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Zornio: For me and others, escaping the Marshall fire comes with a heavy dose of survivor’s guilt

The wildfire charred more than a thousand homes while sparing others, leaving many to wonder why they still have a house at all

Opinion Columns

First phone alert for the Marshall fire sent 42 minutes after it started — and only to 215 contacts

Authorities released details on the delayed alert after residents complained that they received little or no notice to flee the inferno riding 100 mph wind gusts

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

The most destructive fire in Colorado history hits the suburbs. And if you don’t think this is a climate-change event, you’re just not paying attention.

Opinion Columns

Colorado doesn’t have a statewide building code. Would enacting one help protect homes against wildfire?

A handful of state lawmakers are interested in pursuing a statewide building code, in large part as a way to secure more federal grant money

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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.

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Colorado-based Global SuperTanker firefighting plane may be sold to assist COVID-19 response

Domestically, the SuperTanker has been used mostly in California and in Oregon in 2018

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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

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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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One Colorado couple fled the East Troublesome fire with ballots. For others, voting options are abundant.

Voting isn’t the top priority for evacuees, but officials say they are doing all they can to ensure those affected by fires can still cast ballots

Election 2020

“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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U.S. Forest Service to temporarily close public lands in five Colorado counties because of fire conditions

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will be off limits in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties starting at midnight on Wednesday

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We’ve mapped out the 22 homes that were destroyed or damaged by the Cal-Wood fire

The fire torched nearly 9,000 acres and forced thousands to flee their homes

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She thought the evacuation was a precaution. Then the Cal-Wood fire erased her family’s Boulder County home.

Courtney Walsh rushed her children, parents and pets out of harm’s way just as the blaze approached their house on Foothills Ranch Drive, just north of Boulder

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Cameron Peak fire explodes into Colorado’s largest wildfire, prompting more evacuations as it nears Fort Collins

Fire officials say the blaze, which has burned more than 164,000 acres, expanded Wednesday into the area just west of Horsetooth Reservoir

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25 homes destroyed by Cameron Peak fire west of Fort Collins

Officials believe the fire, which is the fifth largest recorded in Colorado, was human-caused

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“A lot of structures under threat”: Cameron Peak fire continues its rapid expansion

The fire had burned more than 102,000 acres as of Tuesday morning, making it the fifth largest recorded in Colorado

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I-70 reopens through Glenwood Canyon after two week closure; fires continue to burn across Colorado

The reopening of I-70 is big news to Western Slope communities that were hurting because of the closed route

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Nicolais: Colorado forest fires have become a devastating marker of summer

With 19 of the top 20 largest fires occurring over the past 20 years, sometimes it seems the whole state really is burning

Opinion Columns

Train service resumes in Glenwood Canyon, wildfires grow to a combined 179,000 acres

It could be several more days before motorists will be allowed on Interstate 70 through the mountain corridor.

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Pine Gulch fire grows to second-largest in Colorado history; investigators seek tips on Cameron Peak fire’s ignition

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a health advisory for the smoke emitted by the wildfires

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