If you’ve listened to the news or picked up a newspaper in the past week, you’ve probably heard about the forest fires in Colorado. There are several popping up across the state as our temperatures continue to soar and very little to no moisture is falling. The immediate weather forecast doesn’t look promising.
The High Park Fire is the big one which is grabbing the most media attention. At the present time the High Park Fire has burned more than 59,500 acres, destroyed 189 homes and there has been one fatality. The over 1800 personnel have done an outstanding job to get this fire 50% contained. Below is a current map of the burn area. This fire has earned the title of most destructive fire in the history of Colorado.
Many Colorado Hams are assisting to fill in communication gaps and this was recently recognized by the Denver Post. It’s great to read about amateur radio participating in such activities.
I’m proud to call Colorado my home. I’ve lived here for almost 14 years and the beautiful Rocky Mountains have become my playground for all sorts of activities, even including many related to amateur radio. We all know Mother Nature has a way of healing and in time the forest will return. However, this destructive fire has taken a toll on those living in the area.
The various media outlets in the Greater Denver area are advertising the following link to iGivefirst. Through the iGivefirst website, you can donate to either the Larimer County Humane Society (currently housing over 200 animals displaced by the fire) or the Salvation Army and American Red Cross. This link will take you to the iGivefirst website.
On behalf of all the residents of Colorful Colorado, Jerry Taylor – KD0BIK thanks you for your prayers and any help you can provide.
Until next time…
73 de KD0BIK