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Fire Lookout Tower Still Sits On Top Of Hahn’s Peak

There’s a renewed interest in preserving the fire lookout tower on top of a peak in Routt County.

04/16/2014

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado Budget Finalized, Heads To Hickenlooper

Lawmakers approved a $23 billion budget for Colorado next year, sending to the governor a spending plan that increases money for public schools, colleges, and funds an aerial firefighting fleet.

04/15/2014

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

A grass fire that ignited on Wednesday near Wray (credit: Yuma Co. resident)

Fire Crews Get 2,000 Acre Grass Fire Under Control

Fire crews quickly got control of a large grass fire that ignited near Yuma on Wednesday.

04/10/2014

An image from Copter4 of the Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Colorado Officials Advise More Fire Compensation

Five more victims of a deadly 2012 wildfire sparked by what was supposed to have been a controlled burn should get more than $1 million in compensation, the Colorado State Claims Board says.

04/10/2014

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Flood And Fire Victims Can Get Free Sandbags In Larimer County

Larimer County is working with nonprofit disaster relief workers to provide free sand bags to residents who have been affected by forest fires and erosion flooding over the past two years.

04/08/2014

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

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Wildfire-Reduction Effort Abandoned In Legislature

A wildfire bill aimed at reducing fire risks has been shelved in the Colorado Legislature.

03/28/2014

Copter4 flew over the burn area in Boulder County on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Wildfire Started By 2 Children In Superior

Investigators believe a wildfire in Superior was started by two children.

03/27/2014

Researchers say even a limited nuclear exchange would threaten all life on Earth. (Getty Images)

Study: ‘Small’ Nuclear War Would Destroy The World

With an estimated 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world, we have the power to exterminate humanity many times over.

03/26/2014

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