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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

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169 homes destroyed by wildfire

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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

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Martini bar 15C damaged by fire

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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

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Downed power lines are being blamed for a rash of brush fires in Manitou Springs. More than a half-dozen fires Monday broke out near Barr Trail. Smoke from the blaze caused the cog railway at Pikes Peak to briefly shut down. The fires were under control by mid-afternoon and didn’t threaten any structures. A downed… Continue Reading Manitou Springs brush fires blamed on power lines

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