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A Waldo Canyon fire interactive timeline

Sun, Jun 23, 2013 - 6:44 AM 0

The Gazette created an interactive timeline that shows how and where the fire burned in June 2012. See a birds-eye view of the fire's...

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Investigation into Waldo Canyon fire has stalled, detective says

Fri, Jun 7, 2013 - 7:05 PM 0

The investigation into the cause of the Waldo Canyon fire has stalled almost a year after the fire destroyed 347 homes in Colorado Springs...

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Environmental, social impacts of Waldo canyon fire studied

Tue, May 21, 2013 - 12:55 PM 0

This spring, the Waldo Canyon fire has come under the microscope of two Denver professors and their five students, who spent the semester...

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Waldo Canyon, Black Forest fire victims see dissimilar outcomes

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Frequency of natural disasters in Pikes Peak region means new normal for communities
By: Stephen Hobbs - 0 Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Colorado and the Pikes Peak region have never been immune from natural disasters, but the big weather events seemed to be years apart.


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Researchers who studied Waldo Canyon fire say new firefighting approach needed
By: Ryan Maye Handy - 0 Tue, Nov 10, 2015

The American West needs a new kind of firefighter that fights fires that aren't only wild or urban, but burn in the space between.

This was...

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Cascade residents receive funds to rebuild, but still on the hook for thousands
By: Ryan Maye Handy - 0 Mon, Aug 24, 2015

The road to Kathy and George Stultses' Cascade home is a precipitous one. Guests are told to leave their cars at the bottom of the hill, where they...

Interactive map: See how much was paid for Mountain Shadows lots
By: Maria St. Louis-Sanchez - 0 Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Click on the map or the tab "see list of results" to see who bought Mountain Shadows lots after the Waldo Canyon fire, how much was...

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New problem on El Paso County's wildfire burn scars: noxious weeds
By: Ryan Maye Handy - 0 Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Noxious weeds are still noxious weeds, even where nothing grows.

In the years since the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires, noxious weeds...

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Insurance issues arising from disasters bring little regulatory change to Colorado
By: Ryan Maye Handy - 0 Sun, Jul 12, 2015

The Colorado Division of Insurance, the regulatory agency charged with protecting consumers, has emerged from years of wildfires and floods with few...

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Analysis: Tracking the money spent on disaster recovery in the Pikes Peak region
By: Ryan Maye Handy - 0 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...

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Side Streets: Waldo Canyon fire anniversary doubly sad as vandals destroy memorial children's bench
By: - 0 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...

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State's new firefighting aircraft will benefit Colorado Springs' wildfire battles
By: Ryan Maye Handy - 0 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...