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#Coleg Notebook: Massaging the budget, smoking what’s left

The budget looms Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, has a bill, stuck in the appropriations committee, designed to fund a statewide, high-tech fire-and-flood-prediction system. It will...

Colorado fires unite delegation in Washington (updated)

The nine-member Colorado delegation to Washington announced today it is working together as a bipartisan group to wring as much help as it can from the federal government to address the wildfires presently raging across the state, fouling the air across hundreds of miles of the Front Range, racking up enormous sums in damages and displacing tens of thousands of residents.

Michael Brown, FEMA and the bark beetle: Talk about your looming...

Wind-whipped wildfires that chased disgraced former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael Brown from his Left Hand Canyon home near Boulder Wednesday carried with them the scent of even richer irony than the mainstream media stumbled all over itself to report on Thursday.

Science Sunday: Catch CO-2 — Carbon Dioxide from Fires

Forest fires can emit a lot of carbon into the atmosphere -- but there may be little that can be done about it, thanks...

It Droppeth as the Gentle Rain

Forest fires release 44 metric tons of mercury each year.Forest fires release about 44 metric tons (about 48 short tons) of mercury into the...


Colorado Confidential reporter, Leslie Robinson, lives near the wildfire featured in all the statewide newspapers and newscasts today. This is her personal account of...
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