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The Indian Gulch Fire in 2011 (credit: CBS)

Feds Send Colorado $19M In Wildfire Funds

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.

06/10/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper on "Face the Nation" (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Talks Spending Cuts On ‘Face The Nation’

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is wrapping up his visit to Washington, D.C. for the National Governors Association meeting.

02/24/2013

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Udall: Wildfire Crews Need New Planes Soon

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.

01/28/2013

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Drought Relief For Farmers In 43 Colorado Counties

Thirty of Colorado’s 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat.

01/09/2013

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Vilsack Announces Rio Grande Conservation Plan

A new conservation plan to help the Rio Grande watershed is getting the backing of state and federal officials.

09/20/2012

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Ag Department Hopes To Keep Colorado Cattle Ranchers From Suffering

The U.S. Agriculture Department hopes to help Colorado cattle ranchers who are suffering from this year’s drought.

08/01/2012

Cows graze near a field in Niwot in June 2012. (credit: Michael Kucsmas)

Most Colorado Counties Qualify For Drought Assistance

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says 62 of Colorado’s 64 counties qualify for federal disaster relief due to drought conditions.

07/04/2012

The High Park Fire on June 14 (credit: CBS)

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack To Meet With Fire Officials In Fort Collins

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.

06/15/2012

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Some Colorado Roadless Areas Get Stiffer Protections

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.

05/02/2012

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Federal Officials Say They’re Ready For Wildfires In Colorado & Other States

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.

04/26/2012

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