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United Way presents workshops on insurance coverage adequacy

Longmont Times-Call
Posted: 11/25/2011 09:45:15 AM MST

Film tells story of 7 who stayed behind to protect homes from …

Daily Camera
And in the end, the seven people who stayed in Sunshine Canyon during the Fourmile Fire — ignoring mandatory evacuation orders — believe they were able to …

Boulder County ‘crisis Tweeters,’ free speech and outreach: Finding the right social-media balance

Boulder-area city governments have been somewhat slow to adopt emerging media
Posted: 11/12/2011 07:10:02 PM MST

SEN UDALL TALKS FOURMILE FIRE REPORT

theDailyCamera
Senator Mark Udall with many other forestry, law enforcement and, fire officials unveiled the preliminary report on the Fourmile Fire Friday in Boulder
Video by Paul Aiken / The Daily Camera.

Lack of mitigation contributes to Fourmile fire

Mountain Mail Newspaper
by Cailey McDermott Lack of wildfire mitigation was recently named as a major contributor to the Fourmile Canyon fire in 2010, triggering an Oct. 17 discussion with two area fire chiefs. Salida Fire Chief Don Taylor and Chaffee County Fire Protection …

What we take and leave when wildfire comes

High Country News
That was a year ago, when the Fourmile Fire came raging through the outskirts of Boulder, Colo. For four days, the house she shared with Lisa Polansky had been off-limits to them — one of hundreds of homes residents were forced to evacuate when the …

Report: New approach needed to prevent wildfire disasters

Summit County Citizens Voice
“This fire taught us that the most important yard tool you can have if you live in a wildfire-prone area is not a chainsaw; it’s a rake and a weed-whacker. This won’t always protect your home from wildfire. Some Fourmile Fire homeowners worked hard to …

Fourmile Fire study highlights need for more mitigation, vigilance against …

Daily Camera
By John Aguilar, Camera Staff Writer
Record-low humidity and fierce winds created perfect wildfire conditions while a lack of mitigation work allowed last year’s Fourmile Fire to burn through home after home unabated, according to a preliminary report …

A link to the Boulder County website with the background information about the Fourmile Fire Preliminary Assessment requested by Senator Udall.

And here’s the Report: http://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/docs/home/fourmile.pdf

Colorado State Senator signs Bill for those who lost their homes in the fire

 

Daily Camera Four Mile YouTube Videos

 

Fire on the Mountain: How Gold Hill Was Saved

A KGNU documentary by Maeve Conran

Student essay: Life lessons of the Fourmile Fire

A young victim reflects on what she lost — and gained

By Taylor Weathers, For the Camera
Posted: 09/03/2011 05:04:15 PM MDT

Rising from the Ashes

by David Fender
Colorado Public Radio

Boulder County Wildfires

Playlist on Boulder County YouTube Channel – videos about Wildfires and their aftermath in Boulder County.

Saving Gold Hill: The Story of the Fourmile Fire

History: Sunshine school and Pilot Mine recall the past

By Silvia Pettem For the Camera
Posted: 10/02/2011 01:00:00 AM MDT

Fourmile Fire reveals snags in insurance claim process

By Michael Davidson, Boulder County Business Report
September 30,2011

CU-Boulder student’s app to help people tweet during disasters

‘Bucket Brigade Keyboard’ provides a common language in emergencies
By Brittany Anas, Camera Staff Writer

Science from Boulder County’s Fourmile Fire: ‘What seems to be a tragedy can also be an opportunity’

Local researchers have spent year collecting rare data from backyard blaze

By Ted Burnham For the Camera
Posted: 09/25/2011 11:36:51 PM MDT

Udall Remembers Fourmile Canyon Fire Victims, Calls on Coloradans to Take Care as Wildfire Season Returns

Boulder County commissioners get briefed on proposed wildfire protection plan

By John Fryar | Longmont Times-Call
Posted: 09/06/2011 06:36:45 PM MDT

Fourmile Fire exhibit opens at CU Museum of Natural History

By Laura Snider, Camera Staff Writer

Exhibit highlights the work of professor Tom Veblen

Residents Rebuild 1 Year After Fourmile Canyon Fire

The Denver Channel
by Christine Chang
September 5, 2011

A year after the Fourmile Canyon Fire charred 10 square miles and destroyed 166 homes, residents are still trying to heal and recover.

KGNU Interview with Mountain Leaders Forum
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5 Funky Green Homes: A Cave, Honeycomb, Trash Home, and 2 Castles

Care2.com
August 11, 2011

The home was one of 169 homes lost last fall during Boulder’s Fourmile Canyon Fire. Its originality, creative spirit and soul will never be replicated.

Clear-cut case:Ward residents balk at fire mitigation efforts

By Elizabeth Miller
Boulder Weekly
Thursday, August 4,2011

By William Callahan Camera Weather Historian
Posted: 08/04/2011 11:27:57 PM MDT

WORLD FROM SPACE Fourmile Canyon Fire, Colorado, USA

By Mark Dunphy – Sat Jul 30, 12:54 pm

Satellite Shows Burn Scar from Fourmile Canyon Fire of Sept. 2010

July 29, 2011 NASA

Boulder County mountain mayors strengthening emergency plans

Group meets in aftermath of Fourmile Fire
By Brittany Anas Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 07/25/2011 10:29:42 PM MDT

When waters rise

UCAR/NCAR researchers study floods
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fourmile Fire Burn Area A Mess After Storms

Watch the video ‘Fourmile Fire Burn Area A Mess After Storms’

Boulder County issues emergency declaration for Fourmile flooding

Daily Camera
July 15, 2011

The Fourmile Fire burn area was under a flash flood warning for four hours as crews worked to repair the damage from Wednesday night’s storm. The declaration makes the county eligible to receive federal funding, though state officials said it is …

New Flash Flood Warning issued for burn area

9NEWS.com
July 14, 2011

BOULDER COUNTY – Crews are preparing for more rain in the Fourmile Canyon Fire burn area on Thursday night, and a Flash Flood Warning is in effect. The Flash Flood Warning was issued for the Fourmile Fire burn area again on Thursday because the rain …

Briefs | Firefighter fundraiser

Boulder Weekly
July 14, 2011

A silent auction benefit to help the Four Mile Fire District replace the fire engine that was destroyed in the September 2010 Fourmile Fire will be held on Friday, July 15, from 5:30 to 8 pm at the Millennium Hotel’s Friday Afternoon Club in Boulder. …

Storms move out, but threat will linger until 9 pm

Denver Post
July 14, 2011

Two passing showers this afternoon dropped about an inch on the mostly barren landscape left by the 6200-acre Fourmile fire last September. Residents in Boulder were put on alert after a 4-foot surge in the creek Wednesday night.

Flash flood warning extended in Fourmile burn area; sirens sound …

Denver Post
It said that a “life-threatening situation” existed in the Fourmile Fire burn area and that the danger would extend all the way to the mouth of Boulder …

Heavy rains force road closures in Fourmile burn area; 1 structure …

Daily Camera
By Mitchell Byars, Camera Staff Writer

Water and debris runoff have forced several road closures in the Fourmile Fire burn area, according to the Boulder …

Joe Prentice: A Lewis and Clark expedition

Daily Camera
It’s no consolation to the victims of the devastating Fourmile Fire, but that area could see an influx of woodpeckers in a few years, as has occurred in the …

Boulder residents warned of flooding from Boulder Creek

9NEWS.com
There is a Flash Flood Warning in Boulder County near the Fourmile Canyon Fire burn area until 11 pm It’s estimated about an inch and a half of rain is …

Fire-Ravaged Boulder County on Alert for Flooding

KKTV 11 News
… Boulder stripped bare of vegetation in the Fourmile Canyon wildfire last fall. Local officials spotted a tornado northeast of Greeley Tuesday evening. …

Car accident starts small fire in Fourmile, driver at large

By Mitchell Byars, Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 07/09/2011 09:43:23 PM MDT

Officials are looking for a man who may have fled the scene of an accident that started a small fire in Fourmile Canyon. A report came in at around 8:30 pm tonight of a car that had possibly gone over the edge of …

Boulder weather: More rain possible this afternoon after day of flooding

Daily Camera – Jul 8, 2011
After punishing rains caused flooding and debris flows Thursday, there’s a 40 percent chance of more thunderstorms and heavy rain today. The National Weather Service forecast calls for partly sunny skies and a high near 88 degrees, with the possibility

Rain pounds Boulder, mudslides hit Fourmile burn area

Longmont Daily Times-Call – Mitchell Byars – ‎Jul 7, 2011‎
Heavy rains have caused minor flooding at several locations in Boulder and caused debris slides in the Fourmile Fire burn area. A truck plows through deep water at the intersection of 30th Street and Arapahoe

Summer rains threaten flood evacuations in Fourmile burn area

Daily Camera – John Aguilar – ‎4 hours ago‎
FOURMILE CANYON — Scott Riesche noticed the rain start to fall outside his home on Crisman Road Thursday evening. It quickly increased in intensity, raising the level of Fourmile Creek half a foot and turning its

Boulder County commissioners OK Fourmile property purchases

Work begins to replace Salina fire station destroyed by Fourmile Fire

Boulder-area mountain residents push for earlier fire bans

Officials weigh restrictions to prevent wildfires