<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - black%20forest%20fire]]> http://gazette.com/rss/black%20forest%20fire Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:26:46 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Rifle beats out Colorado Springs, four other Colorado communities in bid for new high-tech aerial firefighting center]]> By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/rifle-beats-out-colorado-springs-four-other-colorado-communities-in-bid-for-new-high-tech-aerial-firefighting-center/article/1548160?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rifle-beats-out-colorado-springs-four-other-colorado-communities-in-bid-for-new-high-tech-aerial-firefighting-center/article/1548160?custom_click=rss

Rifle will be the home of the Center for Excellence in Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting, a much sought-after state research center expected to revolutionize firefighting in Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Wednesday.

The decision to put the center on the Western Slope came as a blow to El Paso County officials and business advocates, who last month pitched Colorado Springs as the ideal spot for the wildfire research hub.

Rifle, with its wildfire-prone landscape, free airspace and "small town affordability" was chosen over five other communities vying for the center.



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Rifle will be the home of the Center for Excellence in Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting, a much sought-after state research center expected to revolutionize firefighting in Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Wednesday.

The decision to put the center on the Western Slope came as a blow to El Paso County officials and business advocates, who last month pitched Colorado Springs as the ideal spot for the wildfire research hub.

Rifle, with its wildfire-prone landscape, free airspace and "small town affordability" was chosen over five other communities vying for the center.

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