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Bruce WardBruce WardMay 9, 20186min411

Recent spring snows won’t eliminate the serious wildfire season that Colorado faces this summer. Worse, state agencies can’t help property owners in the “red zones” (where forests and subdivisions intermingle) remove dense undergrowth or dead and diseased trees near their homes. So, either property owners give up and don’t attempt to mitigate against wildfires, or, if they already have cut down problem trees, the debris piles just sit there, like heaps of kindling awaiting a deadly spark. As long-time forest advocates, we know that that the crisis has become a near-certainty. We thus call upon Gov. John Hickenlooper and state legislators to let forest professionals help homeowners mitigate against wildfires.


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Joey BunchJoey BunchJanuary 5, 20184min582
Colorado politics told you Thursday that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Colorado State University and the National Western Stock Show was about to announce a 13-member board to oversee the $1.1 billion transformation of property at Interstate 70 and Brighton Boulevard. Thursday in the mayor’s office, Hancock and other dignitaries announced the first National Western Center […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchJanuary 4, 20181min284
Nominees for the board tasked with overseeing the revitalized National Western Center in Denver will be announced Thursday morning in the mayor’s office. The 13-member group, including a full-time president and CEO, will be led by former Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia. Members will be introduced by Mayor Michael Hancock, Colorado State University President Tony Frank […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchNovember 26, 20173min944
A bill passed last session could help fill an important gap in Colorado’s sprawling rural regions, attracting large animal veterinarians to the state’s cattle country, The Fence Post newspaper noted last week. House Bill 1282 allows veterinarians who currently live in Colorado to qualify for up to $70,000 in student loan forgiveness if they’re willing […]

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Tom RamstackTom RamstackNovember 16, 20176min408
WASHINGTON — Two U.S. Senate hearings this week bring prospects for more federal support for the kind of medical research and preventive programs that have marked Colorado health care efforts in recent years. This week the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee heard witnesses describe promising treatments from gene editing. “We’re really on the […]

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