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 2018-04-24 04:40 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

How to get rid of household wastes, such as mattresses or TVs, for free in Colorado Springs area...

Residents will have to register for El Paso County's next household hazardous-waste disposal event, since the April 14 "Clean Sweep" dropoff drew nearly 800 people, with some waiting in line more than an hour. It was the highest attendance sin...

 2018-04-23 22:17 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

El Paso County fire restrictions downgraded to Stage I...

After nearly a week of upgraded fire restrictions in the wake of the Mile Marker 117 fire in southern El Paso County, the county has ratcheted back down to Stage I fire restrictions, officials announced Monday. The current rules prohibit open burning, exc...

 2018-04-22 15:37 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Man arrested in El Paso County hotel shooting...

A man was arrested, accused of shooting another man at an El Paso County hotel early Sunday morning, the sheriff's office reported. Deputies were called on a report of a man with a gun at Value Inn at 6875 Space Village Avenue shortly before 1 a.m. Up...

 2018-04-22 15:32 

Washington Times

Colorado wildfire that burned 23 homes was human-caused...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Investigators say a fire that burned 23 homes and more than 65 square miles (168 sq. kilometers) in southern Colorado was human-caused. El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder says he thinks the fire could have been started by a d...

 2018-04-22 00:05 

KFOX

[ El paso ]

At least two cars involved in accident in San Elizario...

An accident has occurred at the intersection of Socorro Road and Herring Road.The accident took place right by San Elizario High School where the school was welcoming back the boys soccer team after winning the state championships. The El Paso County Sher...

 2018-04-21 23:15 

KDVR

[ FOX Denver ]

Officials: 117 Fire fully contained, human caused...

FOUNTAIN, Colo. -- A fire that burned nearly 43,000 acres in El Paso and Pueblo counties is fully contained, according to officials. In a release, the El Paso County Sheriff also said the 117 Fire was human caused. Officials said Friday's rain helped ...

 2018-04-21 20:26 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

El Paso County's week of fire: 'Very happy no loss of life'...

Tim Emick peered out the window of his eastern Colorado Springs office on Tuesday at thick waves of blowing dust to the south. "My God," he recalled thinking, "If there's a fire that starts today, people's homes are going to be lost.&#...

 2018-04-21 19:22 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

117 fire that burned 23 homes in southern El Paso County was human-caused...

Although the actual cause of last week's more than 42,000-acre grass fire in southern El Paso County hasn't been determined, authorities said Saturday that it was started by a person. That merely rules out lightning as the cause, and does not indi...

 2018-04-21 03:53 

KXRM

[ FOX Colorado Springs ]

Shooting investigation in southeast Colorado Springs...

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at the Kum and Go near Hancock Expressway and south Academy Boulevard....

 2018-04-21 03:29 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Financial aid sparse for El Paso County residents who lost homes in fire...

Tim Huffman's temporary new home rolled down his driveway in Hanover on Thursday evening and parked near the heap of ashen rubble that just a few days ago was his house. The Glendale Titanium fifth-wheel recreational vehicle, purchased from a friend, ...

 2018-04-21 00:45 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Landscaping companies give slain El Paso County deputy's family hangout a makeover...

Before El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick was killed on the job, Sundays were for family. Micah and his siblings would gather each week at their parents' home in the Briargate area to share a meal and stay connected. In the summer, they'd put up ta...

 2018-04-21 00:32 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Rain and snow douse hot spots after 117 fire in south El Paso County declared fully contained...

The latest on the 117 fire that started Tuesday along Interstate 25 in southern El Paso County: - Rain and snow Friday brought much needed moisture to the drought-stricken region, dousing hot spots after fire officials declared the 117 fire fully containe...

 2018-04-20 23:06 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Colorado Springs TV station's flying drone temporarily disrupted air drops on 117 fire...

Air drops attacking the 117 fire in southern El Paso County were halted midday Thursday after a media outlet flew a drone within the restricted airspace above the fire, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said. The Sheriff's Office said in a relea...

 2018-04-20 15:32 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Evacuations lifted for Hanover-area residents after crews contain 117 fire...

After fully containing the 117 fire Thursday, firefighters will monitor containment lines and hot spots observed near the perimeter of the burn scar in southern El Paso County. The 117 fire, named after mile marker 117 on Interstate 25 where it initially ...

 2018-04-20 14:21 

KXRM

[ FOX Colorado Springs ]

117 Fire now 100 percent contained; firefighters extinguishing hot spots...

The 117 Fire that burned 42,795 acres in southeastern El Paso County is 100 percent contained as of Thursday evening. All evacuations have been lifted....

 2018-04-20 03:43 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

117 fire in southern El Paso County 100 percent contained; rain, snow in forecast...

Aided again by calmer winds Thursday, hundreds of firefighters battling the 117 fire in southern El Paso County completely contained the blaze, allowing all evacuation orders to be lifted. The Sheriff's Office said about 9:30 p.m. Thursday that contai...

 2018-04-20 02:09 

KFOX

[ El paso ]

Suspect named in death of 19-year-old found dead in far east El Paso desert...

Investigators have a suspect in the murder of a Horizon City teen whose body was found in a desert area earlier this month.A spokeswoman with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said investigators are searching for Arath Jauregui, 18. He has been iden...

 2018-04-20 01:17 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Former El Paso County sheriff's sergeant acquitted in love triangle assaults...

A jury on Thursday acquitted a former El Paso County sheriff's sergeant of assault, rejecting claims by two fellow deputies that ended his 13-year career. Former patrol supervisor Kevin Tedesco was found not guilty of felony menacing and three misdeme...

 2018-04-20 00:26 

Denver Post

El Paso County's 117 fire, responsible for destroying more than 20 homes, remains 60 percent contained after drone incursions...

The 117 wildfire burning south of Colorado Springs remains 40,892 acres and 60 percent contained after the third day of firefighting....

 2018-04-19 22:52 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Local nonprofits provide resources to 117 fire victims...

Two local nonprofits will provide food, clothing and other items to people affected by the Mile Marker 117 fire Saturday at Hanover Junior-Senior High School, an El Paso County news release says. From 9 to 11 a.m., Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Co...

 2018-04-19 22:46 

KXRM

[ FOX Colorado Springs ]

Nonprofits providing assistance to people affected by 117 Fire...

Several local nonprofits are providing assistance for people affected by the 117 Fire, which has burned nearly 41,000 acres in southeastern El Paso County....

 2018-04-19 20:08 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

117 fire updates: Wind speeds increasing in southern El Paso County...

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. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette...

 2018-04-19 19:35 

KXRM

[ FOX Colorado Springs ]

Shield 616 donates tactical gear to El Paso County law enforcement...

Thanks to Shield 616, 54 El Paso County deputies, game wardens, and police officers have some new gear....

 2018-04-19 18:09 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

117 fire: By the numbers...

Here 's a quick look at the 117 fire, which started on Tuesday near mile marker 117 on Interstate 25 in southern El Paso County. 40,892: Acres burned, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, as of Thursday morning. 60 percent: Containmen...

 2018-04-19 16:53 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

'Severely decomposed' body found along Fountain Creek identified...

A man whose "severely decomposed" body was found along Fountain Creek has been identified by the El Paso County Coroner's Office. Kevin Lee Liggett, 41, of Colorado Springs, was found April 11 in a wooded, marshy area along the creek southeast...

 2018-04-19 16:37 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

List: Phone numbers for people affected by the 117 fire...

The state has taken over incident command of the 117 fire in southern El Paso County. The fire information line for those affected is 719-428-5223, with assistance available daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Those affected by the fire who need assistance from t...

 2018-04-19 16:31 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

How to mitigate fire threats around your home; tips from Colorado experts...

Amid El Paso County's wildfire and extreme drought conditions in the southern part of the state, the Colorado State Forest Service is reminding homeowners to prepare for fire threats before they arrive. "While there is no guarantee firefighters wi...

 2018-04-19 15:18 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Number of homes destroyed climbs to 23 as firefighters race to contain southern El Paso County fire...

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. Of the 23 homes burned - up from 10 structures known to...

 2018-04-19 13:57 

Denver Post

Wildfire burning in El Paso, Pueblo counties now 60 percent contained, but Thursday's fire danger warning looms...

A large wildfire that's been raging in mostly southern El Paso County for days is now more than 40,800 acres and 60 percent contained, authorities said Thursday morning....

 2018-04-19 13:56 

KXRM

[ FOX Colorado Springs ]

117 Fire destroys 23 homes, is 60 percent contained...

The 117 Fire that has burned 40,892 acres in El Paso County is now 60 percent contained, according to the sheriff's office....

 2018-04-19 04:10 

KDVR

[ FOX Denver ]

Family loses everything in 117 Fire in El Paso County...

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -- In El Paso County, firefighters continue to keep an eye on the 117 Fire. So far it has destroyed homes belonging to 16 families. One of them belonged To Joseph Hebert's family's. Their home near Hanover, was gone in a flas...

 2018-04-19 03:07 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Homes destroyed climbs to 23 as firefighters race to contain southern El Paso County fire...

The number of homes destroyed by fire continued to rise Wednesday as hundreds of firefighters raced against time to corral a 41,000-acre grass fire in southern El Paso County ahead of a predicted increase in winds. Of the 23 homes burned - up from 10 stru...

 2018-04-19 02:57 

Heavy.com

117 Fire Map in Colorado: Perimeter & Forecast for Blaze...

See a 117 fire map for the blaze in El Paso County, Colorado....

 2018-04-19 01:50 

Washington Times

El Paso sheriff identifies victims in homicide investigation...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has identified the two people found dead last weekend in their home. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that the Sheriff's Office said the deaths of 70-year-old Pamela Nelson and...

 2018-04-18 23:23 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Firefighters trying to save homes in 117 fire caught in a maelstrom of flames, smoke and dust...

When Pueblo West Fire Division Chief Brad Davidson called off his crews as a southern El Paso County home was engulfed by flames Tuesday, the decision was quick, almost intuitive. That didn't make it any easier. "To stand there and make that decis...

 2018-04-18 23:05 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

117 fire updates: 23 homes lost, blaze about 25 percent contained...

Here's the latest on the 117 fire, which erupted Tuesday in southern El Paso County. The fast moving blaze has destroyed at least 12 structures and has injured people and animals. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette...

 2018-04-18 22:56 

Denver Post

Couple found dead in El Paso County identified; double-homicide case ongoing...

A couple who were found dead in El Paso County over the weekend have been identified....

 2018-04-18 22:42 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Southeast El Paso County homicide victims identified as husband and wife...

Two people found dead last weekend in their southeast El Paso County home have been identified as Larry Nelson, 72, and his wife, Pamela, 70, the Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. The deaths are being investigated as homicides, the second and third thi...

 2018-04-18 22:41 

Courier Mail

Helicopter Drops Water Over Wildfire in Colorado’s El Paso County | The Courier Mail...
 2018-04-18 22:06 

KXRM

[ FOX Colorado Springs ]

Deputies identify couple found dead in southeastern El Paso County home...

Deputies are investigating the deaths as homicides. There is still no suspect information, and they're urging the community to be vigilant....

 2018-04-18 21:21 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Air Force to pay nearly $1M to clean up contamination, provide drinking water...

Nearly two years after toxic chemicals from Air Force firefighting foam were found in water drawn from the Widefield aquifer, the military announced a string of measures Wednesday to deliver clean drinking water to residents of southern El Paso County. Un...

 2018-04-18 21:15 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

117 fire updates: State assumes control over fire...

Here's the latest on the 117 fire, which erupted Tuesday in southern El Paso County. The fast moving blaze has destroyed at least 12 structures and has injured people and animals. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette...

 2018-04-18 21:15 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Firefighters race to contain 40,000-acre El Paso County blaze; two more homes lost...

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder on Wednesday said the so-called 117 fire is holding at 40,892 acres but is only 5 to 10 percent contained and has claimed two more homes. He warned residents that evacuation orders are still in place for about 300 residen...

 2018-04-18 20:18 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

117 fire updates: State assumes control over fire; 12 homes burned...

Here's the latest on the 117 fire, which erupted Tuesday in southern El Paso County. The fast moving blaze has destroyed at least 10 structures and has injured people and animals. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette...

 2018-04-18 19:58 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Hanover Junior-Senior High School barely spared from 117 fire...

A difficult situation could have been worse for two adjacent school districts threatened by the 117 fire, which broke out Tuesday in southeastern El Paso County. Hanover School District 28's Junior-Senior High School on South Peyton Highway was just b...

 2018-04-18 18:28 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

117 fire updates: State to assume control over fire; zero containment...

Here's the latest on the 117 fire, which erupted Tuesday in southern El Paso County. The fast moving blaze has destroyed at least 10 structures and has injured people and animals. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette...

 2018-04-18 17:45 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Perimeter map for 117 fire and other wildfires in Colorado...

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. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette...

 2018-04-18 16:48 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Firefighters racing to contain 40,000-acre El Paso County blaze before high winds return...

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder said Wednesday morning that the so-called 117 Fire, which has burned 40,892 acres and is still growing, is now at a "manageable stage." "I think we have a pretty good grip on where it's burning, how it'...

 2018-04-18 16:33 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

117 fire updates: Nearly 50,000 acres burned in southern El Paso County; zero containment...

Here's the latest on the 117 fire, which erupted Tuesday in southern El Paso County. The fast moving blaze has destroyed at least 10 structures and has injured people and animals. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette...

 2018-04-18 15:03 

KDVR

[ FOX Denver ]

Fire in El Paso, Pueblo counties burns more than 40,000 acres, forces hundreds of evacuations...

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -- A wind-whipped fire in southern Colorado has burned more than 40,000 acres and there is no containment, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. The 117 Fire has burned 40,892 acres....

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