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Wildfires in Colorado: The Overwhelming Effects and Costs and How REALTORS® Aim to Help

Across the country, wildfires have caused devastation and distress for years. In addition to the destruction they bring upon communities, fires can cost millions in restoration over the course of many years.   Headwaters Economics recently published a report that analyzed the cost of several fires across the country. The report looked at 8 major wildfires in four states through 2016, including...

Wildfire burning through a wooded area

Volunteers Help Seniors And People With Disabilities Protect Property From Wildfires

As a part of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Project Wildfire campaign, REALTOR® volunteers from Summit County spent Thursday helping local residents — specifically seniors and homeowners with physical disabilities — to clear slash from their properties and help protect these properties from future wildfire risk through mitigation and the creation of defensible space around their homes.   Officials throughout the state’s firefighting and public...

Smoke billowing in the air from a wildfire in Colorado with the sun shining through the smoke.

Colorado Project Wildfire – Success Stories

In the face of long-term, ongoing wildfire risks, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) launched Project Wildfire, an education program designed to help reduce and/or prevent the destruction of land and property, injuries, and loss of life by raising awareness of and access to wildfire mitigation resources.  With 25,000-plus REALTOR® members spread across the state, CAR and its members are...

A wildfire burns in a fir and aspen forest.

Durango Wildfire Program & VBR REALFire Program

Durango Wildfire Assistance   Those affected by the 416 Fire near Durango are in need of monetary donations, food and household items, and animal-related donations. The Durango Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) is working in partnership with area relief organizations, and recently collected nearly 325 lbs of food for the Durango Food Bank as well as monetary donations to assist evacuees.   As of June 19,...

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416 Fire in Durango: How to Help, Update from DAAR, How to Receive Assistance

Hello from smokey Durango, and thank you so much for your kind words, support, outreach, and concern for our precious community. We truly appreciate all the outreach.   I wanted to take a moment to update you all on how Durango is holding up through this crisis and what DAAR is doing to help.   It was an active week for the fire, with...

A wildfire burns in a fir and aspen forest.

The Beginnings and Mission of the Disaster Relief Program

The Beginnings and Mission of the Disaster Relief Program       Colorado is a wonderful state to live in. Between experiencing all four seasons, to the mountains and the forests, we are surrounded by beauty here. But no matter how great our state is, natural disasters don’t play favorites in deciding where they occur. Fortunately, REALTORS® have a program that is ready to...

Wildfire Mitigation Task Force Announcement

In September 2013, the Wildfire Insurance and Forest Health Task Force issued an 80 page report to Governor Hickenlooper outlining concerns and recommendations regarding how to best protect citizens who live in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), and protect Colorado’s landscape, which is a critical element of the State’s economic health. Their findings also brought to light related issues of water...

Capitol Connection: January 24, 2014

Pre-Registration for REALTOR® Day closes February 7th Don't miss the 2014 REALTOR® Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 26th at the McNichols Building and the State Capitol. Based on feedback received from local leadership, we have revamped this event and are very excited for you to attend.  We are offering Capitol tours and meetings with Legislators as part of the...

DORA Waives Real Estate License Fees for Natural Disasters

The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) is waiving license fees of those impacted by natural disasters including wind, fire, or water to name a few.  “The last thing we want our licensees to worry about when they are evacuated or trying to rebuild their lives is paying a transfer fee so that they can continue working," said Marcia Waters, Division...

President Obama Declares Disaster for Colorado Fire

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Colorado to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the Black Forest Wildfire during the period of June 11-21, 2013.  Federal funding is available for Crisis Counseling and Disaster Unemployment Assistance for affected...