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2012 was the warmest year on record in the U.S. Drought conditions prevailed all over the West and had a negative impact on some western Colorado honey production. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Blane Colton, owner of Epicurean Honey in Rulison, who had to go out of state to find honey.
With snow blanketing much of the Rocky Mountains, you might think the danger of wildfires is behind us. But as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, the ongoing drought has kept some of last year's wildfires burning through the winter.
Related: Senator Michael Bennet on failure of wildfire amendment, Weekly News Brief: Drought, Winter Fire and Nervous Farmers
Last week the US House of Representatives nixed an amendment to a Hurricane Sandy relief bill that would have provided aid to victims of the 2012 wildfires in Colorado. KDNK's Ed Williams spoke with Senator Michael Bennett, who co-sponsored the amendment.