Waldo Canyon Fire | Colorado Springs Gazette

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

A Waldo Canyon fire interactive timeline

News Updated: Sun, Jun 23, 2013

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

Waldo Canyon fire memories

Investigation into Waldo Canyon fire has stalled, detective says

News Published: Fri, Jun 7, 2013

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

Environmental, social impacts of Waldo canyon fire studied

News Updated: Tue, May 21, 2013

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

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  • Flood, fire mitigation work around Colorado Springs will soon be complete, but land won't heal as quickly

    Pikes Peak area residents don't have to travel far to see reminders of what two years of fires and floods have done to communities and the land that surrounds them. They see it up close and personal in Black Forest, Manitou Springs, Mountain Shadows and along almost every stretch of roadway that skirts the mountains in western El Paso County...

  • Colorado Springs to hold fire and flood meetings

    The city of Colorado Springs will hold two public meetings at the end of April, one in the southwest part of town to discuss fire danger and mitigation and the other to talk about a flood-control project in the Camp Creek watershed. The fire meeting is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 24 at Cheyenne Mountain High School. City spokeswoman...

  • New worry for Colorado flood survivors: Insurance cost hike

    LYONS — Thousands of Coloradans could face major cost increases for their flood insurance, just as many are trying to decide whether to rebuild or move on after the devastating September flooding. More than 5,700 federally subsidized policies in Colorado could be hit with annual premium increases in the years ahead despite a federal law...

  • Hometown Heroes: Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers jumped in to help fire, flood victims

    Last summer, after disaster struck twice in the form of fire and floods, newly stationed members of Fort Carson's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade showed how invested they had become in a community they were just learning to call home. Many of the soldiers from the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade had been in the city for just a couple months when the...

  • Popular Waldo Canyon Trail, victim of flood danger, to remain closed

    Waiting for the Waldo Canyon Trail to reopen? It won't any time soon. Almost two years after the Waldo Canyon fire closed the beloved trail in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, the U.S. Forest Service has no plans to reopen it, saying the potential of flash floods in the area is too great. "It's just too dangerous," said Pike National...

  • Northern Command boss worried by cut to aerial firefighting wing

    U.S. Northern Command boss Gen. Chuck Jacoby said he's concerned that proposed cuts at Peterson Air Force Base could hurt aerial firefighting efforts. Quizzed by Colorado's Democratic Sen. Mark Udall at a Thursday Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Jacoby said he's worried that pulling a squadron from the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson...

  • Waldo Canyon fire recovery group looks to collaborative efforts on fire mitigation

    Officials at Monday's Waldo Canyon Fire Recovery Group meeting looked back at two catastrophic wildfires in the last two years and then forward to the 2014 fire season and expressed collective frustration. There was no disagreement when R.C. Smith, county fire recovery manager, and other El Paso County representatives said that there has not...

  • Man arrested in Waldo Canyon home burglary case

    DNA found on a beer bottle in a ransacked Rockrimmon home that was evacuated during the Waldo Canyon fire led investigators to one of two suspects in the burglary, court documents said. According to court documents, 20-year-old Graylon Thomas's DNA was found inside a residence where more than $6,300 worth of property was taken.The items were...

  • Mountain Shadows marks milestone with mayor's 100th 'welcome home' basket

    Mayor Steve Bach delivered the 100th gift basket Saturday morning to residents in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood, where the Waldo Canyon fire burned 347 homes in 2012. Bach and his wife, Suzi, and members of Colorado Springs Together, the nonprofit organization created to assist fire victims, started delivering the baskets more than a year...

  • Colorado Springs Together honored for its Waldo Canyon fire work

    A communications expert, a web guru, an insurance man, a business man, a construction manager and a homeowner who lost his house in the Waldo Canyon fire were honored by Mayor Steve Bach on Tuesday for their work with the nonprofit group Colorado Springs Together. Bach made the recognition during his monthly press conference. Colorado...