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Environment

Report: Adapting Colorado Water Systems

The Common Sense Institute released its report on “Adapting Colorado’s Water Systems for a 21st Century Economy and Water Supply.” “Water has been and remains an important issue that will affect housing development,” said CAR’s VP of Public Policy Liz Peetz, who also serves on the Board of Directors for the Common Sense Institute. “We need more than one approach to...

DORA Now Regulating Radon Professionals

Beginning July 1, radon testing professionals will need to be licensed by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. This recent law came from HB 21-1195 and will have two different licensing programs: one for measurement and another for mitigation. DORA Spokespeople state that the increase in radon levels in Colorado homes created a market for “unqualified individuals who are representing...

Wildfire Preparedness Checklists for Clients

As we all learned last week: “Unfortunately, wildfire doesn’t happen in ‘just the mountains,’” says Sarah Thorsteinson, Executive Director of Summit REALTORS® and Vice-Chair of CAR’s Colorado Project Wildfire (CPW). “No trees are needed. Embers fly in the wind, and every bit of land between Wyoming and New Mexico is part of the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), which is...

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Consumer Advisory: Wildfire Mitigation is the Key to Protecting Your Home and Property

A hot, dry summer is here and with it, extreme wildfire danger.  Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies sent this bulletin on 06/11/2021 DENVER - On Thursday, the Storm Prediction Center issued the first extreme fire danger warning for Western Colorado and Eastern Utah in 15 years. Unfortunately, this serves as a reminder that we are now in the height of wildfire season in Colorado and...

Summit REALTORS® Focus on Community Advocacy to Bring Positivity During Challenging Times

The REALTORS® of Summit, Park, and Lake Counties executed a Cookie Drop for all school district staff members, slash removal and trail maintenance. Dillon, CO — September 24, 2020 — Summit REALTORS®, the leading advocate of the local real estate industry consisting of members from Summit, Park and Lake Counties, are bringing positivity to their community by donating cookies to all staff members at local...

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Capitol Connection – January 31, 2020

SB20-094: Plug-in Electric Motor Vehicle Registration Fees Sen. Kevin Priola (R-Henderson) LPC Position: Support Summary: SB-094 authorizes the high-performance transportation enterprise (HPTE) to impose two registration fees on electric motor vehicles: (1) a surface transportation infrastructure equivalent use fee at a maximum rate of $120 in the first year with adjustments for inflation for every year following, and (2) a longevity...

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Colorado Project Wildfire Partnerships Gaining State and National Attention

Colorado REALTORS® continue to play vital role in educating homeowners on wildfire mitigation and safety efforts as programs take hold Despite a relatively calm Colorado wildfire season in 2019, REALTORS® across the state have significantly grown their proactive efforts to help educate homeowners about wildfire risks, prevention and safety resources through CAR’s Colorado Project Wildfire. Colorado Project Wildfire’s innovative partnerships and...

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ELECTION DAY IS AROUND THE CORNER – BALLOTS DUE NOVEMBER 5

Please remember to participate in the voting process as this is a big year for local elections. If you have questions regarding their voter registration, you can visit GoVoteColorado.com. Colorado voters will also decide on two statewide ballot measures: Proposition CC: Referred by the Colorado legislature to the 2019 ballot, Proposition CC would remove revenue caps and allow the state to keep annual...

Funding Available for Projects Addressing Forest Health, Wildfire Risk

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – August 26, 2019 – Wildfires are both natural and inevitable – including in wildland-urban interface settings where millions of Coloradans live. These fires can be particularly destructive in areas where forests are unhealthy, unmanaged and unnaturally dense. For those interested in taking action, but who have lacked the means, funding is now available to help...