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.
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.
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.