One of ranching’s most basic materials is in high demand right now. With the price of hay doubling for some smaller operations along the Front Range, some are worried about finding enough of the livestock feed to make it through the winter.
A new report[.pdf] by a California-based housing and real estate data firm puts Colorado second only to California in a ranking of the number of homes at a “very high” risk of being damaged or destroyed by wildfires.
Scientists and forest managers gathered today to discuss the challenges and lessons learned from this summer’s High Park Fire. It took three weeks to contain the more than 87,000 acre wildfire, which burned 259 homes in the foothills northwest of Fort Collins.