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.
  • Chickens, dogs and cats (oh my!): Animal officer's work to pick up during summer

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Sara Tucker has chased chickens down Tejon Street, treated bruised and malnourished pets, rescued frightened dogs and cats and been chased by aggressive dogs. A dog owner once threatened to shoot the four-year animal enforcement officer and her co-workers. "It can be hard on all of...

  • Traffic clear in advance of AFA graduation

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    There are no traffic issues near Air Force Academy early Wednesday, but expect to see delays as the start of the academy's graduation ceremony nears. The 9:30 a.m. event will draw thousands of spectators as gates to the academy are scheduled to open at 7 a.m. Expect traffic to build...

  • Pricey flights on historic B-17 offered this weekend in Colorado Springs

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Pilot Ray Fowler calls it the "ultimate history lesson." Fowler will take passengers on his restored World War II B-17 this weekend for short flights over Colorado Springs for $450 each. The historic Boeing bomber, built during World War II, carries up to nine passengers. Ground...

  • Colorado Springs toddler leaves house, found at 3 a.m. Sunday

    Updated: Mon, May 22, 2017

    One family had a fright last weekend when they found that a 3-year-old boy had walked out of an unlocked door in the middle of the night and wandered the streets of northeast Colorado Springs. The child was found about 3 a.m. Sunday on North Academy Boulevard near Rebecca Lane,...

  • Sunshine, evening showers in Monday's forecast

    Updated: Mon, May 22, 2017

    Rain should give way to sunny skies Monday across the Pikes Peak region though a round of evening showers and storms is expected, according to a weather report by Gazette news partner KKTV. Regional temperatures are expected to be in the 60s and 70s. In Teller County, KKTV reports...

  • Suspect arrested in northeast Colorado Springs shooting death

    Updated: Sun, May 21, 2017

    Update 6:55 a.m. A man who was shot Saturday night in northeast Colorado Springs has died from his injuries, police said. --- A man is in critical condition following a shooting Saturday night in northeast Colorado Springs, police said. Officers responded to a shooting just...

  • Exercise lets Colorado Springs-area emergency responders practice high-rise skills

    Updated: Sun, May 21, 2017

    The firefighter spotted the two lost boys and told one of them to hold his hand. "I'll keep you safe," the firefighter said. He led the boys down a few flights of stairs and to an ambulance waiting outside of St. Francis Medical Center. No one was in any danger - it was an exercise...

  • Young boy found on North Academy Boulevard at 3 a.m. returned to parents

    Updated: Sun, May 21, 2017

    A 3-year-old boy was seen walking on North Academy Boulevard near Rebecca Lane around 3 a.m. Sunday when Colorado Springs police received a call from the private security officer who found the child and was reunited with his parents hours later, police said. Police and the security...

  • Goose Gossage pitches in at Colorado Springs brain aneurysm fundraiser

    Updated: Sun, May 21, 2017

    Goose Gossage knows that his name can draw a crowd. The Wasson High School graduate, entered the baseball Hall of Fame after a 22-year career as a premier reliever with the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres. And he stays true to his roots - he lives in Colorado Springs while...

  • Registration for Bike to Work Day in Colorado Springs opens

    Updated: Wed, May 17, 2017

    Want a head start on Bike to Work Day? If so, Colorado Springs city officials said Wednesday that registration to participate in the 24th annual Bike to Work Day is now open. The event is 6-9 a.m. June 28 and promotes "bicycling for personal and community health, alternative...

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