Manitou Springs mudslide: A four-mile stretch of US 24 in Colorado was closed Wednesday afternoon after a thunderstorm sent rocks, mud, debris, and running water rushing down part of a canyon. No injuries have been immediately reported from the Manitou Springs mudslide.
Authorities investigating the shooting death of Tom Clements, Colorado's prison director, are looking for members of a prison gang in connection with the case. A white supremacist convict, Evan Spencer Ebel, has been blamed for Clements' death.
Mayor Steve Bach said a more accurate account will be available later in the day of the damage from a blaze that has burned out of control for much of the week and forced more than 30,000 evacuees to frantically pack up belongings and flee.
Waldo Canyon fire: Evacuations continued near Colorado Springs Wednesday as the Waldo Canyon fire is only five percent contained, and weather conditions may fan the flames Wednesday, say Colorado officials.
Colorado wildfire: More than 32,000 residents of Colorado Springs, including some at the US Air Force Academy, were ordered to evacuate Tuesday. The Waldo Canyon wildfire has now burned more than 10 square miles of Colorado.
Colorado wildfires: Winds fanned the flames of the Waldo Canyon wildfire in the direction of the US Air Force Academy. The Colorado Springs Academy shut down hiking trails west of the school. There are six major Colorado wildfires burning now.
Tornadoes damaged at least 23 buildings and flipped five train cars as a powerful storm system rolled through parts of Colorado and Wyoming Thursday, packing hail, rain, and at least two tornadoes. No one was seriously injured.