Black Forest Fire

A firefighter battles flames in the Black Forest Fire in 2013. (credit: Colorado Springs Fire Department)

Sheriff Maketa: Cause Of Black Forest Fire May Never Be Known

Investigators believe they know where the Black Forest Fire ignited but they might never know for sure how Colorado’s most destructive fire started, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said Tuesday.

06/10/2014

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa (credit: CBS)

El Paso County Sheriff Called On To Resign Amid Sex Allegations

There’s now a call for the El Paso County sheriff to resign or go on leave amid allegations he had sexual relationships with several subordinates.

05/27/2014

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa (credit: CBS)

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa Accused Of Affairs, Mismanagement

Three department commanders say El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa had inappropriate relationships with three subordinates, abused those who questioned the alleged affairs, and removed all oversight of the department’s $60 million budget.

05/23/2014

CBS4 Meteorologist Justin McHeffey in the snow-covered Lower North Fork Fire burn area on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

A Wet Month Of May Buys Time Against Large Wildfires In Early June

Inside the 2013 Lower North Fork Fire burn area there thousands upon thousands of scorched trees, but right now there’s also snow-covered ground, which is prolonging the wildfire season.

05/14/2014

CBS4's Kathy Walsh with Parkinson's patient Mike Cunningham (credit: CBS)

Parkinson’s And Exercise: CU Study Aims To Show Disease Progression

Some researchers in Colorado want to know if exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. They’re studying newly diagnosed patients who have not been placed on medication.

05/09/2014

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Lawmakers Grapple On Tax Aid For Disaster Victims

Lawmakers are trying to agree on last-minute changes to a proposal that would give a property tax break to residents affected by massive Colorado flooding and wildfires last year.

05/07/2014

A home destroyed in the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Weigh Tax Aid For Disaster Victims

People who lost their homes and businesses during historic Colorado floods and wildfires last year may still get some relief on their property taxes, but it’ll be smaller than initially expected.

05/06/2014

An air tanker demonstration at Centennial Airport(credit: CBS)

Colorado Closer To Getting Own Firefighting Fleet

Colorado is one step closer to getting its own firefighting fleet just in time for wildfire season. A bill to establish the aerial fleet passed the state Senate.

04/25/2014

Hayman Fire

Colorado Senate Funds Aerial Firefighting Fleet

Colorado lawmakers agreed Wednesday to budget $21 million for an aerial firefighting fleet designed to spot and attack wildfires faster, a response to historic back-to-back wildfire seasons.

04/03/2014

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Homeowner Accidentally Sparks House Fire In Black Forest

Firefighters say a house caught fire after a homeowner put ashes into a metal container located near some bushes.

04/01/2014

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