Jerilee raced out of the office to cover a fast moving grass fire near Falcon. Seven fire departments were called in to battle the blaze that burned about 175 acres.
Earlier this week, I covered the funeral of 96-year-old Lt. Gen. Albert P. Clark. I couldn’t get the memorable tune from “The Great Escape” out of my head all day, because it was his actions as a P.O.W. in World War II helping fellow prisoners to escape that was one of the inspirations for the 1963 movie. He was a former superintendent at the Air Force Academy and had an amazing career with the military.
A very poignant piece of work by photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson published in the New York Times magazine titled The Shrine Down the Hall.
This is part of a bigger project ( Bedroom of the Fallen ) by Gilbertson “to honor these fallen – not simply as soldiers, marines, airmen and seamen, but as sons, daughters, sisters and brothers – and to remind us that before they fought, they lived, and they slept, just like us, at home.”
Please take a look, it is very moving piece of journalism.
Super photo by Carol this morning covering a horse stuck in the mud. Rescuers were successful in getting the horse out the mud.
Mark is on the scene of a 3 alarm fire on the north side of Colorado Springs.
Sgt. Andrew Mellendorf and his wife Katherine say goodbye during the deployment of about 250 soldiers with the 43rd Sustainment Brigade Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at the 43rd Special Troops Battalion Headquarters on Fort Carson. The soldiers left for a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan. (The Gazette, Kevin Kreck)
More photos from last night’s farewell from Kevin
Bryan Oller’s photo of a cannon salute during a casing ceremony shows what a nice eye he has. While pulling the photo to post here I happened to notice this food photo that was published in January. I had to add it to this post because it also shows what a great eye for design that Bryan has. A nice vision for the photo and wonderful use of light. Mark Reis
The Gazette photo staff did well recently in two state-wide photo contests. Bryan Oller was recognized for his photo of a flag-waving fan encouraging race car driver Nouhiro Tajima during the Pikes Peak International Hill climb. Mark Reis won with his dessert photo from the cover of the Gazette’s Dining Guide, a collection of high school athlete portraits from our spring “Peak Performers” section and a photo of a motocross rider flying over the rainbow. Jerilee Bennett took home awards for her photo story on the Hassoldts, who have ten children, including six adopted from around the world and also for her feature photo of a “Man-Eating” pumpkin. Congratulations and here are their winning photos. Enjoy!