Wed July 11, 2012

Sinkhole Near Leadville Turns Out To Be Century-old Railroad Tunnel

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With the summer travel season well underway in Colorado, US24 north of Leadville is now closed by a little bit of history. A long forgotten and collapsed railroad tunnel finally revealed itself with a sinkhole.

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Mon July 9, 2012


Thu July 5, 2012

PHOTO: Satellite Image Of Waldo Canyon Fire Burn Scar

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the Terra satellite acquired this view of the fire’s burn scar on July 4, 2012. Click on the image to enlarge.
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The Waldo Canyon Fire is the most destructive wildfire in the history of Colorado. 347 homes were lost since the blaze started on June 23rd.

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Thu July 5, 2012

Full Containment Of Waldo Canyon Fire Expected Tomorrow

Hot Shot firefighters cut a fire line on June 28, 2012 in the Mount Saint Francois area of Colorado Springs, Colo., while helping to battle several fires in Waldo Canyon.
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Firefighters have built containment lines around 90% of the Waldo Canyon Wildfire burning west of Colorado Springs. Crews got some help last night when .4 inches of rain fell on the fire.

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Thu July 5, 2012

Patent Pending: Satellite Office Comes To Denver

We learned this week that Denver has been selected for a new satellite operation of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office along with Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas and San Jose, California.

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