Chhun Sun

Chhun Sun covers public safety and general assignments for The Gazette. The Thailand-born, Cambodian-American joined the newspaper's staff in 2015. He previously worked at publications in California, Utah, Washington and the countries of Cambodia and Azerbaijan. He can be reached at chhun.sun@gazette.com or by phone at 719-636-0235. Follow him on Twitter at @chhunsun.
  • Colorado Springs pilot breaks world speed record and is determined to break it again

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    It was only the beginning when John Brush bought his Aerostar 601P in 1982. He knew he had the main piece to break a world speed record. Still, it wasn't enough. He spent thousands of dollars on rebuilding the two-engine propeller plane and put in countless hours perfecting his...

  • Colorado Springs can again feed its Blue Bell craving

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    About eight months into her pregnancy, Hannah Patterson can worry about one less thing - her ice cream craving. Before this week, she had to accept the fact that she couldn't go through her pregnancy with a bowl of Blue Bell ice cream. But now that stores across Colorado Springs will...

  • Woman who died in Pikes Peak ski accident remembered as a dedicated mother and teacher

    Updated: Fri, Mar 24, 2017

    A Colorado Springs woman who died Sunday in a skiing accident on Pikes Peak was known as passionate, dedicated and engaging in her roles as a middle school and college teacher and mother to three teenage sons. Rachel Dewey was 48. "She brought not only great background and great...

  • Police: Texas girl left Colorado Springs by hopping onto coal train

    Updated: Thu, Mar 23, 2017

    A 13-year-old Texas girl who went missing in Colorado Springs was found after she hopped on a coal train back to her home state, police said. Adalie Rivera left the Quality Inn Colorado Springs Airport hotel - where she was staying with her family on vacation - about 6:30 a.m. Friday...

  • Lanes on Centennial Boulevard closing Monday for repair work

    Updated: Wed, Mar 22, 2017

    Centennial Boulevard between Fillmore Street and Garden of the Gods Road will be limited to one lane in both direction starting Monday, city officials said. The "major traffic shift" will allow crews to continue construction between Windmill Avenue and Garden of the Gods Road, the...

  • Colorado Springs to host open house about upcoming Mark Dabling Boulevard construction

    Updated: Wed, Mar 22, 2017

    The public is invited to an open house Thursday about next month's construction of Mark Dabling Boulevard that involves replacing two bridges, city officials said. The event is from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Salon Room of the Colorado Springs Marriott, 5580 Tech Center Drive. The $4 million...

  • Cañon City man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

    Updated: Wed, Mar 22, 2017

    A 38-year-old Cañon City man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child, Cañon City police said Wednesday. Jeremy Dee Gifford is accused of sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse and sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, court records...

  • Parts of North Cheyenne Canon Park closed Wednesday

    Updated: Wed, Mar 22, 2017

    Road work will shut down North Cheyenne Canon Park between the park's entrance and the Helen Hunt Falls parking area on Wednesday, according to a Facebook post by the City of Colorado Springs Regional Parks, Trails and Open Space. The closure will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday....

  • Colorado Springs fire museum vandalized

    Updated: Tue, Mar 21, 2017

    Not long after the Old Fire Station 4 was vandalized, Roy Manuszak took matters into his own hands to find out who did it. Well before sunrise one recent day, he parked his truck across the street from the historic building just east of downtown Colorado Springs and waited for several...

  • Teens arrested in hourlong fire extinguisher rampage at Colorado Springs businesses

    Updated: Mon, Mar 20, 2017

    Two teenagers were arrested Sunday after they allegedly went on an hourlong fire extinguisher rampage, menacing employees at six businesses in Colorado Springs and spraying them with chemicals, police said. Trevor Rather, 19, and a 17-year-old male whose name was not released were...

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