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MARK REIS, THE GAZETTEA passerby photographs The Waldo Canyon Fire from Centennial Blvd Tuesday, June 26, 2012.y

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A Waldo Canyon fire interactive timeline

The Gazette created an interactive timeline that shows how and where the fire burned in June...

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Investigation into Waldo Canyon fire has stalled, detective says

The investigation into the cause of the Waldo Canyon fire has stalled almost a year after the...

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Environmental, social impacts of Waldo canyon fire studied

This spring, the Waldo Canyon fire has come under the microscope of two Denver professors and...

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  • Colorado Springs watershed will finally get restoration plan

    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 hit an area with inadequate stormwater systems. The 2013...

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

    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, basins and nets withstand the storms that hit the Waldo...

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

    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 of post-wildfire flooding along Ute Pass. "That's the way...

  • Red Cross Hometown Heroes: Volunteer Cascade firefighters lauded for fire, flood work

    While Colorado Springs watched the Waldo Canyon fire burn eastward, a group of volunteer firefighters was stuck on the fire's west side, defending more than 400 homes in Cascade. Cascade's 15-person, all-volunteer crew worked straight through the first 24 hours of the devastating 2012 fire, which went on to burn more than 18,000 acres and...

  • Flying W chuck-wagon dinners to return to Colorado Springs

    The Flying W Ranch plans to rebuild on its old ranch site that was ravaged by the Waldo Canyon fire and once again serve its chuck-wagon dinners, Executive Director Aaron Winter said this week. The Flying W Ranch Foundation has not made a final offer to a contractor, but expects to break ground on a new building by Memorial Day. With any...

  • Blog: Mountain Shadows fire memorial wins award

    “Heart,” the fire memorial sculpture in Mountain Shadows Park, recently won the 2015 Mosaic Arts International best in show award. The sculpture was created by Eileen Gay of Sparks, Nev.

  • U.S. Forest Service updates status of Rampart Range Road

    Rampart Range Road officially is closed to vehicle traffic for the season. Although the road was supposed to be shut down for a seasonal closure in early December, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Barb Timock said land managers kept it open until this month to make up for the temporary closure of Mt. Herman Road. Motorists will be allowed...

  • Mountain Shadows residents lose round on two-story house; lawsuit possible?

    The Colorado Springs City Council will not hear the appeal of two Mountain Shadows residents who claim the city wrongfully permitted a two-story home to be built in the fire-ravaged community of Parkside, Councilman Don Knight said Monday. Donald Meaney and Debby Zawacky, both of whom lost their homes on the 500 block of Majestic Drive to the...

  • Long forgotten development plan raises rebuilding issues for Waldo Canyon fire victims

    For more than 20 years, Parkside resident Donald Meaney's house had a view of the hillsides west of Mountain Shadows. After the Waldo Canyon fire destroyed most of his neighborhood, Meaney designed and rebuilt a new home - one that preserved the best of the old: the view. But a year after Meaney moved in, the picture window in his upstairs...

  • Hundreds gather as Waldo Canyon fire memorials are dedicated

    On Saturday morning, John and Sheryl Everett listened as elected officials and neighbors in the Mountain Shadows community recounted the harrowing days in June and July 2012, when 347 homes were destroyed and 18,000 acres burned in the Waldo Canyon fire. And the stories from one particular day, June 26, 2012, when John's brother and...