Nathan Heffel http://krcc.org en New Estimates Show Black Forest Fire as 2nd Most Costly in CO http://krcc.org/post/new-estimates-show-black-forest-fire-2nd-most-costly-co <p><br />Next Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary since the start of the massive Black Forest Fire. The blaze scorched over 14,000 acres, destroyed around 500 homes and killed two people.<br /><br />The non-profit Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association says after revised estimates of loss, the fire is now the second-costliest wildfire in state history.<br /><br />RMIAA director Carole Walker says the initial estimate of $292 million has been increased to $420 million dollars in losses.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:05:42 +0000 Nathan Heffel & KUNC 20152 at http://krcc.org New Estimates Show Black Forest Fire as 2nd Most Costly in CO Avalanche Warnings Issued Throughout Colorado's Rockies http://krcc.org/post/avalanche-warnings-issued-throughout-colorados-rockies <p>As heavy snow continues to fall across the Rockies, the risk of avalanches has prompted &nbsp;warnings from the <a href="http://avalanche.state.co.us" target="_blank">Colorado Avalanche Information Center</a>.&nbsp; Forecaster Dr. John Snook says natural and human triggered slides in Colorado’s backcountry are likely, and says we're nearing "the most extreme we've seen so far this winter."</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:32:16 +0000 Nathan Heffel & KUNC 14536 at http://krcc.org Avalanche Warnings Issued Throughout Colorado's Rockies After Floods, Some Colo. Rivers Aren't Where They Used To Be http://krcc.org/post/after-floods-some-colo-rivers-arent-where-they-used-be In Colorado, farmers are scrambling to recover from September's historic floods — floods that decimated miles of roadways, cut off entire towns and sent rivers and creeks into areas they'd never been before.<p>Like Tim Foster's immaculate front yard.<p>"It was beautiful," he says. "I had four large blue spruces. We had hundred-year-old cottonwoods all along the bank. We had our irrigation and our pumps. It was just gorgeous."<p>At the height of the flooding, it all washed away. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:04:00 +0000 Nathan Heffel 11583 at http://krcc.org After Floods, Some Colo. Rivers Aren't Where They Used To Be Cow Town Opts For Funk Over Funky Smell http://krcc.org/post/colorado-city-tries-cleanse-its-reputation-cow-odor Greeley, Colo., has an image problem. Actually, it's more of an odor problem. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Nathan Heffel 6599 at http://krcc.org Cow Town Opts For Funk Over Funky Smell