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1 year 2 months ago

Boy buried in sand for hours

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) - The doctor who helped treat a 6-year-old Illinois boy who was buried in sand for hours at a northern Indiana dune says the child is expected to make a full neurological recovery. Dr. Tracy Koogler is medical director of pediatric intensive care at the University...

1 year 11 months ago

Storm prep: the frenzy before the freeze

As the first hard freeze of the year draws closer, folks across southern Colorado are preparing for the big chill. Wintry weather's just around the corner and history shows we're right on schedule; the first freeze usually hits Colorado Springs around October 1st, and Pueblo just a week later....

4 years 2 months ago

Medano fire slightly bigger

The fire burning on the north edge of the Sand Dunes National Park grew slightly Wednesday, to just over 6,200 acres. Crews have been cutting, digging and scraping outside the fire border and also back burning to rob the fire of fuel. Helicopters have even been setting small fires...

4 years 2 months ago

Sand Dunes fire grows slowly

The Medano Fire, at the Great Sand Dunes National Park grew slightly Thursday. It now covers 5,417 acres, an increase in one day of 84 acres. Weather continues to be hot and dry. Firefighters are working on two fire lines; one on the north side of the fire, one...

4 years 2 months ago

Sand Dunes fire slows

The Medano Fire at the Sand Dunes continues to burn, but its growth is slow. As of Thursday morning it was reported at 5,335 acres, up 444 from Wednesday. The fire is burning in the Great Sand Dunes National Park as well as on San Isabel National Forest in...

4 years 2 months ago

Medano fire grows very slowly

The Medano Fire, burning on the north edge of the Sand Dunes National Park, grew only slightly since yesterday. It is now estimated as 4,891 acres, an increase of only 125 acres since Tuesday. There are just over 200 firefighters working the blaze, which is aimed only at containment....

4 years 3 months ago

Sand Dunes fire up to 3,000 acres

More warm weather is expected at the scene of a 3,000-acre wildfire burning on the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in south-central Colorado. Park spokeswoman Carol Sperling says the fire isn't threatening park facilities, but is heading toward the San Isabel National Forest. More crews are expected...

4 years 3 months ago

Heavy smoke pours into Rye

Heavy smoke is pouring over the mountains southwest of Pueblo. According to the Pueblo Sheriff's Office it is coming from the Medano fire at the Sand Dunes. The smoke is obscuring the view of Greenhorn Peak from Pueblo and residents of Rye say visibility is down to a quarter...

4 years 3 months ago

Small fire burns near Sand Dunes

A small wildfire is burning in the Great Sand Dunes National Park northeast of Alamosa. The fire was started by lightning on June 6 and is located about four miles north of the park Visitor Center near Little Medano Creek. It is estimated at 17 acres in size and...

4 years 3 months ago

Spilled oil aiming at Florida panhandle

The fight to save the white sand is on in the Florida Panhandle, famous for beaches looking like they're covered with sugar. A slick from the nation's worst oil spill is pushing perilously close and crews on the mainland are doing what they can to limit the catastrophe. Emergency...

4 years 5 months ago

National Parks offer free admission

National Parks in America will offer free admission next week, during National Park Week. More than 100 national parks will allow people to enjoy the parks at no cost. National Park Week runs from April 17 to 25. Free admission will also be offered on September 25 and November...

4 years 6 months ago

Flooding in Fargo

Police are escorting truck convoys carrying sandbags into the lowest areas of Fargo, N.D. because the Red River is rising rapidly. The river in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota is expected to crest on Saturday about 20 feet above flood stage and 3 feet below last year's record...

4 years 8 months ago

Woman dies from inhaling sand at Sand Dunes

A coroner says a woman whose body was found at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve died after apparently falling face down in the sand in an intoxicated state, passing out and inhaling sand. Alamosa County Coroner Mike Rogers said Wednesday that an autopsy indicated 27-year old Kristin...

5 years 3 days ago

Hurricane Ivan victims feel forgotten

People who lived through Hurricane Ivan can't forget the haunting images left by one of the strongest storms ever recorded: condo towers collapsed in roiling surf, splintered homes or flat slabs, fragments of highways lost in a sea of sand. They wish others remembered, too. Not quite a year...

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