All fired up: October 3 weekly round-up

By Gloria Dickie

The mother bear that has been frequenting Boulder with her two cubs was shot and killed Tuesday morning — the third bear shot in the past month, leading many Boulderites to lament the city’s trash regulations.

Gov. Hickenlooper’s Wildfire Insurance and Forest Health Task Force unveiled a new plan for fighting wildfires that, if implemented, would see lawmakers charge fees on homes built in woods and, among other tasks, rate the fire risk of over half a million homes already built in the burn zone.

After a brief week-and-a-half of business following the Colorado flood, Rocky Mountain National Park is closing its gates once more in accordance with the shutdown of the federal government. It seems like Estes Park just can’t catch a break — but, hey, at least they squeezed in Elk Fest.

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