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3 years 1 month ago

Free outing this weekend for local military

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Twenty soldiers and Air Force personnel from Fort Carson and Peterson Air Force Base will spend a weekend camping, snowshoeing, skiing and fishing during an outing intended to help ease their transition back to civilian life. The event takes place this weekend at Black Canyon...

4 years 8 months ago

Man killed by bear near Yellowstone

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana wildlife officials say one person was killed and two others were injured in a bear attack at a campground north of Yellowstone National Park. Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Ron Aasheim says Park County officials reported a male was killed and two others were injured...

4 years 8 months ago

Bear season safety tips

Two bears ravaged a camp ground near The Broadmoor on Sunday afternoon. It's not quite what you may think. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo puts on this simulation to show what could happen if you don't take the proper precautions when out in the wilderness or even your back yard. The...

4 years 9 months ago

Snow camping in Colorado

A cool, Colorado weekend along the front range was positively frigid in the high country. NewsFirst5 viewer Marsha Wysong went camping this weekend in the Twin Lakes/Independence Pass area. Although Marsha was aware of the forecast for snow at higher elevations this weekend, she chanced it anyway. Sunday morning...

4 years 9 months ago

Death toll now 12 in Arkansas floods

State police say 12 people are confirmed dead after flash floods triggered by heavy rains slammed a pair of campgrounds in southwestern Arkansas. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler says he does not know if those killed early Friday were campers or area residents. He says officials are moving...

4 years 9 months ago

10 dead in Arkansas flash floods

Flash floods around a campground in western Arkansas have drowned 10 people after four to six inches of rain swamped the area, officials told NBC News on Friday. Search-and-rescue efforts were ongoing for campers who were still trapped at the Albert Pike Campground. State police spokesman Bill Sadler said...

4 years 10 months ago

MeadowGrass campsites filling up quick

Campsites are filling up quickly for the second annual MeadowGrass Music Festival on Memorial Day weekend. The two day festival takes place at the La Foret resort in Black Forest and features roots, Americana, bluegrass, indie and blues music. Only holders of the all-festival pass are eligible to attend...

4 years 10 months ago

Don't bring firewood on a camping trip

When camping, the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds outdoor enthusiasts to leave their firewood at home. "Moving firewood across the state can contribute to tree mortality," said John Kaltenbach, CDA's cooperative agricultural pest survey coordinator. "Insects and diseases can be transported with the wood and can hurt or even...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Buckeye Reservoir closing this summer for upgrades

A popular camping and fishing destination west of Paradox will close this summer as it undergoes improvements. A Manti-LaSal National Forest official says Buckeye Reservoir will be closed while crews reconstruct campsites, build a boat ramp, install new toilet facilities, improve roads and thin ponderosa pines to reduce the threat...

5 years 1 month ago

Rescue mission to reach out to homeless

The Colorado Springs Rescue Mission has a plan to offer immediate services to the homeless currently living in tents throughout the city, after the city council passed, on first presentation, an ordinance The plan involves expanding its available bed capacity within the Mission's New Life recovery program. The one-year residential...

5 years 1 month ago

Camping ban on Council agenda today

The Colorado Springs City Council is scheduled to vote today on whether to place a ban on camping in public places. The ordinance seems aimed particularly at camping along Fountain Creek. Several hundred people are living in a makeshift tent city this winter, and while the problem isn't...

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