Home » Posts tagged with » fire

Road improvements continue in Black Forest

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

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

Continue reading …

  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

Continue reading …

HBA offers resources for rebuilding

Comments Off

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

Continue reading …

Cog railway open, expecting a bad summer

Comments Off

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

Continue reading …

Manitou cash mob canceled

Comments Off

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

Continue reading …

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

Continue reading …

The winter and early spring have been extreme across the West, with record snowpacks bringing joy to skiers and urban water managers but severe flood risks to northern Utah, Wyoming and Montana. And despite all the wet weather in the Rockies and Sierra Nevada, parts of eastern Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona are in severe… Continue Reading La Nina fueling fire, flooding in the west

Continue reading …

169 homes destroyed by wildfire

Comments Off

Hundreds of residents evacuated by a wildfire that has destroyed at least 169 houses in the Colorado foothills were being temporarily allowed back to their homes Thursday. Firefighters were also working to make progress containing the fire ahead of strong winds expected later in the day. Gusts of up to 60 mph could blow away… Continue Reading 169 homes destroyed by wildfire

Continue reading …

Martini bar 15C damaged by fire

Comments Off

The downtown alleyway martini and cigar bar, 15C, was damaged by a fire this morning that caused the evacuation of nearby businesses and interrupted rush hour traffic through downtown. Four Colorado Spring Fire Department engine crews responded to fire this morning at 15C E. Bijou St., where smoke could be seen billowing into the air.… Continue Reading Martini bar 15C damaged by fire

Continue reading …
Page 1 of 212