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CU expert: Intense western wildfire trend expected to worsen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wildfires in the West have increased in size and intensity in recent decades, and that trend is expected to worsen as climate change continues, Tania Schoennagel, a fire...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Durango crew deploys to Georgia to combat wildfire

The Durango Fire Protection District has a crew cruising down to the Florida-Georgia line to assist at a fire that experts predict could last through the summer. Four of the agency’s wildland...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Residents work to create fire-adapted community

Across the region, volunteers worked to protect homes from wildfires on Saturday in honor of National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day. At the Falls Creek Ranch subdivision, in view of a...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fire danger high in La Plata County, Southwest Colorado

A red flag warning has been issued for Southwest Colorado through 8 p.m. Thursday, including southern La Plata County and the town of Cortez, according to the National Weather Service. The warning...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Boulder County fire evacuees allowed back

BOULDER – Hundreds of residents were allowed to return to their homes in the foothills just outside Boulder on Monday as firefighters make progress against a wildfire possibly sparked by transient...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Firefighters battle 62-acre blaze near Boulder

BOULDER, – Authorities say they believe a wildfire just west of downtown Boulder may have been human-caused. Boulder County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Mike Wagner says the fire originated in an area used by...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Durango-area fire districts remind residents of open burn rules

Firefighters are asking agricultural property owners to be safe and follow a permitting process if they’re going to burn this spring. The Durango and Los Pinos fire protection districts have dealt...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Northeastern Colorado wildfire destroys 5 homes

STERLING – Northeastern Colorado ranchers say a wind-driven grass fire has killed scores of cattle. Kyle McConnell told KCNC-TV on Tuesday that he lost 185 head of cattle in the fire, which also...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Colorado lawmakers ask Congress to fix wildfire funding issue

DENVER – The cost of fire suppression nationwide has nine times exceeded $1.5 billion since 2000, including reaching a high of $2.1 billion in 2015. Colorado state legislators expect the costly...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lawmakers ask Congress to research uses of forest-fire by-product

DENVER – A resolution supporting research, development and use of biochar unanimously passed both chambers of the Colorado General Assembly this week. It will be sent to a long list of government...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez Fire District hires 4 full-time firefighters

The Cortez Fire Protection District is starting 2017 with more full-time firefighters than ever. Chief Jeff Vandevoorde promoted four part-time firefighters to full-time positions on Christmas Day....

DATE: Jan. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News