• Council resolution will funnel Colorado Springs money to Fountain Creek Watershed

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Take heart, water users downstream of Colorado Springs. A City Council resolution approved Tuesday lets Mayor John Suthers start funneling city money to the Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control and Greenway District. "It's a big deal," says district Executive Director Larry...

  • Pueblo included in presidential disaster declaration

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Pueblo County has been named in President Barack Obama's disaster declaration, allowing the county to receive federal funds to recover from spring floods. Pueblo County announced Friday that it would be eligible for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation grant programs for emergency...

  • Federal disaster declaration issued for spring flooding in Colorado counties

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration Thursday for 11 Colorado counties that were heavily damaged by more than a month of unprecedented rain this spring. The declaration ensures that millions of dollars will reach the counties - including El Paso - but the funds are...

  • Insurance issues arising from disasters bring little regulatory change to Colorado

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    The Colorado Division of Insurance, the regulatory agency charged with protecting consumers, has emerged from years of wildfires and floods with few tools to help it track market health in the state, and remains relatively powerless. Colorado residents are more or less where they...

  • Search suspended for man who possibly fell into Colorado Springs creek

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    The search for a man who reportedly went into Sand Creek on Thursday night - possibly on purpose - was suspended at 7 p.m. Friday, according to a Colorado Springs Fire Department spokesman. The last search technique attempted was a K-9 unit. There are no missing persons reports...

  • Handful of El Paso County roads remain closed due to rain damage

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Heavy rain through Thursday night washed out or flooded several roads in El Paso County, and many remain closed Friday. The county posted a list Friday morning of sodden roads closed because of flooding or damage. Pinto Pony Road was the most severely damaged road in the county,...

  • El Paso County included in Colorado request for presidential disaster declaration

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    The state of Colorado has submitted a list of flood damage assessments to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in the hopes of securing a presidential disaster declaration, and millions of dollars of recovery funding. FEMA will review the assessments of damages for 11 counties,...

  • El Paso County approves funds to buy flood-endangered homes in Cascade

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    After years of waiting for federal funding to come through, El Paso County on Tuesday approved funds to buy four Ute Pass homes in danger of being destroyed by flood water. The process to purchase the homes began in 2012, after the Waldo Canyon fire denuded more than 18,000 acres of...

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