Marijuana, Fires Dominate Final Legislative DayBanking for marijuana businesses and property tax forgiveness for disaster victims headlined the final day of the Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, though the last hours were lacking the drama of many past sessions.
Colorado Lawmakers In Session's Home StretchWith the hours winding down, Colorado lawmakers had a number of big-ticket items to consider before the end of the session on Wednesday, including marijuana legislation and tax aid to homeowners devastated by floods and wildfires.
Payments To Colorado Fire Victims Get Initial OKColorado lawmakers are advancing a proposal budgeting $17.6 million for victims of a wildfire that killed three people and burned down two dozen homes in the foothills southwest of Denver.
Community Shocked By Indictment Against Former Fire ChiefA former volunteer fire chief who seemed to care deeply about his community is now accused of stealing approximately $634,000 from his department.
Jeffco Officials Say Evacuation Order One Of The Best Ever With New SystemJefferson County has finished reviewing its new CodeRED emergency alert system. The system was put in use during the Bluebell Fire.
So Far Campfires Are Allowed At Many CampgroundsNothing beats the glow of a campfire, especially at night. But last year with a fire ban in place, having a campfire meant campers could be fined hundreds of dollars or more. Fortunately, this is not last year.
Colorado Firefighting Fleet Moves Forward In SenateThe Colorado Senate gave initial approval to establishing a state firefighting fleet to supplement a fleet managed by the federal government, even though lawmakers have not allocated money for it.
Genesee Conducts Full-Scale Evacuation Drill Ahead Of Wildfire SeasonLast year's deadly fire season in Colorado prompted a real-life fire drill in Jefferson County on Saturday.