• Colorado Springs police still seeking 2 fugitives in killing of teen in 1997

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    It's been nearly 18 years since Steven "Gino" Romero accepted a ride with friends in a car owned by a gang member. A rival gang later fired 28 bullets into the vehicle, killing the 13-year-old. Sunday marks the 18th anniversary of Romero's death. The Colorado Springs Police...

  • Saturated ground continues to cause chaos in Pikes Peak region

    By CHHUN SUN and Kassondra Cloos The Gazette -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Sodden from days of rain, another Colorado Springs hillside sagged this week, dislodging two mobile homes and five RVs from their pads shortly after midnight Friday at the A-1 Mobile Village near U.S. 24 on the west side of the city. Six people and four dogs were evacuated by the Red...

  • Believe it or not, weekend forecast for Pikes Peak region calls for sun

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The sun might actually come out for a significant part of Memorial Day weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. There's a chance for scattered thunderstorms and showers in Colorado Springs, Woodland Park and Pueblo through the weekend, but temperatures are...

  • Soggy weather leads to indefinite road closures in El Paso County

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Several El Paso County roads have been closed indefinitely because of rain damage. They are: - Manitou Avenue and Serpentine Drive were closed from the traffic circle at Manitou and Serpentine to U.S. 24 because of cracks in the pavement on Manitou and in a retaining wall along...

  • Woman's body found on Santa Fe Trail in Palmer Lake

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A 68-year-old woman was found dead on the Santa Fe Trail Thursday night, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Friday. The woman was found around 6:30 p.m. Thursday on a portion of the Santa Fe Trail in Palmer Lake, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jackie Kirby said. She has not been...

  • Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DENVER — They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. Now, a company that manufactures tuk-tuks — the three-wheeled motorized rickshaws that have moved the masses for more than a century and go by many other names in Asia, Africa and...

  • Colorado coal mine getting court-ordered environmental study

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DENVER — Federal regulators are re-doing an environmental review for a Colorado coal mine after a judge threatened to shut it down unless they took a closer look at its indirect environmental impacts, including its contribution to climate change. However, it's not clear yet whether...

  • Alzheimer's patient won't be charged in killing

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    GOLDEN — Prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against an 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient accused of killing his roommate at an assisted living facility in Lakewood. The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office said Friday the Colorado Mental Health Institute in...

  • 20 things to do in the Colorado Springs area on Memorial Day weekend

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Here are your best bets for fun and entertainment this Memorial Day weekend around Colorado Springs and beyond: - For a list of closures, click here.  - For The Gazette's Summer Fun guide, click here. Here's a list of entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area:...

  • Colorado rafting accident leaves 1 dead

    Associated Press
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    GEORGETOWN — Authorities say one person is dead after a rafting accident in Clear Creek just east of Idaho Springs. The Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to the area off U.S. Highway 6 at about 11:30 a.m. Friday and found multiple people in the water. CPR...

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