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wildfire recovery

  • U-S Forest Service investigators say the east troublesome fire that killed two people and destroyed hundreds of homes in twenty twenty was human caused. And Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed a bill to stop charging state sales taxes on menstrual products and diapers.
  • Colorado lawmakers are unveiling another effort to help survivors of natural disasters like the Marshall and East Troublesome fires rebuild their homes. And the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District will continue without a superintendent, at least for now.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis says a package of bills advancing at the state house this week will generate hundreds of thousands of new affordable housing units. And Colorado lawmakers are advancing a bill to make sure wildfire survivors get compensated for their property losses more quickly.
  • The NCAR Fire has burned around one hundred and ninety acres of open space since it started Saturday afternoon. Emergency management officials say the fire was 80% contained as of Tuesday morning.
  • Colorado lawmakers are advancing a bill to make sure people displaced by natural disasters can continue voting in their hometown elections while their houses are being rebuilt. And U-S Senate candidate Ally Isom submitted more than 28,000 signatures this week to secure her spot on Utah’s Republican primary ballot.
  • Colorado lawmakers are advancing a pair of bills that aim to improve the state’s ability to investigate wildfires and get victims reimbursed quickly. And Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources is cracking down on people who have illegally obtained hunting permits.
  • Tens of millions of dollars in state and federal money is finally reaching Grand Lake, Colorado as the mountain community rebuilds after last year’s…