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Republican 3rd District Congressman Scott Tipton is urging the U.S. Forest Service to use any unspent funds from the 2010 budget on mitigating the bark beetle epidemic in Colorado.
Colorado Senator Mark Udall has reintroduced legislation requiring the federal government to enact a Renewable Energy Standard (RES).
Fire officials say they’ve spent an estimated $780,000 battling a blaze west of Fort Collins.
Helicopters were used only half of the day on Tuesday due to windy conditions as about 350 firefighters worked on land to contain the blaze.
Incident commander Paul Summerfelt explained that cold and wet temperatures this weekend quelled the inner-most section of the fire area. And that’s impacted how crews are working on the Crystal Fire.
Republicans and Democrats in the state legislature have reached a compromise on the state budget, after weeks of negotiations that were nearly derailed.
Fire crews west of Fort Collins are battling gusty winds today as they attempt to contain the 3,200 acre Crystal wildfire. It doesn’t help that the Front Range is under a Red Flag warning until 8 o’clock tonight.