Video reports show smoke billowing from Flight 214 and it appears to have broken into at least two large pieces. Images from the scene also show many passengers walking away from the crippled jet.

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Audio: Q & A between host Mike Procell and News Director Andrea Chalfin after the 5PM press conference

Sheriff Terry Maketa:

Firefighting efforts have been somewhat encouraging today. However, the remains of two individuals were recovered. At about 2:30pm remains of one individual were discovered, an hour later, another. They died in an area of [...]

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Cañon City.

Gregg Goodland, Fire Officer, Royal Gorge Fire:

The Royal Gorge Fire is 3000 acres in size.

They currently have 20% containment and they are confident that the fire lines will hold.

20 structures have been lost, though all at the Royal Gorge Park and no private residences.

The Royal Gorge Bridge is intact.

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The Sheriff’s office feels that it is very important to get information out about people’s homes.  You can see the link to damaged and destroyed homes here.  Please be aware that this list is incomplete and constantly changing.

The Sheriff’s website is: http://rsg.epcsheriff.com/.

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Colorado Springs, PPCC Rampart Range Campus

Sheriff Terry Maketa:

The Type One incident commander is in place– Rich Harvey.  He’s getting updates on the transition and situation.

The numbers:

The wind keeps shifting; it has moved the fire to the northeast and northwest.  The fire is moving toward Elbert county.

Currently 8500 acres are involved [...]

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At his 5pm news conference, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said as many as 92 homes have burned in the Black Forest Fire. The evacuation zone covers 8500 acres that is home to some 9500 people. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, it’s a complicated fire to fight.

 

The fire has skipped around, consuming [...]

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Colorado Springs, Colo.—City officials have issued a Voluntary Evacuation Order for the following area due to the Black Forest Fire moving to the west.

Voluntary Evacuation Area A: West to I-25 and all areas north of Old Ranch Road within the City limits of Colorado Springs.

A Voluntary Evacuation means that the fire is moving [...]

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Fire Official, Cañon City

Zero percent containment at this time.  Firefighters have worked hard and held many fire lines, however they are not confident enough to call the fire contained at all.

Three structures have been lost so far.  They are in point of protection mode, focusing on preeserving life and valuable structures.

Highway 50 [...]

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Press Briefing, PPCC Rampart Range Campus, Colorado Springs.

Sheriff Terry Maketa: Last night the plume died down a bit.  They’ve been able to hold the fire line at east and southeast flanks of the fire.  This is a very hot fire.  Zero percent containment as of this time.

There is a red flag warning for [...]

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Many of us in Colorado Springs are eager for an update on the Black Forest Wildfire. We’ll hear more at the 9 a.m. press briefing. Early this morning, KRCC’s Michelle Mercer checked in with some of the locals most eager for news: Black Forest evacuees.

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At 10PM, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa updated the press on the Black Forest Fire. (website)  Here’s a quick rundown:

The fire is officially being called “The Black Forest Fire” (twitter).  The first report of the fire happened at approximately 1pm.  The Black Forest Fire Department had command of the fire until [...]

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The civil war in Syria is expected to become the focus of peace negotiations in the coming weeks. The city of Homs became famous early in the conflict. While not as many reports are being filed from there, the fighting between rebels and government troops continues.

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Opening the mail today, our intrepid membership coordinator Margaret came across a check from a member, wrapped in this yummy looking recipe for Mustard Brussels Sprouts.

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The explosions happened near the finish line of the marathon about four hours after it started. There are reports of several injuries.

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Update 8:30 p.m. …

The evacuation of Olin Hall and Barnes Science Center has been lifted. The buildings are deemed safe and will be open as usual for class tomorrow. If you left belongings in either building you may return for them. Campus Safety officers will be available tonight to assist you.

Update [...]

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It’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! like you’ve never seen it before! Because, well, normally you can’t see it — it’s a radio show.

A live staging of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! presented by NCM Fathom Events, NPR, WBEZ-Chicago, and BY Experience, will be beamed to select cinemas across the country on [...]

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KRCC has some program changes to announce. More information after the jump!

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The justices on Tuesday hear a case that stems from a constitutional challenge to the California ban on same-sex marriage that was enacted by voter initiative in 2008. And on Wednesday, the court hears a challenge to the federal law that bars the U.S. government from recognizing gay marriages.

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If you’re a member of KRCC and you enjoy stargazing, consider yourself invited to a star party we’re throwing for our members here at the station on Friday, April 12th. From about 7:30 to 10:30PM that evening members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will have their telescopes set up in our backyard here at [...]

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Ms. Molly Boyles of Lipstick Voodoo, who performed at Blues Under the Bridge last year, stopped by KRCC’s studio today for a chat with Jeff during the Blue Plate Special. She and her band will perform at Pikes Peak Blues Community Blues Jam tonight at Stargazers, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. They’ll also be [...]

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Briffaut stopped by KRCC today to promote an upcoming benefit show at Stargazers. Listen to the performance and interview with Jeff Bieri after the jump.

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