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The Lake Christine Fire exacted a big toll on commercial airline service, as over one-third of the scheduled flights destined for Aspen-Pitkin County Airport have either been cancelled or diverted since July 4. Of the 698 scheduled flights during that period, 34 percent were impacted, accord…

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Mike McMillan, center, with the US Forest Service discusses the current fire containment lines and plan of attack for the newly installed Type 2 team with Missouri Heights resident Dave Griesser, center back, who happened to be in the area checking on a friends home 6 miles up the Frying Pan…

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The Lake Christine Fire was at 59 percent containment as of July 15, and had encompassed 6,822 acres. Beginning today at 6 a.m., the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team that has been under the direction of Mike Almas will transition to Bart Kicklighter’s Type 3 Incident Management Team.

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Wildland Firefighter Foundation’s main focus is to help families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assist injured firefighters and their families.  They honor and acknowledge past, present, and future members of the wildland firefighting community, and partner with private an…

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