Wildfires continue to dominate the news across the West:
- Utah lawmakers have approved the first bill in the U.S. that authorizes the disabling of drones that fly too close to wildfires and interfere with water-dropping operations.
- Meanwhile, the Cold Springs Fire, which two out-of-state campers have been charged with igniting, has destroyed eight homes outside of Boulder, Colo. And an astronaut tweeted photos taken from space of the nearby Hayden Pass Fire.
- Earlier in the week, two federal firefighters were killed and another injured in a car crash returning from duties in Nevada.
- See the latest updates on major fires burning across the West here, and learn more about Western Governors' work on the issue of "fire-borrowing" in our Annual Report.
Here are the other western stories for the week starting July 11, 2016, that you don't want to miss: (More)