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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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  • 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...

  • Federal grant money goes Black Forest, Waldo Canyon fire recovery efforts

    A portion of almost $200 million designated for recovery from floods and fires in the state will come to El Paso County. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved Colorado's most recent plan for flood and fire disaster recovery, the Office of Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Wednesday. The $199.3 million is the...

  • Manitou Springs fireworks show will be covered by the chamber, not the Red Cross

    The $10,000 cost for a fireworks show in Manitou Springs last weekend will be covered by the Chamber of Commerce. Originally, the bills for the show that lighted the sky the night before the Emma Crawford Coffin Races were slated to be covered by a $50,000 American Red Cross economic recovery grant aimed at helping the town rebound after two...

  • Manitou fireworks funded with Red Cross grant

    If you enjoyed the fireworks in Manitou Springs on Friday night, you can thank the American Red Cross. It might not seem like a typical Red Cross-sponsored program, but the fireworks were part of the city's disaster recovery plan, Red Cross officials said. The $10,000 tab was covered by a $50,000 economic development grant to Manitou...

  • Community comes together to honor heroes of Waldo Canyon fire

    Gary Tedeschi knew he was not dealing with a normal fire when he saw a sudden rush of deer and other animals coming toward him. The Colorado Springs police officer was aiding the crowd and traffic control effort in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood when flames sprung over a hill headed in his direction. "It was like the movies," he said....

  • After losing 'life story,' Colorado Springs woman helps others explore sense of home

    After Susan McConnell's home burned to the ground during the Waldo Canyon fire, she did not want to rebuild. So she opted to move away from Mountain Shadows to a bungalow near downtown. The new place was emotionally disorienting. The home and old neighborhood had been where her kids were raised and where much of her identity had been...

  • Waldo Canyon Fire Memorial begins to take shape in Colorado Springs park

    The Waldo Canyon Fire Memorial began to take shape this week. Crews worked Thursday and Friday to build forms and pour concrete for the foundation of the memorial sculpture that will grace Mountain Shadows Park. The sculpture represents rebirth and renewal for the community. The project will honor Bill Everett and Barbara Everett, the two...

  • El Paso County receives more than $250,000 in wildfire grants

    A third round of money from the state's Wildfire Risk Reduction Program will help pay for 37 projects throughout Colorado, including work in El Paso County by the Westcott Fire Protection District, Black Forest Together and the county. Gov. John Hickenlooper's office announced Friday that more than 
$3.7 million will go toward projects in 18...