Hundreds of complaints about Superior’s water have been filed following the Marshall Fire. Health officials have found no evidence of unhealthy contamination.

State and local officials have not released information indicating whether any of the water samples analyzed by the state so far were taken near the homes of residents who have complained of smokey water. Read the full story

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Boulder issues emergency order relaxing rental requirements to house people displaced by the Marshall Fire

More than a thousand homes were destroyed in a county with a tight housing market. The order issued on Jan. 13 is ‘necessary to prevent displacement or possible homelessness of persons by a disaster emergency,’ the city wrote.

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Bearing witness: Nonprofit K9 search and rescue team offers closure to Boulder County residents grieving lost pets after the Marshall Fire

With the help of a bloodhound named Amber, a missing persons nonprofit extends its mission to help pet owners after the most destructive wildfire in state history.

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Marshall Fire and Omicron were top of mind at last night’s BVSD school board meeting

Boulder Valley School District held its first board meeting of 2022 on Jan. 11 as the community continues to assess losses and chart its recovery from the Marshall Fire. The board discussed how the wildfire has affected students and staff alike, and shared details on the district’s response to the crisis.  Covid-19 was also a […]

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Colorado Attorney General in wake of Marshall Fire: Price gouging on rentals and hotels is illegal

Displaced Boulder County residents have been sounding alarms on social media about alleged exorbitant rental rates and hotel costs. A 2020 Colorado law protects residents from this kind of price gouging. John Herrick interviews Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, who’s urging residents to report “out of whack” prices. “We have serious penalties we can use,” he said. Read the full story

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Hundreds of Boulder Valley students were displaced by the Marshall Fire. Resources are available to help.

Since the Marshall Fire, BVSD says it has enrolled 787 new students in the McKinney-Vento program, which provides school resources to students without stable housing. This includes waiving fees and providing transportation for students displaced by the fire. Read the full story

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Marshall Fire recovery is on the agenda for Boulder’s lawmakers this legislative session

Marshall Fire recovery is top of mind for Boulder’s delegation of state lawmakers as it gears up for the 2022 legislation session, which begins this week. They’re writing bills that could help with the recovery, including policies regarding home insurance, climate change and affordable housing. Read the full story

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Who got emergency alerts for the Marshall Fire? Confusion swirls among residents, as questions remain.

On the morning of Dec. 30, Michael Reese got a call from his brother who said there was a fire in Boulder. Reese and his girlfriend drove a few blocks from his grandparent’s house off South Boulder Road, where the pair live, and saw smoke in the distance.  But Reese didn’t think much of it […]

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