Last summer dozens of wolves in Rist Canyon survived one of Colorado’s biggest wildfires — the High Park Fire. Now the wolf sanctuary is trying to recover from last month’s devastating floods.
The search for people stranded from the Rocky Mountain foothills to the plains of northeastern Colorado grew more difficult Sunday, with a new wave of rain threatening to hamper airlifts from the flooded areas still out of reach.
They survived a wildfire but this week some people living in Rist Canyon suffered through mudslides.
People living in Rist Canyon near the High Park burn area are cleaning up after mudslides left a mess.
A new mitigation project near Rist Canyon west of Fort Collins is already paying off. The project is pushing heavy rainfall off the road.
It’s a first in the aftermath of the High Park Fire. Larimer County has issued a certificate of occupancy for a rebuilt home.
A man who lost his home in the High Park Fire and vowed to rebuild has died.
Residents are starting the process of rebuilding after June’s wildfire west of Fort Collins that scorched 136 square miles and destroyed 259 homes.
All the remaining evacuation orders for the High Park Fire were lifted Saturday. Some residents will return home others will find only the remains where their homes once stood.
Many residents evacuated from the High Park Fire could be allowed to return home in the next 48 hours.