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Pandemic Adds Time, Cost to Rebuild After Colorado Wildfire

LOUISVILLE, Colorado (AP)–Rex and Barba Hickman’s home of 23 years near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains has been reduced to a blackened heap by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. Before the Dec. 30 blaze, which ripped through …

Colorado Fire Evacuees Aided by Good Road Access, Daylight

DENVER (AP)–A late-season wildfire pushed by hurricane-force winds tore through two densely populated Denver suburbs and seemed destined to leave a trail of deaths. Yet, only two people are unaccounted for out of some 35,000 forced from their homes. It’s …

KC&C Says Colo. Wildfire Caused $1 Billion in Insured Losses

The wildfire that ignited on Dec. 30 in Boulder County, Colorado destroyed 1,000 structures and caused insured losses of about $1 billion, catastrophe modeler Karen Clark & Co. said Wednesday. The blaze, called the Marshall Fire because it it started …

Investigators Narrow Search For Origin of Colorado Wildfire

BOULDER, Colo. (AP)–Federal and state investigators have interviewed dozens of people in their search for the cause of a destructive Colorado wildfire, but the results of that investigation–and even a progress report–could take days, if not weeks, the Boulder County …

2 Still Missing in Colorado Fire; Cause Under Investigation

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP)–Search teams looked for two missing people in the smoldering debris from a massive Colorado wildfire while people who escaped the flames sorted through the charred remnants of their homes to find what was left. Investigators were still …

Climate Change, New Construction Mean More Ruinous Fires

The winter grassland fire that blew up along Colorado’s Front Range was rare, experts say, but similar events will be more common in the coming years as climate change warms the planet–sucking the moisture out of plants–suburbs grow in fire-prone …

Over 500 Homes in Colo. Feared Destroyed by Fire

SUPERIOR, Colo. (AP)–One couple returned home Friday to find the mailbox about the only thing left standing. Charred cars and a burned trampoline lay outside smoldering houses. On some blocks, homes reduced to smoking ruins stood next to ones practically …

Meticulous Restoration Underway at Air Force Academy Chapel

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy chapel is one of the most distinctive pieces of architecture in Colorado. But few people have caught a glimpse of it for more than a year. That’s because the entire building …

Pilot Death is 2nd Amid Late Season Wildfires in Rockies

DENVER (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday were investigating the death of a pilot who crashed while fighting a wildfire near Rocky Mountain National Park at night, the second person to die amid wind-driven, late season wildfires in the Rockies this …

Colorado Mudslides Wreak Havoc on Major Transportation Route

DENVER (AP) — As ominous storm clouds gathered in western Colorado over a large area blackened by a recent wildfire, torrential rain fell and the charred land stripped of vegetation gave way, sending a rush of mud and boulders tumbling …