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Waldo Canyon Fire

Alkali Fire (credit: Lauren Blair, Craig Daily Press)

Colorado’s 2014 Wildfire Season Mild Compared To Recent Devastation

After the Alkali Fire charred roughly 21,000 acres of brush and grass in northwestern Colorado last month, the state’s so-far timid wildfire season limped meekly through July. Colorado’s wildfire season in 2014 has been very mild by comparison.

08/04/2014

A barricade made with sandbags around a home in the Waldo Canyon burn area (credit: CBS)

Flash Flood Watch Across Southern Colorado

More rain is forecast in already soggy southern Colorado, raising the risk of flooding again.

07/28/2014

CBS4's Kathy Walsh talks with Dana Goldsmith at DIA (credit: CBS)

Colorado Red Cross Volunteers Head To Washington To Help Wildfire Victims

The Red Cross of Colorado is sending two volunteers to Washington state to help people devastated by wildfires. One of the volunteers flew out on Monday and CBS4’s Kathy Walsh found she’s no stranger to big fires.

07/21/2014

Pleasant Valley Road in Fountain (credit: CBS)

Heavy Rain Causes Flooding Across El Paso County

Heavy rain caused flooding across El Paso County on Wednesday night that left standing water over several roadways and forced a section of Highway 24 to close.

07/16/2014

Sandbags line the streets of Manitou Springs (credit: CBS)

Manitou Springs Residents Brace For More Flooding

Sandbags line the streets of Manitou Springs as the small town west of Colorado Springs braces for another round of severe storms that could bring devastating heavy rain.

07/16/2014

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Colorado Springs Park Helping Community Rebound 2 Years After Waldo Canyon Fire

Two years after the state’s most destructive wildfire burned 346 homes in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood, the community is still healing.

06/22/2014

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

Damage from the flooding in the Waldo Canyon burn area in early July 2013 (credit: CBS)

Manitou Puts Flash Flood Warning System In Place

Manitou Springs has installed several devices to help warn residents about flash flooding after last year’s devastating flooding rushed through the town west of Colorado Springs.

04/25/2014

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

What Colorado’s Aerial Firefighting Fleet Would Look Like

The bill to create Colorado’s own aerial firefighting fleet is getting bipartisan support and Gov. John Hickenlooper is on board. The funding has been approved and now more details are coming out about what the fleet would look like.

04/10/2014

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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