• Historic Colorado hotel destroyed by fire

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Yampa's historic Royal Hotel, a more than 100-year-old building that still was serving as a residence, hotel and social bar, has been destroyed by a fire. The fire began late Saturday and was still burning Sunday. No injuries were reported. According to...

  • County burn ordinance gets revision to comply with state law

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    After rewriting an El Paso County burn ordinance to smooth out conflicts with state regulations, the board of commissioners restarted the process Tuesday and pushed back final approval of the ordinance until mid-January. The draft burn ordinance earlier was given a first reading, but...

  • New Black Forest Fire chief takes over next week

    By RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    Bryan Jack, soon to be the chief of the Black Forest Fire Department, will be sworn in at 8 a.m. Jan. 5. The ceremony, at 11445 Teachout Road in Black Forest, will be open to the public. Jack was selected to be chief on Dec. 11, and was one of three finalists for the position. The...

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