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Tag Archives: Beetle Kill

As High Park blaze rages, Colorado delegation presses gov’t for resources

As High Park blaze rages, Colorado delegation presses gov’t for resources

Set by a Saturday lightning strike, according to the Larimer County sheriff's office, the High Park Fire burning west of Fort Collins in Colorado has burned more than 43,000 acres and taken one life. It's already one of the...

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June 12, 2012 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories

Udall, Bennet seek EPA ‘Good Samaritan’ clarification, push for wildfire mitigation

U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, both Colorado Democrats, sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson today seeking clarification on the EPA’s ability to facilitate third-party “Good Samaritan” cleanups of critical watersheds contaminated by...

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June 14, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Colorado facing trial by flood and by fire

The combination of an enormous mountain snowpack that’s just starting to melt and suddenly hot, summer-like temperatures and high winds has first responders across Colorado nervously eyeing both swollen waterways and tinder-dry forests and grasslands. ...

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June 3, 2011 Center Well
Schwartz asks congressional delegation to push for more federal firefighting funds

Schwartz asks congressional delegation to push for more federal firefighting funds

The foothills and flatlands of Colorado’s Front Range in and around Denver have so far only seen about a third of the average snowfall typical for this time of year, making March – normally one of the wettest months –...

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March 25, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Gore says Colorado must face fact bark beetle devastation is linked to global climate change

While Al Gore’s passion for the environment helped him ascend to the highest political offices – and earned him a Nobel prize and an Oscar — he told a symposium audience in Aspen Friday night that the Colorado forests he...

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February 18, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Vilsack says EPA biomass boiler decision could help reduce wildfire threat

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for delaying for three years carbon dioxide emissions permits for biomass boilers that convert wood and other plant material into energy. The move is significant in Colorado...

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January 12, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy
Al Gore to keynote Aspen symposium linking climate change, beetle kill

Al Gore to keynote Aspen symposium linking climate change, beetle kill

Former Vice President Al Gore will be in Aspen in February to attend what’s believed to be one of the first major public symposiums linking global climate change to the deteriorating health of forestland in the American West due...

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January 1, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Grand County blaze strikes fear in state’s worst-hit beetle-kill area

Grand County blaze strikes fear in state’s worst-hit beetle-kill area

Another wildfire burning in Colorado’s high country has raised the alarm over how crispy and dry the recent fall weather has been, and rekindled the […]...

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October 4, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy
Udall calls for probe of Fourmile Canyon Fire response

Udall calls for probe of Fourmile Canyon Fire response

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall today fired off a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Gov. Bill Ritter requesting a formal study of Boulder’s […]...

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September 16, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Human-caused wildfires further fan flames of beetle-kill debate

Human-caused wildfires further fan flames of beetle-kill debate

Wildfire season in Colorado took a while to get going but now appears to be in full swing in late summer, with a blaze near Loveland claiming two homes and spreading to 900 acres over the weekend just as firefighters...

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September 14, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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