• CC hockey notes: Signee Christiano Versich is Mr. Hockey Minnesota finalist

    By JOE PAISLEY The Gazette -
    Updated: 13 min ago

    CC signee is Mr. Hockey Minnesota finalist Forward Christiano Versich of the St. Thomas Academy is one of 10 finalists for the 31st annual Mr. Hockey Minnesota high school award, the Minnesota Wild announced Thursday. The 5-foot-9, 160-pounder signed with Colorado College recently....

  • Nurse-turned-student keeps running fun by transitioning to shorter distances

    by KEVIN CARMODy sports@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    When Paulette Painter decided to boost her career by pursuing a bachelor's degree, the longtime nurse realized she had much less time to devote to running. With that, the joy of the sport had begun to fade. Fortunately, she also decided to trim back her mileage to counter the added...

  • Anthony Mason, rugged forward of 1990s Knicks, dies at 48

    Updated: 17 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Mason's game was grit over glitz, more force than flash. That might not fit some stereotypes of New York, but it was the perfect style for the Knicks of the 1990s, and made the rugged forward a beloved bruiser by teammates and fans. Mason died Saturday...

  • At-large Colorado Springs council campaigns ramping up

    by BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 24 min ago

    A visual cacophony of candidate signs crowd most urban landscapes during election season. In Colorado Springs? Not so much. Not yet anyway. Cruising Platte Avenue from Tejon Street to Academy Boulevard last week, nary a campaign sign could be seen. Heading north on busy Academy to...

  • 'Freezin' for a Reason' - Polar Plungers brave icy waters

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 26 min ago

    Clad in plastic hula skirts, red-sequined accessories and bizarre outfits a-plenty, more than 300 people took the Polar Plunge into Prospect Lake on Saturday, "freezin' for a reason" in 23-degree weather. The water looked even frostier, prompting the obvious question: Are they crazy?...

  • Winter returning to Pikes Peak region after brief reprieve

    Updated: 38 min ago

    Note: Click here for an updated list of school, military and other closings/delays Friday. Most schools are on a two-hour delay. Not included in our closings/delays list, but should be: City of Manitou Springs offices opening two hours late. Click here for flight...

  • Man arrested after gunshots, disturbance in Colorado Springs home

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    A 29-year-old man was taken into custody Saturday morning after a disturbance, Colorado Springs police said. Jorge Rodriguez was arrested around 4 a.m. after other occupants of a home on the 2600 block of Gilpin Avenue heard gunshots coming from his bedroom, police said. The...

  • 12 people eligible for ban from downtown Colorado Springs are homeless, documents show

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 58 min ago

    Colorado Springs police said enforcing downtown bans would be a tool to target criminal activity, not an effort to drive the homeless from the city's core. But hundreds of pages of police records suggest otherwise. All 12 people initially tagged for the downtown ban are homeless,...

  • Klee: If Manning is problem - please offer a solution

    Paul Klee, The Gazette
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER - The Peyton Manning backlash is real, and it is bizarre. There is a noisy faction of the orange populous that truly believes the Broncos are better off without Manning, that the Broncos should move on from the 38-year-old quarterback. No, really. It's out there. At first I...

  • Jeff Gordon takes a final spin at track that meant so much

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Jeff Gordon admired his latest retirement gift — a miniature race car for his two young children — and thanked the folks at Atlanta Motor Speedway for not going with the obvious choice. "I really appreciate it not being a rocking chair," Gordon quipped. There's...