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Colorado Springs residents love the city’s refreshing mountain climate and spectacular location at the foot of Pikes Peak. It’s always been a potent marketing tool. Continue Reading City hasn’t learned from long-ago wildfires

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At the height of the Waldo Canyon fire, the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado website was getting two or three cash donations per minute for fire relief efforts. In the midst of it all, someone sent in $50 for the children’s school “send hunger packing” program, where children get a backpack filled… Continue Reading Money flows into nonprofits; accountants track every penny

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A group of Colorado Springs business owners selling graphic T-shirts for wildfire relief presented checks for $132,000 to the American Red Cross and Care and Share Food Bank Thursday. That’s a lot of T-shirts. As news of the Waldo Canyon fire broke last month, the group of designers, marketers and printers began selling locally-designed T-shirts… Continue Reading WildfireTees.com hands over $132,000 to wildfire relief

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Throughout the business and nonprofit sectors of Colorado Springs, we’re seeing a transition now as we move away from the massive, immediate response to the Waldo Canyon fire. Now, and for weeks to come, the city will evolve into dealing with ongoing issues and needs on a more permanent basis. Again, as has been said… Continue Reading City can’t forget its newest weapon in plotting post-fire strategy

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With nearly 350 homes burned to the ground and potentially thousands more in need of cleaning and repair, local home builders, remodeling and construction companies stand to see big increases in business. Continue Reading Builders, contractors anticipate post-fire business

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Even as the Waldo Canyon fire raged, residents set up signs, honked their horns and waved in thanks to the firefighters and first responders fighting the blaze. And now Colorado Springs has created a Facebook page for residents to archive their photos, drawings and artwork of the many “Thank You” signs and other ways of… Continue Reading Facebook page created to thank firefighters, first repsonders

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Colorado Springs Together, a new nonprofit set up to be a clearinghouse of information about recovery efforts for the Waldo Canyon fire, services and resources, is creating an electronic list of all residents in Mountain Shadows to make sure they get information they need. The nonprofit is led by Mayor Steve Bach and his wife,… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Together starts nonprofit work for Mountain Shadows

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The recent wildfires in the state have sparked a number of scams, according to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. The scams range from fake charity collections to home repair and construction fraud. Consumers may also have problems with their insurance companies or mortgage lenders. Any problems should be reported to the AG’s consumer complaint line… Continue Reading AG warns of scams in aftermath of Waldo Canyon fire

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Colorado Springs’ nonprofits are banding together to continue to help victims of the Waldo Canyon fire. Called the long-term recovery group, the local nonprofits will coordinate services and share resources to help families and the community recover in the aftermath of one of the most costly fires in the state’s history. “Of course, our community… Continue Reading Nonprofits form long-term recovery group to aid fire victims

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The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC rallied business leaders, city and county officials, utility representatives, and bankers to form a rapid response team for businesses affected by the fire. Continue Reading Groups rally to support businesses in recovery

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