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Colorado Project Wildfire

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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...

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Capitol Connection – January 10, 2020

Colorado General Assembly Kicks Off A New Decade The Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly Opened on January 8, 2020 The first gavel of the second regular session of the 72nd General Assembly came down on Wednesday, January 8th under the leadership of Senate President Leroy Garcia and Speaker of the House KC Becker.  As of this afternoon, 170 bills...

Funding Available for Projects Addressing Forest Health, Wildfire Risk

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – August 26, 2019 – Wildfires are both natural and inevitable – including in wildland-urban interface settings where millions of Coloradans live. These fires can be particularly destructive in areas where forests are unhealthy, unmanaged and unnaturally dense. For those interested in taking action, but who have lacked the means, funding is now available to help...

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Coloradans Always Live with Wildfire Threat

With more than half of the state’s population now living in or near areas that are prone to wildland fire, public and private organizations across the state are teaming up as a part of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Saturday and Wildfire Awareness month to educate and help Colorado residents to prepare for the growing threats created by wildfires. ### According to the...

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Successful Wildfire Preparedness Day

Sunshine and moderate temperatures welcomed Red Rock Ranch volunteers as they walked miles of roads hand delivering important wildfire preparedness information to nearly 200 homes.   The May 4 National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a nationwide activity sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and State Farm Insurance to increase awareness of the wildfire threat and promote community preparedness.   [caption id="attachment_30870" align="aligncenter"...

Wildfire smoke filled highway in Southern Oregon, sign at roadside "FIRE ACTIVITY AHEAD".

May 4th Marks 6th Annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

DENVER – With more than half of the state’s population now living in or near areas that are prone to wildland fire, public and private organizations across the state are teaming up as a part of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (May 4) to educate and help Colorado residents to prepare for the growing threats created by wildfires.   According to the Colorado...

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Capitol Connection: March 22, 2019

House Bill 19-1050: Encourage Use of Xeriscape in Common Areas   HB19-1050, sponsored by Rep. Brianna Titone (D-Arvada), extends current statute to allow property owners and a community's governing board or homeowners association (HOA) to provide xeriscape or drought-tolerant landscaping to common areas. However, the bill does not exempt special districts from water conservation law regarding xeriscape landscaping. ### Xeriscaping is a method of...