Building Back Smarter in Boulder County
The Marshall Fire brought tragedy to Boulder County at the end of 2021. Can something positive grow out of the ashes?
by Nadav Malin
2021 was a year in a string of years of unprecedented weather-related events: mega tornados, record-shattering heat domes, and ever-expanding forest fires. But even in a year like this, the Marshall Fire stands out as something new: a grass fire that turned into an urban firestorm–destroying entire suburban communities on Colorado’s front range between Denver and Boulder.