Firefighters in Teller County have a wildfire under control
A report released Wednesday notes concerns with two mass calling systems that were used to send evacuation alerts to the phones of thousands of residents during the Waldo Canyon Fire, the most destructive in Colorado history.
Investigators have busted a counterfeit money ring in Teller County.
The federal Bureau of Land Management has lifted fire restrictions on public land in about 20 Colorado counties.
A sheriff has warned residents in a tourist town northwest of Colorado Springs that a strong, aggressive 6-foot lizard that eats small animals — including dogs and cats — is on the loose in the area.
A handful of looting suspects have been arrested in the evacuation areas of Colorado Springs and surrounding subdivisions while the Waldo Canyon Fire burns just miles away.
Fire officials battling the Waldo Canyon Fire say they hope to make major progress in the effort to contain the blaze on Thursday.
Colorado Springs police say problems with 911 calls in El Paso and Teller counties have been fixed after service was down for several hours.
An Airman assigned to the 21st Space Wing fled from custody Wednesday while returning to Teller County Jail.
Firefighters are trying to keep a wildfire in the old Hayman Burn area from getting out of control.
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