Waldo Canyon fire update: Double rainbow over Colorado Springs; Meanwhile, Utah’s Alpine fire rages

I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

– Genesis 9:13

Michelle Malkin 7/3/2012

After a long-prayed-for rainstorm this afternoon, this just appeared over the Colorado Springs skies:

I’m confident there wasn’t a dry eye […]

Democrats’ New Motto: Never Let a Wildfire Go to Waste

Michelle Malkin 6/29/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Did you know that President Obama has been incommunicado with Colorado’s governor for more than two weeks as the nation’s worst wildfires rage across the state? Maybe he thought we were all “doing fine.” After an embarrassing Beltway press briefing revelation about our out-of-touch White House, the administration […]

How Obama Bureaucrats Fueled Western Wildfires

The Obama administration’s neglect of the federal government’s aerial tanker fleet raises acrid questions about its core public safety priorities. Bipartisan complaints goaded the White House into signing a Band-Aid fix last week. But it smacks more of election-year gesture politics: Too little, too late, too fake.

Ten years ago, the […]

Wildfires in Parched Texas Kill 2 and Destroy Homes

The Texas wildfire has burned more than 14,000 acres of the drought-stricken state and destroyed hundreds of homes. Larry W. Smith/European Pressphoto Agency. Click image for larger view.

Manny Fernandez The New York Times 9/5/2011

HOUSTON — Firefighters struggled to gain control of fast-moving wildfires that consumed tens of thousands of acres of […]

Texas on fire, but no emergency declaration?

Ed Morrissey HotAir.com 5/10/2011

Over two million acres have been burned in Texas in wildfires that stretch from “border to border.” Two firefighters have already died. The effort to get the fires under control threatens to overwhelm the state, but the Obama administration has thus far refused to declare Texas a federal disaster, […]

TX Governor Blasts Slow Federal Response as Texas Wildfires Flare Up Again

WOAI News Radio 4/29/2011

As dry conditions and gusty winds whip up new wildfires in parched Texas, Gov. Rick Perry Thursday blasted the Obama Administration for failing to issue a disaster declaration for the state, widening the growing rift between the White House and the states rights advocate governor, 1200 WOAI news reports.

“You see […]