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Tax Aid For Disaster-Destroyed Homes Advances

Colorado residents who lost their homes in last year’s floods and wildfires could get property-tax relief under a bill advancing in the state legislature.

03/12/2014

An image of the fire (credit: Poudre Fire Authority)

Grass Fire Breaks Out In Fort Collins Open Space

Firefighters in Fort Collins are battling a grass fire that broke out in the city’s open space on Friday.

02/21/2014

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Controversy Surrounds Report On Black Forest Fire

A new report on the Black Forest wildfire calls the local fire chief a hero for his actions when the massive blaze broke out but the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said the report is loaded with inaccuracies.

02/19/2014

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

Black Forest Fire Department Found It Responded Properly To Wildfire

A report commissioned by the Black Forest Fire Department found it responded properly to a wildfire that burned more than 480 homes and was responsible for two deaths.

02/19/2014

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Judge Rejects Broad Claims In Deadly North Fork Fire

A judge in Golden has rejected broad claims against the state by Coloradoans affected by a 2012 blaze that forestry officials started as a controlled burn, but negligence claims can go ahead.

02/19/2014

An image of the fire (credit: gwha.com)

Crews Contain Wildfire On Flagstaff Mountain In Boulder

A grass fire has ignited on Flagstaff Mountain in western Boulder, but there was no immediate word on whether any houses are threatened.

02/18/2014

Sen. Mark Udall (credit: CBS)

Udall Pushes For More Preemptive Action As Wildfire Concerns Grow

Summit County leaders met with Sen. Mark Udall in Frisco on Sunday to discuss the upcoming wildfire season.

02/09/2014

Flood damage in Drake (credit: CBS)

Colorado Shifts Mortgage-Settlement Funds

A $23 million chunk of Colorado’s share of the nationwide $25 billion federal mortgage banking settlement is being reallocated to help provide affordable housing, including for residents of counties hit by floods and wildfires.

01/29/2014

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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