The Denver Art Museum has finished a massive redevelopment of its American Indian galleries. The museum houses one of the largest collections of Native American art in the country, and as KUNC's Kirk Siegler reports, the new permanent exhibit focuses on the interactive.
Fire crews have 60 percent of a wildfire in the foothills west of Boulder surrounded, but fire managers say the remaining burn area is in steep terrain with no roads. On Saturday officials concentrated their efforts on strengthening and extending containment lines around the blaze in Lefthand Canyon. All residents evacuated by the fire on Friday have been allowed back into their homes as of Saturday afternoon. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. But the Forest Service has said it was human caused.
Crews battling a roughly 400 acre wildfire in the Left Hand Canyon area north of Boulder are getting a hand from favorable weather as they try and contain the blaze today.
The so-called OHV Area Fire forced more than 200 homeowners to evacuate Friday. Most have been allowed back in.
"We made significant progress on the fire," says Boulder County spokeswoman Barb Halpin. "With the winds dying down and having higher humidity today, we’re seeing much more favorable conditions to continue with containment of the fire."
Smoke from the Lefthand Canyon fire can be seen from a rooftop near 55th and Arapahoe avenues.
Boulder fire officials have lifted some evacuation orders, including Lake of the Pines neighborhood and North Foothills Ranch. Orders have been lifted for residents living along Lefthand Canyon from U.S. 36 to Geer Canyon. Any residents above Geer Canyon are still being kept out. An Evacuation Center has been created at the Boulder YMCA, 2850 Mapleton Ave. Fire officials are requesting that evacuees check in there even if they plan on staying somewhere else. Updated at 6:18 on 3/11/11