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County-wide plans to lessen wildfire risk move forward

Jefferson County is reassessing the definition of the Wildland Urban Interface, working on a revised countywide Community Wildfire Protection Plan, and updating planning and zoning regulations to … more

Community and firefighters celebrate return of Big Chili, reflect on 9/11 anniversary

There was no better way for local firefighters to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 than by spending time with their colleagues and communities at the Big Chili Cook-Off. At least, that was how … more

Colorado wildfires are year-round danger

State climate experts and local fire officials along the Front Range say wildfire season no longer has an end as heat, low moisture and other factors have created a year-round problem. Russ … more

Elephant Butte Fire a year later

It took 130 firefighters, numerous apparatus, 56,000 gallons of water from Evergreen Lake and a drenching downpour to put out last year’s Elephant Butte Fire. The fire just west of downtown … more

Lessons yet to be learned on fire anniversary

We live in paradise. Everywhere you turn, life in the mountains delights. Whether it is catching sight of the local elk herd, marveling at a glorious Colorado sunset over the stunning mountains or … more

Living with Wildfire: Fuel reduction around your home

Wildfire has always played a prominent role in the environment of Colorado. Long before houses, towns and subdivisions were established across the landscape, fires were a natural result of the … more

We’re making headway in preparing for wildfire

“Not if, but when.” I’ve read this many times about wildfire in Evergreen. In 2020, the three worst fires in Colorado history consumed close to 700,00 acres and destroyed nearly 1,000 homes. We … more

The impact of living in the Wildland Urban Interface

Wildfire has always been a natural feature of the U.S. landscape, especially in the West. But it has become clear in recent years that the combination of a changing climate and more people moving … more

Preparing for wildfire in the foothills

Wildfire season is now considered to be year-round, and Rotary Wildfire Ready along with area fire departments are hosting a day of educational events to help residents prepare for what many say is … more
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