• Sports physicals for Colorado Springs student athletes held Saturday

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group will offer sports physicals to student athletes of Colorado Springs School District 11 and Academy School District 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the medical group's north campus at 4110 Briargate Parkway, Suite 300. Orthopedists and medical...

  • Live video: Colorado theater shooter's mother takes stand

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL— The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial: 12:55 p.m. The mother of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes is on the stand as his lawyers try to persuade jurors to spare his life. Arlene Holmes has attended nearly every day of her son's...

  • Colorado Day: Do you have the Colorado smarts to pass our quiz?

    The Gazette
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Saturday is Colorado Day and to honor our lovely home, The Gazette has created a fun quiz. Remember, it's all in fun so try to stay away from Google search. Don't forget to post your results on Facebook so your friends can try. Why do you love Colorado? We asked readers on The...

  • Colorado Springs car dealerships collecting school supplies

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Larry H. Miller Dealerships in Colorado Springs, in conjunction with Volunteers of America, are participating in a "Stuff for Student's school supply drive, starting Friday and running through Aug. 31. Backpacks, pens, pencils, filler paper, two-pocket folders, spiral notebooks,...

  • Free vaccinations, music, food, services at Harrison School District 2 summer fest

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    A back-to-school Summer Fest for students of Harrison School District 2 is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Southeast Armed Services YMCA. Attendees can park in the west Sierra High School parking lot by the baseball field, 2190 Jet Wing Drive. Free food and music and a variety of...

  • Council resolution will funnel Colorado Springs money to Fountain Creek Watershed

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Take heart, water users downstream of Colorado Springs. A City Council resolution approved Tuesday lets Mayor John Suthers start funneling city money to the Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control and Greenway District. "It's a big deal," says district Executive Director Larry...

  • Judge: Oil field work caused Colorado man's death

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    LOVELAND — A judge's decision that the death of a Weld County oil and gas worker was caused by exposure to hydrocarbons could have major implications for the industry. Federal health officials are taking a closer look at the dangers of "tank gauging." That's the practice of measuring...

  • New problem on El Paso County's wildfire burn scars: noxious weeds

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Noxious weeds are still noxious weeds, even where nothing grows. In the years since the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires, noxious weeds have taken hold on the fires' two burn scars in western and eastern El Paso County, particularly in Black Forest, where rain and good soil...

  • 'Big Hero 6' to be featured at Pictures on the Promenade Thursday

    By GAZETTE STAFF -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    The Promenade Shops at Briargate's 8th Annual Pictures on the Promenade will feature the 2014 Disney family comedy animated film "Big Hero 6" on Thursday, July 30. Admission is free. Bring chairs and blankets. Pre-movie fun will begin at 7 p.m. The movie will begin at sundown in the...

  • Affidavit: Driver who hit, killed Colorado Springs man was racing, drunk

    BY ELLIE MULDER ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    John Marvel, 21, was allegedly racing another vehicle and had a blood alcohol content of .133 percent when he hit and killed 22-year-old Andrew Shada with his car early Saturday morning, according to Marvel's arrest affidavit. Marvel was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide,...

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