• General speaks on possible cut to Peterson wing, the effect on firefighting mission

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    The 302nd Airlift Wing may get smaller, but its mission will remain just as vital, an Air Force general said during an inspection of the Peterson Air Force Base unit. Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris, whose 22nd Air Force includes the wing, said the Pentagon is pushing ahead with plans to...

  • PPCC fire science technology faculty win awards from local fire department

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    Faculty from Pikes Peak Community College’s Fire Science Technology department, who also are firefighters with the Colorado Springs Fire Department, recently were recognized for their accomplishments at the fire department’s annual awards banquet. Doug Pape, a 15-year veteran of the...

  • Man found dead outside burning Colorado Springs house identified

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    A man found dead Thursday outside a Colorado Springs house was identified by the El Paso County Coroner's Office as 80-year-old Peter Spellman. Spellman was found on the east side of the house at 2414 E. Tahoe Blvd., where Colorado Springs firefighters responded to a fire. The home...

  • Black Forest fire district to crack down on its reimbursement policies

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    The Black Forest Fire Protection District said it will reinforce policies in the wake of accusations that employees used taxpayer money to cover personal losses, according to a statement Friday from the agency. The statement came after the El Paso County District Attorney's Office...

  • Man found dead outside burning Colorado Springs house after 911 call

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    A man called police Thursday morning to say that his house was on fire and filled with propane bombs. He walked out of the house and planned to shoot himself once he hung up, he told dispatchers. A minute later, Colorado Springs police officers heard a shot ring out on East Tahoe...

  • Former Black Forest fire chief Bob Harvey cleared by DA in use of fire district credit cards

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    The El Paso County District Attorney's Office said it found no wrongdoing during an investigation into former Black Forest Fire Protection District Chief Bob Harvey's use of the district's credit card. Harvey put four charges on the card, all of which the DA's office declared were...

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