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PPLD Seeks Photos, Videos of Waldo Canyon Fire

Memories of the Waldo Canyon Fire

Pikes Peak Library District wants to preserve the record of the historic Waldo Canyon Fire and its effects on our community. We are doing this in several ways:

  • We are collecting images for an online photo gallery (see below), which you can send to Feel free to include any personal accounts associated with the image, which we will use as a caption. Please note that we cannot receive email attachments larger than 8 megabytes at a time. If you have multiple images, please send them individually. Please limit your submission to five photos total.
  • In addition, we are seeking video and high-resolution photos for our Special Collections archives for use by future researchers. If you have video or high-res pictures you would like to donate to our collection, please email us at with “Archives” in the subject line so that we can arrange acquisition of your photo or video. Do not email your high-resolution images, but you can send samples. Keep in mind we have an 8 megabyte attachment limit. Please do not email video files, but links to online streaming (YouTube, etc.) of your video footage are okay.
  • Some of our libraries have Memories of the Waldo Canyon Fire bulletin board on which you can share your personal accounts and photographs of the Waldo Canyon Fire. Experiences and images attached to these bulletin boards will be used in upcoming Library displays and added to PPLD’s Special Collections archive. These bulletin boards are located at the Rockrimmon and East libraries.

Here are some of the photos we have collected so far. To view information about the images, hit play, click on the full screen button (bottom right), and then “Show Info” in the top menu bar.



I wrote to the asking about five AWESOME pictures I sent about two weeks ago of the Waldo Canyon Fire and never got a reply. I was wondering if you ever got them and why they aren't posted yet? :)

Waldo Canyon Fire Photos

Hi Cameo,
Thanks for your message! Please check your e-mail again (perhaps your junk folder) emailed you on July 22 and 25. We've resent the messages again today, August 8th.

Waldo Canyon Fire

I Have About 350 Images As Well As Video I Have Taken Of The Fire How Should I Go About Getting Them To You? Please Respond Via E-Mail

Thank You,
Ryan Sherman

Hi there. Please contact us

Hi there. Please contact us at regarding your photos. Thanks!