March 14, 2013
Brett Barkey, center, 14th Judicial District Attorney, talks about Craig and Moffat County's lack of mental health resources during a critical incident response meeting Thursday at the Moffat County Public Safety Center. Barkey was one of 19 officials representing a variety of local and state emergency response agencies who discussed Craig and Moffat County's preparedness to respond to and recover from a natural disaster or mass tragedy.
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Colorado experienced more than its fair share of tragedies in 2012. A mild winter resulted in the most active wildfire season in state history and fueled in June the two most destructive blazes on record. A month later, while firefighters were trying to contain the Waldo Canyon and High Park fires, a 25-year-old man walked into the Century Theater in Aurora during a midnight showing of “The Dark Night Rises” and opened fire, killing 12 people and wounding dozens more.