Black Forest Fire
Investigators believe they know where the Black Forest Fire ignited but they might never know for sure how Colorado’s most destructive fire started, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said Tuesday.
There’s now a call for the El Paso County sheriff to resign or go on leave amid allegations he had sexual relationships with several subordinates.
Three department commanders say El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa had inappropriate relationships with three subordinates, abused those who questioned the alleged affairs, and removed all oversight of the department’s $60 million budget.
Inside the 2013 Lower North Fork Fire burn area there thousands upon thousands of scorched trees, but right now there’s also snow-covered ground, which is prolonging the wildfire season.
Some researchers in Colorado want to know if exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. They’re studying newly diagnosed patients who have not been placed on medication.
Lawmakers are trying to agree on last-minute changes to a proposal that would give a property tax break to residents affected by massive Colorado flooding and wildfires last year.
People who lost their homes and businesses during historic Colorado floods and wildfires last year may still get some relief on their property taxes, but it’ll be smaller than initially expected.
Colorado is one step closer to getting its own firefighting fleet just in time for wildfire season. A bill to establish the aerial fleet passed the state Senate.
Colorado lawmakers agreed Wednesday to budget $21 million for an aerial firefighting fleet designed to spot and attack wildfires faster, a response to historic back-to-back wildfire seasons.
Firefighters say a house caught fire after a homeowner put ashes into a metal container located near some bushes.