More Waldo Fire Articles

  • El Paso County receives more than $250,000 in wildfire grants

    By Lisa Walton and matt steiner The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    A third round of money from the state's Wildfire Risk Reduction Program will help pay for 37 projects throughout Colorado, including work in El Paso County by the Westcott Fire Protection District, Black Forest Together and the county. Gov. John Hickenlooper's office announced Friday...

  • Rampart Range Road could open in fall, but no timetable for Waldo Canyon Trail

    By lance benzel -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    A closed portion of Rampart Range Road might reopen this fall, but don't count on a return to Waldo Canyon Trail anytime soon. That's the latest word from the U.S. Forest Service on two hot-button closures at popular recreation areas west of Colorado Springs. In an interview with...

  • Community comes together to honor heroes of Waldo Canyon fire

    By stephen hobbs -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Gary Tedeschi knew he was not dealing with a normal fire when he saw a sudden rush of deer and other animals coming toward him. The Colorado Springs police officer was aiding the crowd and traffic control effort in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood when flames sprung over a hill...

  • Chopping scorched Flying W trees a valuable experience for fire crews

    By andrea sinclair -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Chain saws roared and charred trees crashed on rain-moistened grass and brush at Flying W Ranch on Sunday, as a team of firefighters continued the daunting task of clearing nearly 1,600 acres of trees burned in the Waldo Canyon fire. The mitigation project is a partnership between the...

  • Flood projects should
 ease U.S. 24 closures west of Colorado Springs

    By matt steiner -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    After spending more than $10 million during the last two years on flash-flood control along Ute Pass, the Colorado Department of Transportation hopes that steps taken between now and the end of 2014 will make potential closures of U.S. 24 less stressful. Karen Rowe, a CDOT regional...