Providing support to the victims and families of this horrific tragedy. A 22-year-old gunman entered an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, just before midnight Saturday and began shooting, killing at least five people and injuring 25 others, before patrons confronted and stopped him, police said Sunday. The suspect in the shooting at Club Q was identified as Anderson Lee Aldrich, he used a long rifle in the shooting, and two firearms were found at the scene. At least two people inside the club confronted and fought the gunman and prevented further violence. Police said they were investigating whether the attack was a hate crime and noted Club Q’s relationship with the LGBTQ community. The shooting came as the calendar turned to Transgender Day of Remembrance. Authorities initially said 18 people were injured but later adjusted that total up to 25. Nineteen of the 25 injured had gunshot wounds.
Colorado Wildfire Disaster Relief Providing Shelter, food, water. Hundreds of homes destroyed in a heavy populated area. State of emergency declared 2 subdivisions wiped out, forcing tens of thousands of residents from their homes, evacuations from Louisville, and Superior 580 homes or other structures may have been lost. Very little time to get out, very little time to even get the most important parts of your life and, yes, it'll be a difficult process for Colorado families who are directly affected to rebuild their lives. Winds equivalent to hurricane force winds category 3.
A mandatory evacuation was ordered Tuesday for a Colorado town due to "immediate and imminent danger" from the recently sparked Kruger Rock Fire. Fire officials have ordered an upgrade to mandatory evacuations for the area of Meadowdale and south to the Boulder County line, to include Big Elk Meadows and Pinewood Springs west of Highway 36, for residents and business occupants due to immediate and imminent danger. The fast-spreading fire is just 90 minutes away from Denver and is located at the eastern entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Trees are the lungs of the earth. They’re also its filters. Trees capture airborne dust, pollen, as well as smog like carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. The root systems carry this cleaner water deep into the ground contributing to our fresh water aquifers and springs. Trees sit atop the food chain when it comes to creating nature itself. Forests nourish a network of ecology that is shared with nearly every organism on earth. If you enjoy watching birds, squirrels or butterflies, you can thank a tree.
Providing food water and shelter. Denver, four major wildfires, and several smaller fires, continue to burn across Colorado Friday. Calwood Fire Close to 900 homes are in the evacuation area. Evacuations have been ordered for Jamestown and pre-evacuation orders are in place for areas south of the town.
The Pine Gulch Fire on Thursday grew to the largest wildfire in state history, at more than 139,000 acres. Firefighters are increasing containment on it and the Grizzly Creek Fire burning near Glenwood Springs, but the Cameron Peak Fire in Larimer County is still 0% contained as of Friday morning, and the Williams Fork Fire in Grand County is 5% contained. Air quality has improved across the state since earlier this week. Denver Wildfires Donate