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2 years 2 weeks ago

Park clean up could curb crime

Drivers in Pueblo now have a clear view of Mineral Palace Park as they travel along I-25. Workers from the Pueblo Parks and Recreation Department, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Community Corrections Services cleared out all of the unsightly sucker tree growth from the fences that border park....

2 years 4 months ago

Flash flood fears for Hwy 24

In the aftermath of the Waldo Canyon fire officials are gearing up to prepare for potential flooding beneath burn zones, especially along Highway 24. Even years after the 2002 Hayman fire, charred lands still couldn't absorb rain; the result was a flash flood that wiped out miles of Highway...

2 years 6 months ago

Downed tree clean-up continues

Clean-up continues in the Sangre de Cristos on downed trees. Because of restrictions in wilderness areas, they're having to use handheld two-man saws in many areas, which requires each sawyer to be certified. We will have the latest today on News 5. -Lacey Steele Sent from my iPhone

2 years 7 months ago

Reforestation of the Hayman burn area

One by one, across a thousand burned acres, new life takes root in the Pike National Forest. In the decade since the Hayman fire, the US Forest Service has planted nearly a million trees. Forester Chris Kuennen says it's slow work because there are only two to three weeks...

3 years 3 months ago

Relief to timber sale purchasers

The U.S. Forest Service says it will offer relief to timber sale purchasers. The Forest Service says Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell will offer an option Thursday to timber sale purchasers designed to provide financial relief to the forest products industry. Colorado Sen. Mark Udall has urged federal...

3 years 5 months ago

Smithsonian app can I.D. your trees

WASHINGTON (AP) - If you've ever wondered what type of tree was nearby but didn't have a guide book, finding the answer is now as easy as a snapshot. Scientists are introducing the first mobile app to identify plants by simply photographing a leaf. The iPhone and iPad...

3 years 6 months ago

Colorado Springs gets greener

Colorado Springs got a little greener today. Arbor Day meant that twenty-five trees found a new home in Colorado Springs. "Planting trees is great for the environment," says Tana Jones of Weston Solutions, who helped with the event. "It's a great sustainability initiative for our city, and I...

3 years 6 months ago

Arbor Day means trees

NeighborWorks of Pueblo will give away trees this afternoon as part of Arbor Day. NeighborWorks is a non-profit organization dedicated to neighborhood revitalization. From 1 to 3 p.m. NeighborWorks at 1241 E. Routt Ave. will give away Blue Spruce and Red Cedar trees. One hundred twenty five trees will...

4 years 1 month ago

Yellowing Pine Needles Normal in Autumn

We're used to seeing golden aspen leaves in autumn, but yellow or brown needles on pine trees in unnerving. Thoughts of pine beetle deforestation come to mind. But the Colorado State Forest Service Cañon City District office is telling us not to worry, that most of the evergreen trees...

4 years 2 months ago

Deadly storm rips through New York City

The National Weather Service is dispatching investigators to New York City to determine whether a tornado touched down during a fierce storm that tore through the city and left one person dead. Thursday's storm toppled trees, ripped roofs off homes and knocked out power for thousands. It also...

4 years 2 months ago

Winds push fire through 2 dozen Detroit homes

Flames swept through at least two dozen Detroit homes, fanned by strong winds that toppled power lines across the city and knocked out service to at least 113,000 Michigan homes and businesses. Tuesday night's fires were scattered through at least three neighborhoods, including along several blocks on the east...

4 years 4 months ago

Storm cleanup underway in Kansas City

Thousands of Kansas City residents started their day without power, after a powerful storm slammed the southside of the city Sunday. Homes were damaged by falling trees or limbs, which also blocked roads. The same area was hit by a devastating tornado in 1957, that killed 37 people....

4 years 5 months ago

Stamp out Japanese beetles in your yard

Japanese beetles already infest 35 states in the eastern US. The Colorado Department of Agriculture is trying to make sure your trees, shrubs and lawn aren't munched by the invader. Ag Dept. spokeswoman Christi Lightcap offers these tips to keep the Japanese beetle out of your yard: What...

4 years 5 months ago

Wind wreaks havoc, causes damage

Hurricane-force wind gusts take their toll on trees, buildings, and people's patience. A barn roof on Sagecreek Road in El Paso County is ripped off the structure. Then it hits the nearby garage, and breaks a window. "The pets are safe, the house is fine every body's fine....

4 years 6 months ago

Wind proves troublesome

The heavy winds Saturday fanned grass fires, knocked off tree limbs severely damaged a large steel building in Colorado Springs. Several trains were stopped on the tracks through downtown after an entire wall of a steel heating and air conditioning building was blown outward onto the track. The...

4 years 7 months ago

Carolinas hit by powerful storms

Powerful thunderstorms moved through North and South Carolina Thursday, damaging homes and ripping apart trees. The National Weather Service is assessing the damage to determine if it was caused by tornadoes or just high wind.

5 years 3 weeks ago

Beetle-killed trees cut in Colorado

White River National Forest officials say they've had to remove more beetle-killed trees from the east side of the forest than the west. Jan Burke, forest health coordinator for the White River, says a half-dozen campgrounds near Dillon Reservoir in the east part have been clear-cut to remove the trees...

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