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Colorado’s volunteer search and rescue teams are overwhelmed and there are fears it’s going to get worse

It’s been 23 years since Colorado lawmakers last crafted legislation to help the state’s now 2,800 search and rescue volunteers. And with increasing calls stressing overwhelmed volunteers, they could use a bit of help.  Help could come with a bipartisan bill making its way through the Capitol that would explore potential funding options to better […]

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Colorado’s tiny fire, metro and other districts control billions of dollars with little voter input

In December 2012, the board of the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, in Jefferson County, was astonished to hear it had run out of money to fight fires. There was no money, either, to continue its job as the first medical responder to crashes on U.S. 285 in the Denver foothills. The district was broke. Eventually, […]

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Colorado’s plan to embed arts space into historic districts may be slow to take shape. But towns are fine with that.

TRINIDAD — When Colorado launched its ambitious Space to Create program, it wanted to have nine live-work projects flourishing within eight years. Four years in, just one is under construction and it will be next summer before anyone moves in.  Yet those involved couldn’t be more excited about the prospects for the four rural communities […]

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What will make you believe in global warming? How about a life-altering flood, study asks

After overflowing rivers swept away homes, tossed cars downstream and left entire neighborhoods swamped with mud, researchers had a question for the survivors of the epic Colorado floods of 2013. Do you believe in climate change now? Those researchers — from the University of Colorado Denver and Duke University — expected to find that the […]