Colorado

3:39pm

Mon July 2, 2012
Business

Colorado More Optimistic Than Nation About Economy

The Leeds Business Confidence Index dropped from 62.2 in Q2 to 53.6 in Q3.
University of Colorado

For the 29th consecutive quarter Colorado businesses remain more optimistic about the economy than the rest of the nation, according to a quarterly economic confidence report released by the Leeds Business School at the University of Colorado.

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6:17am

Sun July 1, 2012
Wildfires

The High Park Fire Is 100% Contained

Public Information Map for June 30th.
Great Basin National Incident Management Team

After 22 days and 87,284 acres charred, fire managers have announced that the High Park Fire is now fully contained. Mop up operations will continue to deal with hotspots on the edges of the fire.

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11:13am

Fri June 29, 2012
Wildfires

Full Containment Expected on High Park Fire Saturday [Updated]

Grace Hood

Crews are making good progress on the High Park Fire, with full containment expected at the end of Saturday. Incident Commander Beth Lund says the last place needing work is on the southwest parameter of the fire, near Buckhorn Road.

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4:28pm

Thu June 28, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Waldo Canyon Fire Destroys 346 Homes Claims One Life [updated]

DVIDSHUB/Creative Commons

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach delivered difficult news today, announcing that 346 homes have been destroyed on 34 streets by the Waldo Canyon Fire. The number eclipses the 257 homes burned in the High Park Fire, which was declared the most destructive in Colorado history.

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10:57am

Thu June 28, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Full Containment on High Park Fire Expected This Weekend [Updated]

Inside the High Park Fire Burn Zone
Grace Hood

6:30 p.m.

Containment is now at 85 percent for the High Park Fire.

11 a.m.

If current weather conditions hold, officials estimate the High Park Fire could be fully contained sometime this weekend.

“…which means it’s fully secured, it’s not out by any means,” said Incident Commander Beth Lund during a morning briefing.

About 1900 evacuees are being allowed back into their homes today. Rist Canyon reentry will take place at 5 p.m.

Lower parts of Stove Prairie and Paradise Park will be opened up today as well.

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