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Forest Service seeks to pinpoint Hanging Lake headwaters

Oct. 10, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The fire, floods and massive debris flows of the past year in Glenwood Canyon could help answer an aeons-old question — where exactly does the underground source of water that feeds Hanging Lake begin? The U.S. Forest Service is working...

Girl who died at amusement park ID'd as probe continues

Sep. 09, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The family of a 6-year-old girl who died at a Colorado amusement park is raising money to pay for her funeral as an investigation continues into what happened. The girl was identified as Wongel Estifanos on Wednesday by Garfield County...

Girl, 6, dies on mine drop ride at Colorado amusement park

Sep. 06, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a 6-year-old girl on vacation with her family died at an amusement park in the western Colorado town of Glenwood Springs. Few details have been released, but Suzanne Emery with the Glenwood Caverns...

Woman seriously injured in moose attack in western Colorado

Aug. 18, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An elderly woman is recovering from severe injuries after she was attacked by a cow moose outside a home in western Colorado. The woman, whose name was not released, was taking a dog out on a leash when she was attacked Friday night...

Mudslide damage closes Hanging Lake Trail indefinitely

Aug. 18, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Forest Service officials said Wednesday that Hanging Lake Trail, a popular tourist destination in western Colorado, will be closed for the rest of the summer season and likely beyond because of extensive damage caused by large mudslides in late July. ...

Gov: Colorado freeway buried by mudslides to open Saturday

Aug. 11, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says the state should be able to reopen a vital interstate highway corridor that was blocked by massive mud and debris slides in a wildfire burn scar area to limited traffic on Saturday. Polis made the...

Colorado mudslides wreak havoc on major transportation route

Aug. 07, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — As ominous storm clouds gathered in western Colorado over a large area blackened by a recent wildfire, torrential rain fell and the charred land stripped of vegetation gave way, sending a rush of mud and boulders tumbling down steep canyon walls and onto a major highway. ...

Mudslides force more than 100 to spend night on highway

Jul. 30, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — More than 100 people had to spend the night on a highway, including nearly 30 who took refuge in a tunnel, after rain over an area burned by a wildfire once again triggered mudslides in western Colorado, authorities said Friday. The people...