Rocky Mountain National Park

Tourists hike along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with the North Rim in background, Arizona

Ariz., some other states reopen national parks

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Tourists returned to the Grand Canyon on Saturday after Arizona officials along with several counterparts agreed to a federal government plan to reopen national parks, which had been closed as a […]

10/12/2013

(AP File Photo)

Anxious waiting for word of missing in Colo floods

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Gerald Guntle dials his sister’s home multiple times a day, desperate to find out if she survived the widespread flooding that shattered the Rocky Mountain foothill town of Lyons, but the […]

09/16/2013

Local residents, left to right, Levi Wolfe, Miranda Woodard, Tyler Sadar, and Genevieve Marquez help salvage and clean property in an area inundated after days of flooding, in Hygeine, Colo., Monday Sept. 16, 2013. Searches continue for missing people in isolated Colorado mountain towns. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Flooded Colo. towns clean up as rescues continue (Photo Gallery)

ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) — Colorado mountain towns cut off for days by massive flooding slowly reopened to reveal cabins toppled, homes ripped from their foundations and everything covered in a thick layer of muck. […]

09/16/2013

The Summit County Rescue team works to save Suzanne Sophocles, center, from her severely flooded home Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Jeremy Papasso)

Rescues accelerate as floodwater inundates Colo.

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from […]

09/14/2013

Will Pitner is rescued by emergency workers after a night trapped sheltering outside on high ground above his home as it filled with floodwaters, at the base of Boulder Canyon, Colo., Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. People in Boulder were ordered to evacuate as water rose to dangerous levels amid a storm system that has been dropping rain for a week. Rescuers struggled to reach dozens of people cut off by flooding in mountain communities, while residents in the Denver area and other areas were warned to stay off flooded streets. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Stranded residents plucked from Colo. floodwaters

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — By truck and helicopter, thousands of people stranded by floodwaters came down from the Colorado Rockies on Friday, two days after seemingly endless rain turned normally scenic rivers and creeks into […]

09/13/2013

A US Army helicopter drops a load of water on a wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. (AP Photo)

Full containment expected Thursday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – With evacuees anxious to return, firefighters are working to dig up and extinguish hot spots to protect homes spared by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history. The labor-intensive work […]

06/16/2013

(AP Photo)

Crews battling Colo. wildfire hold flames in check

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Crews battling the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history say they were better prepared to take on the flames because of lessons learned fighting last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, a […]

06/14/2013

(AP Photo)

Crews battle to a “draw” with deadly Colo. fire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters have at least temporarily battled to a “draw” with a fast-moving fire that already has killed two people and destroyed 379 homes, giving weary authorities and residents the first […]

06/14/2013

A Colorado Springs resident takes a photo of the wildfire in the Black Forest area, Colorado. (AP Photo)

360-plus homes destroyed in Colo. Springs wildfire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire burning northeast of Colorado Springs has destroyed at least 360 homes, making it the most destructive in state history. El Paso County sheriff Terry Maketa said Thursday that […]

06/13/2013

A Colorado Springs resident takes a photo of the wildfire in the Black Forest area, Colorado. (AP Photo)

3 wildfires burn out of control in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire fueled by hot temperatures, gusty winds and thick, bone-dry forests has destroyed 92 homes, damaged five more and prompted more than 7,000 residents northeast of Colorado Springs to […]

06/13/2013

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