of what is happening with drought and wildfire. Yeah no there's there's no doubt about it but you guys were we're talking off air their Talk to me about the colorado river. What's going on there. Yeah really were in A multi year systemic drought on the colorado river system and while colorado is in the upper basin. It's at the top of the system. The colorado big thompson project brings import water over to the front range from that system. The whole system is really in an unsustainable state right now and so we had the first ever shortage declared on the river. There's releases happening from colorado river Reservoirs in the upper basin to try and make lake. Mead in lake powell whole down basin so just really unprecedented times in terms of drought and in terms of Bureau of reclamation response to try and deal with that drought women. What are the steps to to try and slow this down. I mean what what is that. Is that That somebody else's problem. No it's all of our problems and and it's a big problem to tackle and undertake so. The state of colorado is leading a conversation in cooperation with all of the other upper basin states. And then there's a conversations between the lower and the upper basin states so there's a tremendous amount of people working on the challenges but mother nature and the hydrology is just a a a really challenging situation to overcome. There's going to have to be a lot of water conservation. Demand management is a concept really managing her curtailing demand and how you go about that in an orderly Pragmatic way that protects. The highest value uses and compensates people who give up their use of water. So there's there's a lot of tools that are being looked at and developed ultimately though it it creates uncertainty for greeley water and other front range users.
"cameron peak" Discussed on NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA
"Out miles. How are you my friend. I'm doing well doing well. Sorry i missed a few weeks Been a out about so. It's good to be back with you. Janner louis good to have you back hopefully It was a good little. Break there for you. A lot been going on in northern colorado over in the fort collins area. Let's talk about the floods and mudslides and monsoons. The the weather's been a little bit crazy. Yeah you know we. We really got through Spring and early summer with virtually you know really good moisture but but not not anything. The damage much but but the monsoon season which largely hasn't had much Showing up here. The last several years Has gotten back into a normal state and That those monsoons can dump quite a bit of rain in a short period of time and When those are over those burn areas As you see in glenwood canyon from the grizzly creek fire and up the canyon that that's been causing some significant issues and continues to write and really you know it. It doesn't take a whole lot of time before a whole lot of rain. I should say before that gets in a really bad situation. No the know. The soil is so unstable up there one because in areas it can't absorb any other water. So that water you know picks up the ash and the soil and sediment and it you know it starts rolling and then it starts You know digging soil underneath large boulders and and you know burn trees and then that all. Just kind of accumulates into a funnel when it comes down these narrow drainage is and Like black hollow creek and it causes significant damage and Unfortunately it's it's Costs four people their lives it was. It was a tough week. They're reporting on and then the weekly to restart hearing all of these reports. Go on for yay systems going off. And you think okay here. It comes again We did get some more rain but nothing to the severity of that i Flood no You know it all depends on where it it. it hits And so yes. Was there some flooding up the putter canyon shore but but not like we have seen before So yeah so. We dodged the bullet there but You know. I'm working on a story. Now here's one of the things that happens right. So there's a bridge up there just below black hollow called Profile rock bridge and now we have a disagreement from some of the property property owners there what to do with that bridge in the county. The county yesterday tore it down to the chagrin of some of those residents up there. And now we're in a battle over you know who's gonna pay for in those types of things so You know there's just layers and layers of this. It goes a lot deeper than than maybe we even started to think about. And it's a shame that that's what comes to the forefront of the Of the conversation because right. Now i mean like you said four. People losing their life in the flooding. And there's a lot of buildings being damaged things that the last thing you wanna do is into an argument. Yeah and unfortunately that that's where we're at right now and i'm just starting to work on that story but it looks like You know kind of an ugly situation. We had our photographer. Go up there yesterday. And and talk to some of the residents and i talked to some of the residents. That are very unhappy. That the county didn't give them enough time for their own engineers to get in there to try and figure out. They wanted to repair the bridge at what they would say would cost seventy six thousand dollars and once now that the bridge has been dismantled account. He wants that rebuild to new specifications which the residents some of the residents are claiming is going to cost more than a million dollars. Wow yeah that's that's going to be to watch that unfold and go ahead. I'm not right in the middle that one. That's i mean that's just you know it's just one of those really ugly side effects of an already ugly situation up there. So it's it's it's disheartening but You know that's the reality where we're in right now. Talking with miles bloom heart out of the fort collins colorado and you know speaking of some of the reasons why that happened right why we had those flash floods The cameron peak fire almost a year ago. You know we're about a week out from from the year anniversary yeah august thirteenth is the one year anniversary and You know i. I'm working on a story. I think it might even be online today. And it's really taking a look at the impact that code nineteen hat on the firefighting effort Found one of the one of the first firefighters to test positive. While i'm on fire doesn't necessarily mean that attracted it there. Because he was at a fire in idaho just before this but and unfortunately was very debilitating to him. He was in an induced coma for thirty nine days. He was on a ventilator for five weeks and five months of rehab and He he did. Make it through But he has some lasting ailments for that and then i take just take a look at the story to him and you know how how much impacted the firefighting effort. Which you know it. Did they had to create a whole new incident management team just to deal with cova because you know so. Many firefighters were getting it. Testing positive for their 'isolation quarantine. So really complex situation was made even more chaotic in. I mean there wasn't a a walk of life that didn't get affected by covert last year but an interesting look in there as well because you think you know outside fighting those fires and He think that maybe you'd be okay. But we had so many people from so many parts of the country offering their services and trying to help The it. I guess it shouldn't be of surprise. Yeah when you have Six thousand people coming in and out of that fire from i think forty six dates and puerto rico. You're you're gonna you're gonna submission and you know it. It's further exasperated exasperated by By the fact you know test results were slow. Contact tracing was very difficult He need to quarantine people and isolating them while trying to keep a significant force of the fight. The fire at times There was eight to twenty percent of those on the lines. That couldn't fight the fire because they were either in isolation or quarantine So just just and then you look at the complexity of the fire itself with the different Fits and starts from the weather You know. I was just looking at numbers here. Seventy nine people call the positive Fighting the fire Thirteen emergency room visits and then three were hospitalized. Two of them. had significant complications. From it so and then you have three hundred and forty four quarantine so you understand..
"cameron peak" Discussed on NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA
"Again no noko now presented by the jeanine agencies. Thanks for being with us here on one of three one and thirteen ten kfi k. Joining me in our syrupy for four. Vip guest is miles. Bloom heart out of the colorado one miles. How are you my friend. I'm doing well doing well. Sorry i missed a few weeks Been out about so It's good to be back with you. Janner absolutely good to have you back hopefully It was a good little. Break there for you. A lot been going on in northern colorado over in the fort collins area. Let's talk about the floods and mudslides and monsoons. The the the weather's been a little bit crazy. Yeah you know we. We really got through Spring and early summer with virtually you know really good moisture but but not not anything. The damage much but but the monsoon season which largely hasn't had much Showing up here. The last several years has kind of gotten back into a normal state and That those monsoons can dump quite a bit of rain in a short period of time and When those are over those burn areas As you see in glenwood canyon from the grizzly creek fire and up the canyon that that's been causing some significant Issues and continues to write and in really you know it It doesn't take a whole lot of time before a whole lot of rain. I should say before that gets in a really bad situation. No the the soil is so unstable up there one because in areas it can't absorb any other water. So that water you know picks up the ash and the soil and sediment and you know it starts rolling and then it starts You know digging the soil underneath large boulders and and you know burn trees and then that all just kind of accumulates into a funnel when it comes down. These narrow drainage is and Like like black hollow creek and it causes significant damage and Unfortunately it's it's costs four people their lives. it was It was a tough week. They're reporting on that. And then you know the week later we start hearing all of these reports go off or yes systems going off and you think okay here it comes again. We did get some more rain but nothing to the severity of that i Flood no You know it all depends on where it it. it hits And so yes. Was there some flooding up the putin canyon. Sure but but not like we had seen before So yes we dodged. The bullet there but You know. I'm working on a story. Now here's one of the things that happens right. So there's a bridge up there just below black hollow called Profile rock bridge and now we have a disagreement from some of the property property owners up there what to do with that bridge in the county. The county yesterday tore it down to the chagrin of some of those residents up there. And now we're in a battle over you know who's gonna pay for in those types of things so You know there's just layers and layers of this. It goes a lot deeper than than maybe we even started. Think about and it's a shame that that's what comes to the forefront of the conversation. Because right now i mean like you said four. People losing their life in that flooding. And you know. There's a lot of buildings being damaged things that the last thing you want to do is into an argument. Yeah and unfortunately that that's where we're at right now and i'm just starting to work on that story but it looks like You know kind of an ugly situation. We had our photographer. Go up there yesterday. And and talk to some of the residents and i talked to some of the residents. That are very unhappy. That the county didn't give them enough time for their own engineers to get in there to try and figure out. They wanted to repair the bridge at what they would say would cost seventy six thousand dollars and once now that the bridge has been dismantled account. He wants that rebuilt to new specifications which the residents some of the residents are claiming is going to cost more than a million dollars. Wow yeah that's that's going to be fascinating to watch that unfold on go ahead. I'm not right in the middle of that one now. That's i mean that's just you know it's just one of those really ugly side effects of and already ugly situation up there. So it's it's it's disheartening but You know that's the reality where we're in right now. Talking with miles bloom heart out of the fort collins colorado and you know speaking of some of the reasons why that happened right why we had those flash floods. The cameron peak fire Almost a year ago. You know we're about a week out from from the year anniversary yeah august thirteenth is the one year anniversary and You know i. I'm working on a story. I think it might even be online today. And it's really taking a look at the impact that code nineteen hat on the firefighting effort I found one of the one of the first firefighters to test positive. While on the fire doesn't necessarily mean that it detracted it there because he was out a fire in idaho just before this but and unfortunately It was very debilitating to him. He was in an induced coma for thirty nine days. He was on a ventilator for five weeks and five months of rehab and He he did make it through But he has some lasting ailments for that and then i take it. Just take a look at the story to him and you know how how much it impacted the firefighting effort. Which you know it. Did they had to create a whole new incident management team just to deal with cova because you know so. Many firefighters were getting it testing positive for there was isolation quarantine so really complex situation was made even more chaotic because a cold i mean there wasn't a a walk of life that didn't get affected by covert last year but That's an interesting look in there as well. Because you think you know outside fighting those fires and and He think that maybe you'd be okay. But we had so many people from so many parts of the country offering their services and trying to help The it it. I guess it shouldn't be a surprise. Yeah when you have Six thousand people coming in and out of that fire from i think forty six states and puerto rico. Oh you're you're you're gonna submission and you know it it's further exasperate exasperated by By the fact ball you know test results were slow. Contact tracing was very difficult. can we the quarantine people and isolating them while trying to keep a significant force to fight the fire at times There was eight to twenty percent of those on the that couldn't fight the fire because they were either in isolation or quarantine So just just.
"cameron peak" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"That's all it would take. Then that comes word down for forget the burn scar which exacerbates this to an amazing extent. Amazing yeah you have this meteorologist Mr schlatter saying that if the rain had any was fairly nominal amount of rain it was about to rain granted. It was moving following in thirty minutes but if it hadn't fallen over that burn scar in cameron Peak the crown point area. It wouldn't even have garnered any attention whatsoever. soaked it up but here we are in a very perilous situation. Because we've got so much. Burn star from the largest source fire in the history of the state of colorado but occurred putin drainage but but if we had a maximum precipitation event which we don't even know what it is. We know we can have ten inches in a couple of hours that that's that's one place to start but problem in fort collins and even as far as greely is that if this maximum amount of water came down the canyon it could destroy. Most of downtown fort collins a ton of subdivisions laporte goes away by the way. But that would disappear while afford You then continue on east in wipeout sewer plants. We we've got sewer plant here in fort collins right on the river literally on it. That would be gone. That takes all that lovely stuff. Right on down. Through windsor and greeley You've got some of the really interesting development going up pretty close to the river. What's happened in windsor. And of course greenway has the pruder running through there as well. The the beast plant is putin drainage floodplain that's a big place so when all this happens we could lose who knows how many lives and unbelievable amounts of important infrastructure combs. You have some saying. Just playing devil's advocate here. Oh you're launching into purply It hasn't happened yet. So why would it happen now. But i think it goes to an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure. Well and we've got yes we need to build a flood control dam on the polluter. And when you come up to talk about that you mmediately start a war with those people who wanna see the pruder free there. Save the people weep. I understand the beauty of that river. I love that river. I spend all the time i can up in that canyon but on the other hand. What are we gonna do. When we're talking about human lives economic impacts and so on but that has to be protected in the only ronaldo do now. Here's what complicated many years ago With the help of our our good friend in one of my my heroes in life. Hey declared most of that putin river a wild and scenic river which precludes the building dams so..
"cameron peak" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"U S A member of D I c K How News Time five. Oh 3 39 Million Americans will soon see $300 popping up in their bank accounts. The new child tax credit is being implemented today. Denver Congresswoman Diana did get says the money will have a significant impact in her district 135,000. Kids in this district are eligible for these payments. Congress passed the tax credit in the wake of the covid pandemic, which some many people losing their jobs and more Children living in poverty seat off the state patrol and local law enforcement agencies looking for drunk or stoned drivers. During a stepped up enforcement period that starts tomorrow and runs through Monday. So far this year, 100 impaired driving deaths have been reported in Colorado, the Cameron Peak fire last year. The largest wildfire in Colorado is recorded history left behind a huge burn area. Runoff. Ash and debris flows from the burn area could pose a threat to water quality Fish and river health. And ecosystems. To that end. On Monday, helicopters will drop mulch in the area. That's the latest I'm Susan Witkin, now impact traffic. This report is sponsored by West era Credit Union. The bat Bread, Sports Traffic Center. Taking a look at your ride this afternoon. Going to be a slow drive as you make your way north down. I 25 from Colorado Boulevard all the way up to spear looking at Stop, Go Traffic delays of 34 minutes. Um, 25 gotta crash at 20th Got you back up to 48 less than five minutes of delays through that stretch. Another crash out about 25 to approach Happy Canyon got backed up to reach gate 12 minutes of delays through there. I 70 is looking pretty slow just after Peoria all the way to I 25 expect delays of more than five minutes right now Speeds down to 19 MPH clock 31 pinpoint weather today A high of 90 degrees overnight. Low of 64 degrees with your impact traffic and weather. I'm Kate Thomas 6 30 K. How US stare. A credit union is looking for people who are as excited about the future as they are. If you are a mortgage loan officer, processor or underwriter talked to us, Tara there like a $1.8 billion start up and you can help build it. Go to West era. See you dot com Tickets are on sale.
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"92 tomorrow Low nineties all weekend. It's 87 degrees in Denver after five weeks of testimony, closing arguments today in the trial of Mark Red Wine in the death of his son, 13 year old Dylan, the prosecution making a point of saying there is more to the story than just through clinical evidence. Let us not forget when we talk about sharp force injuries. The right side thematic arcs of the partial cranium. I was talking about the head of Dylan Redlined. The defense says the evidence just isn't there and someone's on trial for murdering their youngest son and the prosecution. Jesus is what if, Or maybe continue. Imagine that the window into how weak the evidences In November of 2012 Dylan was reported missing from his home in VIAS Ito. His remains were found in June of 2013. There are new details in the arrest of NFL star Richard Sherman. TMZ reporting a woman who identified herself as Sherman's wife says he was threatening to kill himself the former Seattle Seahawk and 40 Niners player. Was also described as drunk and belligerent. Sherman is facing charges including burglary, domestic violence after allegedly trying to get into the home of his in laws. This coming Monday, Helicopters will take to the skies over the Cameron Peak burn area. The fire was the largest in Colorado's recorded history. The choppers will be dropping mulch to protect watersheds from being contaminated and to mitigate downstream flooding in communities along the castle, Pooter and Big Thompson rivers. 36% of the Cameron Peak Burn area has moderate the high soil burn severity. It's almost certain that water quality could be impacted by runoff and debris and ash flows. Gerry Bell K Away News radio on Wall Street, the Dow added. 53 Today NASDAQ Lost one to S and P 500 dropped 14 and sports. The big 12 Conference says it's going to crack down on taunting, especially the horns down sign aimed at Texas Longhorn players. Our next news update at 4 30 I'm Cathy Walker on K Away. NewsRadio 8 50 AM in 94 1 FM. 50 Years ago, American Home Shield founded the Home Service plan industry to give people a break.
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"Part of their income and have families at home who are depending on it. And that's why Congress passed these payments. If the money does not get put into your account, you can contact the I R. S, which has operators standing by the handle questions about the child tax credit President Biden says. This will help people take care of their kids and lift them out of prop poverty. Starting tomorrow, Increased patrols are going to be looking for drunk or stoned drivers on Colorado's roads and highways C dot and law enforcement agencies are calling it the summer strikeout DUI enforcement period. Stepped up enforcement will last through next Monday. So far this year more than 100, Colorado driving deaths have been linked to impaired driving during 2020 drug overdose deaths were up 30% as many turn to opioids to dull feelings of isolation, anxiety and economic stress. Across the country. Fentanyl was tagged as the reason for a majority of drug overdose. Death Bill Snyder's with the drug rehab center. NorthPoint, Colorado. We are seeing the fentanyl deaths rise because there is more You know, since that extent, and all that is being mixed into other drugs, and users aren't aware that the fentanyl is in those drugs, he says. It is a dangerous roll of the dice for addicts because fentanyl these drugs can cause a person to overdose. This coming Monday. Helicopters are going to be in the sky over the Cameron Peak burn area. That fire was the largest in Colorado's recorded history. The choppers will be dropping mulch to help protect watersheds from being contaminated and to mitigate downstream flooding in communities along the cash, Lipitor and the big Thompson watersheds. Wall Street closing mixed today. The Dow industrials up 55 points S and P 500 gained a lost rather lost 14. But and the NASDAQ also lost 102 points. Our next news update is at 2 30. I'm Susan Witkin on K Away. NewsRadio, 8 50 AM and 94 1 FM 50 Years ago, American Home Shield founded the Home Service plan industry to give people a break.
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"These players. Take advantage of that. Yeah i i was reading a story that mike rowe hard athletic dead and he said that that according to a story fifteen athletes have signed I haven't kept track of all of them. But i saw it was david roddy scott Patching and a few other people signed with barstool sports and again. I don't know what that means. I don't know what kind of money they're making. I don't know you know what they're to make their money But you know those. Some of those people have signed on I think it's interesting again. We talked about this last week. It's fascinating that it's probably the biggest events since in college. Athletics since title nine and yet it's still a cluster. Yeah of course it was going to be and so yeah toby mcbride signing with barstool athletics as well and and what was so fascinating me. Is that barstool. Athletics came out. Dave portnoy the owner the ceo. Or whatever you want to go l. President of barcelona came out and said that they had no idea what they were doing. Either but they saw the opportunity to sign college athletes and they just went with it so to these these borstal these media companies other that are doing this They're just gonna go out there and kind of market these kids and try and get them deals. i guess. Is it kind of being an agent without being an agent. I think it's gold speculation right. You're probably and i'm just guessing the not so what i'm guessing what they're doing as they're gonna they're gonna come in with some money. I'm guessing it's probably a low ball offer hoping right to to to Give them some money or have them. Generates the money for them at at low cost just to see where this is going. Now maybe there's you know maybe there's some Some goals for them to make and the revenue goes up. I don't know. But that's what i'm guessing. Because he's companies are going to come in and speculatively sign up these people and just figure out where it's going to go from there. Yeah i don't know in. There's so much about this that we we still don't know in i. Just i'm waiting for the trial and error to start win. Is somebody gonna get hit by the nc double a. To say well actually that's against the rules and they're going to be like i'd already rules for this. I think that would be extremely disingenuous by the ncw unless it was an egregious thing. Because they don't even know what they're doing. I mean multibillion billion dollar organization and yet they. They have been so reluctant to this. That they're not prepared for this either. Think and there's what i think. There's twenty two states now. I think i think including colorado according to My hearts peace including colorado have some This law in place but again. I don't know that anybody knows already set. When i'd be interested to see some of these numbers and and what i liked about it. Miles i wanna see you kinda got the same sense as soon as this past. You had a lot of pro athletes Maybe some that had you know Lost lost a lot of the money that they earn things. Like that. saying okay when you do this. Here's some things you need to know you're gonna get taxed on this right. You gotta have this. Setup have a plan put into place and i thought that was a pretty Overwhelmingly resounding effect of this is that a lot of people came and said hey be ready. I think the other thing you're looking at is you. If you're getting a scholarship or some kind of federal aid you have to be careful how much you earn because that can eat into The the grant that you're getting So you have to be careful with that too. And so. I'm i'm glad like cs. You my mike's reporting on that story so that you know a cs. He was trying to help these students figure this out as well because it's really tricky You know you got you know you gotta figure out. How much can i make. Without cutting into my. You know if there was any federal aid involved That's there's a lot to know. There's a lot of athletes that are very happy that this happened but hopefully they continue onto to make those decisions Miles before i let you go what are you. What are you working on. What are you looking forward to. Well I got a long term story that i'm working on. We're coming up. You know. I in about a month away from the one year anniversary of the cameron peak. Fire it almost seems like that's almost what i do all the time so i am looking it at a story. On the controversy involving was the way they their strategy of of working the fire was it the right way or was there a better way so they took a and it was because of a lot of different situations terrain the lack of values what they call 'em structures involved at the beginning and they set up a perimeter a defensive perimeter so that is one way to and then the let the fire burn you know and get in there whenever you can and the other way is for a more aggressive direct attack and there's people on both sides of the fence on this. I think it's it's really an interesting story Unfortunately they did the defense route and unfortunately they had some major weather events that completely handcuffed them. you know. Hundred per hundred mph winds extreme he So it's an interesting subject and it takes me a long time because there's a lot of people who have a lot of different ideas on this. But i think it's interesting because at the end of the day i think there was two hundred and fifty or four hundred and fifty nine structures in two hundred and twenty five homes so if he one of those homeowners. You're i'm sure you're wondering right. The was this the right way to do that. We'll look forward to that miles as well real quick before i let you go. Are you a guy at all. No no okay. Watch it occasionally but mile. I'm interested but i don't watch very often mcgregor tomorrow Mcgregor i love it all right. That's the absolute right answer. Miles thank you so much for jumping on morning. I appreciate it and we'll talk with you real soon. Okay all right. Take care thanks. Wells blew out of the fort collins. Colorado nine fifty two time. Let's take a break. We'll come back on the other side. Wrap up our number one. It's no code out presented by the janeane agencies on northern voice. Thirteen ten kfi..
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"Till 3 15 today that includes the Cameron Peak burn Scar area, and there's a chance more storms are moving in. Mainly after three o'clock for the I 25 corridor actually think right around 56 is when we'll see some action rolling on through and then there could even be a few more as the evening goes on. Check it out. 8 30. We're showing another cell heading all right up toward Rocky Mountain National Park where we've got several different burn scars in that area, so the timing there could even be after dark, Potentially box 31 meteorologist Kylie Burst says today's storms could produce high winds and hail. Police in Lakewood need help locating eight year old Derek Montoya. He was last seen as 73 93 West Jefferson Avenue in Lakewood. Last night, around six PM he's wearing a black T shirt, tan shorts and black high tops. Call the Lakewood Police. You have any information? Rockies ended up taking three of four from the Cardinals this weekend manager but Black talked about the series. It was a great series. I very emotional for a lot of people, you know, the fans included, but the thing that sticks out for me, I mean, really good baseball. I mean, they pitched some clutch hitting Rockies in Arizona tomorrow. Colorado Rapids played the top team in MLS, The Seattle Sounders to a 11 draw yesterday in front of the first near full capacity crowd at Dick's Sporting goods park since the pandemic. Our next news updates at 2 30 I'm Chuck Clark on Kor NewsRadio, 8:50 A.m. and 94 1 FM from the vet Fred Sports Traffic Center that crash site 25 South Down there. Thornton Park Way has been cleared. Also a crash. Westbound. I 76 a little bit past federal has been cleared. 25 sat down. We have a crash at 58th Avenue, blocking two right lanes backing up to us, 36. And we have a crash North beyond 25 approaching large spur, causing major delays in the area there. Fox 31 Pinpoint whether Look for afternoon scattered showers possible again today a high near 90 for an overnight low near 62 degrees and in the mile high city right now it's 88. This report is sponsored by the broad more The wait is over the broad, more Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway is back with new trains, new track New Depot and one of the world's most unique experiences. The peak of adventure at White Shoe by your e Tickets today at cog railway dot com. I'm.
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"Dwight yoakam showing my age here too. So we'll get a little taste of everything. I think that i'm excited about the rodeos seen one life that's gonna it's gonna be it's gonna be a blast looking forward to it very much as well all right mayor. Well i want to switch gears here. A little bit about There's there's a piece in the Greeley tribune about governor polls sending some wildfire. Recovery mitigation bills. Greely is playing a role in this right after the cameron peak. Fire the watershed. The runoff is starting to hit full full effect. Now what does the city of greeley doing to help with some of that recovery to prevent some rozier and things like that. well some. it's a mess up to be candid with you. Or i was up at the Camera peak fire scene shortly after the fire was out and a lot of it. Well it isn't necessarily visible to the naked is especially up around chambers like City agree has believed about forty million dollars damage to as you alluded to the watershed the sediment in the water. And then there's the runoff is coming now and there's not a lot we can do about the runoff but monitoring we've already had over four banks a couple of times and had to close a couple of phases of of the putter trail but we have got state officials With the governor police and about three weeks ago maybe a month ago Couple of from the city met Both senators and bennett and secretary of agriculture tom. They'll sack from the From the biden cabinet Up in the area took him on a tour of the damage that primarily cities of greeley and fort collins Had regard do it regarding the fire..
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"Launching but there are lots of safety measures in place and actually some of the other command centers can veto the launch. Until they actually no because. Obviously if you're sending one of these Could do great damage and you kind of make sure that you know what you're doing. Yeah no offense miles with that. Maybe the understatement of the year for firing those things. We definitely want to know what we're doing right. And it's fascinating because everything that you just described him. We've all seen it in movies before. But i would have to imagine. It was pretty pretty cool for you to be able to get out there and see it. You know in In real life yeah. It's really interesting. We took the elevator down to where that the launch control center is. And it's it's interesting because it's below ground. And i that that door in the capsule around it is you don't several feet thick with concrete and they actual little control center down there. It's like being in a submarine cabin. Actually that's what that's what it feels like. It's very cramped but it sits on four big support ban that whole thing is is on a significant suspension system. So that if it if a nuclear strike would hit That jolt would be absorbed by the suspension system and they could continue communication. You for some reason. That communication is not There's too much damage. their air force planes go up in the air and then they can. They are then the control center for these missiles. So it's pretty interesting. You start thinking of all the millions and billions of dollars you spend on defense system but like they said it's a deterrent that You know obviously have spoken while because You know nobody has forced us to to launch one of these with miles. Boom heart colorado and miles. That story is up right now. Right yes i see. Yeah i think i think it came up. I think it went up this morning. You know i. I did a before it went out there. I went to pony. Beauts someone to get that in there to party beauts You know at this site just north of the bucs in fact you can from the from the launch control center. You can see the pong pizza. Now it's absolutely beautiful. If you wanna get away from people that's where you wanna go all that rain and stuff. The wallflowers are beautiful. The whole prairie is really really green so If you want to get away from people go to pony beats now tell about oh probably being. June is usually at its peak. Yeah it is awesome country out there. I live out towards that way too. And it's always good to get out there especially after fresh rain and stuff like that it is. It's pretty you sent a really cool picture of the two or that you're out at the other day so make sure to check out that story from miles as well. Miles was such on a couple of other things here. Memorial day weekend coming up. I know a big attraction for a people is to get out into nature. but there's going to be the they're gonna find maybe some different locations after the wildfires. We had this summer. I you know. I it's it's it might be the first time that people get back out there You know since cameron peak fire east troublesome. fire You know those. Were out what i think in november early december last year..
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"A lifestyle step forward Governor Pola saying they no longer need to wear a mask. We're going from mask wearing requirements to mask wearing suggestions and guidance, meaning if you're vaccinated, you don't need to wear a mask It all many of the state masked rules will expire June 1st. The governor says businesses and schools can set their own guidelines. The Rockies will allow more fans into course field beginning in June 35,000. That's 70% of capacity. Black bear cub injured during the Cameron Peak fire back in the mountains of Larimer County. The bear spent nearly five months recovering from injuries, including burns on its paws when the cub was founded way, just £16. While the bear lost portions of its ears to frostbite. The cub responded well to treatment. It weighed £93 when it was released back into the wild. In Sports Broncos rookies Working at U. C Health training center, The Rock is holding a rookie minicamp Friday and Saturday. You see Elf training center and topic, Patzert Stan Jr says he knows he has to set the tone for his rookie class trying to say that leadership Road Charlie, by example, given maximum effort started be figure out there that are rookies could look at Sorry, you know, just rolling my way they Luna going through every July special. I can work on food, bringing Crystal Kelley News Radio. Our next updated 1 30, David Ko Ko, a news radio 8:50 A.m. and 94 1 F AM from the Bedford Sports Travel Center that earlier crash 25 south down near Thornton Parkway. Still causing the ladies back to about 120th. We still have that construction blocking the left lane was bound I to 70 Vasquez causing stop and go to lays back to I 70 25 North bound, running heavy between Broadway all the way up to Colfax south, and it's heavy from I 70 Down to Colfax.
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"The food by the way pillow fight man. That's a good text bill. Fight ends one this thing before. He's one of funny friday before. Is he gonna come back into it again. No joke so far too for. Maybe the i hope he's joking about golfers or great kids suck but you never know. Welcome back into no co now. I m tanner schwendt killed during the production. Work as always joining me now up. On the hotline it is miles bloom. Heart with fort collins colorado miles. Thanks for being flexible and joining me today. Absolutely no worries how you doing today. Doing great miles. We raised much money for united way of weld county. Yesterday it was a great day. Feel good to get back into the rhythm of things here so appreciate it. And i know you've got a lot to talk about today. You've been kind of prefacing. This swat change talk through that. Yeah you don't. The swat team wants to change their name. Of course most people think of they see them when there's barricaded subjects and houses and I didn't even know this. They do a lot more than that. They do evacuations for fires and floods. They do search and rescue. They help with When we had the bomb cyclone they went out and got stranded motorists into They're certified to go into meth Houses that are contaminated with math. So they do a lot of things. So they're they're changing their name to very long Along name is pretty easy right That that kinda comes right off your tongue. But they're changing it. And i got it i i. It's hard to say self dude. Do you have it in front of you miles or no. I had to call a back up on my story. Actually lehrer yup. Here it is. You're ready just gonna take like five minutes so all right let's larimer county regional all hazards crisis response team later larmer counties regional all hazard response team very long name. It doesn't capsule late. More of what they do and i of course i asked him. What did you do this. Because you know what's happening with law enforcement and they they said no this has been the worse for about five years and that actually the cameron peak fire really really prompted them to finally changed their name. So that's an accurate can get from that. Well they call it archer and i urge archer out of there but it. I don't know. I'm not using it because i don't really see how that works but anyhow they're using archer i think it is a you know. It's really cool to just to get the story out. Because i don't know i didn't know swat it all these other things. They're specially trained at a lot of things. I was out with them on wednesday and they were doing firefighting drills. They're digging hand lines and they you know went into those sleeping bag. Shelters in case of fire came on and it was pretty interesting. it is it. Is you know. I never thought of them in any other way than that either about you know they. They have to do something i mean. They're trained they can't just sit there and wait for For for hostages to be there But i think this also does speak to a larger like you mentioned Maybe not issue but it's good to see some law enforcement taking the initiative to do some. Pr work right and do some marketing to get there to get more knowledge about what they do out there into the community..
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"Yeah i mean if you look. I think we maybe every thirteen to fifteen inches of precipitation here a year. So you know if we get two to three inches. That's a that's a big star and really but you know we really need that to continue because because of the drought a lot of that which is good is going to soak into the soil and not a lot of it will be going into into the rivers and reservoirs so But we'll take anything we can. We're talking with miles. Bloom hard for collins colorado and yeah i mean even out here It was kind of weird. How there is like there was bands of of area. That got hit really hard a little bit east of greeley got hit. Really hard really really didn't seem to get that much and then for cons and level and like you talked about kinda got dumped on. It was an interesting store. Yeah anytime you have that low pressure. That's that's up in the southeast part of the state at wraps around and then so what happens it brings all that moisture from the gulf of mexico. Then you get eastwind. Goes up against the mountains. So you get the largest the foothills. They got up to four feet on the cameron. Peak fire burn area which is good and bad and then it kinda filters out fort collins gets a little more on the west side about two feet about twenty inches in the city. I looked really had anywhere from eleven to sixteen inches. When i saw so. And then you know in the planes that got a lot of rain Which eastern planes needed it a lot. So that's good for the farmers. Yeah there's no doubt about any of that miles bloom heart with the colorado and again joining us You mentioned The a little bit about now that moisture as soon as this melts That that runoff where they can't repeat fire happened. It's going to have to get cleaned up. Hurry yeah. I wind up on friday last friday up to Which is kind of ground zero. The biggest risk of flooding and erosion up there And i Talked to a person who owns property up there and they're concerned really concerned about buckhorn creek. Because a lot of the hillsides are basically you know scorched and the soil is sterilized. So they're worried now about that. Run off so that has been working on projects to try and mitigate that but you know they they won't be able to get in there until tell early april at the earliest and so they're really up against it so But they're they're trying to get in there. They have their projects prioritized. And you know we'll see if they can get it done in time well and as we talked about even way back when when this was all when the when the fires were happening miles we knew this day was gonna come. Maybe maybe happening a little bit earlier than we may have thought is that is that accurate You know the here's the problem. One hundred twelve day fire didn't end until december second. So there was you know they the the fire crews could could clean up some of that But there wasn't enough time for a lot of people to do anything and so now all of a sudden we're sitting here And these projects are now You know have been established but to be able to get in there and and you know try in You know increase the size of culverts and and do things like that difficult. When i went up the buckhorn road they were actually installing. These large culverts from the twenty thirteen sled. So that tells you how far behind they are yeah..
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"Your favorite artists Stay away news radio time is 8 30, our top story vice president. Pence says he will not invoke the 25th amendment to remove President Trump from power. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pence said the move would not be in the best interest of the nation. So tomorrow, the House will vote on whether to impeach Trump For a second time. Several Republicans have said they will vote to impeach a new poll shows that more than half of the nation's registered voters believe Trump should be removed from office. 52% say the president should be removed from office, while 42% say he should not. A Quinnipiac University poll was taken after the riots at the Capitol last week. 56% of poll respondents believe President Trump is responsible for the violence that date with 42%, saying he's not Responsible. A poll shows that nearly three quarters of the nation's voters believe democracy is currently under attack. Sarah Bartlett, NBC NEWS radio. After five months, fire managers have declared the Cameron Peak fire and Larimer County controlled The largest wildfire in Colorado history burned more than 209,000 acres are next update at nine o'clock. I'm Chad Bauer on K O A news radio 8:50 A.m. and 94 1 FL Now a check on traffic with Darren Copeland. From the dead Friends Sports Traffic Center of Still a fairly good drive on the highways, Little slowing eastbound. I 70 writing York where they continue to do some construction through there, so you will see a slowing just as break lighter to I 25 in either direction that looks great. No problems on Text Avenue Freeway or on 2 to 5. We did clear that accident looks like I shared in at Kentucky. So good news. They're still closed at Founder's Parkway between rising sun and crimson. Skype still closed for water. Main repairs at I left. Between Parker and Geneva still closed doors.
Snow due to hit Colorado wildfire areas
"Those historically big choirs in the state, snow expected to fall in the northern part of the state, we see that it has arrived. That area getting hammered by the biggest wildfire in the state's history. The Cameron Peak fire that fire has burned over 207,000 acres 60% contained Strong wind gust still fueling another large fire in Colorado. That one just 10 miles away from this fire. The East Troublesome fire, which has burned 189,000 acres that fire on ly 5% contained two senior people have died in that fire after they refused evacuation advice and chose to stay in their home to quote Write it out. California's historic wildfire season could get even
Snow in Colorado expected to put damper on wildfires
"From Mother Nature overnight while battling historically big fires in that state. Snow is expected to fall in the northern part of Colorado. Looks like it arrive to that area was getting hammered by the biggest wildfire in that state's history. The Cameron Peak fire that fires burned over 207,000 acres 60% contained strong wind God still fueling
Snow due to hit Colorado wildfire areas
"Overnight. We're two of the largest wildfire ever to hit that state are still burning. Officials say the snow will put a damper on the fires but not completely eliminate the threat and spread of the Cameron Peak Fire, the state's largest, started in mid August and consumed Some 207,000 acres. Residents say they've never experienced any wildfire like this. Never seen this close the winner. This cold conditions on the fire. Behave like this in my life. It's just it's apocalyptic, really. The world first claimed the lives of an elderly married couple trying to write out the blaze in their home. While in California, about a million
Two largest wildfires in Colorado history are burning at the same time, 10 miles apart
"History continue raging northwest of Denver. Cameron Peak Fire, the largest in state history. It's burned about 320 Square Miles. So far, the genie
Governor to meet with evacuees, fire officials as historic fires burn in Colorado
"Jared Police is meeting today with some evacuees from the States major wildfires that Cameron Peak fire, the largest in state history. Charring more than 200,000 Acres, The East troublesome fire consuming 170,000 acres. As of this morning, the
East Troublesome Fire estimated at 170,000 acres Thursday night, now 2nd-largest in Colorado history
"Troublesome Troublesome fire fire was was troublesome troublesome again again today. today. The The current current acreage acreage on on the the fire fire is is 170,000 Acres. Incident Commander Noah Livingston says they worked hard on fire lines today near Grand B. The intent is to get spiral that those airline off deeper bench fire. Further fire spread south toward the community of brandy in Larimer County, the Cameron Peak fire has burned nearly 207,000 acres. With the East Troublesome fire at 1 70. Could those fires link up and given the winds this time of year and the way those winds are acting if I were to become established, were not able to slow it down. There is potential with those two fires could merge Governor Polish talking about those who have lost homes and the fires in great pain. In risking losing, having uncertainty around losing or yes, even losing everything. You have numerous evacuations today, including the Estes Park area, Rocky Mountain National Park now closed.
Cameron Peak Fire: Colorado is fighting its largest wildfire in history
"Northern Colorado firefighters continue to push through high winds and low visibility scrambling to contain the monster Cameron peak fire burning since mid August. Now, the largest wildfire in history at more than two hundred thousand acres
Wildfires Jeopardize Access To Drinking Water
"In many Western states, drinking water supply start high up in the mountains as reverse. This summer's record-breaking wildfires have reduced some headwaters, forest burn trees and heaps of Ash as Luke Runyan from member. Station K. U.. NC reports that often creates expensive headaches for water treatment plants long after the smoke clears. Few places in the West know how wildfires affect water supplies like Fort Collins Colorado the state's largest wildfire ever recorded is burning just outside the city now but their problems really started eight years ago before then it's main water source the poodle river was nearly pristine. We had been privileged and in some ways probably took for granted that these watersheds were providing. A consistently clean clear water all the time. That's Fort Collins Water Quality Manager. Jill or pays we're along the river just outside the city downstream from where in twenty twelve, the high park fire burned more than eighty, seven, thousand acres for the first year after the fire every time it rained the river turned black from mudslides we ended up with a lot. Of Sediment in our pipelines that was difficult to remove to keep those muddy flows from causing problems, the city installed an early warning system, a series of monitoring stations along the river. If there's too much sediment or a pays says utility workers can turn off the treatment plants intake and switch to water from a large reservoir it became really important for us. To have a heads up for win those changes in water quality were occurring the effects of the burn scar on water quality only lasted a few years but this early warning system is far from obsolete because this year is cameron peak fire has burned another broad sweep of the river's watershed, which means for Collins, again joins the list of western cities learning. To live with wildfires that burn bigger and hotter than they've ever seen before this is a new reality and we're learning as we go. Joe. Harwood is with the water and electrical utility for two hundred, thousand people in and around Eugene Oregon this summer the holiday farm fire burned along the banks of their sole water source, the McKenzie River soon after their. Customers noticed the water coming out of their faucets had a smokey taste people quite frankly to use a scientific term freaked out because it's not something he'd dealt with me for Harwood's says, they eventually figured out the chemistry at their treatment plan to remove the taste and when this winter's rainstorms arrive, utility workers will be monitoring for other harmful things that can. Be transported in wildfire runoff like nitrates, heavy metals, and dissolved. Organic carbon were trying to learn the lessons of others, Colorado, and California to create our own best management practices. The utility is spending one million dollars this year on post fire erosion control with more spending plan. Next year hardwood says back on the banks of Colorado's Putina River the city of Fort. Collins. Jill. Or A peyser says the city had to raise water rates to deal with effects of the fire eight years ago that could happen again. But she says decisions the city made after that last big fire like building new infrastructure to remove sediment and beefing up policies around residential water restrictions will help them respond this time around we live in fire prone. watershed and. Are Part of our responsibility to adapt to those that reality a reality that because of climate change increasingly includes drier forests, hotter summers and extended fire seasons across the West for NPR news I'm Luke Runyan in Fort Collins Colorado.
New wildfires in Utah, Colorado force evacuations
"New wildfires have forced the evacuations of hundreds in Colorado and Utah. A pair of fires and Utah have burned more than 2000 acres in the 1st 24 hours since they started, the cause of both is under investigation. Meanwhile, the largest wildfire in Colorado's history has now burned over 200,000 acres. Cameron Peak Fire in northern Colorado is about 68%, contained as crews have battled high winds for most of the