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  • Footage of Waldo Canyon Fire earns Colorado Springs firefighter a local Emmy

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Most firefighters don't win local Emmy awards. But Steve Schopper is not the average firefighter. He's an audio video specialist for the Colorado Springs Fire Department, and he is a volunteer lieutenant with the Manitou Springs Fire Department. The 61-year-old Schopper's footage...

  • Mobile home damaged by fire Sunday in Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Colorado Springs firefighters extinguished a fire at a mobile home Sunday. “Heavy” fire was reported on the front porch with it possibly entering the home, according to the fire department’s Twitter account.  The fire was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Mark Dabling...

  • SWAT take man into custody after five-hour standoff in Aurora

    Denver Post
    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    An early Sunday morning standoff ended with an Aurora Police SWAT team arresting a shotgun-wielding man, with an outstanding arrest warrant for attempted homicide. At around 2 a.m. Aurora Police received a report of a man with a gun at the Silverbrook Apartments, at 15453 East 1st...

  • Police: Moving body too much for 1 in Aspen murder

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    ASPEN — Police investigating the slaying of a socialite in Aspen initially believed that stuffing a body into trash bags, moving it to a closet, and flipping a queen size mattress to conceal blood stains was impossible for one person. A consortium of media won the release of the...

  • Side Streets: The rest of the story on the 1964 Pikes Peak Highway crash

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Dean Yowell wants to set the record straight. Once and for all. After 50 years. So here goes. He and his best buddy, Emil Knoepke, did not cause the head-on wreck with race car driver Tommy Jamison on the Pikes Peak Highway on June 30, 1964, that injured four and sent Yowell...

  • Sunday marks 2 years since theater massacre in Colorado

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    DENVER — On July 20, 2012, a man wearing police-style armor killed 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb of Aurora. James Holmes, a former neuroscience graduate student, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the...

  • El Paso County Fair kicks off with animals and fun

    Staff Reports, The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    The El Paso County Fair opened bright and early Saturday morning with a 4-H dog show and a breeding Boer goat show. The fair in Calhan dubbed "Cowboy Boots & Country Roots" went on non-stop until 9 p.m. with gunfighters, comedians a kids' tractor pull and a homebrew contest....

  • AF Cadets mark midway point of basic training with field day

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Intense but friendly competition marked the halfway point through cadet basic training for freshman cadets at the Air Force Academy's annual field day July 11. More than 1,200 basic cadets led by their cadet cadre took to the athletic fields at the academy to compete for bragging...

  • Changes are taming chaos at Colorado Springs youth detention facility, officials say

    by debbie kelley and megan schrader THE GAZETTE -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    A combination of factors created dangerous conditions inside Spring Creek Youth Services Center in recent years, Division of Youth Corrections officials said last week. But a month after embarking on an aggressive plan to remedy the difficulties, officials say they have made...

  • Rain is brief, but causes a mess throughout county

    by monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com
    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    The rain lasted only about one hour Saturday afternoon, but it created mud slides, sliced at least one tree to the core and left a few businesses along Academy Boulevard without power for a few hours. Sunday could be a repeat performance from Mother Nature, the National Weather...

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