With tens of thousands of acres aflame in Colorado, many mountain home and property owners are madly working on fire mitigation – but may not know they can get both tax breaks and grant money to help.
For the 29th consecutive quarter Colorado businesses remain more optimistic about the economy than the rest of the nation, according to a quarterly economic confidence report released by the Leeds Business School at the University of Colorado.
After 22 days and 87,284 acres charred, fire managers have announced that the High Park Fire is now fully contained. Mop up operations will continue to deal with hotspots on the edges of the fire.
Crews are making good progress on the High Park Fire, with full containment expected at the end of Saturday. Incident Commander Beth Lund says the last place needing work is on the southwest parameter of the fire, near Buckhorn Road.