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Fire 45 Percent Contained; CC Collecting Donations for Evacuees, Responders

Update: 6/15/13 5:10 p.m.
More evacuations were lifted for Colorado Springs residents in the Black Forest fire area on Saturday, but the need for donations remains.

Colorado College’s Collaborative for Community Engagement is collecting donations for the Black Forest fire evacuees and responders, which will be delivered to the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. A list of needed items is available on the Collaborative for Community Engagement’s website. In the event that donations are not needed by Care and Share, items will be donated to the Colorado College Community Kitchen.

As with the Waldo Canyon fire, several Colorado College alumni have asked how they can give back to the Colorado Springs community. A list of organizations accepting online donations also is available on the Collaborative for Community Engagement website.

The college is offering short-term relief housing for faculty, staff, and students who may have been impacted by the fire. Those affected and seeking assistance are encouraged to call Campus Safety at 389-6707. Colorado College Human Resources also has assistance information listed on its website for employees impacted by the wildfire.

Those who may have experienced stress related to the wildfire are encouraged to visit https://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/stress2013.dot

For the most current Front Range Air Quality Forecast & Colorado Smoke Outlook, to go: http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/colo_advisory.aspx

Colorado College Remains Safe From Black Forest Fire

Update: 6/13/13 11:20 a.m.
Colorado College continues to remain safe from the Black Forest fire, which is burning significantly to the north of town. The college is offering short-term relief housing for faculty, staff, and students who may have been impacted by the fire. Those affected and seeking assistance are encouraged to call Campus Safety at 389-6707. Additionally, numerous members of the campus community have asked how they can help those affected by the fire. The Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado is accepting donations and numerous locations around town are collecting food for the agency.

Air quality can quickly change with shifting winds. For the most current Front Range Air Quality Forecast & Colorado Smoke Outlook, to go: http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/colo_advisory.aspx
The college also encourages those members of the campus community who may be impacted by the fire to stay tuned to local news media. 

Fire Remains at a Distance From Colorado College
Published on June 12, 2013

Update: 6/12/13 3:05 p.m.
Colorado College is offering short-term relief housing for faculty, staff, and students who have been impacted by the fire. Those affected and seeking assistance are encouraged to call Campus Safety at 389-6707. The campus community is being updated through emails and parents of students registered for summer courses at CC were sent an email last night notifying them of the fire and the fact that the campus was not affected.

The college continues to remain safe from the fire burning to the north of Colorado Springs, with college personnel actively monitoring the situation. Note that air quality can quickly change with shifting winds. For the most current Front Range Air Quality Forecast & Colorado Smoke Outlook, to go: http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/colo_advisory.aspx

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fire burning in the Black Forest area, significantly north and east of Colorado College, does not currently pose a threat to the campus. College personnel continue to actively monitor the situation and will post developing information that affects the college.

Any members of the college community who are affected by the fire are encouraged to call Campus Safety at 389-6707 for assistance. The college also encourages those members of the campus community who may be impacted by the fire to stay tuned to local news media. 

Wildfire North of Colorado Springs Not Endangering Colorado College

Published on June 11, 2013

A wildfire is burning north of Colorado Springs, in Black Forest. Colorado College is not threatened in any way by this fire currently. Any members of the college community who are affected the fire are encouraged to call Campus Safety at 389-6707 so we can assist. College personnel are monitoring the situation and as details emerge that affect the college, we will let people know. We encourage people to stay tuned to local news media.