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Woman killed in Colorado Springs fire at two mobile home parks on Thursday

The fire destroyed eight homes at Skylark Mobile Home Park and at the neighboring Falcon Mobile Home Park

News

Democrats abandon their pursuit of wildfire building code as Colorado’s 2022 legislative session ends

There are already dozens of pending bills being held up by Republican stall tactics on the last day of session.

Politics and Government

Several homes destroyed after fire ignites in San Luis Valley town

No injuries have been reported and the police department has not received any reports of missing persons, Monte Vista Police Chief George Dingfelder said

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“An incredible frustration”: Boulder County fire officials have long sought better wildfire escape routes

The concern about escape paths has gained new urgency after the 2021 Marshall fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Boulder County.

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Fire and rain: West to get more one-two extreme climate hits

Climate

Drew Litton: Broncos already turning up the heat on the competition

Opinion

Cano’s Castle, a southern Colorado folk art landmark, is heavily damaged in fire

The castle’s two towers are still standing and Cano is safe, police say.

Culture

The minute-by-minute story of the Marshall fire’s wind-fueled tear through Boulder County

It took just over an hour for flames to make their way from Colorado 93 east of Eldorado Springs to Louisville. People in the fire’s path were caught off guard. Some barely escaped.

Marshall Fire

What Boulder County residents returning home after the Marshall fire found

Residents who reached their destroyed homes said they were worried about natural gas still coming from gas meters.

Marshall Fire

Rural Colorado firefighter killed battling wildfire driven by high winds

Larry Wyant, a volunteer firefighter with the Joes Fire Department, died Tuesday in southern Yuma County

News

Heavy smoke from West Coast wildfires is expected to blanket Colorado this weekend

Fine particulate matter in the air will be worse Saturday than most other days this year, said Russell Danielson, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Boulder.

News

In the shadow of a ski resort, Steamboat Springs mobile home residents have been without power for 50 days

Residents of the Sleepy Bear Mobile Home Park lost power in mid-June after an electrical fire. The park is now the subject of a state investigation.

Housing

Three years after a fire tore through a Colorado apartment building for seniors, survivors are still struggling

163 seniors fled an early-morning fire that ravaged the Windermere apartment building at 5829 S. Datura St. in Littleton on Nov. 17, 2018

Coloradans

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.

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Grim western fire season starts much drier than 2020’s record year

A climate change-fueled megadrought of more than 20 years is making conditions that lead to fire even more dangerous

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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.

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Lawyer for Danish man charged with starting massive Colorado wildfire wants case dismissed

Jesper Joergensen's lawyer said Joergensen has been held in jail for over 900 days and his delusional disorder leads him to refuse to take medication that could help him

Crime and Courts

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

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“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

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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

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