• Photos/video: Lantern Fest at Pikes Peak International Raceway expects thousands

    The Gazette
    Updated: 12 min ago

    The 2nd annual Lanternfest took place Saturday at Pikes Peak International Raceway.

  • Firefighters scope out houses to save during evacuation drill in Colorado Springs

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 40 min ago

    Larkspur Fire Marshal Randy Johnson drove through a residential neighborhood in Colorado Springs looking for houses he could save. He had identified a safe location where his 13-peron fire crew could assemble, listened for updates on the status of the fire and surveyed roofing and...

  • Rain likely, thunderstorms possible for the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Meteorologists are watching the Waldo Burn Scar today as rain is expected for most of Sunday. Rain and thunrderstorms are possible for the Colorado Springs area, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. A high near 50 degrees is predicted, with a 70 percent chance of...

  • 'Batman' killer studied brain disorders before Colorado theater shooting

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammunition, and slipped into a midnight premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." He was a sought-after neuroscientist-in-training, but...

  • Air Force Academy cadets ready to test satellite for launch

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Air Force is readying two satellites for launch in 2016 and is in the early stages of designing a third spacecraft. But these aren't the products of multibillion-dollar defense programs and top contractors. These satellites are the creations of Air Force Academy cadets. The...

  • Eight local service members gain citizenship on fast-track program

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    America gained eight citizens during a Fort Carson ceremony last week thanks to a program that fast-tracks immigration paperwork for troops. The program, in place since the Sept. 11 attacks and run through a partnership between the military and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...

  • Gazette, KKTV mayoral runoff debate televised live on Monday, streamed online at Gazette.com

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    As ballots go out to Colorado Springs voters, the first debate for the mayoral runoff election will be televised live Monday evening. The Gazette and KKTV will host the half-hour debate between Mary Lou Makepeace and John Suthers. It will be televised live on KKTV beginning at 6:29...

  • Makerspace opens in Manitou to help entrepreneurs develop products, businesses

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A small group of volunteers spent two years realizing their dream of a "makerspace" where entrepreneurs can develop, improve and eventually manufacture products, and they hope to eventually create several more in southern Colorado. The Pikes Peak Makerspace at the Manitou Art Center,...

  • Report: CU student missing for more than a week found safe

    ABC 7
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BOULDER - University of Colorado Boulder Student Berry 'Tyler' Allen, who was last heard from on April 16, has reportedly been found, according to ABC7 Denver. Family members told the ABC affiliate in Chicago about the happy news on Sunday morning, and posted about it to the...

  • Report: 'Near riot' shuts down Colorado Springs carnival

    KKTV
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    What began as many small fights grew to involve hundreds of youth in what the El Paso County Sheriff's Office says became a "near riot". Over 30 officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department, State Patrol, and the El Paso County Sheriff's office were on scene at a carnival on...

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