Board recommends payments to wildfire victims
The Colorado State Claims Board is recommending how much the state should pay victims of the Lower North Fork Fire.
Wildfire burns 1,200+ acres on Eastern Plains
A wildfire burned 1,200 to 1,500 acres on the Eastern Plains Wednesday.
Is Colorado ready for the next major wildfire?
Special report from prevention director finds, "a critical need to enhance the state's firefighting resources."
Lawmakers approve $21M for better firefighting
Colorado lawmakers agreed to budget $21 million for an aerial firefighting fleet designed to spot and attack wildfires faster.
120-acre wildfire near Last Chance contained
Firefighters contained a 120-acre wildfire near Last Chance Monday afternoon.
Military helicopters training for wildfires
National Guard helicopter crews are preparing for wildfire season in Colorado.
Should Colorado buy firefighting aircraft?
Some state senators are pushing a proposal to purchase or lease Colorado's own firefighting aircraft.
Small wildfire near Monument contained
A wildfire burned a small area near Monument Wednesday.
Bill would give CO own aerial firefighting fleet
Colorado is taking action to help support firefighters this summer.
Black Forest Fire partially blamed on residents
The Black Forest Fire Chief is blaming residents who didn't mitigate their property as one of the reasons for the most destructive…
Black Forest Fire report clears chief
Were the opening hours of the most destructive fire in Colorado history managed poorly? A new report heats up the controversy.
Judge rejects certain wildfire claims
Only some of the claims against the state stemming from the 2012 North Fork Fire will be allowed to move forward.
Experts project that large wildfires will, in coming decades, be more common, last longer and consume more acreage as the climate gets warmer and often drier. This graphic shows acreage burned by state increasing from 2002 to 2012. Dark red represents more acres burned, up to almost three million in some states, while dark green shows little burning, some with zero acres burned.(Graphic by Danielle Alberti, Scripps Howard News Service)