Driver charged in drag-race death waves hearing

By: Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com

A driver who allegedly hit and killed a Colorado Springs man while drunkenly racing another driver waived his preliminary hearing in court Wednesday.

John Marvel, 21, has been charged with two felonies, two...

National parks seeing huge spikes in visitation this summer

By: The Associated Press

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking views and long waits, whether it is to get into the national park...

Lawsuit against El Paso County over wind farm dismissed

By: ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com

El Paso County attorneys and lawyers for disgruntled residents reached an agreement this week to end a months' long lawsuit over a controversial wind farm, the county announced on Wednesday.

On Sept. 1, an...

Balancing Colorado's pot production with demand a tricky equation

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Colorado is on track this year to produce about 100 metric tons of marijuana - the weight of about 15 average-sized African elephants - in licensed pot grows for both medical and recreational...

Judge: Accusations against Colorado Springs detective have weakened kidnap case

By: chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com

The case against a man accused of kidnapping a woman in Colorado Springs over stolen cigarettes has weakened because of a detective's relationship with the victim, a judge said Wednesday.

After talking to a...

El Paso County auto market booming; sales jump by biggest percentage in nearly 2 years

By: Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com

El Paso County's auto market continued to boom in August as new vehicle registrations rose from a year earlier by the biggest percentage in nearly two years, according to a report from the El Paso County Clerk and...

Colorado teen arrested after school officials find gun in backpack

By: The Associated Press

GREELEY — A teen suspected of smoking marijuana near school was arrested after administrators found an unloaded gun and ammunition in his backpack.

The 17-year-old was one of four students reportedly smoking...

Colorado mine spill prompts changes in warning system

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — A massive wastewater spill from an old gold mine in Colorado has prompted state officials to expand the list of downstream users they will warn after such accidents.

Last month, Colorado health...