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Features by Megan Verlee

Fireproofing your home in the wilderness

Hundreds of homes have already been lost to wildfires this summer. There are ways to make these houses less likely to burn, but fire mitigation is a hard sell to homeowners.
Posted In: fire, wildfire, fireproof, home

Despite wildfires, more homes built in forests

Why more and more homes are going up in the country’s most fire-prone areas.
Posted In: colorado, fire, wildfire, home insurance

Homeowners question association fees

An estimated one-fifth of Americans pay fees to homeowners associations, or HOAs. Many of them wonder if they're getting their money's worth.
Posted In: homeownership, HOAs, homeownership associations, Housing

Drought? What drought? Homeowners fined for brown lawns

A homeowners association in Denver has issued hundred of tickets to residents this year for failing to keep up their lawns in the drought.
Posted In: homeownership, colorado, lawns

Wildfires stifle Colorado's tourism industry

As wildfires rage across Colorado, state officials are being cautious in how they describe the conflagration, hoping not to scare away its major tourism industry, like it did in 2002.
Posted In: tourism, wildfire, colorado

Drought conditions hit Rocky Mountain tourism

Colorado got only 2 percent of its normal snowpack, which means low rivers this summer. But what's bad for rafting guides is good for fishermen.
Posted In: colorado, tourism, drought, fishing, rafting
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