• Williams Canyon mitigation helps Manitou Springs resident rest easy

    By Ellie mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    In 2013, flooding trapped Laurie Danin in her Manitou Springs home. She watched as dark black, thick water, soot from the burn scar mixed into mud, rushed through Williams Canyon and surrounded her house. Now she worries less when it rains because of mitigation projects that have been...

  • Rain-damaged Red Rock Canyon could present new problems for Colorado Springs

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Near-record rainfall this month exposed a potential legal thicket at Red Rock Canyon Open Space that could force emergency action, including trail reroutes, which would add to Colorado Springs' multimillion-dollar repair tab, officials say. An earthen retention pond in the western...

  • The Latest on flooding: 30 people missing in Central Texas

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    Here's the latest on the flooding in Texas: Click here to see a photo gallery of the flooding. 1:08 p.m. CDT Hays County Commissioner Will Conley says there are 30 people unaccounted for after the significant flooding along the Blanco River in Central Texas. Twelve of those...

  • Flood threat eases in northeastern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    STERLING — The flood threat in northeastern Colorado has eased for now but Logan County residents are being asked to remain alert because of additional storms expected during the week. Residents braced for another possible round of flooding Sunday afternoon because of expected heavy...

  • Pueblo County seeks disaster declaration for flood damage

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Pueblo County says it will seek a disaster declaration after rain and flooding pounded the region over the past three weeks. The declaration includes a request for help from the government to repair damage to public structures caused by heavy rain and flooding that...

  • Hickenlooper discusses southern Colorado flooding, bills awaiting signature

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    PUEBLO - Gov. John Hickenlooper pledged to help southern Colorado rebuild flood-damaged roads Friday as he spoke to the powerful Action 22 lobby in Pueblo for a legislative session review. "We're going to help you in any way we can to get the roads rebuilt, but the water is to be...

  • Saturated ground continues to cause chaos in Pikes Peak region

    By CHHUN SUN and Kassondra Cloos The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Sodden from days of rain, another Colorado Springs hillside sagged this week, dislodging two mobile homes and five RVs from their pads shortly after midnight Friday at the A-1 Mobile Village near U.S. 24 on the west side of the city. Six people and four dogs were evacuated by the Red...

  • Cracked pavement causes El Paso County road closure

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    McKay Road off of Old Stage Road, southwest of the Broadmoor Golf Club, was closed Thursday night because of damage that couldn't be evaluated properly in the dark, an El Paso County official said. A nearby resident reported a crack in the pavement that occurred sometime during the...

  • Fremont County Commissioner: The worst flooding she has seen

    By Sarah Rose, Cañon City Daily Record
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Fremont County Commissioner Debbie Bell said this is the worst flooding she's seen since she took office in 2010. "I have seen some other localized damage but nothing as widespread as what we have now," she said. She said it's too early to know how much it will cost to fix the...

  • Colorado Springs on track to break wet record

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Note: Some schools are affected by the extremely wet weather, including in Ellicott, where classes are canceled Wednesday. Click here for the entire list of closings and delays. Even most longtime Colorado Springs residents probably can't remember a wetter, more dreary May. This...

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