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“Hang on to one another”: Joe Biden consoles Marshall fire survivors during Colorado visit

LOUISVILLE — President Joe Biden embraced and consoled survivors of the Marshall fire during a visit to the Boulder County burn area Friday, vowing to use the full power of the federal government to help people affected by the blaze. “We’re here with you,” he said during a speech at the Louisville Recreation Center. “We’re […]

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Littwin: Boulder County wildfire comes to the wrong place at the wrong time. You can expect it to happen again.

I was on the phone with a friend when I heard the news of the dangerous grass fires in Boulder County and how Colorado’s high-tempo dance with wildfires had come to the suburbs. It was clear pretty early that this was not a chain-clanging warning of Christmas seasons yet to come. This was an end-of-year […]

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Satellite images show Marshall fire moving in on Louisville, Superior

A wind-fueled fire tore through Boulder County on Thursday, forcing evacuations of thousands in Superior and Louisville and destroying hundreds of homes. Satellite photos from Westminster-based Maxar Technologies show the difference in the landscape before the Marshall fire, at 2 p.m., and after it went through. Note: Images may take a second to load. Satellite […]

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Opinion: Devastating Colorado fires cap a year of climate disasters, with one side of the country too wet, the other too dry

By Shuang-Ye Wu, University of Dayton Alongside a lingering global pandemic, the year 2021 was filled with climate disasters, some so intense they surprised even the scientists who study them. Extreme rainstorms turned to raging flash floods that swept through mountain towns in Europe, killing over 200 people. Across Asia, excessive rainfall inundated wide areas and flooded subway stations in China. […]

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Up to 1,000 homes may have burned in Marshall fire as snow stops spread

BOULDER COUNTY — The Marshall fire may have destroyed as many as 1,000 homes east of Boulder, authorities said Friday as improving weather and an incoming snowstorm eliminated the risk of Colorado’s most destructive fire getting even worse. Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said there have been no fatalities reported and that no people are […]

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Mountain counties, San Luis Valley will experience power, natural gas outages because of Boulder County wildfire

Xcel Energy is warning its electric and natural gas customers in several mountain counties and in the San Luis Valley that they will experience periodic outages Thursday night into Friday because of the wildfire burning near Boulder. “The Boulder County wildfires have impacted Xcel Energy’s natural gas infrastructure that supports the system in Summit County and Grand […]