Tag Archives: Fourmile Canyon Fire

Veblen, Thomas T. – OH1937

Dr. Veblen defines tree rings and their importance in his research. He explains the trend of continued residential development in high-fire-hazard areas. He details the southwestern Ponderosa pine fire model and discusses commonsense fire mitigation efforts around homes. He talks … Continue reading

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Battany, Phillip – OH2066

This interview is part of a series that focuses on football games, collectively known as the Hairy Bacon Bowl, that were played during the first half of the 1970s at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The teams were made up … Continue reading

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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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Robinson, Thema Morey – oh1850

Thelma Robinson speaks of her adventurous life from the time she was a newlywed living in the tar paper shack associated with the former Black Swan Mill to her writing about the experiences of the WWII Cadet Nurse Corps. Topics … Continue reading

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Hoffmann, John and Brendan – OH1769

Father and son, John and Brendan Hoffman, talk about their experience of evacuating their home during the Fourmile Canyon Fire in September 2010. John speaks first. He is an architect, whose architectural firm was located in his house. Brendan, who … Continue reading

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Wheeler, Nathan – OH1765

In this moving, insightful, and artistically fascinating interview, Nate Wheeler describes his experience of the Fourmile Canyon Fire and the burning of the house in which he grew up and in which three generations of his family had lived. In … Continue reading

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