Colorado state experts predict potentially devastating wildfire season in 2018

ENGLEWOOD – Friday’s news from the governor and state wildland fire experts came as no surprise: Colorado faces a potentially devastating wildfire season. Possibly, officials said, the worst since two of the state’s most destructive – the 2012 Waldo Canyon fire, which burned 347 homes in Colorado Springs and killed two residents; and the 2013 Black Forest fire, which destroyed 489 homes and killed two people. "With 63 percent of normal snowpack in southeast Colorado and into the headwaters of the Arkansas River drainage, there’s heightened fire awareness," Gov. John Hickenlooper said at an annual wildfire outlook briefing at Centennial Airport in Englewood. Colorado Springs and Pueblo are the two… Read More

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Locally, a new twist on housing

Hide caption On a 10-acre parcel of oak hammock and wetlands in a woodsy, residential neighborhood off Fruitville Road, the elements appear to be coming together for an experiment in elder living that a small band of dedicated believers have spent three years pursuing. Another two years from now, if all goes as expected, some 35 home buyers will move into a cohousing community designed and conceived with their input, that will operate according to their rules. Among other things, the founding co-owners will get to decide whether their new home will be limited to residents over 50 or allows younger residents. Either way, the emphasis will be on creating… Read More

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