Colorado Springs

3:11am

Sun December 23, 2012
Wildfires

New Lives Emerge From Colo. Wildfire Ashes, Still Scarred

Originally published on Mon December 24, 2012 11:44 am

Janet Wilson describes the charred hillsides above her old home as "a vast area of toothpicks." She found the scene too sad to return to.
Megan Verlee for NPR

West of the city of Colorado Springs, trees charred by the summer's wildfire scar the steep foothills. The Waldo Canyon fire destroyed more than 300 homes in June.

Now, that devastated neighborhood is coming back to life, with construction workers swarming over half-completed houses. While many of its former residents are preparing to move back, some just want to move on.

In the days after the fire devoured their homes, shell-shocked residents tried to wrap their minds around what had just happened to them.

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9:23am

Sun December 16, 2012

2:22pm

Mon December 10, 2012
Environment

Interior Secretary Moves To Tighten Rules Over Sale Of Wild Horses

Ken Salazar, Interior Secretary
Department of the Interior

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar says he will tighten regulations of the federal government's wild horse program, restricting the number of horses people can buy and making it easier for the government to prosecute buyers who sell mustangs to slaughter.

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12:20pm

Mon December 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Navy SEAL Killed During Afghan Rescue Is Identified

Originally published on Mon December 10, 2012 6:44 pm

The member of Navy SEAL Team 6 killed during this weekend's rescue in Afghanistan of an American doctor was Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Checque, 28, of Monroeville, Pa.

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11:18am

Sun December 9, 2012
The Two-Way

American Doctor Rescued From Captors In Afghanistan

Originally published on Sun December 9, 2012 4:03 pm

U.S. forces rescued Sunday an American doctor who was kidnapped in Afghanistan last week.

Dr. Dilip Joseph of Colorado Springs, Colo., was kidnapped Dec. 5 along with two other aid workers who were returning from a visit to a rural medical clinic outside Kabul. All three worked for Morning Star Development, a Colorado-based nonprofit.

NPR's Sean Carberry reported on the rescue for our Newscast Unit. Here's what he said:

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