More Black Forest Fire Articles

  • New problem on El Paso County's wildfire burn scars: noxious weeds

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Noxious weeds are still noxious weeds, even where nothing grows. In the years since the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires, noxious weeds have taken hold on the fires' two burn scars in western and eastern El Paso County, particularly in Black Forest, where rain and good soil...

  • 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...

  • El Paso County commissioners vote to end Black Forest code exceptions

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    The Board of El Paso County Commissioners voted 4-0 on Tuesday to expire exceptions to land use codes in Black Forest, a decision that will force residents who have been living in RVs and trailers to move out. After the Black Forest fire in 2013, the commissioners lifted land use...

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