• Analysis: Tracking the money spent on disaster recovery in the Pikes Peak region

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    El Paso County continues to receive millions of federal, state and private funds targeted at disaster recovery. More than $56 million came into the county to help fund recoveries from the 2012 Waldo Canyon fire, the 2013 Black Forest fire and the September 2013 floods - all of which...

  • Side Streets: Waldo Canyon fire anniversary doubly sad as vandals destroy memorial children's bench

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Three years ago today, the Waldo Canyon fire exploded down the Front Range into Mountain Shadows, killing two, destroying 346 homes and causing $453.7 million in losses. But instead of simply observing the sad anniversary, some are mourning the recent vandalism of a memorial bench...

  • State's new firefighting aircraft will benefit Colorado Springs' wildfire battles

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Colorado Springs Fire Department Chief Chris Riley counts the state's new firefighting fleet among the department's assets when crews are working to contain dangerous and rapidly spreading wildfires. "We are viewing that as a critical part of our arsenal to combat wildfires," Riley...

  • Waldo Canyon, Black Forest fire victims see dissimilar outcomes

    By Maria St. louis-sanchez maria.sanchez@gazette.com
    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    It was the worst of fires - and then came another one even worse. It was a fire in a subdivision and then it was one in a wooded, rural community. It was a fire of quick rebuilding and then it was one where the landscape won't return for a generation. The month of June marks the...

  • Burn scar sediment will be used to stabilize land near Colorado Springs homes

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Sediment from the Waldo Canyon burn scar captured in a debris basin will be used to stabilize the North Rockrimmon drainage channel, according to a news release issued Monday by the city of Colorado Springs. The $2 million project is the highest priority among $5 million worth of...

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