• Firefighters save dog from burning Colorado Springs house

    KKTV
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Firefighters rescued a dog from a burning home at 250 N. Franklin St. Tuesday afternoon, according to Gazette news partner KKTV. The Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to a call of a house fire shortly after 1 p.m. near Platte Avenue and North Franklin Street. No injuries...

  • Malcom's arrest doesn't end saga for Cascade water customers

    By Ryan Maye Handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Cascade residents might be relieved by Friday's arrest of Terry Malcom, who allegedly embezzled about $800,000 from the Cascade Metropolitan District, but the town has a long way to go before issues surrounding its water service are solved. Residents have complained about the quality...

  • Man who accidentally started El Paso County fire was visiting from Denver area

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    An out-of-town man was cited for causing an El Paso County fire that forced evacuations on Saturday. The fire in eastern El Paso County near Peyton, was caused when a man visiting friends or family started a brush fire and apparently left the property, allowing the fire to get out of...

  • El Paso County Sheriff's Office issues cause for Donner Pass fire

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The cause of a grass fire in a grassy area well-known for illegal target shooting has been ruled undetermined, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Monday. The 2-to-3-acre fire near the Pikes Peak International Raceway March 23 was the second in about a week. On March 15, the...

  • Cascade residents live in fear of being washed away below Waldo Canyon burn scar

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Tom Harris never sleeps when it rains in Cascade. He listens to the rain and knows that if he can hear the water coming down the mountain, it's too late. "Two weeks ago, when it rained all night up here, we didn't sleep all night," said Harris, who says he is shellshocked by memories...

  • Send your questions about disaster preparation and recovery to The Gazette

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    It's that time of year again, when residents around El Paso County should gear up for wildfire and flood season in Colorado. While no one can predict disasters - and it's still too early to tell if the county might have a bad wildfire year - it's never to early to prepare. Do you...

  • Off-duty Colorado Springs police officer helps man, son escape fire-damaged home

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    An off-duty Colorado Springs police officer helped and a man and his son leave a home damaged by fire on Palmer Park Boulevard on Sunday afternoon, Colorado Springs firefighters said. Firefighters responded to a structure fire at 5119 Palmer Park Blvd. about 1 p.m. Jimmy Paladino,...

  • Woodland Park man, and 'ponies,' to ride 1,000 miles for combat vets

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    When it comes to life on the trail, former Green Beret Ray Knell relies on his team: three mules and a horse named Mustang Sally. The ponies - as the burly, bearded Afghanistan War veteran calls them - do more than pull their weight, and they seem to take his chatter in stride. And...

  • Man cited with arson in eastern El Paso County wildfire

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    A homeowner was cited with fourth-degree arson, accused of starting a 78-acre wildfire in eastern El Paso County, sheriff's spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby said Saturday night. The blaze, which was 100 percent contained by about 7 p.m., had prompted mandatory evacuations earlier between...

  • Postal truck burns in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Flames engulfed a postal vehicle in Colorado Springs Saturday, damaging an unknown amount of mail. An engine compartment fire spread to the rest of the vehicle at North Academy Boulevard and Carefree Circle, said Fire Lt. Tarrick Patterson. Most of the mail had been delivered when...

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