Royal Gorge Fire http://krcc.org en Disaster Declarations for Royal Gorge, Black Forest Fires http://krcc.org/post/disaster-declarations-royal-gorge-black-forest-fires <p></p><p>The federal government has approved a major disaster declaration for the Royal Gorge Fire in Fremont County.&nbsp; The declaration means federal aid is available to deal with the effects, including unemployment benefits for Royal Gorge Bridge &amp; Park employees and others who are out of work after this summer’s wildfire, who aren’t otherwise eligible for state jobless benefits.&nbsp; Aid is also available for emergency work and the repair or replacement of damaged facilities. Governor John Hickenlooper’s office says a similar request for the Black Forest Fire is pending.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:01:57 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 6257 at http://krcc.org Disaster Declarations for Royal Gorge, Black Forest Fires