• Patriotic till the end: Colorado Springs veteran, 87, dies building flagpole

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Age was no barrier for Richard "Dick" French, who, at 87, set out to build a 20-foot flagpole in the yard of his Colorado Springs home to show off his immense patriotism. For months, he talked up the project to family members and couldn't wait for the weather to warm up so he could...

  • Confederate flag spurs conversation in Colorado town

    The Greeley Tribune
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WINDSOR — Windsor High School's diversity week came with an unplanned lesson when a Confederate flag was spotted on a vehicle in the school's student parking lot. Assistant principal Dick Thomas said school officials tried to strike a balance between students' First Amendment rights...

  • Kara Tippetts' funeral draws hundreds in Colorado Springs

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    In what might have been the most cheerful funeral ever, hundreds of people gathered Saturday to honor anti-suicide advocate Kara Tippetts, who died of breast cancer one week ago at age 38. The Colorado Springs wife and mother of four had urged brain-tumor patient Brittany Maynard not...

  • New buses, routes, times coming to Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    New bus routes kick in April 6, with more frequent stops for some, Mountain Metropolitan Transit has announced. Route 5, which connects the downtown terminal with The Citadel transfer center, will have stops every 15 minutes instead of 30 minutes, and Saturday service will be restored...

  • Colorado Springs candidates trumpet transit needs, spurring high hopes

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs bus system is "a joke" to many people who depend on it, but city election candidates have inspired hope among the disillusioned. "I'm very optimistic that all the front-runners are aware of the issue and the situation ... I'm optimistic we'll get there in this...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities works to clear the air on scrubber project cost

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    When Colorado Springs Utilities inked a deal in 2011 to spend $111.8 million on a scrubber technology project to clean pollutants coming from the coal-fired Martin Drake power plant, officials budgeted $10 million for site work. But the project was delayed, material prices increased,...

  • Colorado Springs man arrested after 1-month-old suffers head injury

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    A Colorado Springs man was arrested after a 1-month-old child was found with facial and head trauma on Saturday afternoon. Colorado Springs police officers were called to a local hospital after receiving a 9-1-1 call from the 1000 block of S. Chelton Road about 12:45 p.m. that the...

  • Man cited with arson in eastern El Paso County wildfire

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    A homeowner was cited with fourth-degree arson, accused of starting a 78-acre wildfire in eastern El Paso County, sheriff's spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby said Saturday night. The blaze, which was 100 percent contained by about 7 p.m., had prompted mandatory evacuations earlier between...

  • Car rolls in eastern El Paso County, occupant killed

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    One person died in a rollover accident at U.S. 24 and Garrett Road in eastern El Paso County about 5 p.m. Saturday, with witnesses reporting that the vehicle occupant had ejected. The highway was closed in both directions for several hours from Constitution Avenue to U.S. 24 while the...

  • Postal truck burns in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Flames engulfed a postal vehicle in Colorado Springs Saturday, damaging an unknown amount of mail. An engine compartment fire spread to the rest of the vehicle at North Academy Boulevard and Carefree Circle, said Fire Lt. Tarrick Patterson. Most of the mail had been delivered when...

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