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Colorado Project Wildfire

Funding Available for Projects Addressing Forest Health, Wildfire Risk

The Colorado State Forest Service announced today it is accepting grant proposals for the Forest Restoration and Wildfire Risk Mitigation (FRWRM) Grant Program from HOAs, community groups, local governments, fire protection districts, utilities and nonprofit organizations seeking funding to address forest issues and reduce wildfire risk and destruction to lives, property, and water. Due to the recent passage and signing...

Summit REALTORS® Raise Over $19,000 for Neighboring Communities Ravaged by Wildfires

The REALTORS® of Summit, Park and Lake Counties recently raised money to support residents who have been evacuated or have lost their homes during the Grand County wildfires Dillon, CO — February 16, 2021 — Summit REALTORS®, the leading advocate of the local real estate industry consisting of Park, Lake, and Summit County members, executed a donation campaign to raise money for those...

Facebook Live Webinar on Feb. 23: A Call to End the Destruction of Communities by Wildfire in 30 Years

Over the past decade, the U.S. has witnessed a steady increase in wildfire activity. Experts predict this trend will remain. Despite the $2 to $3 billion per year to support wildland fire suppression efforts, the number of homes lost in wildfires per year has increased by 163 percent and wildfires now cost the U.S. an estimated $63 to $285 billion...

DORA Consumer Advisory: Insurance Tips for Coloradans Impacted by Wildfires

Whether you’re evacuating or returning back to your home, now is the time to consider insurance matters.  DENVER (Oct. 19, 2020) – Colorado wildfires erupted across the state over the weekend as thousands of Coloradans were forced to evacuate in the Cameron Peak, CalWood, Lefthand Canyon and East Troublesome Fires. With wildfires blazing in our state, the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI)...

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Colorado State Forest Service Launches County-By-County Wildfire Risk Index

Homeowners urged to evaluate risk and take action to protect property and first responders Marty Schechter, CAR; 303-987-8163, marty@schechterpr.com Carole Walker, RMIA; 303-790-0216, carole@rmiia.org Teddy Parker-Renga, CSFS; 970-657-5674, teddy.parker-renga@colostate.edu DENVER – With more than 200,000 acres of forests burned across the state over the past two months as a result of wildland fires, wildfire mitigation, insurance and REALTOR® professionals  continue to push...

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Colorado Politics: Neglect Is a Steep Bet Against Colorado’s Wildfires

In a recent column for Colorado Politics, Joey Bunch highlighted the decreased federal and state funding for combating wildfires in Colorado. For example, Bunch notes the Colorado General Assembly appropriated just $30 million in the budget past last month - down from $31.3 million in 2019. However, in 2017 the Division of Fire Protection and Control received $58 million and...

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Safer at Home Allows Time for Wildfire Season Preparation for More than Half of State’s Residents Living in WUI

May 2 marks 7th annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and kickoff to Wildfire Awareness Month While COVID-19 has changed facets of Coloradans’ personal and professional lives and required residents everywhere to stay at home, for more than half of the state’s population who live in a wildfire prone area, the stay at home and safer at home mandates present an opportunity to...

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Capitol Connection – January 31, 2020

SB20-094: Plug-in Electric Motor Vehicle Registration Fees Sen. Kevin Priola (R-Henderson) LPC Position: Support Summary: SB-094 authorizes the high-performance transportation enterprise (HPTE) to impose two registration fees on electric motor vehicles: (1) a surface transportation infrastructure equivalent use fee at a maximum rate of $120 in the first year with adjustments for inflation for every year following, and (2) a longevity...

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Colorado Project Wildfire Partnerships Gaining State and National Attention

Colorado REALTORS® continue to play vital role in educating homeowners on wildfire mitigation and safety efforts as programs take hold Despite a relatively calm Colorado wildfire season in 2019, REALTORS® across the state have significantly grown their proactive efforts to help educate homeowners about wildfire risks, prevention and safety resources through CAR’s Colorado Project Wildfire. Colorado Project Wildfire’s innovative partnerships and...

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Capitol Connection – Jan. 21, 2020

TACKLING THE DANGERS OF WILDFIRE The Wildfire Matters Review Interim Committee convened over the summer months to discuss wildfire prevention, mitigation, and related matters to improve public safety and forest health issues. By identifying best practices to prevent the devastating impacts of wildfire and areas where the state can improve these practices, Colorado is working hard to protect lives and...