Emotions ran high in Colorado Springs as hundreds of people forced to flee their wooded subdivisions learned whether their homes survived the most destructive wildfire in state history.
Alicia Taylor is offering free haircuts to furloughed civilian defense workers at her Colorado Springs hair salon, with its view of white-winged gliders soaring over the 17 spires of the U.S. Air Force Academy chapel.
President Barack Obama toured scenes of devastation in Colorado Springs a day after thousands of evacuees began learning whose homes survived the most destructive wildfire in state history.
Dusty winds turned an erratic, out- of-control fire back toward Colorado Springs yesterday, destroying homes and forcing at least 34,500 people to evacuate.
As Colorado Springs battles a rash of burglaries after a wildfire that still licks at its boundaries, it does so with fewer police and firefighters.
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