The Black Forest Fire destroyed over 500 homes, leaving those homeowners with a difficult decision: should they rebuild? Back in April, KRCC’s Michelle Mercer talked to some Waldo Canyon Fire victims about the tough choices they’ve made.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Since this piece aired in April, rebuilding permits have trickled in: now 198 permits have been issued, or about 57% of the Waldo Canyon Fire victims.

Main Flash Point: Living with Wildfire page with an interactive timeline.


A Disaster Is A Disaster: The Nature Of Emergency Management
Waldo Canyon Fire Victims: Recovering Without Rebuilding
The Wildland Urban Interface: Where the Wilderness Meets Civilization
The Double Bind: Forest Treatment In The Age of Megafires
Wildfires and Climate Change Perception

 

Comments are closed.

News

AP
November 26, 2014 | NPR · Dorian Johnson is a shadow figure in the Michael Brown case. Aside from officer Darren Wilson and Brown, he had the closest look at what happened. This is his story.
 

AP
November 26, 2014 | NPR · The 81-year-old justice had the procedure to clear a blocked right coronary artery. She was expected to be back on the bench when the Supreme Court reconvenes on Monday
 

November 26, 2014 | NPR · Teenagers may not need as much face-to-face interaction as earlier generations to feel connected. And that may explain why a study finds they’re not feeling as lonely, either.
 

Arts & Life

AP
November 26, 2014 | NPR · Even as public schools in the area closed amid protests, the Ferguson Public Library stayed open for local students and readers. Onlookers have responded with an outpouring of donations.
 

November 26, 2014 | NPR · Cold, dark winter nights are the perfect time to dip into Gemma Files’ chilling new story collection, We Will All Go Down Together. Critic Jason Heller praises Files’ “ghostly, magical storytelling.”
 

AP
November 26, 2014 | NPR · Thanksgiving menus traditionally celebrate the bounty of late fall. In rural Alaska, that means walrus, moose, fermented fish heads and Eskimo ice cream — salmonberries mixed with Crisco.
 

Music

AFP/Getty Images
November 26, 2014 | NPR · A young performer who named herself Morning was sunny and shining into her 80s. The flirtatious Lebanese singer and actress was a superstar throughout the Arab world.
 

Courtesy of the artist
November 26, 2014 | NPR · Etheridge talks about being accepted by her conservative hometown, being truthful with the public, getting married and living her monster-ness.
 

courtesy of the artist
November 26, 2014 | NPR · Chilean hip-hop, Puerto Rican soul and Brazilian melancholy: It’s our new music mix.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab