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Chhun Sun


Chhun Sun covers high school sports, public safety, and general assignments for The Gazette. The Thailand-born, Cambodian-American joined the newspaper's staff in 2015. He previously worked at publications in California, Utah, Washington and the countries of Cambodia and Azerbaijan. He can be reached at or by phone at 719-636-0235. Follow him on Twitter at @chhunsun.

Fountain Valley School senior Connor Olson looks to set up the offense during a 17-3 win over St. Mary's in boys' lacrosse on Friday, April 20, 2018. He finished with a game-high five goals.
Jake Bywater walks through the remains Wednesday, April 18, 2018, of his 30-foot by 60-foot pole barn that burned in the 117 Fire. Bywater spent the night and day fighting the fire and putting out hot spots. Bywater saved his home but lost the barn, school bus, four boats and the 100-year-old homestead that he and his wife, Kim, had restored. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The view Wednesday morning from the summit of Pikes Peak, looking southeast toward the 117 fire. (Courtesy of City of Colorado Springs)
FILE - A black bear snacks on berries in North Cheyenne Canon Tuesday, September 4, 2012. After finishing the meal the bear cooled off for a few minutes by laying in the middle of nearby North Cheyenne Creek. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
All three passengers survived an emergency landing of a small plane in a populated area of eastern Colorado Springs. Members of the CSFD work to secure a single engine, six-seat plane that hit a guardrail before coming to rest near the Constitution Avenue bridge over Sand Creek, just feet from a busy Sonic Drive-In on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The crash landing is still under investigation. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Easter Race
High school sophomore Hannah Skrastins was robbed of much of her eyesight by a brain tumor several years ago. She takes classes at Colorado Springs Christian School in the mornings and at Colorado School For The Deaf and The Blind. She will soon be running in her first paralympic race. After classes, Hannah runs on the track at the Colorado School For The Deaf and The Blind on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
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A plane crash landed into a bridge on Constitution Ave. just east of Powers Blvd. on Sunday, April March 15, 2018. Three were on board and one was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)