Colorado Springs


Sun June 24, 2012
Air Tankers

MAFFS C-130’s Activated To Fight Western Wildfires

A MAFFS C-130 taxiing at Peterson AFB
Jim Hill KUNC

The U.S. Forest Service has requested four Air Force C-130 Hercules air tankers equipped with MAFFS be activated to assist the civilian air tanker fleet.

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Sun June 24, 2012

The High Park Fire Is Not Alone Among Colorado Fires

The smoke from the High Park Fire as seen from Rocky Mountain National Park, photo taken on June 22nd.
Dave Dennis KUNC

Saturday was a busy day for firefighters in Colorado. Uncooperative weather helped grow the High Park from 75,537 to 81,190 by the end of the operational day.

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Thu June 7, 2012

More Storm Photos: 'Hail As Thick As Snow'

Lead in text: 
This morning in Northern Colorado, the scene is overcast, serene even. Not many experienced what Southern Colorado and the Denver Metro did. Didn't believe us from earlier? Check these photos out.
Source: Buzzfeed · Via: Buzzfeed
This can't be normal. When hail falls from the sky it's not supposed to be as thick as snow, but last night in Colorado it was.


Thu June 7, 2012

Last Night's Severe Storms Pummel Southern Front Range

Screencap from youtube of last night's storm in Highlands Ranch. Video by user bjorn50
  • Nathan Heffel for KUNC News this morning on Morning Edition


Wed May 23, 2012

Transcript: President Obama's Air Force Academy Commencement Address

President Barack Obama delivering a speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Dec. 1, 2009.
Pete Souza White House