The federal government on Monday belatedly sent $67 million in disaster relief to 15 states, with the biggest share going to Colorado to help recovery from last year’s devastating wildfires.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is wrapping up his visit to Washington, D.C. for the National Governors Association meeting.
Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall says delays in upgrading the U.S. Forest Service fleet of firefighting aircraft are unacceptable and he’s asking federal officials to to speed up the process.
Thirty of Colorado’s 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat.
A new conservation plan to help the Rio Grande watershed is getting the backing of state and federal officials.
The U.S. Agriculture Department hopes to help Colorado cattle ranchers who are suffering from this year’s drought.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says 62 of Colorado’s 64 counties qualify for federal disaster relief due to drought conditions.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is planning a two-day trip to Colorado and New Mexico as wildfires continue to force evacuations, threaten buildings and scorch large swaths of land in both states.
A final proposal for managing 4.2 million acres of roadless forest land in Colorado includes higher protection for 1.2 million of those acres, with even fewer exceptions for roads, power lines or other development, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told The Associated Press.
There have already been two major fires in Colorado this year, and federal officials say as more break out in the state this year they’ll be ready.
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