A horse bolts from its trailer after a long ride from El Paso County on June 12. Dozens of horses arrived at the Elbert County Fairgrounds in Kiowa as Black Forest residents were forced from their homes due to wild fire. The fairgrounds provided a large animal evacuation site for more than 150 animals including horses, cattle, goats, llamas and even turkeys.
As high winds and extreme temperatures pushed ash and smoke from the Black Forest fire northward toward Elbert County on June 12, more than 1,000 campers and adult leaders left the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch near Elbert. Many of them were bussed to the Elbert County Fairgrounds where they were reunited with family members.
Corey McNellis was a two-time Colorado wrestling champion at Ponderosa. His older brother Chris was the Mustangs' first-ever state champ.