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Wildfires
12:28 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Black Forest Fire Claims Two Lives; Containment For Other Colorado Fires

Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault Fort Carson Public Affairs Office

Originally published on Sat June 15, 2013 6:58 am

The Black Forest Fire earned another distinction Thursday as fire officials announced they had discovered the remains of two persons in the fire zone. The other Colorado fires are beginning to wind down.

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Wildfires
10:09 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Thursday Updates For The Black Forest Fire, Other Colorado Wildfires

City of Colorado Springs

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 7:24 am

With new evacuations overnight, firefighters continue to battle the Black Forest Fire while other fires in Colorado are seeing some containment or slower growth.

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Politics
11:53 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Senator Schwartz Talks Renewable Energy, Water and Hemp

Senator Gail Schwartz of Snowmass Village sponsored several bills this session, including a controversial one about renewable energy.
Credit gailschwartz.com

Senator Gail Schwartz of Snowmass Village is looking back on a productive legislative session about a month after it wrapped up. The democrat introduced 35 bills. Most were successful in a democratically-controlled Statehouse. Her bills ranged from water conservation to making hemp a viable commercial product. I sat down with her to discuss these efforts. We began with House Bill 252, one of the most hotly contested measures this session. The now-law requires 18 rural electric cooperatives from Montrose to Gunnison, increase the amount of renewable sources they use.

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Wildfires
11:15 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Four Wildfires Now Burning In Colorado

Kirk Siegler NPR

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 7:38 am

Two days after the one year anniversary of the High Park Fire and ahead of the Waldo Canyon anniversary, Colorado’s wildfire season has started in earnest.

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Education
9:46 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Local State Representative Behind Controversial Education Funding Bill

Millie Hamner represents District 61 in the Statehouse, which includes Pitkin County. She introduced a controversial K/12 school funding bill during the latest legislative session.
Credit @millie_hamner (Twitter)

 

The latest legislative session in Denver was the first Lawmaker Millie Hamner spent representing Pitkin County. It was the democratic representative’s second term, but a redraw of legislative maps in 2011, broadened her district to include Pitkin County. A former superintendent of schools, she now chairs the education committee at the Statehouse. Her most controversial bill this session centered on funding for k-12 education. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen spoke with her about it shortly after the session ended on May 8th.


 

 

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