drought http://kajx.org en Drought Prompts Study of Gold Medal Fishery near Basalt http://kajx.org/post/drought-prompts-study-gold-medal-fishery-near-basalt <p>This Fall, a local river conservation group is keeping a close eye on the Fryingpan River. This follows last year's drought that brought the levels on the river down. The low flows affected fish, aquatic insects and possibly the local economy. The Fryingpan is considered Gold Medal fishing waters. It draws people from around the world to fly fish there. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:58:51 +0000 Marci Krivonen 9571 at http://kajx.org Drought Prompts Study of Gold Medal Fishery near Basalt Drought Linked to Spruce Beetle Outbreaks in Colorado's Northern Mountains http://kajx.org/post/drought-linked-spruce-beetle-outbreaks-colorados-northern-mountains <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Large swathes of spruce forests in the Northern Colorado mountains are dying due to the Spruce Beetle. Now, researchers are linking these massive beetle outbreaks to drought. The beetles&rsquo; impact on forests has the potential to be more devastating in Colorado than the mountain pine beetle. Aspen Public Radio&rsquo;s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with Sarah Hart, the lead author of the study. She says her team went over 300 years of drought data.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:55:32 +0000 Marci Krivonen 8729 at http://kajx.org Drought Linked to Spruce Beetle Outbreaks in Colorado's Northern Mountains Helicopters a Big Help in Red Canyon Fire Attack http://kajx.org/post/helicopters-big-help-red-canyon-fire-attack <p></p><p>The Red Canyon Fire burning southeast of Glenwood Springs didn’t see any growth yesterday. Favorable weather and more resources allowed firefighters to get a handle on the blaze. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So far, about 390 acres have burned in the rugged area, three miles outside of Glenwood Springs. As of yesterday evening, nearly 30 percent of the fire had been contained.</span></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:15:37 +0000 Marci Krivonen 6065 at http://kajx.org Helicopters a Big Help in Red Canyon Fire Attack Evacuees Allowed to Return to Homes in Ward Gulch Fire http://kajx.org/post/evacuees-allowed-return-homes-ward-gulch-fire <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Residents who were evacuated near Rifle for a wildfire, </span><a href="http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3426/" style="line-height: 1.5;">were allowed to return to their homes yesterday</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The Ward Gulch Fire north of town has burned about 480 acres and forced the closure of the Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery, which is managed by the state. The public is not allowed into Rifle Falls State Park. Helicopters have been dipping into the nearby Rifle Gap reservoir to fight the flames.</span></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:07:52 +0000 Marci Krivonen 3090 at http://kajx.org Evacuees Allowed to Return to Homes in Ward Gulch Fire Black Forest Fire Burns 360 Homes http://kajx.org/post/black-forest-fire-burns-360-homes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A wildfire burning north of Colorado Springs is officially Colorado’s most destructive fire, ever. Law enforcement officials announced this morning the Black Forest fire has burned 360 homes - that’s more than last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire. 15,000 acres have burned and nearly 40,000 people have been evacuated. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:24:57 +0000 Marci Krivonen 2875 at http://kajx.org Black Forest Fire Burns 360 Homes