Colorado has found itself in the unwelcome national spotlight this summer. Even before the deadly movie theater shootings in Aurora, the state was in the midst of its most destructive and expensive wildfire season in history.
Colorado’s congressional delegation is urging the federal government to expand disaster assistance funds to communities hit hard by this summer’s destructive wildfires.
The US Forest Service has released its final report on the 2010 Four Mile Canyon fire that destroyed 169 homes west of Boulder.
Many tourism-based businesses in Colorado have reported a dip invisitors this summer due to the busy wildfire season. But officials with Rocky Mountain National Park aren’t complaining.
The High Park and Waldo Canyon fires will cost insurers at least $449.7 million dollars. That’s according to a report released by the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, an industry trade group.