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5:00am

Fri June 22, 2012
Environment

In Denver, Hayman Fire Symposium Brings Comparisons, Draws Lessons to High Park Fire

The High Park Fire near Fort Collins, Colo.
Photo by Kirk Siegler/KUNC

Lessons learned from Colorado’s largest wildfire in recorded history might help restoration efforts in the forests and watersheds affected by the current High Park Fire west of Fort Collins. 

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2:04pm

Thu June 21, 2012
Education

Lawmakers Question Metro State’s Illegal Tuition Rate

Metro State College of Denver

State lawmakers grilled Metro State College of Denver officials on its new tuition policy for illegal immigrants on Wednesday. Republicans on the joint budget committee are critical of the policy saying it goes against state law.

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9:53am

Thu June 21, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: 68,200 Acres, Optimism About Additional Containment

NOTE: Maps represent approximate information.
U.S. Forest Service

Currently at 68,200 acres, the High Park Fire continues to burn west of west of Fort Collins. Containment remains at 55%, but fire officials are optimistic about additional containment by the end of day.

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6:00am

Thu June 21, 2012
Fire Restrictions

Fire Restrictions Tighten as Extreme Fire Danger Continues

Campfires aren't permitted under Stage II fire restrictions
Dawn Huczek Creative Commons/Flickr

Amid high fire danger and continued hot, dry weather, some Colorado communities are enhancing their fire restrictions this week.

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5:00am

Thu June 21, 2012
Business

Insurance Companies Begin Damage Assessment of High Park Fire

The High Park Fire as seen from LaPorte, Colo on June 12th.
Photo by Kirk Siegler/KUNC

State Farm insurance says it’s already processing more than 60 claims from people who have lost their homes or seen extensive damage from the High Park Fire. 

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