Wildfire bills set for governor's signature

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) -- Wildfire prevention measures passed after Colorado's horrible wildfire season last year are expected to be signed into law Thursday by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

The governor planned to sign the bills at Mesa Verde National Park in Cortez.

One of the bills puts new safety curbs on prescribed burns on state forest land. The safeguards include a new requirement that people attend the fire as long as it's burning, along with a requirement that nearby residents are alerted to planned burns.

The other bill gives the governor more flexibility to send money to fight wildfires in an emergency.

Hickenlooper also had a list of economic development bills he planned to sign into law at locations across southwestern Colorado.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 208642341 - nbc11news.com/a?a=208642341