• FMS: Air Force Academy prep schoolers help with elementary science fair

    BY Eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Air Force Academy Prep School cadet candidates are inspiring and helping Pioneer Elementary School fifth graders achieve their dreams. Twenty of the officer hopefuls were at Pioneer on Friday to judge the school's seventh annual science fair. The cadet candidates' community volunteer...

  • Ute Valley open space grows thanks to conservation effort

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Ute Valley Gateway Open space has grown by 110 acres, the city of Colorado Springs announced Friday. The newly-conserved tract makes a 203-acre open space on the border of Ute Valley Park, which is 300 acres. The addition allows the city to complete the Ute Valley Trail. The...

  • Rollover shuts down stretch of I-25 Friday in northern Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A rollover crash involving a recreational vehicle shut down southbound Interstate 25 near Woodmen Road for hours Friday. The RV was pulling a Jeep, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. The crash occurred around 10:55 a.m., Colorado Springs police said. All lanes were...

  • Unanswered questions kill funding request for Colorado youth corrections security staff

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A request for a $1.2 million supplemental appropriation to add security staff at the state's troubled youth corrections facilities was denied Wednesday by the Colorado General Assembly's Joint Budget Committee. The problem is, 53 people have been hired to do the job. The reason for...

  • Colorado Springs high schoolers protest firing of Sierra coach, teacher

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Instead of attending the last hour of Friday classes, dozens of Sierra High School students dashed across Jet Wing Drive to ask questions their school officials won't answer. They wanted to know why Stallions head football coach Phil Jackson was fired this week and why their...

  • Status quo for Colorado Springs apartment scene: vacancies low, rents high

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A continued strong demand for apartments and relatively little construction kept Colorado Springs' apartment vacancy rate low and rents high during the fourth quarter of last year, according to a report from the Colorado Division of Housing and Apartment Association of Southern...

  • New commander named for Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Soldiers in Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division will see a familiar face when a new boss takes command this year. The Pentagon announced Friday that Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves will replace Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera as Fort Carson's top general. LaCamera's next assignment has not...

  • Going to a Super Bowl party? Colorado law enforcement is watching

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    It's no New Year's Eve, especially since there's no local stake this year, but the Super Bowl brings rowdy parties, fills bars and increases the risk for drunken drivers on the roads. Law enforcement agencies will be on alert and have asked people to arrange designated drivers or to...

  • Pueblo woman convicted in Fountain-area crash that killed 3

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    A woman who killed three people while driving under the influence was convicted Wednesday on 10 charges, including eight felonies. Jade Courtney Valdez, 24, of Pueblo was found guilty on three charges each of vehicular homicide involving DUI, vehicular homicide resulting from reckless...

  • BBB of Southern Colorado warns businesses of phishing scam

    The Gazette -
    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    The BBB of Southern Colorado warned Friday that scammers are sending bogus emails to business owners, asking them to click on a BBB Standard Business Questionnaire form. But the link goes to a site that delivers malware to the user's computer. The Council of Better Business Bureaus...

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