East Troublesome fire
Coloradans struggle to navigate insurance after losing a home to wildfire. State lawmakers want to make it easier.
Two Colorado lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that would shorten and simplify the insurance claims process after a declared fire disaster.
Survivors share what they’ve learned from their painful experience with Colorado wildfires
Every wildfire has its differences, but some common challenges arise. From insurance to emotional wellbeing, here’s what they had to say about recovery.
Amid the charred ruins of Colorado wildfires, a sense of community evolves with the rebuild
While those touched by the Marshall fire regroup and reimagine their future, previous disasters reveal how fire reshapes the natural and human landscapes
Grand Lake voters turn out in force to retain Mayor Steve Kudron in recall sparked by workforce housing plan
Two-thirds of registered voters cast ballots in the recall, more than double the number who participated in the 2020 mayoral election
Colorado heads into snowpack season with low reservoirs — but a twinge of hope
La Niña winter could mean dry winter for southern Colorado, but conditions better than this time last year.
Grand Lake, still reeling from East Troublesome fire, is being shaken again by mayoral recall over housing
Mayor Steve Kudron is the target of a recall election fueled by concerns over housing and keeping the mountain town’s character intact.
Black Mountain fire, burning in Grand County, prompts pre-evacuation notices
The wildfire, now at 170 acres, was sparked Sunday afternoon.
Mudslides and flash flooding along Colorado’s burn scars could cause disasters, or mere travel delays, all summer long. Here’s why.
Last year’s historic wildfire season increased the area that’s prone to flooding, causing “an abnormal year of flooding events” this year, climate researcher says.
Opinion: As megafires menace us, tech innovation can lead to smarter firefighting
This is a critical time to redefine our nation’s relationship with fire and build resilience in fire-prone areas. If 2020 taught us anything, it is that now is the time for change.
20 years of planning saved Rocky Mountain National Park from the worst of the East Troublesome fire. It will take 20 more to fix the damage.
“We’ve been fighting this fire for 20 years,” Rocky Mountain National Park's fire manager says. The work kept two of the largest Colorado wildfires on record from laying waste to the third busiest park in the national system.
Opinion: Climate change is making Rocky Mountain forests more flammable now than at any time in the past 2,000 years
The records of past fires preserved in the sediment of 20 lakes in the central Rocky Mountains showed that areas that used to burn once every 230 years now can be expected to burn every 117 years.
How much damage does climate change cause in Colorado? Leaders are trying to put a price tag on it.
There are growing efforts -- in Washington and at the Colorado statehouse -- are trying to determine the social cost of carbon so they can put a price on greenhouse gases for the economic damage they wreak
Arapaho, Roosevelt National Forests to start requiring reservations after 200% spike in recreation
Beyond reservations, land managers for the 1.5 million-acre area will require bear-proof food storage and some popular camping spots will switch to day-use only.
Colorado is expecting another explosive wildfire year, but the state may be more prepared this time
The state’s Wildfire Preparedness Plan, released Thursday, notes that even as 2021 is shaping up to repeat the chaos of last year, agencies are collaborating more and have better support.
Colorado competes with other states for wildfire-fighting aircraft. Climate change makes that a big problem.
Lawmakers have signed off on spending tens of millions of dollars to bolster Colorado’s access to fire-dousing planes and helicopters. That’s crucial as blazes grow bigger and more plentiful -- and erupt beyond summer.
Climate change ravaged Colorado and the West with heat and drought in 2020. This year may be worse.
Coloradans also can look out their windows and see the “snow drought” forecasters are talking about when they say snow cover in the West is the worst it has been at any time in the last two decades.
How three families that lost their homes in Colorado’s record-breaking 2020 wildfires are coping
Some are ready to rebuild. Others are still weighing their options.
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.
“Too many uncontrollables”: From coronavirus to wildfires, Colorado’s hunting season brings a slew of uncertainties
While the long-term outlook for wildlife could benefit from the reshaping of the forest, less habitat plus more hunters equals a problem.