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2:45pm

Tue June 19, 2012
Education

2013: Year of the Student

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2012 may only be half over but education advocates are already proclaiming 2013 the year of the student. They recently kicked off an effort to engage the public about the danger of current cuts to K-12 schools and higher education.

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11:52am

Tue June 19, 2012
Business

Fireworks: You Can Buy Them, Just Don't Light Them

Stephen Bradley and others with Bradley Fireworks, setting up for business in Greeley.
Erin O'Toole KUNC

In the days leading up to the fourth of July, authorities across Colorado say they’ll be working hard to enforce a ban on the private use of fireworks. Governor John Hickenlooper issued a statewide fire ban last week [.pdf]  including the personal use of most fireworks because of the extreme fire danger.

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11:00am

Tue June 19, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: 50% Containment, Pre-evacuation Notice For The Rustic Area

High Park Fire heat IR perimeter map, June 18th 2012
Rulli J Larimer County GIS Department

The High Park Fire is still burning west of Fort Collins and is currently 50% contained. A new pre-evacuation notice was sent for the Rustic area including Glen Echo this morning.

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5:00am

Tue June 19, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire Draws Scrutiny of Past Firefighting Efforts

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Governor John Hickenlooper and US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell at the High Park Fire incident command post Saturday.
Kirk Siegler KUNC

With Colorado and the rest of the drought-plagued Southwest coming off a winter that saw a record low snowpack, federal fire managers battling the destructive High Park Fire west of Fort Collins are warning of a long, expensive summer ahead.

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1:10pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Wildfires

High Fire Danger Prompts Rocky Mountain National Park Fire Ban

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Following a statewide fire ban issued by Governor John Hickenlooper last week, Rocky Mountain National Park has now banned all fires within the park.

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