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Wildfire smoke filled highway in Southern Oregon, sign at roadside "FIRE ACTIVITY AHEAD".

May 4th Marks 6th Annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

DENVER – With more than half of the state’s population now living in or near areas that are prone to wildland fire, public and private organizations across the state are teaming up as a part of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (May 4) to educate and help Colorado residents to prepare for the growing threats created by wildfires.   According to the Colorado...

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Capitol Connection: April 26, 2019

Senate Bill 19-107: Broadband Infrastructure Installation ### SB19-107, sponsored by Sen. Kerry Donovan (D-Vail) and Sen. Dylan Roberts (D-Avon), authorizes an electric utility that has an electric easement on real property or a commercial broadband supplier designated by the electric utility to act on the electric utility's behalf, after having provided advanced notice to the owner of the real property and to any...

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Capitol Connection: March 30, 2019

Update: House Bill 19-1006: Wildfire Mitigation Wildland-Urban Interface Areas   HB19-1006, sponsored by Rep. Barbara McLachlan (D-Durango), Rep. Terri Carver (R-Colorado Springs) and Sen. Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora), creates a state grant program to fund proactive forest management and fuel reduction projects to reduce the impacts of wildfires to life, property and critical infrastructure. This is one of the Wildfire Matters Review Committee bills...

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Half of Coloradans Now Live in Areas at Risk to Wildfires

As of 2017, approximately 2.9 million people live in Colorado’s wildland-urban interface (WUI) – the area where human improvements are built close to, or within, natural terrain and flammable vegetation – compared to 2 million people just five years earlier. The new figure represents approximately half of the state’s total population.   To read this article in full, please visit the Colorado...

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REALTORS® join forces with insurance companies, wildfire safety organizations to offer preparedness guide for Colorado residents

ENGLEWOOD — With one of the most destructive wildfire seasons in state history burning homes and endangering communities, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® has teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association and other state wildfire prevention and insurance stakeholders to create a consumer-focused Colorado Property and Insurance Wildfire Preparedness Guide.   Digital and hard-copy guides featuring best practices in wildfire...

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Colorado Project Wildfire and Insurance Guide for September 2018

REALTORS® JOIN FORCES WITH INSURANCE AND WILDFIRE SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS TO OFFER PREPAREDNESS GUIDE FOR RESIDENTS   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Sept. 25, 2018 – With one of the most destructive wildfire seasons in state history burning homes and endangering communities, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA) and other state wildfire prevention and...

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Volunteers Help Seniors And People With Disabilities Protect Property From Wildfires

As a part of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Project Wildfire campaign, REALTOR® volunteers from Summit County spent Thursday helping local residents — specifically seniors and homeowners with physical disabilities — to clear slash from their properties and help protect these properties from future wildfire risk through mitigation and the creation of defensible space around their homes.   Officials throughout the state’s firefighting and public...

Colorado Project Wildfire – Success Stories

In the face of long-term, ongoing wildfire risks, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) launched Project Wildfire, an education program designed to help reduce and/or prevent the destruction of land and property, injuries, and loss of life by raising awareness of and access to wildfire mitigation resources.  With 25,000-plus REALTOR® members spread across the state, CAR and its members are...

RSVP for the Project Wildfire Kick-Off Event

Project Wildfire is a REALTOR® initiative designed to reduce and/or prevent the destruction of land, property and lives by raising awareness and educating residents throughout our state. We are working in partnership with other like-minded fire prevention organizations across our state to bring education and awareness, as well as access to resources directly to residents in their communities. Colorado REALTORS® continue...

Capitol Connection: May 8, 2015

Sine Die! Wednesday, May 6th, the final gavel came down on the first session of the 70th General Assembly.  In total, 682 bills were introduced.  CAR tracked 71 bills this year and took a position on 36 of them.  A split Legislature this year with Republicans controlling the Senate and Democrats controlling the House meant every bill sent to the Governor...