• Colorado Springs watershed will finally get restoration plan

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    A $300,000 state grant will help create a flood restoration plan for the Monument Creek watershed, it was announced Wednesday. The 2012 Waldo Canyon fire killed two people and destroyed 346 homes in Colorado Springs. It also denuded hillsides, setting the stage for floods in 2013 that...

  • Waldo Canyon burn scar poses flooding threat along U.S. 24

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    Life along Ute Pass has settled into a new normal nearly three years after the Waldo Canyon fire, but part of that normal is a waiting game. Since the Colorado Department of Transportation has bolstered the major flood points along U.S. 24, the test now is to see how those culverts,...

  • Cascade residents live in fear of being washed away below Waldo Canyon burn scar

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Tom Harris never sleeps when it rains in Cascade. He listens to the rain and knows that if he can hear the water coming down the mountain, it's too late. "Two weeks ago, when it rained all night up here, we didn't sleep all night," said Harris, who says he is shellshocked by memories...

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