Lengthy recovery mode challenges area

If continuing to recover from wildfires in 2012 and 2013 weren't enough for southern Colorado residents, now they're dealing with new threats from wet spring weather.

MAFFS Training

Airborne Fire Fighting

In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the 302nd Airlift Wing, the Air Force Reserve will take to the skies this weekend for its Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) training. 

How to Stay Safe from Wildfires

Colorado deploys planes to spot, douse wildfires faster

Colorado will patrol its forests and grasslands with two new wildfire-spotting aircraft this summer, hoping to find and extinguish flames before they explode into deadly megafires.

Colorado expects below-average fire risk as season begins

Colorado officials expect a quiet start to the wildfire season along the Front Range, but the western half of the state is drier and more vulnerable.

Royal Gorge Park celebrates success as fire anniversary nears

About 1,000 people enjoyed food, drink and the new look at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park west of Cañon City.


Royal Gorge Bridge & Park to reopen 2 years after wildfire

The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is opening for its first full season since a 2013 wildfire destroyed 90 percent of its structures.

Palmer Lake reduces wildfire risk Saturday

Experts say a southern Colorado community that has had recent close calls with wildfires is overdue for extensive wildfire mitigation.

Melting snow, not rain, causing flooding in Cascade

Cascade residents are seeing what appears to be a record amount of melting snow that is causing some flooding before the arrival of an expected rainy weekend.

Waldo Canyon fire recovery slow but sure

Area planners said the process of recovery on the Waldo Canyon burn scar has been as slow as expected, but they are pleased with the results.

Colorado Springs Updates Flood Control Work

Flood control work assessed in Colorado Springs

Nearly 80 dump truckloads of sediment were removed from two retention ponds to prepare for the upcoming rainy season, a city spokesman said Friday.

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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