Vail Valley rep.’s wildfire bills endorsed |

Vail Valley rep.’s wildfire bills endorsed

Daily Staff Reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado A House committee has approved two bills sponsored by Vail Valley’s state representative that would help local governments prepare for wildfire season.One bill would help local governments get ready for wildfires so they can respond effectively and efficiently in emergency situations.A second bill would regulate the management, protection and use of Colorado’s forests to deal with bark beetle deforestation and the resulting increased risk of forest fires.Democratic Rep. Christine Scanlan, whose district includes Eagle County, says having plans and guidelines established before firefighters hit the ground will help save lives and property.The bills were approved Wednesday by the House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee. Both measures now go to the appropriations committee to determine the

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