It’s been two months since the Waldo Canyon fire ripped through the Mountain Shadows neighborhood, destroying nearly 350 homes in the process. As residents of the community sift through the damages, one of their own put together an effort to help clean up some of the downed trees and even the surviving vegetation. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin reports.

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Please note: The original version that aired misnamed the Astronautical Department as the “Astronomical Department.” The corrected version is now in place.

 

3 Responses to Air Force Cadets Help Clean Biomass from Mountain Shadows

  1. Andy says:

    It’s astronautical engineering not “astronomical” and It has been 2 months since the fire not one. I love public radio but you should check your information before you broadcast. These are simple mistakes that question the credibility of your stories.

    • Andrea Chalfin News Dir. says:

      Hi Andy,

      Thanks for pointing out simple but unfortunate mistakes on my part. We’re all human, afterall.

  2. Marty says:

    Thanks for making the correction on the evening airing of the report! (that’s a sign of good journalism!) We did get a little chuckle out of the “astronomical” term here at USAFA, but it was simply geek humor.

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