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Drake: A first post-fire look inside

Drake: A first post-fire look inside

Photos by Cameron Moix

Drake Plant’s near-disaster

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Drake Plant’s near-disaster

Chief says Drake fire could have been worse Colorado Springs Fire Chief Chris Riley did not mince words in describing what could have been. Riley, recapping the fire department’s quick and massive response to the serious fire Monday at Martin Drake Power Plant, praised what he called the quick and courageous response of firefighters on… Continue Reading Drake Plant’s near-disaster

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After the Flames: Builders bustling in Black Forest

Lucky is an aptly named Betta fish. He was rescued from a high school lab by Moriah Nelson, so she bestowed him his moniker. Moriah was home alone last June, her father Steve away on a fishing trip, her mother Stacie in Colorado Springs, miles from their Black Forest home. Stacie, seeing on the news… Continue Reading After the Flames: Builders bustling in Black Forest

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Road improvements continue in Black Forest

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Good fall weather is needed to wrap up transportation improvement projects in Black Forest, said El Paso County engineer Andre Brackin. The Black Forest fire and post-fire flooding have caused significant delay in getting the projects finished, he said. Contractors are continuing paving at Black Forest and Burgess roads, and will soon install traffic signals.… Continue Reading Road improvements continue in Black Forest

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Online job fair to aid fire, drought victims

Many Colorado residents have been affected this summer by wildfire and drought. The virtual job fair will take place Aug. 2 – 16, at www.connectingcolorado.com. “This online event is targeting people affected by this summer of natural disasters,”  Department of Labor Executive Director Ellen Golombek said in a statement.  “The Black Forest Fire and the Royal… Continue Reading Online job fair to aid fire, drought victims

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  More than 1,000 soldiers from Fort Carson are being trained to fight wildfires amid a deadly and destructive fire season in the West.   A team from the National Interagency Fire Center, which coordinates wildfire-fighting efforts nationwide, is conducting the training at the infantry post outside Colorado Springs.   Fort Carson said Monday that… Continue Reading Fort Carson soldiers train to fight wildfires

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HBA offers resources for rebuilding

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As homeowners start the process of rebuilding houses destroyed or damaged by the Waldo Canyon fire, the Colorado Springs Housing and Building Association wants to help. So it is partnering with the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, El Paso County and the  City of Colorado Springs to make sure residents have a list of reputable building… Continue Reading HBA offers resources for rebuilding

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Cog railway open, expecting a bad summer

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The Pikes Peak Cog Railway carried tourists to the top of “America’s Mountain” for the first time Thursday since the Waldo Canyon fire broke out Saturday afternoon. “Our phone has been ringing off the hook since we made the announcement this morning,” said Dave Donatto, traffic manager for the cog. “The reaction has been really… Continue Reading Cog railway open, expecting a bad summer

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Manitou cash mob canceled

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A mob of 800 people who planned to descend on Manitou Springs today to patronize businesses changed plans after the dramatic turn the Waldo Canyon Fire made Tuesday night. “Due to the sudden developments in Colorado Springs, resulting in the loss of homes and property, this event is canceled,” organizer Bob Falcone wrote on the… Continue Reading Manitou cash mob canceled

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Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has established an agricultural disaster fund to help people whose farms were damaged by a fire that swept through Yuma County earlier this week. Farmers and ranchers lost miles of fencing, hay and grass. The fire endangered humans, livestock, structures and homes, but is now 100 percent contained. It burned a… Continue Reading Farm Bureau asks for donations for Yuma Co. farmers

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