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Zornio: Colorado renters need better protections and more enforcement

The Marshall fire underscores the need for stronger efforts toward fair, safe and equitable housing. It's best for landlords and tenants alike.

Opinion Columns

“Our history is gone”: Four families, 6 months after the Marshall fire

The Sun checked back in with families who survived the most destructive fire in Colorado history

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Colorado passed new laws intended to help tenants. But those affected by the Marshall fire say they’re not working. 

Renters in the fire area say they’re dealing with price gouging, retaliation and smoke damage six months after the fire.

Wildfire

Zornio: Fourth of July fireworks shows should be banned in Colorado

Facing increased wildfire risks and other impacts, it’s time for patriotic celebrations to go in a new direction

Opinion Columns

After-action report finds numerous shortcomings in Marshall fire emergency communications

Despite communication barriers, about 37,500 people fled the area in about three to four hours, according to an after-action report which called the effort “unprecedented.”

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1 million Colorado buildings are threatened by wildfire. The risk is highest in suburban counties.

Modeling from group that tracks risk related to climate change reports that in the next 30 years, 19% more homes in Colorado will be threatened by wildfire, the largest increase in the U.S.

Wildfire

Boulder County commissioners adopt fire-resistant requirements for homes on eastern grassy plains

Boulder County commissioners adopted the requirements, sparked by the disastrous Marshall fire, in a 3-0 vote Thursday

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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

Zornio: Marshall fire insurance analysis proves every homeowner needs to check their policy

After the most destructive blaze in Colorado’s history, only 8% of homeowners were found to hold guaranteed replacement coverage

Opinion Columns

Majority of homeowners trying to rebuild after the Marshall fire may be massively underinsured, analysis finds

The Colorado Division of Insurance says the total amount of underinsurance may be as high as $179 million

Wildfire

“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.

Wildfire

Boulder County officials propose fire-resistant requirements for homes in eastern grassy plains

Fire-resistant requirements have long been required for homeowners in the foothills of unincorporated Boulder County.

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Louisville allows Marshall fire victims to rebuild under older, less-stringent codes

New building codes include a requirement to have electric vehicle charging infrastructure and all-electric systems

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Lawsuit alleges Xcel Energy power line sparked Marshall fire

An Xcel spokeswoman said the company was reviewing the lawsuit but said it has not seen evidence that its equipment ignited the fire

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State Rep. Amabile and Sens. Fenberg and Rankin: Filing a wildfire insurance claim shouldn’t be another trauma

They lost their homes in an instant. Getting a settlement shouldn’t take months

Opinion Columns

State Reps. Holtorf, Pelton, Will and Catlin: The Republican plan for wildfire relief

By increasing funding for wildfire prevention local fire departments, we can make Colorado safer and reduce the cost of living

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Federal investments in science are needed to reduce wildfire

Better data, better tech, and better urban planning are key to prevention and recovery

Opinion Columns

Louisville burned down Dec. 30. The city manager started the next day.

City manager Jeffrey Durbin joined the swelling ranks of officials who have weathered climate disasters. One difference: He started his job the morning after the Marshall fire.

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Colorado’s pandemic housing-assistance program now open to non-pandemic applicants

The state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program still has more than $400 million available for renters who face financial hardship, including Marshall fire victims.

Housing

Zornio: High-performance homes are the smart rebuild choice for Marshall fire victims

New rebates and incentives are offering residents an affordable way to build back better after the Marshall fire

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