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  • Crews battle new wildfire in northwestern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    CRAIG — Firefighters in northwestern Colorado are battling a new wildfire — a 300-acre blaze near Elk Springs. The Elk Springs Fire started Saturday in windy conditions. It's burning near a ranch as well as oil and gas facilities and power lines. Recent lightning strikes...

  • 2 injured in private plane crash at airport in Pueblo

    Pueblo Chieftain
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Firefighters responded to a small plane crash Sunday morning at the airport in Pueblo, according to the Pueblo Fire Department. The department reported a private plane with two passengers crashed around 9:30 a.m. Injuries were minimal, according to the department’s twitter account....

  • With flood watch in place Sunday, CDOT crews on standby to close highway

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    With a flash flood watch in place Sunday, maintenance workers for the Colorado Department of Transportation are on call to shut down 
U.S. 24 near the Waldo Canyon burn scar at any moment. Slow-moving storms with heavy rainfall are expected to cross the region starting in the...

  • Lawyers, non-profit group in Colorado try to aid border kids

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    DENVER — Lawyers, churches and at least one nonprofit group in Colorado are hoping to help immigrant children who have flooded over the border with Mexico. Denver officials have said they are considering applying for a federal grant to provide housing and other services to the...

  • Air Force Academy cadets launch balloons to study near space

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    This time of year, mysterious objects can sometimes be seen rapidly ascending over the Air Force Academy before disappearing into the upper atmosphere. It's not a UFO or a secret government experiment; it's cadets launching hydrogen-filled weather balloons to study near space, the...

  • Army's Iron Horse division back in the stable

    By Nick Beadleston nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    The Army's Iron Horse has officially returned home. Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division signified its homecoming this month from a 12-month tour in Afghanistan with an uncasing ceremony, during which Maj. Gen. Paul LaCamera and Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark, the division command...

  • Oldest female veteran loved serving her country

    The San Antonio Express-News -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO - When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Lucy Coffey had left the farm in Martinsville, Ind., spent time in Chicago and finally settled in Dallas, where she worked at an A&P supermarket. After quitting the A&P in 1943, she joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps,...

  • Colorado Springs-area shooting centers gaining in popularity

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Ryan and Brenda are the reason that two indoor shooting ranges are under construction in the Pikes Peak region, and an outdoor range will open next month - demographically speaking, that is. Ryan, who asked that the couple's last name not be used, remembers a news story a few years...

  • Side Streets: Longtime tuner works on 15,000th piano as he nears end of accidental career

    by Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    All these years later, George King vividly recalls the exact moment he knew he had become a piano tuner. It was 1963 and he was a young apprentice trying to learn the craft from a relative. "To tune a piano, you have to tune the beats out, smooth it out," King explained as he...

  • Sister, friends remember fallen Fort Carson soldier with candlelight vigil

    BY JAKOB RODGERS AND STEPHEN HOBBS The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    A little more than a year ago, Keith Williams had celebrated a fresh diploma, the end of high school and a future with the Army. His sister Samantha remembered a vivacious young man, a teenager growing up quick. The memory seemed a lifetime away Saturday. Williams, 19 and a...

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