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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.

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Zornio: Outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado should prepare to face more extreme wildfires

Wildfires are a fact of life in Colorado. With a hot, dry summer approaching, make preparations before you venture into the outdoors.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Give the job of wildfire prevention to nature’s architects

Our friend the beaver

Opinion Columns

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

Marshall Fire

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

Drew Litton: Tinder-dry Colorado should welcome visitors with a warning

Opinion

Colorado officials warn 2022 could be the worst wildfire year in state history

An additional $20 million in funding will help prepare the state in its firefighting efforts, officials said Friday during a presentation on this year’s wildfire outlook. 

Wildfire

Wind-fueled fire destroyed or damaged 15 buildings in San Luis Valley town

Crews continued to assess the damage in Monte Vista Thursday, the town’s police chief said.

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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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30,000 expected at Rainbow Gathering’s 50th anniversary in Colorado, sparking wildfire concerns

Arapaho National Forest and Grand County officials suspect the annual Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes could draw tens of thousands to remote federal land, sparking concerns about wildfire and impacts

Outdoors

All evacuations lifted after wildfire near Boulder’s NCAR

Fire crews were also able to use aircraft to fight the fire, laying down lines of fire retardant near homes

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South Boulder homes evacuated because of wildfire near NCAR; firefighters reach 21% containment Sunday

The NCAR wildfire comes about three months after the Marshall fire swept across Boulder County, killing two people and destroying roughly 1,000 homes

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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

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.

Marshall Fire

Increasingly erratic weather in Colorado, the West makes it harder to fight wildfire with controlled burns

Increasingly erratic weather means snow is not always there when needed to safely burn off tall debris piles like those on Colorado’s Pike-San Isabel National Forest

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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

Opinion Columns

Homesites destroyed in the Marshall fire are going up for sale. Who will buy them?

At least 10 lots in Superior and Louisville where homes were leveled by the fire are on the market. None have changed hands yet.

Marshall Fire

22 years of drought in Colorado, rest of the Southwest is worst stretch in 1,200 years, study shows

Climate change made the current megadrought worse, study of tree ring data says. CSU researcher who reviewed the work says the conditions aren’t likely to improve

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