Tag Archives: Forest fires

Mordhorst, Roger L. – OH1780

Roger Mordhorst is an artist who was evacuated from his house twice during the Fourmile Canyon Fire of 2010. He talks about what he took with him when he evacuated, his unsuccessful struggle to cage his pet parrot, and the … Continue reading

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Cole, Joanne – OH 1777

Joanne Cole, who evacuated her mountain home in Gold Hill during the Fourmile Fire, first describes her experiences during the Sugarloaf Fire. She talks about her minimalist approach to deciding what to take with her when evacuating for the Fourmile … Continue reading

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Lurie, Ella – OH1776

Ella Lurie lists some things she wishes her parents had brought when they evacuated for the Fourmile Canyon Fire and one thing she wishes her parents had not brought—her backpack with her schoolwork in it.  

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Lester, Lurie – OH1775

During the Fourmile Canyon and Dome fires in 2010, Lester Lurie and his wife, two daughters, and their pets needed to evacuate their home four times due to the threat of the fires reaching their home. In this interview, he … Continue reading

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Brad, Candace and Brad, Louis – oh1773

When Candace and Louis Brad were evacuated from their home in the Boulder County foothills due to the Fourmile Canyon Fire of 2010, it was the fourth evacuation they had experienced. In this recording that was used in the making … Continue reading

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Peacock, Martha – OH 1771

Martha Peacock describes her experience of evacuating her home on Sunshine Canyon Drive when the Fourmile Canyon Fire of 2010 burned too close to her home for safety. She tells about feelings of panic while evacuating, describes what she took … Continue reading

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Holmes, Jesse with Solheim, Valerie – OH1770

Jesse Holmes and Valerie Solheim discuss their experience of the Fourmile Canyon Fire of 2010, which included evacuation of their Mountain Meadows neighborhood. Valerie talks about being an evacuee, and Jesse, who chose to stay with their home, talks about … Continue reading

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Walker, Jim – OH1147

People: James Walker, William Walker (although not mentioned by name), Charles Hockaday, Dick and Edith Scates, George Giggey, Kossler Family, Ernie Betasso Places: Walker Ranch, Crescent Meadows Topics: logging (hauling timbers, operation of stationary steam-powered saw), cattle and hay barns … Continue reading

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Clark, Frances L. – OH0317

People: “Old Bell”   Places:  Glendale, Sugarloaf, Sunset, Ward.   Topics: forest fires; hippies; train accident between Sugarloaf and Sunset.    

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Pelle, Joseph K. – OH1837

Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle gives an overview of services provided by his deparment in this interview that initially aired on radio station KGNU’s program “A Public Affair.” The interview focuses on the Boulder County jail, search and rescue services, … Continue reading

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