<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - black%20forest%20fire]]> http://gazette.com/rss/black%20forest%20fire Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:12:25 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Couple who died in Black Forest fire remembered at memorial dedication]]> http://gazette.com/couple-who-died-in-black-forest-fire-remembered-at-memorial-dedication/article/1557464?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/couple-who-died-in-black-forest-fire-remembered-at-memorial-dedication/article/1557464?custom_click=rss

Two years ago, Colorado's most destructive fire roared through Black Forest.

It killed two people, destroyed nearly 500 homes and burned more than 14,000 acres.

Saturday's Black Forest Festival honored victims of the fire, but the overarching theme of the day was recovery and community.

Dozens of people sat and stood quietly under a hot sun at the northwest corner of Black Forest and Shoup roads, where Marc and Robin Herklotz, who died in the June 2013 fire, were honored in a dedication ceremony. The audience faced an angular gable-roofed structure made of burnt timber, which was assembled in two weekends by former space engineering colleagues of the couple.

Surrounding the structure are two Japanese lilac trees,

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8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, intersection of Black Forest and Shoup roads, Black Forest, free; bfcommunityclub.org.

Something else: Pancake breakfast, 6:30-9:30 a.m, free; parade, 10:30 a.m.; Black Forest fire memorial dedication with Gov. John Hickenlooper, 1 p.m.

In June 2013 Black Forest was on fire.

More than 14,000 acres were burned, 499 homes were destroyed and two people were killed.

But the people of Black Forest didn't lie down and give up. They've spent the past two years rebuilding their community.

Attendees at the annual Black Forest Festival on Saturday will be able to see that growth for themselves.

"The theme is Black Forest treasures," says Shari Conley, festival chairperson.

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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 06:48:51 -0600