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Firefighting Fleet

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Marijuana, Fires Dominate Final Legislative Day

Banking for marijuana businesses and property tax forgiveness for disaster victims headlined the final day of the Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, though the last hours were lacking the drama of many past sessions.

05/07/2014

An air tanker demonstration at Centennial Airport(credit: CBS)

Colorado Closer To Getting Own Firefighting Fleet

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.

04/25/2014

An air tanker demonstration at Centennial Airport(credit: CBS)

Firefighting Plane Proposal Clears Colorado Hurdle

A $21 million plan for Colorado to buy an aerial firefighting fleet designed to spot and attack wildfires faster has won initial approval in the Senate.

04/24/2014

An air tanker demonstration at Centennial Airport(credit: CBS)

What Colorado’s Aerial Firefighting Fleet Would Look Like

The bill to create Colorado’s own aerial firefighting fleet is getting bipartisan support and Gov. John Hickenlooper is on board. The funding has been approved and now more details are coming out about what the fleet would look like.

04/10/2014

Hayman Fire

Colorado Senate Funds Aerial Firefighting Fleet

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.

04/03/2014

An air tanker demonstration at Centennial Airport(credit: CBS)

State Senator Holds Air Tanker Demo To Promote Firefighting Fleet Bill

Some state lawmakers believe Colorado should not have to wait for federal help when it comes to putting out state wildfires, and now they are working on a plan to bring an aerial firefighting fleet to the state.

03/26/2014

The DC-10 at the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

GOP Pushes For State-Owned Firefighting Fleet

Colorado Republicans want the state to buy an aerial firefighting fleet to help combat wildfires, but it’s an idea Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper does not support.

01/24/2014

An air tanker drops slurry (credit: CBS)

Colorado Firefighting Fleet Moves Forward In Senate

The Colorado Senate gave initial approval to establishing a state firefighting fleet to supplement a fleet managed by the federal government, even though lawmakers have not allocated money for it.

04/24/2013

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Colorado Senate Considers State Firefighting Fleet

Last year’s devastating fire season is prompting Colorado lawmakers to think about establishing a state firefighting fleet.

04/11/2013

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