Tue July 3, 2012

Tax Breaks, Grant Money Available For Colorado Wildfire Mitigation

Flames leap on the hills above Colorado Springs on the first day of the Waldo Canyon fire. Landowners hoping to reduce the danger from wildfires can apply for grants and tax breaks.
Mike Laur Colorado Public News

With tens of thousands of acres aflame in Colorado, many mountain home and property owners are madly working on fire mitigation – but may not know they can get both tax breaks and grant money to help.

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Mon July 2, 2012

Colorado More Optimistic Than Nation About Economy

The Leeds Business Confidence Index dropped from 62.2 in Q2 to 53.6 in Q3.
University of Colorado

For the 29th consecutive quarter Colorado businesses remain more optimistic about the economy than the rest of the nation, according to a quarterly economic confidence report released by the Leeds Business School at the University of Colorado.

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Sun July 1, 2012

The High Park Fire Is 100% Contained

Public Information Map for June 30th.
Great Basin National Incident Management Team

After 22 days and 87,284 acres charred, fire managers have announced that the High Park Fire is now fully contained. Mop up operations will continue to deal with hotspots on the edges of the fire.

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Fri June 29, 2012

Full Containment Expected on High Park Fire Saturday [Updated]

Grace Hood

Crews are making good progress on the High Park Fire, with full containment expected at the end of Saturday. Incident Commander Beth Lund says the last place needing work is on the southwest parameter of the fire, near Buckhorn Road.

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Thu June 28, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Waldo Canyon Fire Destroys 346 Homes Claims One Life [updated]

DVIDSHUB/Creative Commons

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach delivered difficult news today, announcing that 346 homes have been destroyed on 34 streets by the Waldo Canyon Fire. The number eclipses the 257 homes burned in the High Park Fire, which was declared the most destructive in Colorado history.

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