Mon June 25, 2012

Udall Gives 6th Senate Floor Speech on Wind Production Tax Credit

Vestas wind technology employs 1,800 employees in Colorado.
JMT Wikipedia/CreativeCommons

Colorado Senator Mark Udall will be on the Senate floor Monday morning, once again urging his colleagues to review and re-authorize the Wind Production Tax Credit. 

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Sun June 24, 2012

Colorado Wildfires a Concern for Tourist Towns

The High Park Fire near Fort Collins, Colo.

Thousands of Coloradans were forced to flee their homes from Pikes Peak to Estes Park over the weekend as wildfires continued to rage during a record heat wave.

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Sun June 24, 2012
Air Tankers

MAFFS C-130’s Activated To Fight Western Wildfires

A MAFFS C-130 taxiing at Peterson AFB
Jim Hill KUNC

The U.S. Forest Service has requested four Air Force C-130 Hercules air tankers equipped with MAFFS be activated to assist the civilian air tanker fleet.

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Sun June 24, 2012

High Park Fire: 83,205 Acres And 45% Contained

Public information map, released June 24th. Note: Maps represent approximate information.
U.S. Forest Service


Sun June 24, 2012

The High Park Fire Is Not Alone Among Colorado Fires

The smoke from the High Park Fire as seen from Rocky Mountain National Park, photo taken on June 22nd.
Dave Dennis KUNC

Saturday was a busy day for firefighters in Colorado. Uncooperative weather helped grow the High Park from 75,537 to 81,190 by the end of the operational day.

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