Colorado Public Radio's Anna Panoka interviews Carole Walker of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association.
Authorities say the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs is now the most destructive in state history. It’s burned at least 346 homes so far. One impact of the huge losses from this year’s Colorado fire season could be felt in the state’s property insurance market.
The Waldo Canyon Fire continues to rage west of Colorado Springs consuming more than 15-thousand acres. Containment stands at just 5-percent. There’s still no word on how many structures have burned, and hundreds of firefighters continue to battle the blaze.
Dale Miller spends his days on the streets of downtown Denver selling a newspaper called The Homeless Voice. He's been having some health problems, but he can't afford to see a doctor on the $10 to $15 a day he makes selling papers.
A local charity clinic called the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless recently helped him get a CT scan at no cost to him. Miller fully understands, though, that someone has to pay for his care.