Thursday afternoon, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office released their official Waldo Canyon Fire report. Sheriff Terry Maketa held a news conference outlining what went right and what needed to be improved.
"I think our law enforcement folks and the coordination with other entities did an extraordinarily well under... more »
About 100 volunteers got their hands dirty Saturday afternoon at the Flying W Ranch.
Many trees were lost during the Waldo Canyon Fire and the ones that are standing are charred, causing major erosion problems.
Saturday morning, volunteers helped plant erosion barriers to stop soil from further eroding.... more »
A 14-year-old Girl Scout is raising money to help Waldo Canyon Fire victims. KC Cruz is fundraising to buy 400 Blue Spruce Trees from the U.S. Forest Service to give to families who lost their home in the fire. She is calling her idea, "Trees of Hope."
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado community that saw a massive wildfire in the middle of peak tourism season will receive a federal grant to try to lure visitors back to the foot of Pikes Peak. The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau will receive $100,000 to promote visits... more »
Four people have been arrested after neighbors reported someone stealing metal from homes destroyed by the Waldo Canyon wildfire. Police patrolling the area stopped a vehicle as it was leaving on Sunday.
They arrested Selina Blair, Liza Mcfadden-Rhane, Marshall Brooks, and Tero Rhane for suspicion of trespassing and theft. The... more »
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is warning about scam artists preying on wildfire victims and on people trying to donate to relief funds. Suthers said Monday some residents have reported getting automated phone calls or visits from door-to-door solicitors seeking donations for fire victims. He says reputable... more »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters expect to fully contain the Waldo Canyon wildfire by Friday. So far, containment lines have been built around 90 percent of the Colorado Springs fire that destroyed nearly 350 homes. Crews also got some help early Thursday from some rain that fell on the... more »
Old Stage Road and Gold Camp Road will be closed to help firefighters keep the threat of fires down.
Sheriff Terry Maketa says the 2100 block of Old Stage Road will be blocked off at 10 a.m. This closure will deny access to Gold Camp Road.
Also, the... more »