An ambulance is just a phone call away. But in rural parts of Colorado there’s a delicate juggling act happening before a paramedic ever gets behind the wheel. Several local governments across the state are struggling financially to keep emergency medical services on the road.
KUNC's Nathan Heffel interviews CO Senator Mark Udall about the signing of a bill which will speed up the contracting of new US Forest Service air tankers. The current fleet stands around 17 tankers.
A bill to speed up the contracting of seven new Forest Service air tankers has become law. President Barack Obama signed the bill Wednesday. While the new planes won't be ready to fight the High Park Fire, Senator Mark Udall says the tankers will modernize the fleet.
In the wake of several devastating wildfires this year including the High Park Fire, Greeley officials are concerned about the city’s water supply. Two of Greeley’s main reservoirs are right in the burn zone.