Waldo Canyon Fire


Tue April 9, 2013

Larimer County Prepares For Flooding In High Park Fire Burn Zone

A burned area at the base of a communications tower site at the top of Rist Canyon on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
Dave Steinke USDA


Sun February 24, 2013

Colorado Needs Emergency Watershed Protection Says Bennet

Colorado Senator Bennet in Colorado Springs on February 22, 2013.
Credit Anrea Chalfin / KRCC

During a visit to the burned Flying W Ranch in Colorado Springs last week Colorado Senator Michael Bennet says the state’s need for federal resources to support wildfire recovery efforts. 

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Sun December 23, 2012

New Lives Emerge From Colo. Wildfire Ashes, Still Scarred

Originally published on Mon December 24, 2012 11:44 am

Janet Wilson describes the charred hillsides above her old home as "a vast area of toothpicks." She found the scene too sad to return to.
Megan Verlee for NPR

West of the city of Colorado Springs, trees charred by the summer's wildfire scar the steep foothills. The Waldo Canyon fire destroyed more than 300 homes in June.

Now, that devastated neighborhood is coming back to life, with construction workers swarming over half-completed houses. While many of its former residents are preparing to move back, some just want to move on.

In the days after the fire devoured their homes, shell-shocked residents tried to wrap their minds around what had just happened to them.

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Fri December 7, 2012

All Of The 2012 Wildfires In One Stunning Picture

A close up of Colorado with fire identifications added. Color denotes intensity, with yellow being the most instense
NASA images provided by the Science Visualization Studio NASA Earth Observatory


Tue September 11, 2012

Report: Colorado Ranks High For Homes at Risk for Wildfire Damage

The Waldo Canyon Fire destroyed 346 homes in Colorado Springs in June.
Kirk Siegler

A new report[.pdf] by a California-based housing and real estate data firm puts Colorado second only to California in a ranking of the number of homes at a “very high” risk of being damaged or destroyed by wildfires.

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