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Here are the legislative committee hearings of note for the week ahead at the Colorado Capitol. Committee schedules are subject to change. The daily schedule is available on the legislature’s website. Click here and scroll down to committee hearings to listen online.
SALT LAKE CITY — The new mayor of a mostly polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border is finishing off a complete overhaul of municipal staff and boards after mass resignations when she took office in January to become the first woman and first non-member of the polygamous sect to hold the seat.
This June 30, 2016, photo shows an antique store on an intersection in Rocky Ford, Colo., in Otero County.
Colorado municipalities are delivering public safety services — police and fire departments — more efficiently in the last year, according to a survey released Thursday, though most cities and towns are finding it hard to recruit and retain officers.
Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Friday in memory of South Metro Firefighter Engineer Mike Freeman, who died peacefully Sunday at his home after battling cancer. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset, the governor’s office said.
When Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn and some of her neighbors realized they lived in a large, sparsely populated patch of the state that wasn’t covered by fire protection services, they put together their own volunteer fire department. Some 244 square miles between Steamboat Springs and Vail, it turned out, fell between areas covered by surrounding fire departments, but none were responsible for responding to calls.
Rep. Tony Exum Sr. knows too well the cancer risks a firefighter takes in the flames and fumes, as well as the financial devastation a cancer diagnosis can take. He worked for nearly 36 years as ...
Firefighters made progress Sunday in battling a small wildfire that forced people to flee hundreds of homes in the mountains just outside downtown Boulder, Colorado, and authorities said they believe the blaze may have been human-caused. Light winds pushed the flames in the wooded area a couple of miles west of Pearl Street, the shopping and dining hub in the heart of the university city. Crews contained roughly half of the fire that had burned just over 60 acres, but officials worried that stronger gusts that could fan the flames might develop overnight.