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The air tanker at Centennial Airport on Wednesday (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

The air tanker at Centennial Airport on Wednesday (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)

Bill Calling For Wildfire Help From California Draws Contempt

Colorado lawmakers are already thinking about the next fire season and are now asking California for help to boost the state’s fleet if it’s needed.

03/18/2014

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Colorado Lawmaker Asking California For Help With Wildfire Air Support

A Colorado lawmaker will travel to California on Monday to ask for help with air support while fighting wildfires.

03/17/2014

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Colorado Marijuana Loophole Bill Unlikely

A Colorado loophole that allows people to grow hundreds of pot plants without going through background checks is likely to stay – for now.

03/11/2014

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Colorado Background Check Data Doesn’t Tell Whole Story

Supporters of universal background checks for firearms purchases in Colorado cite the 104 denials for gun buys as evidence the new law is working.

02/06/2014

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 image of smoke from the Black Forest Fire in June 2013. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Touts Bills To Combat Colorado Wildfires

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed support for legislation that’s been introduced to combat wildfires, including tax incentives for mitigation and funding to buy better equipment for firefighters.

01/23/2014

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Colorado State Fair Losing Money, Needs Help From Lawmakers

The government entity that runs the Colorado State Fair had another year of operating losses and needs additional tax money to ensure the event’s survival, according to an audit released Tuesday.

01/14/2014

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