The state directed millions of dollars to improve mental health services a year ago, but new programs have been delayed.
A blaze engulfs an area of trees as part of the Black Forest Fire. The deadly wildfire devastated communities earlier this summer near Colorado Springs. Credit: Alex Chambers.
Gov. John Hickenlooper started working on his plan soon after the Aurora theater shooting in July. He scheduled a press conference to announce it in December, not knowing the date would fall just days after another mass shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn.
Evacuees from the High Park Fire are bracing to find out whether their homes have been damaged or destroyed by the blaze.