The state Fire Chiefs' Association estimates Colorado is short about 3,500 volunteer firefighters.
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The state is adding two aircraft with thermal imaging technology to help in fighting wildfires.
So many problems with last spring's election has prompted the town to ask for outside help.
The state Capitol's dome $17 million renovation is nearly complete.
Riley the "arson dog" has big paws to fill: award-winning Sadie, who flirted with Hollywood fame, is retiring and Riley's taking over.
Tuesday was the first day of sales for late summer and fall tags for animals like elk and bear.
Home improvements will eventually cost more with two new Colorado laws.
Colorado is among the national leaders in using the ballot initiative process to make laws, but the process remains controversial.