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)
By: Rachel Riley and Chhun Sun • Updated: 1 hr ago
When truck driver Elbert Balding returned to Hanover Tuesday evening after an out-of-state trip, the place he called home was a wasteland.
Rolling prairies had turned to blackened earth. Barns or other...
The damage and devastation could be seen in the 117 Fire in the Hanover Area on Wednesday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
By: Liz Forster • Updated: 1 hr ago
Here are the latest updates from the 117 fire. With winds expected to increase throughout the day, firefighters are urgently working to contain the blaze. This image provided by the National Weather Service shows a false-color image made by a NOAA geostationary (GOES) satellite, showing a long plume of smoke and dust from wildfires in Colorado Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The plume is heaviest in the San Luis Valley in the southern part of the state, bottom, trailing off more than 300 miles (480 kilometers) to the northeast to the Nebraska border. Fire crews are fighting five new wind-swept wildfires around Colorado as hurricane-force winds also kick up dust, topple trucks and close highways in the state. (National Weather Service via AP)
By: The Associated Press • Updated: 1 hr ago
DENVER — Authorities say a woman was crushed to death by a tree that was blown over during a powerful windstorm that swept through the Denver area and much of Colorado earlier this week.
Jake Bywater, left, with the help of friend Leonard Lasco, right, knocks down hot spots Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in the remains 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 fire burned 23 homes and about 41,000 acres. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
By: Ellie Mulder and Kaitlin Durbin The Gazette • Updated: 1 hr ago
The number of homes destroyed by fire continued to rise Wednesday as hundreds of firefighters raced to corral a 41,000-acre grass fire in southern El Paso County ahead of another predicted gusty day.
By: The Gazette • Updated: 1 hr ago
Several wildfires have been reported around Colorado in recent days, including the 117 fire that started Tuesday south of Fountain in southern El Paso County.
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017 file photo, construction continues on three large, glass-covered domes as part of an expansion of the Amazon.com campus in downtown Seattle. Amazon said Thursday, Sept. 7, that it will spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house as many as 50,000 employees. It plans to stay in its sprawling Seattle headquarters and the new space will be "a full equal" of its current home, said founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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The sun sets behind the smoke of the Hayman fire near Trumbull on Friday June 14, 2002. (The Gazette file)
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Spc. Melissa Evalle walks away from a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk flown by the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade as it lifts supplies that Evalle and Spc. Gabriel Torres attached to the helicopter Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, during a training session down range at Fort Carson. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
By: Tony Peck Special to the Gazette • Updated: 2 hr ago
Fort Carson's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade will split its 2,800 soldiers between the Middle East and Europe in the coming months, marking the highest number of deployed troops from the post since the height of the...