The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Print Edition
Letter to the editor submissions
Have a strong opinion about something happening on campus or in Fort Collins? Want to respond to an article written on The Collegian? Write a Letter to the Editor by following the guidelines here.
Follow Us on Twitter
How to Increase eCommerce Sales with SEO
How to Increase eCommerce Sales with SEO
February 28, 2024

With the development of the online shopping market, SEO has become a crucial factor in driving targeted traffic and increasing sales. Effective...

First day of summer hot and burning

Today is the official first day of summer and we are already in a drought with about 15 fires are burning in the state of Colorado already.

Forest Fire! (Photo credit: Frank Swift)
Forest Fire! (Photo credit: Frank Swift)

Over the last few weeks the state has seen its fair share of fires start up. Check this comprehensive list from 9 news.

Ad

Last summer Colorado saw a few major fires in the Waldo Canyon Fire and the High Park Fire. Both major fire burned over 105,531 acres of land with the High Park fire burning over 85,000 acres alone.

This year we are facing 15 major outdoor fires with the Black Forest fire and the Royal Gorge Fires fresh on our minds we have already seen a year in which Colorado faced its most destructive fire in the Black Forest with 14,198 acres destroyed and over 509 homes burned down. So face the estimated damages are around the 90M mark. Not to mention the loss in property and life that was experienced.

Those effected by fire lose more then just their home, they lose all of their family keep sakes such as photo’s, clothing, old family mementos and sometimes even pets.

While your outdoors camping this summer make sure to keep an eye on that camp fire and help us keep as much of Colorado green as possible.

View Comments (7)
More to Discover

Hey, thanks for visiting Collegian.com!
We’d like to ask you to please disable your ad blocker when looking at our site — advertising revenue directly supports our student journalists and allows us to bring you more content like this.

Comments (7)

When commenting on The Collegian’s website, please be respectful of others and their viewpoints. The Collegian reviews all comments and reserves the right to reject comments from the website. Comments including any of the following will not be accepted. 1. No language attacking a protected group, including slurs or other profane language directed at a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity or nationality. 2. No factually inaccurate information, including misleading statements or incorrect data. 3. No abusive language or harassment of Collegian writers, editors or other commenters. 4. No threatening language that includes but is not limited to language inciting violence against an individual or group of people. 5. No links.
All The Rocky Mountain Collegian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *