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Pikes Peak Greenway Trail will be open during holiday weekend

By: STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com

The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail will be open during Labor Day weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation said in a news release.

Intermittent closures of the trail are occurring as part of the...

Judge upholds annexation agreement for Colorado Springs' Banning Lewis Ranch

By: rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com

A federal judge has rejected an attempt by the owner of the Banning Lewis Ranch to get out from under an annexation agreement that governs the property's development, handing Colorado Springs a victory in its...

Massive wildfire season forces Forest Service to shuffle money to firefighting fund

By: RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com

The U.S. Forest Service began this week transferring money from some of its programs to help fuel its dwindling firefighting budget, according to an internal memo from Chief Tom Tidwell to regional foresters.

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Southbound I-25 reopened north of Colorado Springs

By: jakob rodgers and Stephen Hobbs The Gazette

Southbound Interstate 25 was fully reopened about 5:50 p.m. Friday after a crash near Monument.. The left lane of the interstate was closed for hours as crews cleared the scene, the Colorado Department of...

Colorado Springs woman accused of embezzling more than $50,000

By: JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com

A Colorado Springs woman who ran a local physician's practice is accused of stealing more than $56,000 from its payroll and company accounts.

Michelle Lisanne Reynolds turned herself in to authorities on...

10 Years After Katrina: Ripples from costly storm reached Pikes Peak region

By: matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com

It didn't take long after Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for displaced, discouraged people to spill across the United States in hopes of finding refuge from the storm.

The...

Passenger numbers at Colorado Springs Airport decline for fourth consecutive month

By: WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com

Passenger traffic at the Colorado Springs Airport in June fell from the same month a year earlier to 54,102. The drop is the fourth consecutive monthly decline and the seventh in the past eight months. The number...

Fountain woman arrested on suspicion of arson blamed fire on her daughter

By: KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com

A Fountain woman set her ex-girlfriend's home on fire in June and then tried to peg the crime on her daughter, according to an arrest affidavit.

Claudia Barajas, 37, was arrested Aug. 20 after what police...