1 hr ago
KRDO-TV Colorado Springs
Clerk and Recorder's Office adjusts policies to help Black Forest Fire victims
The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office is temporarily changing some policies for those who have lost or had to evacuate their home.
5 hrs ago
El Paso County Releases Identity Of Black Forest Fire Victims
Severe t-storms will be possible through early this evening. Not everyone will see a storm, but for those that do, they could be rough.
9 hrs ago
VIDEO: Federal Investigators Probe Cause of Colorado Black Forest Fire
As hundreds of firefighters began to get the upper hand on a huge blaze near Colorado Springs, investigators stepped up their probe into the cause of the most destructive wildfire in the state's history.
14 hrs ago
Colorado bar associations offer legal help for wildfire victims
The Denver and El Paso County Bar Associations will offer free legal advice to wildfire victims at three events this week.
18 hrs ago
Official Wire News
Investigators 'zeroing in' on Colo. wildfire start
El Paso County sheriff Terry Maketa said Monday that local, state and federal investigators are "zeroing in on the point of origin" of the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs.
22 hrs ago
Year-Round Gardner: Consider your best for county fair entry
The 2013 El Paso County Fair is right around the corner! This year the fair is runs from July 20 to July 27. If you grow flowers, fruits, vegetables or herbs in your home garden, consider entering something in the Open Class Horticulture Competition for adults and youth held on July 21. You do not have to be an over-the-top gardener or a farmer to ... (more)
Mon Jun 17, 2013
UPDATES: Home losses top 500 in Black Forest fire, sheriff's office says
"The Brentwood area is or was an older part," he said. "Some of these older homes didn't have foundations so you didn't know if it was a home or a barn or something like that."
Wildfires Burn Out Family for Second Time
Terrie and John Gardner thought they'd have more time. They were at their Colorado Springs home a year ago, nervously monitoring the Waldo Canyon Fire that was spreading quickly and getting closer.
More Black Forest Fire Evacuation Areas Downgraded
As of 10:40 a.m. Monday, the following areas have been downgraded to pre-evacuation status: a South of Walker Rd. a East of Bar X Rd. and Highland Estates Rd. a North of Hodgen Rd. a West of Winchester Rd. a North side of Morgan Rd. a North side of Hardy Rd. This does not include the areas east of Winchester Rd., south of Morgan Rd. and south of ... (more)
Black Forest Fire As See From SE Pre-Evac Perimeter
I first heard word of the fire raging in the Black Forest area as I was working my shift in the warehouse at Synthes in Monument, CO.
Crews battle hot spots in Colo. wildfire
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Across the nation
Judy Scott of Black Forest, Colo., waits for an informational meeting for residents affected by the wildfire in Monument, Colo.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Black Forest fire stories of escape, loss and looking foward
Among about a hundred people cheering on the shift of firefighters heading in for Sunday night on the Black Forest fire was the Wester family, who joked that their house is probably still burning.
Steady rain falls as crews work against Colo. fire
Take a flight above the wildfires: KUSA's helicopter pilot and photojournalist get a unique view above the wildfires that are spreading across Colorado.
Authorities Conducting Smoke Investigations In El Paso County
Fire danger will still be high this afternoon, but not as high as earlier this week.
Inside Bay Area
Colorado wildfire 55% contained, 483 homes burned
Black Forest fire evacuees listen as officials address a community meeting Saturday at Palmer Ridge High School in Monument.
UPDATES: Number of homes declared total losses increase to 483
Cars are lined up waiting to be escorted in the Black Forest fire evacuation zone to get animals and medications at Hodgen Road and Highway 83. Only people with proper identification that are returning to retrieve pets or critical medication from unaffected homes are being allowed into the area.
KRDO-TV Colorado Springs
Frustrated evacuees walk out of community meeting
Frustrated evacuees said Saturday they were pushed over the edge by one El Paso County commissioner's comments at the Black Forest Community Meeting organized by El Paso County commissioners.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Polk County Democrat
Firefighters advance against huge Colo. wildfire
Firefighters trying to stop a monstrous wildfire outside Colorado Springs on Saturday worked to expand containment lines and lift evacuation orders for thousands of anxious residents in the most destructive blaze in state history, which has destroyed nearly 500 homes and killed two people.