More Fire Articles

  • Weather helps fight wildfire near Rocky Mountain National Park

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Authorities say weather conditions have helped them make progress fighting a small wildfire burning near the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said Wednesday that calm winds and higher humidity helped...

  • Residents still confused about how to get help after wildfires, flooding

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    A meeting Monday evening in Manitou Springs about federal recovery money illustrated the confusion some local residents still have about how to get help after wildfires and flooding of the past few years. During the meeting, Colorado's Deputy Chief Recovery Officer Iain Hyde...

  • Governor tours Colorado Springs fire stations, receives endorsement from state firefighters union

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Colorado's firefighters union endorsed Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday with the group's president praising the governor's dedication to the safety of firefighters. "The governor has shown strong leadership and truly cares about firefighters," Mike Rogers, president of Colorado...

  • Couple who lost their home in Black Forest Fire to be awarded Keeper of the Keys

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    The Keeper of the Keys. It sounds like a character's title in the TV fantasy "Game of Thrones." Ray Rozak and his wife, Lin, could star in the epic tale. But their life's saga is story enough. The Keepers title will be bestowed on them Sunday at the Black Forest Community Hall. The...

  • Researchers hope to understand long-term effects of trauma through survey of Black Forest, Waldo Canyon fire victims

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    A group of researchers are turning their attention to the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires with the hope of learning more about families and how they cope with disaster. A behavior expert and a research associate from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are part of the...

  • Colorado Springs firefighters help battle massive Washington state wildfire

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Colorado Springs Fire Capt. David Vitwar wanted to battle wildland fires since he began his career more than two decades ago, an opportunity he didn't pass up when he volunteered to deploy as a Type 1 Safety Officer Trainee with the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team....

  • Blog: Waldo Canyon, Black Forest fire victims can help with research

    Matt Steiner, The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Researchers with three universities west of the Mississippi River, including the University of Colorado Colorado Springs are looking for wildfire victims to help with their research. UCCS, the University of California Santa Barbara and the University of Iowa are conducting a series...

  • Royal Gorge Bridge & Park officials set 'soft' reopening date

    By Carie Canterbury, Cañon City Daily Record
    Updated: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    Royal Gorge Bridge & Park officials have estimated August 2014 for the reopening the bridge and park. Mike Bandera, vice president and general manager, said opening day is estimated to be Aug. 30, just in time for Labor Day weekend, but it will be a "soft" opening, without a lot...

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