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  • For 43rd year, Colorado Springs Philharmonic to play free Fourth of July concert

    By Amanda Hancock The Gazette -
    Updated: 3 min ago

    Activities and concessions begin at noon Saturday: Fort Carson 4th Infantry Division Bands noon-3:45 p.m.; USAF Academy Band's Blue Steel at 5:30 p.m.; The Colorado Springs Philharmonic at 7:30 p.m.; fireworks at dusk; Memorial Park, free, http://csphilharmonic.org/concert/summer-...

  • Live coverage: Fourth of July in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: 40 min ago

    Welcome to the Fourth of July. Gazette reporters will be checking out scenes from various parts of the Colorado Springs area throughout Saturday as we celebrate Independence Day. Scroll down to see updates via Twitter (#gazFourth) or check out our main Twitter page @csgazette....

  • Fireworks shoot into Colorado crowd; 9 suffer minor burns

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    AVON — Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Colorado. Virginia Egger, the town manager in Avon, says a malfunction caused a fireworks shell to explode in its tube rather than firing into the sky Friday night. She says the misfired...

  • 5 cool family hikes in Colorado on a hot summer day

    Dena Rosenberry, dena@outtherecolorado.com
    Updated: 2 hr ago

      To help you enjoy Colorado, we at Out There Colorado have brainstormed and identified five fun trails for a sunny summer day. (Don't worry, we'll keep sharing ideas for shady or water-splashed hikes as long as there's a need to beat the heat. And we welcome your suggestions:...

  • Pilot killed in Flight-for-Life helicopter crash near Frisco identified

    The Gazette and news services
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The pilot was killed and two other people injured Friday afternoon when a Flight-for-Life helicopter burst into flames shortly after taking off near Frisco. Air Methods, the contractor that operates the helicopter, also reported the flight paramedic and flight nurse on board the...

  • Teller County Sheriff's Office investigating shots fired at Victor city employee

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    An incident in which a Victor employee reported the back window of her road grader cab was shattered by at least one shot as she worked on a dirt road in the small town southeast of Cripple Creek is under investigation, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Toni Tomei told...

  • Colorado Springs' Red Rock Canyon Open Space reopens to enthusiastic hikers

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The parking lot was full, the trails were busy and the hikers were happy. After damage from record rains forced its closure for more than six weeks, the Red Rock Canyon Open Space in Colorado Springs reopened Friday to eager visitors who trekked up and down its winding trails and...

  • Colorado Springs rodeo lets cowboys show skills they use every day

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    These cowboys are not actors, the rodeo emcee said early Friday night. These guys are the real deal, and they're the reason juicy burgers are available for Fourth of July picnics. The Ride for the Brand Championship Ranch Rodeo is the real deal, too, said Randy Lewis, who has been...

  • El Paso County teens fire back at tobacco industry's targeting of youth

    By JACK HOWLAND jack.howland@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    In March, a pack of 11- to 17-year-olds from Hillside Community Center slipped into a gas station convenience store on something of a tobacco scavenger hunt. The six kids - part of the El Paso County Public Health's campaign Tobacco Targets Youth - feigned interest in aisles of...

  • UPDATE: Flood advisories lifted for El Paso, Teller counties

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    All flood advisories for Teller and El Paso counties were lifted as of 9 p.m. Friday. Heavy rain and some hail was reported throughout the region, causing some localized street flooding. Advisories had been issued for east-central Teller County and western and north-central El Paso...

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