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Xcel Energy looks to avoid Colorado wildfires — and PG&E’s fate — and wants customers to pay for it

The company wants $589.7 million by the end of 2025 to maintain infrastructure and keep trees at bay. Consumer advocates say that’s not necessary.

It’s not clear when Hanging Lake will reopen after the Grizzly Creek fire

Hanging Lake, which is designated as a National Natural Landmark, is located about 1,000 feet up a side canyon of Glenwood Canyon

Squeezed by two megafires: Northern Water’s race to save Grand Lake

Colorado's largest exporter of water from the Western Slope had to use an untested backup system to make sure water kept flowing from taps on the Front Range.

Grape disappointment: Colorado vineyards say an October freeze will chill their 2021 vintage

Bad luck merges with the pandemic to cork the state’s wine production, but past years’ surplus provides solace

Cameron Peak fire 100% contained after 112 days

The fire started Aug. 13 in the Roosevelt National Forest between Cameron Peak and the Chambers Lake Campground, destroying 461 structures

Scouring soil, sowing seeds and spending millions for wildfire recovery in Glenwood Canyon

Glenwood Springs is spending more than $10 million on repairs and upgrades to water supply infrastructure following Grizzly Creek Fire.

Colorado’s Arapaho and Roosevelt forests will reopen Tuesday after 19-day closure due to wildfire threat

People will once again be able to access U.S. Forest Service lands in Boulder, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Grand and Larimer counties

Much of Rocky Mountain National Park reopens after East Troublesome fire

The fire's explosive growth led to the evacuation of the Grand Lake and the Estes Park areas

The high cost of climate change is already straining the budgets of Colorado towns

As wildfires, avalanches and drought increase in intensity, worried city managers are planning and budgeting for better water systems and backup sources.

“Worse than anything you could have imagined”: How the East Troublesome fire became so destructive

The Colorado Sun interviewed about a dozen firefighters, first responders and evacuees to piece together a timeline of the East Troublesome fire’s terrifying 100,000-acre run on Oct. 21

More than 300 homes were destroyed by the East Troublesome fire

The fire burned nearly 200,000 acres and killed two people -- Lyle and Marilyn Hileman -- who refused to evacuate on Oct. 21 when the blaze expanded across Grand County

The Cameron Peak fire has burned more than 200 homes

As of Wednesday, the Cameron Peak fire in northern Colorado had destroyed 442 buildings and damaged another eight

About 100 homes destroyed by East Troublesome fire have been identified so far

But that number could rise. Grand County's sheriff says crews are finding more destroyed homes "every direction that we turn"

2020’s wildfire season is historic, charring more acres than any year before. But Colorado has a complicated past with its forests.

Drought, 20th century practices and increased human-nature relationships also contribute to this year’s destruction

All missing people accounted for as snow gives crews battling East Troublesome fire a reprieve

Several inches of snow have fallen across the high country. As much as 6 inches of snow was reported in Grand Lake.

East Troublesome fire held in Rocky Mountain National Park; two deaths confirmed

The bodies of Lyle and Marilyn Hileman, who honeymooned in Grand County in 1952, were discovered on Friday afternoon in their home near Grand Lake

East Troublesome fire evacuees fled in minutes. Now it could be days before they know the fate of their homes.

When the East Troublesome fire made its 20-mile, 105,000-acre run across Grand County on Wednesday night, some people living in the thousands of homes in its path had just minutes to flee

“We expect an active fire”: Weather is forecast to fuel East Troublesome fire on Friday

The fire grew by about 45,000 to 50,000 acres on Thursday to become Colorado's second largest recorded blaze at 170,000 acres. It is just 5% contained.

Wildfires make work to reduce Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions even more crucial, Gov. Polis says

In an address to state air-quality regulators, Polis reaffirmed ambitious climate-related goals. But some say the roadmap to reach them lacks urgency.

“Lots of structure loss” after East Troublesome fire’s explosion into Grand Lake, but changing weather slows march toward Estes Park

Massive Grand County fire charred another 50,000 acres Thursday, topping 170,000 acres to become the second largest fire in Colorado's history

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