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  • Must See Must Do: What's happening in the Colorado Springs area this weekend

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com
    Updated: 7 min ago

    FRIDAY-SATURDAY The delicate, artistic Japanese flower arranging known as Ikebana is in the spotlight Friday and Saturday at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. Flower arranging demonstrations, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, are part of the Ikebana International Denver Flower Show...

  • Former D-20 leader pushing effort for new Colorado Springs charter school

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 min ago

    A former top administrator at The Classical Academy, the only charter school in Academy School District 20, is leading an effort to open a second K-12 charter school in the district. In 2000, Monument resident Merlin Holmes became the first principal of The Classical Academy High...

  • Happy holidays: Downtown Colorado Springs cuts a deal for pop-up retailers

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 min ago

    In the retail world, a pop-up is not a camper but a temporary store - and downtown Colorado Springs officials want more of them for the holidays. To make it happen, the Colorado Springs Downtown Development Authority and landlords of empty spaces in the city's core are launching a...

  • New details about Fort Carson soldier accused of burning house

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 min ago

    A Fort Carson soldier arrested on suspicion of burning down his own house Sunday morning had increased his home insurance coverage just days before the blaze, according to an arrest affidavit. Crews responding to the fire at 7568 Chasewood Loop shortly after 1:30 a.m. said they found...

  • Colorado Springs event puts in a plug for electric vehicles

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    To help wean himself off oil, John Duprey leased a Nissan Leaf electric car this week - and the organizers of a tour to promote clean vehicles hope more Coloradans will follow his lead. Duprey's car was one of 19 on display Thursday at the First & Main Town Center on Powers Boulevard...

  • Calhan homicide victim identified

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The victim of a fatal shooting in Calhan was identified Thursday as 30-year-old Michael Mackey, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. The El Paso County coroner determined the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds and ruled the death a homicide, the fourth in El Paso...

  • Colorado Springs house fire displaces nine residents

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Nine people and two dogs escaped from a burning home in northeast Colorado Springs early Thursday. Five adults, two teens and one baby were able to get out of their home on the 8300 block of Vaquero Circle, off Meadowland Boulevard, east of North Academy Boulevard, just as the blaze...

  • Poll indicates more trouble for Colorado Democrats; Gardner with big edge on Udall

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Another poll released by Quinnipiac University on Thursday spells trouble for Colorado's Democratic incumbents. The poll puts U.S. Sen. Mark Udall 8 percentage points behind U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican from Yuma who is trying to change congressional chambers in the Nov. 4...

  • Update: Macyo January trial

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -By jakob rodgers - the gazette
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The trial of a teen accused of gunning down a couple amid a botched burglary continued Thursday. Here's the latest: The trial: Macyo Joelle January faces first-degree murder charges in the shooting deaths of Fort Carson Staff Sgt. David Dunlap and his 
pregnant wife, Whitney Butler,...

  • Calhan ending handshake agreement for water usage

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    After years of relying on a handshake agreement to govern bulk water usage from ranchers and farmers, the town of Calhan is enacting stricter policies to keep better tabs on water use. In the past, neighboring farmers and ranchers could take water from the town's fire hydrants and pay...

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