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Three ponds in Cathedral Pines were not used by fire trucks during the fire. This photo, taken a fews days after the fire, shows some charring on trees in the background but only one of the 100 homes in the Cathedral Pines area was lost during the fire.
The lights are still on, but local federal installations were affected by the government shutdown.
The Palmer Ridge High School student body raised at least $2000 to present during a Homecoming Pep Assembly and distribute among the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Department, the Monument Police Department and Red Cross for their efforts during Black Forest Fire this summer.
One of the obvious casualties of the drought, Palmer Lake spurred efforts by locals in the form of the Awake Palmer Lake to call attention to the problem.
The Aspens are putting on their colors for fall.
A cub heads up the hill to rejoin its mother near Paradise Circle in Woodland Park.
These two cubs go for take out at restaurant dumpster enclosure in Woodland Park recently.
The abandoned Presbyterian Church today, in what used to be Eastonville.
Discovery Canyon Campus parents waited to be reunited with their student children at New Life Church Wednesday afternoon.
The distinctive wood floor will be salvaged and become part of the new complex.
Rick Squires, owner of The Twisted Bine hop yard, in front of this year’s crop.
Manitou Springs was still digging out Monday morning but U.S. Highway 24 was open with all lanes and much of the debris had been removed.
Lupine near Green Mountain Falls.
Sunflowers and fireworks near the Air Force Academy.
Georgia has nothing on these Colorado yellow daises. More wildflower photos on page 15.
To paraphrase Alice Walker, it makes God mad if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere if you don’t notice it.
Indian Paintbrush in the hills near the Air Force Academy.
Senator Mark Udall during the Black Forest Fire last month at Joint Command Center in Northern El Paso County.
El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn tours areas damaged by the Black Forest Fire Friday, June 21.
Fire is fickle. 'Birdy,' this 1968 Ford Galaxy painted Cardinal red, survived in one of the hardest-hit areas of the Black Forest Fire burn area.
Birdy, and Ben Robinett just before the tow truck arrived. Note the darkened license plate.
Devastation in the Black Forest Fire burn area will affect students and families in area school districts for years to come.
Tri-Lakes Cares is offering assistance for those affected by the Black Forest Fire.
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, and media, at a fire briefing on Friday.
Commissioner Darryl Glenn, whose district includes Black Forest, hosted the meeting to provide information on where residents can go for assistance with their needs.
County, state, and city officials meet informally Friday before the Friday afternoon briefing on the Black Forest Fire.
Evacuees Janet and Heather Humphrey eat breakfast in the front aisle of the auditorium at Palmer Ridge High School during a packed town hall meeting Saturday morning.
Gov. John Hickenlooper toured the Black Forest burn area and spoke with media about ongoing efforts to provide resources to firefighters and others battling the fire.
County and fire officials were considerably more upbeat with cool weather and some rain as they announced 30 percent containment figures and down-graded evacuation status in areas west of Highway 83.
Fire officials were optimistic Friday morning and hoping for rain in the burn area. Some areas were benefiting from rain by early afternoon Friday.
Some city streets were congested immediately after evacuation orders in northern Colorado Springs, but cleared quickly.
Police officers were going door-to-door Thursday afternoon when evacuation orders for the Flying Horse area were issued.