Colorado

8:41am

Sun May 20, 2012
Wildfires

Fire Crews Close to Full Containment on Hewlett Fire

U.S. Forest Service

Fire officials say the Hewlett Fire is nearly contained. The report that the blaze was 85 percent contained came late Saturday night. Earlier in the week it prompted officials to temporarily evacuate about 80 homes.

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9:40pm

Fri May 18, 2012
Wildfires

Hewlett Fire: Day 6 & 7 Updates

May 19 Fire Infrared Flight Map
U.S. Forest Service

Firefighters made progress on Friday containing the Hewlett Fire, which has been burning in the foothills northwest of Fort Collins since Monday. So far the blaze has scorched more than 7600 acres

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8:47am

Fri May 18, 2012
Wildfires

Hewlett Fire: Day 5 Updates

May 18 Fire Infrared Flight Map
U.S. Forest Service

2:28pm

Thu May 17, 2012
Post Office Closures

Colorado Mail Processing Centers Stay Open, For Now...

Jo Amelia Finlay Flickr-Creative Commons

The US Postal Service announced Thursday which of the 140 mail processing centers [pdf] they’ll be closing between this August and February of 2013. All six of Colorado's locations have been spared from the first round of cuts.

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10:00am

Thu May 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Feds: Fire Season Off to Slow Start Even As Wildfires Rage in Southwest

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 12:11 pm

Raging wildfires are burning tens of thousands of of acres in Arizona, Nevada and parts of New Mexico and Colorado. But federal agencies overseeing the response say they're not worried — by this time last year, there had already been more fires that destroyed more acres.

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