COLORADO SPRINGS - There weren't many empty seats at the Cheyenne Mountain High School auditorium as hundreds of people came out to the city's first wildfire safety information meeting.
City leaders from the police and fire departments spoke about the importance of preparing for an evacuation and how to... more »
Large wildfires like the Waldo Canyon Fire not only consume trees and plants, they also change the landscape right down to the dirt.
Brad Rust, a soil scientist for the US Forest Service Burn Area Emergency Response team, says burning leaves and pine needles of can cause increased runoff.... more »
If you see smoke coming from Pikes Peak area, no need to worry. There are some controlled burns going on today.
One is on the north slope of Pikes Peak where the Colorado State Forest Service is burning slash piles left over from a from a large mitigation project... more »
Fire management officials say removing trees and clearing brush and other fire mitigation worked by some measures, even though the Labor Day fire west of here was the most destructive in Colorado history in terms of homes lost.
There were no reported serious injuries or deaths from the 3,500... more »
Rock slides closed Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs twice at the end of summer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is tackling the problem with rock mitigation operations on Ute Pass this week. The work began Monday morning. It should take two weeks.
This week westbound Hwy 24... more »
Gov. Bill Ritter says the U.S. Forest Service is undertaking projects in the Routt, White River, and Arapaho and Roosevelt national forests to mitigate dangers from trees killed by pine beetles, but help from the private sector is still needed.
Ritter and Colorado's senators spoke with Agriculture Secretary Tom... more »
The Colorado Springs Fire Department has received a $1.1 million grant from the .S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Colorado Division of Emergency Management. The money will be used for wildfire mitigation projects throughout Colorado Springs.
"These projects directly benefit residents and the community... more »
Pueblo do-it-yourselfers with radon problems can learn how to mitigate the problems in their homes at a free workshop on June 26. The class will be held at the Business and Technology Center, 301 N. Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Homeowners will learn how to make basic... more »
One out of every three houses in Colorado has elevated levels of radon, which is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Now a group in Pueblo is offering a free workshop to help people learn how to install a radon mitigation system. Experts says a radon removal system can... more »