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2 years 6 days ago

Reforestation of the Hayman burn area

One by one, across a thousand burned acres, new life takes root in the Pike National Forest. In the decade since the Hayman fire, the US Forest Service has planted nearly a million trees. Forester Chris Kuennen says it's slow work because there are only two to three weeks...

3 years 2 days ago

Boulder County braces for flooding after fire

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County is bracing for increased flood danger west of Boulder where hillsides have been stripped bare of vegetation by September's wildfire. The Boulder Daily Camera reports that about 90 responders from 15 agencies practiced for a variety of emergencies during drills Saturday. September's wildfire...

3 years 3 days ago

Mulching project continues on burn area

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - An extra half ton of straw has been ordered to cover mountainsides burned in a wildfire that destroyed 169 homes and scorched about 9 square miles west of Boulder. Helicopters have already dropped roughly a ton of straw mulch, which will help reduce the risk...

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