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  • 2014 has been record-tying, deadly year on Colorado waterways

    By MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    A grim trend that began in late May and surged through June has continued this month on Colorado's rivers. Another rafter died Thursday after the vessel that a 57-year-old Texas woman was riding became lodged in a suck hole and capsized, the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office said....

  • Crews battle new wildfire in northwestern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    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
    Yesterday

    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 -
    Yesterday

    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...

  • Colorado Springs-area shooting centers gaining in popularity

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    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
    Yesterday

    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 -
    Yesterday

    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...

  • Small Victor fire quickly contained

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    A structure fire at a building at 110 North 4th St. in Victor broke out around 3:15 p.m. Saturday, but no one was injured, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said. A dispatcher in the sheriff's office said the fire, which broke out in an empty building being remodeled, was contained....

  • Rocky Ford cantaloupes hit stores despite loss of crop to winter storms

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    This year's batch of Rocky Ford cantaloupes began appearing in stores Friday, according to the growers association overseeing farming of the fruit in southern Colorado. The arrival comes shortly after the Rocky Ford Growers Association announced deep losses to its crop this year due...

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