The High Park Fire in Larimer County has burned almost 37,000 acres, damaged or destroyed an estimated 100 structures, and claimed one life so far. About 400 firefighters have been battling the blaze on Monday, and about 200 more are expected within the next 48 hours. The fire is still at 0% containment.
Our photo gallery has recently been updated with more photos of the fire, evacuated residents, and their threatened homes.
So proud of the Denver Post photographers putting themselves in harm’s way to tell this terrible story so well. Stay safe Helen, RJ, Hyoung, AAron, Karl, Steve and the rest.
These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs and captions are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.
This blog entry is from last year, but it’s enjoying a resurgence we thought we would share.
I -love- these images.
A firefighter protects a backburn to fight the Wallow Fire in Nutrioso, Ariz., Friday, June 10, 2011.
The massive Arizona wildfire has begun crossing into New Mexico, and has consumed 672 square miles so far. Containment stands at only 5 percent. Health officials are urging precautions against the particulates in the air, thick with haze spreading across multiple states. The fire could eclipse the state’s previous record largest — the Rodeo-Chedinksi in 2002, which burned 732 square miles and destroyed 491 buildings. (Information from The Associated Press, photo by AP’s Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Monday, May 23, Kelli Lynn Murphy called police and said they her children in Heaven. Liam Murphy, 9, and his sister, Madigan, 6, were found dead in their home.
Karl Gehring’s excellent photos really make this story.
Our front page today:
Crowds celebrate at the White House
By Allison Sherry The Denver Post
WASHINGTON» Even before President Barack Obama made the news official, crowds were on their way to the White House.
Onfoot, in cars and on buses, and on bicycles decorated with American flags, people converged at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., where a spontaneous rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” broke out.
400 8th-graders re-enacted the Battle of Bull Run at Lake Village Park in Thornton, Colo., Thursday morning. (Photo by
It was the eighth straight year of Civil War re-enactment by Century. Jeannie Graeff, an eighth-grade teacher of American history there for 12 years, calls it the “culmination, that one last piece of the puzzle that puts this piece of history together for them.”
Wish we did stuff like this when I was a kid.