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Lance Benzel

Lance Benzel is Team Editor for The Colorado Sun.

Lance has been a journalist for more than two decades, much of it at The Gazette in Colorado Springs, where he started in 2008. He wrote about the withdrawal of Fort Carson troops from Iraq, the 2015 Planned Parenthood attacks and their aftermath, and complaints about an El Paso County judge before his ouster by voters.

Before The Gazette, Lance worked for the Billings Gazette, the High Point Enterprise in North Carolina and New City News Service of Chicago. His assignments over the years include general assignment, outdoor recreation, city government, the environment, the military and public safety.

Lance lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and son. He is an avid cyclist.

8 homes burned in Colorado Springs as firefighters battle three fires in one day

One of the fires forced a shelter-in-place order at the Colorado Springs Airport, though officials say the order has been lifted