September 17, 2010 8:25 AM
Insurance industry officials believe the fire that scorched about 6,200 acres west of Boulder will be the costliest in Colorado's history, surpassing the 2002 Hayman fire that blackened 138,000 acres.
Carole Walker of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association said Thursday that the wildfire will be the state's most... more »
September 15, 2010 8:42 AM
Firefighters are bracing for more windy, warm and dry weather as they work to contain a wildfire in the foothills west of Loveland.
Fire managers say despite the challenging conditions, they're optimistic because of all the resources available.
Crews have dug containment lines around about 35 percent of... more »
September 14, 2010 4:22 PM
Authorities battling a wildfire in the northern Colorado foothills are letting some residents back into the evacuation area to check on their homes.
Fire managers said Tuesday they hope the residents leave again by evening. But authorities have said they realize some people will stay, even though the fire... more »
September 10, 2010 11:48 AM
Hundreds of residents evacuated by a wildfire burning near Boulder will get another chance to check on their homes.
Sheriff's Cmdr. Rick Brough said Friday that authorities would open roads to residents in the same areas that were cleared for entry the previous day.
Thursday's operation was halted... more »
September 10, 2010 10:00 AM
Crews are monitoring hot spots at the wildfire burning near Boulder amid concerns that strong winds could fan the flames and send them into the city.
City officials had urged roughly 9,000 residents Thursday afternoon to prepare to evacuate at a moment's notice because of conditions that were ripe... more »
September 10, 2010 8:25 AM
Fire officials say Boulder isn't in imminent danger of a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 170 homes in the Rocky Mountain foothills. However, residents on the west side of Boulder were warned to be prepared to evacuate if the wildfire moves into town.
The fire showed no signs of... more »
September 9, 2010 7:04 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Some Boulder residents are being told to prepare to evacuate in case a fire burning in the foothills spreads into the city. The city is asking some west side residents to clear things like lawn furniture and propane tanks and to mow tall grass to cut... more »
September 9, 2010 5:12 PM
Boulder County residents allowed to return to their homes for the first time since a wildfire exploded Monday are against being hustled out of the area, as winds are kicking-up earlier than expected. The forecast is for wind gusts 45 - 60 mph--exactly what fire bosses don't need.
The... more »
September 9, 2010 8:32 AM
Firefighters are still trying to gain the upper hand on a wildfire burning near Boulder. But with dozens of homes destroyed, county officials are starting to make plans to help people who won't have homes to return to once the fire is out.
Authorities say a wildfire that has... more »
September 2, 2010 8:25 AM
As the most powerful storm to threaten the east coast in years bears down on the outer banks of North Carolina, tourists are fleeing for the mainland. But resolute residents are staying behind. Locals familiar with hurricanes say they are prepared to spend days stranded from the mainland.
Forecasters... more »
September 1, 2010 8:15 AM
Tourists on a North Carolina vacation destination island are being asked to board ferries and head for the mainland ahead of powerful Hurricane Earl.
More evacuations could be on the way as Earl threatens to sideswipe the East Coast and ruin vacation plans for people over the long Labor... more »
August 27, 2010 12:43 PM
Wildfires drove early morning evacuations in western Montana. A cold front brought lightning and sparked seven fires on forest service and private land.
Ravalli County authorities began knocking on doors at 3 a.m. Friday, warning residents about three miles west of Hamilton that a fire in the Bitterroot National... more »
August 5, 2010 9:47 AM
Fort Carson soldiers will host an open house today at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site in southern Colorado, beginning at 11 am. The open house will follow a simulated convoy attack exercise by soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.
The open house will include a display... more »
June 15, 2010 11:25 AM
President Barack Obama promised that life would return to normal for people living on the stricken Gulf Coast, and BP said by the end of the month it would contain more than three times as much oil spewing from a ruptured undersea well.
The pledges didn't placate some residents.... more »
April 30, 2010 11:57 AM
It's that time of year for spring cleaning and Saturday May 1st there's a big clean-up scheduled in one of Pueblo's oldest neighborhoods. It's the 7th annual Bessemer Neighborhood clean-up. Residents can drop off old appliances, tires, yard waste and other trash to the corner of Abriendo Ave. and Canal... more »
February 25, 2010 9:07 AM
The second part of a two-day, 1-2 winter punch is headed toward the Northeast. Forecasters say the storm is packing wind gusts up to 50 mph and could dump more than a foot of snow on winter-weary residents.
The National Weather Service says Thursday's forecast storm in the Northeast... more »
February 10, 2010 10:36 AM
A small pre-dawn earthquake has hit northern Illinois, startling sleepy-eyed residents as far away as Iowa and Indiana, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.8-magnitude earthquake hit about 50 miles northwest of Chicago at 4 a.m. Wednesday.
The USGS initially reported... more »
February 5, 2010 11:48 AM
Ritzy Aspen is trying to shake off a reputation for being snobby to tourists.
Town officials are starting a tourist outreach program called "Adopt a Tourist." Aspen officials want locals to volunteer to be paired with visiting tourists to share a slice of Aspen life, such as sharing tips... more »
January 19, 2010 10:56 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for areas of Southern California scarred by last summers wildfires as authorities and residents brace for another day of heavy rains.
The agency's flash flood watch, issued early Tuesday, is for burn areas in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and... more »
January 14, 2010 10:30 AM
Like thousands of other Texans living atop one of the country's most productive natural gas fields, folks in this tiny town were giddy when drillers started offering up the fat checks.
The mayor likened it to the Gold Rush, and many of the 200 residents of a town that... more »
January 12, 2010 11:31 AM
Officials have shut down a North Carolina port and are recommending people leave the area after containers with highly explosive materials were punctured. Morehead City police spokeswoman Amy H. Thompson said Tuesday that nine containers were damaged. Authorities did not immediately disclose the contents of the containers or their size,... more »
January 8, 2010 8:41 PM
Lawmakers are debating whether to sell the only state run nursing home that's open to everyone in Colorado. The nursing home has operated in Trinidad for more than 50 years. However, the state says over the past two years, it's become too expensive to run.
As one of the... more »
September 3, 2009 8:21 AM
Bulldozers are carving fire breaks along the southeast flank of a menacing 219-square-mile Southern California wildfire to keep a flare-up of flames away from foothill homes in Pasadena, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Duarte and Monrovia. Fire spokeswoman Jennifer Sanchez said early Thursday that the vegetation-clearing construction of containment lines is designed... more »