With a combo of windy, dry and warm conditions for our Wednesday afternoon, a Red Flag Warning has been issued for all counties along and east of the I-25 corridor between 12pm and 7pm this afternoon. PLEASE no outside burning, and if you see smoke, report it as soon as possible! Head over to the Weather tab for more information on the rest of the week.
Colorado officials are still begging for money to help repair the damage of last year's wildfires.
Sen. Michael Bennet and Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach on Friday visited a ranch decimated by the Waldo Canyon Fire to try to keep pressure on Congress to provide relief to Colorado and other western states that burned in 2012.
Bennet said Friday that "political games" have delayed the $20 million necessary to repair Colorado's badly burnt watersheds. Republicans in the House of Representatives stripped funds to repair wildfire damage from the Superstorm Sandy relief package in January.
Bennet, Sen. Mark Udall and Rep. Jared Polis are urging the federal department of Housing and Urban Development to release money to replace the lost relief funds.
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