A strong cold front will move through Southern Colorado today. It will bring much colder temperatures (especially in the afternoon), strong wind, a few rain/snow showers, and blowing dust to Southern Colorado. Light snow accumulations and poor visibility will be possible for a time this afternoon and evening north of Colorado Springs and south/southwest of Pueblo. Blowing dust will be mostly likely on the Eastern Plains, where a Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect. Bottom-line, your Tuesday will feel (and look) a lot different than the past two days. Be prepared...
Cadets from the Air Force Academy assist with clean-up efforts in Mountain Shadows on August 27, 2012.
It's been nearly four months since the most destructive fire in Colorado history destroyed almost 350 homes in Colorado Springs.
According to Mayor Steve Bach, significant progress has been made in the clean-up efforts in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood since the Waldo Canyon Fire.
Bach says only 21 homes out of 347 still need a demolition permit to clear what's left on their property. He says this is an incredibly fast pace, particularly considering the amount of damage.
"There was a similar fire in Boulder. That happened two years ago and we are considerably ahead in our clean-up stages."
According to Bach, those who lost homes are split on whether or not they will rebuild in Mountain Shadows, leaving questions on what development in that area will look like over the next several months.
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