Colorado National Guard
The emergency airlifts of flood victims waned Tuesday, leaving rescue crews to systematically search the nooks and crannies of the northern Colorado foothills and transportation officials to gauge what it will take to rebuild the wasted landscape.
The Colorado National Guard says six Guard members and nine first responders are stranded in Lyons after they were trapped overnight by flooding.
The search for people stranded from the Rocky Mountain foothills to the plains of northeastern Colorado grew more difficult Sunday, with a new wave of rain threatening to hamper airlifts from the flooded areas still out of reach.
Conditions were so bad in Jamestown the only way out for stranded residents was to be airlifted by military helicopters. The rescue involved almost 300 people.
The Colorado National Guard took part in a large-scale training exercise across the metro area on Tuesday.
More than 100 Colorado National Guard soldiers and pilots are helping with security and firefighting efforts at three wildfires in the state.
Military helicopters dispatched to fight a wildfire near Colorado Springs have now been sent back home.
Crews gained the upper hand on the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history Saturday and had more than half the blaze contained as officials prepared to lift mandatory evacuation orders.
Military units helped fight the Black Forest Fire from the air. Troops from Peterson Air Force Base, the Air Force Academy and the Colorado National Guard have been instrumental in the battle.
A new commission aims to spread awareness of the Ludlow Massacre, the fight between miners and Colorado National Guard members on April 20, 1914, that led to the deaths of more than 20 people, including women and children.