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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...

Waldo Canyon fire memories

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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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  • Interactive map: See how much was paid for Mountain Shadows lots

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

    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 were declared federal disasters. The money went to highway...

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

    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 placed in Mountain Shadows Park in November to honor the...

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

    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 said Tuesday of the fleet, which includes two multimission...

  • Waldo Canyon, Black Forest fire victims see dissimilar outcomes

    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 anniversaries of the state's two most destructive wildfires. The...

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

    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 repairs the Colorado Springs City Council chose to fund via...

  • Frequency of natural disasters in Pikes Peak region means new normal for communities

    Colorado and the Pikes Peak region have never been immune from natural disasters, but the big weather events seemed to be years apart. As people moved into the region in droves and increasingly settled into areas prone to wildfire and flooding, the natural events gained the potential to cause catastrophic destruction of entire neighborhoods....

  • Williams Canyon mitigation helps Manitou Springs resident rest easy

    In 2013, flooding trapped Laurie Danin in her Manitou Springs home. She watched as black, thick water, soot from the burn scar mixed into mud, rushed through Williams Canyon and surrounded her house. Now she worries less when it rains because of mitigation projects that have been done, including the Williams Canyon Flood Control Channel....

  • Colorado Springs volunteers find way to connect with trails in wake of wildfires

    olorado Springs native Hilary Bryant never knew the Waldo Canyon trail before a devastating wildfire burned it in 2012. But she's no stranger to wildfire. Bryant remembers the Hayman fire in 2002, which rained ash on her childhood home in Briargate. Like many Colorado Springs residents, she remembers the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires,...

  • 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...