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Western Governors’ Association

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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Hickenlooper, Other Governors Prepared To Do More To Fight Wildfires

Governors from several Western states told federal officials on Thursday they are prepared to take on more responsibility for fighting wildfires.

12/12/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Travels To Vegas To Talk Land Use, Fires

Leaders from around the West convened a two-day meeting on Wednesday in Las Vegas to discuss land use, wildfires and environmental conservation.

12/11/2013

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

Hickenlooper: Governors Talk Regional Fire Fleet

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday there are initial talks with Western governors about sharing a regional aerial fleet to fight fires, although the idea is far from reality at the moment.

07/02/2013

A C-130 tanker (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper To Propose Regional Firefighting System At WGA Meeting

There’s now a proposal to get Colorado more wildfire fighting resources.

06/25/2013

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Federal Government To Identify Wildlife Concerns

The federal Bureau of Land Management will use Colorado state and regional maps to identify wildlife corridors and habitat for land-use planning.

01/13/2012