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Waldo Canyon Fire

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The scale and deadliness of the Yarnell Fire in Arizona is beyond horrific. An entire hot shot crew of 18-19 firefighters reportedly died today fighting the Yarnell Fire. Some 250 homes have already burned. Twitchy has all the breaking, heart-breaking developments, photos, and Twitter firsthand reports. And tributes to Arizona’s fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew... Read More
Regular readers will remember that a year ago this month, Colorado Springs was engulfed by the Waldo Canyon Fire. We were among the first evacuees and spent a nomadic week wondering if we would ever return to our neighborhood. We were among the lucky ones. Two people lost their lives, and an estimated 300 families... Read More
Colorado Springs brothers Chandler and Cooper Osborn raising money for Hurricane Sandy victims at the Colorado Springs Sugar Plum Festival Giving Thanks for America's Givers by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Chandler Osborn, 14, watched Fox News coverage of Hurricane Sandy last week and decided to take action. "Last weekend, me and my younger... Read More
High Park Fire, image via InciWeb What did I tell ya? The embers of the High Park and Waldo Canyon fires have barely died down, but the enviro-nitwit Democrats on Capitol Hill are already pushing for a House hearing into wildfires and "climate change." Via The Hill, which gets the headline right: "Dems use wildfires... Read More
Global warming blame-ologists play with fire by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Good news: The Waldo Canyon fire, which forced 32,000 residents (including our family) to flee, claimed two lives and destroyed 347 homes, is now 100 percent contained. Bad news: Radical environmentalists won't stop blowing hot air about this... Read More
The Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and... Read More
After a long-prayed-for rainstorm this afternoon, this just appeared over the Colorado Springs skies: I'm confident there wasn't a dry eye across the city. Certainly not in my household. Please continue to keep all our friends and neighbors who lost everything in the Waldo Canyon Fire in your prayers. Help Colorado Now is still your... Read More
Our front door My family and I finally arrived home yesterday after a full week on mandatory evacuation. We are all counting our blessings and praying hard for our dear friends and fellow residents who don't have a front door to walk through. Deepest thanks to all who e-mailed and tweeted well wishes for us... Read More
Fund-raising, of course. On Air Force One. And frantically: “The majority on this call maxed out to my campaign last time. I really need you to do the same this time,” the president said in a highly unusual (and presumably legal) fundraising pitch from Air Force One on his way back to Washington from Colorado... Read More
As you know, my family and I were evacuated Saturday afternoon on June 23 along with 11,000 other West side/Manitou Springs residents when the Waldo Canyon Fire erupted. According to the Colorado Springs fire public information unit and the city emergency operations center, local phone calls about the emerging blaze first came in around Saturday... Read More
Note: My column below deals with wildfire politics in advance of President Obama's visit. But as you all know, this is also personal. My family and I are approaching a full week as Waldo Canyon Fire evacuees. As readers of this blog (archive here) and my Twitter feed have been reading, we were forced to... Read More
Update: June 28 - It's Day 6 of life as evacuees for the Malkins. We're all together and safe. Our house remains in one of the most threatened areas of the city, but it is still standing for now. As we keep reminding the kids since we were displaced on Saturday, a house is not... Read More
We were told last night that there might not be containment of the Waldo Canyon Fire until July 16. Firefighters and first responders are working tirelessly. Still no word on when or if we'll get back into our home. More than 5,100 acres have burned. Three of four C-130s will be used today to fight... Read More
I took this photo of the Waldo Canyon Fire with my iPhone from the Chapel Hills Mall yesterday. Our family is among the 11,000 residents of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs who have been evacuated in the wake of the Waldo Canyon Fire. We're homeless, but safe for now -- though the kids are devastated... Read More
High Park Fire, image via InciWeb My fellow Coloradans have endured a terrifying and miserable summer so far. Wildfires have ravaged the state. Thousands have been evacuated. Open burning has been banned. Air quality is oppressive. Dry weather and strong winds aren't helping the front-line personnel trying to contain the blazes. And the season has... Read More
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