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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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Colorado Lawmakers Consider Affordable Housing Bill

Colorado lawmakers are considering increasing funds for the development of more affordable housing in the aftermath of flooding and wildfires last year.

01/22/2014

Images from the fires (credit: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

Strong Winds Could Have Spread Intentionally-Set Fires In Jefferson County

Strong winds could have rapidly spread several grass fires intentionally set in Jefferson County.

01/21/2014

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Fires, Floods Unite Lawmakers In Early Business

Colorado’s recent fires and floods are dominating lawmakers’ attention in the early days of the legislative session – and so far, measures addressing natural disasters seem to be uniting the parties.

01/21/2014

Images from the fires (credit: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities In Jefferson County Investigating 7 Grass Fires As Arson

Authorities are investigating after they say seven grass fires were intentionally set on Monday.

01/21/2014

John Hickenlooper's 2014 State Of The State speech (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Remembers Tragedies In State Of The State Address

Gov. John Hickenlooper harkened back to a year of tragedy, massive wildfires and historic floods during his annual State of the State address Thursday.

01/09/2014

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Wildfire, Flood Legislation, First Bills Of The Year

Proposals providing tax relief for people who lost their properties during the September floods and incentives for wildfire mitigation are among the first bills of the Colorado legislative session.

01/08/2014

Black Forest Fire Chief Bob Harvey, left, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, right (credit: CBS)

Sheriff Disputes Fire Department Timeline In Fatal Black Forest Fire

The El Paso County sheriff has released a timeline of the fatal Black Forest wildfire that contradicts a description released by the local fire department.

01/06/2014

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Investigators Have Suspect In Teller County Arsons

Investigators say they have identified a suspect in more than two dozen fires intentionally set in Teller County in 2012.

12/17/2013

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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

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