KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo | News

Local Leaders To Visit Businesses Struggling Post-Waldo

By: KKTV
By: KKTV
Image of the Waldo Canyon fire, June 24, 2012

Image of the Waldo Canyon fire, June 24, 2012

It's hard to believe two months have past since the Pikes Peak region sat watching, waiting, hoping for the best as the Waldo Canyon fire burned.

While it's simply a tragic memory for many of us, others are working every day to recover from its effects. This includes a long list of businesses who are struggling because of less tourism. Some were forced to shut down.

Leaders from El Paso and Teller counties plan to spend Thursday visiting the businesses near the Waldo Canyon burn area. They hope their visit will give local shops exposure, as well as give these leaders a chance to offer their support by spending their own money at these locations.

Thirty local community leaders will take part in the business tour. They'll visit businesses in Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls and Woodland Park. The tour will begin just after 9 a.m.

Local leaders hope this type of visibility will help save these businesses, many which have been mainstays in their communities for years.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 167168555