Investigation Causes School Security Issues

Several schools in El Paso county are on a secure perimeter alert right now due to an El Paso County Sheriff's Office investigation in the area.

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Students Finish Wildfire Mural in Black Forest

Students finish mural in Black Forest

One side of a workshop now bears images of last year's wildfire in Black Forest, courtesy of an art honors class at Pine Creek High School.

EPC sheriff criticizes commissioners over OEM plan

On Friday, a day after issuing a written statement, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa held a news conference to express his opinions about a plan to remove some of his authority.

EPC Sheriff's Office stripped of OEM oversight

El Paso County commissioners vote Tuesday afternoon to assume control of the Office of Emergency Management from the Sheriff's Office.

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Study: Front Range fires not getting more severe

Researchers say wildfires along Colorado's Front Range might burn more area but aren't much more severe than before firefighting became commonplace in the 1920s.

Black Forest woman, known for saving dogs, gets house back

She founded an organization that finds homes for abused dogs and now she has returned to her own home after a 15-month absence.

Firefighters wait to get call to assist in CA wildfires

Colorado Springs crew stands by, waits for call to help battle California wildfire

In Colorado Springs, an engine built to combat wildfires and hot shot crews are on stand-by, ready to head to California to help crews on the front lines.

Sheriff: No evidence Black Forest Fire intentionally set

Black Forest residents sue over handling of fire

Fifty-eight people whose homes were damaged or destroyed in last year's Black Forest Fire have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that state and local authorities were negligent in fighting the blaze.

Flash flood warnings driving frustration

Drivers can get new alerts about Hwy 24 closures

Drivers in southern Colorado can now get new alerts about closures and other impacts on Ute Pass.

Colorado unveiling new firefighting strategy

Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks by deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first smoke sighting.


UPDATE: Black Forest Fire Chief Bob Harvey resigns

Two Black Forest Fire Board members and an inside source tell KRDO NewsChannel 13 that Chief Bob Harvey has submitted his resignation and turned in his radios.

There are currently no severe weather alerts.

Fire burning on Fisher's Peak

A wildfire sparked on Fisher's Peak near Trinidad on July 9, 2013.

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