Colorado Springs fire chaplains volunteer to counsel those in distress

By: matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com

Gay Williams fills her busy professional life sitting alongside those who need a warm heart and an encouraging word to help push through the rigors of today's world.

And in her spare time, the licensed...

Officials investigating Colorado Springs grass fires that threatened nursery school, scorched home

By: KAITLIN DURBIN and chhun sun The Gazette

Hours after arson was suspected in a Wednesday morning grass fire near a nursery school in west Colorado Springs, firefighters battled a second grass fire just a few blocks away in the afternoon that prompted...

Fire at Fort Carson training range contained

By: CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com

Officials said a small grass fire at a Fort Carson training range has been put out.

The blaze started about 2 p.m. Tuesday and was the result of a training exercise, officials said. It was knocked down just...

Fort Carson combat veteran beat paralysis to become hotshot recruit

By: RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com

Kenny Bower stood on a steep, grassy hillside overlooking the Waldo Canyon burn scar with his ear cocked toward his radio.

His firefighting tool was still by his side while he listened to the transmission -...

Dog lauded as a lifesaver in Colorado Springs

By: Kaitlin Durbin kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com

Sarah Snyder said she'll never scold her dog for barking again.

The near constant "yip, yip" from her Pomeranian, Foxy, woke up Synder's boyfriend in time to get them out of the apartment before flames...

Affidavit: Suspect regrets deaths of dogs in arson at mother's house

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

The 21-year-old accused of setting a house fire that killed four dogs told an employee of a Colorado Springs mental health facility he was responsible for the blaze at his mother's house, according to an affidavit...