Fire officials say the Hewlett Fire is nearly contained. The report that the blaze was 85 percent contained came late Saturday night. Earlier in the week it prompted officials to temporarily evacuate about 80 homes.
The US Postal Service announced Thursday which of the 140 mail processing centers [pdf] they’ll be closing between this August and February of 2013. All six of Colorado's locations have been spared from the first round of cuts.
Raging wildfires are burning tens of thousands of of acres in Arizona, Nevada and parts of New Mexico and Colorado. But federal agencies overseeing the response say they're not worried — by this time last year, there had already been more fires that destroyed more acres.