• Second recreational marijuana shop to open in Manitou Springs

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The tight-knit Manitou Springs community coupled with the streams of tourists that pass through for the Incline, Pikes Peak and small mountain-town relaxation make the city a prime spot for a new recreational marijuana shop, a spokeswoman for an emerging business says. Owners of...

  • PPCC expands to Teller County with unique classroom

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WOODLAND PARK - With winds gusting up to 20 mph, a chill in the morning air and snow melt creating muddy rivulets, it wasn't easy to pinpoint the origin of Fountain Creek on a topographical map and document the findings in a field journal. But students in Kristen Kubina's mountain...

  • 20 people to undergo shots after stray kitten tests positive for rabies in northeast Colorado Springs

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Twenty people must undergo a series of preventative shots after a kitten tested positive for rabies in northeast Colorado Springs. It's the first confirmed case of rabies in a domesticated cat in El Paso County since 1966, according to county public health officials. A family living...

  • New vehicle registrations in El Paso County hit the slow lane in February

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    After hitting a 10-year high last year, the automobile and truck market in El Paso County has gone into reverse. According to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office, the number of new vehicles registered in the county last month fell 15.4 percent from February 2014 to 1,662....

  • The Country Life: A new chicken in the flock -it's like high school all over again

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    We have an addition to our chicken flock, courtesy of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. Our flock has consisted of six chickens we got as chicks two years ago - five hens and an unexpected rooster. Now we're up to seven with the recently adopted hen. By the way, if you're...

  • Colorado Springs kitchen fire causes minor injuries

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A kitchen grease fire sent two people to the hospital Monday afternoon with minor injuries, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said. The fire, on the 1600 block of Acacia Drive, was reported around 2:15 p.m. but was extinguished by people on scene before the fire department arrived....

  • Colorado's Second Lady to speak on women and race during International Women's Day event

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council will present an International Women's Day program on Women, Race and Global Minorities on Monday. The guest speaker will be Claire Oberon Garcia, an English professor and director of the Race and Ethnic Studies Program at Colorado College. She...

  • Troop honors 7 teens who stuck it out to earn Eagle Scout rank

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    When 16-year-old John Gaebler got up to thank his parents for supporting him along the road to becoming an Eagle Scout, he decided to start with a little honesty. "I almost quit Boy Scouts when I was in the sixth grade," said Gaebler. "And I'm so glad I didn't." Gaebler, the son of...

  • Colorado revenue department sees increase in fraud

    Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    DENVER — Concerns about increasing fraud by thieves using filing software and stolen identification information here and in at least one other state mean the Colorado Department of Revenue will this year issue some refunds by slower-but-surer check to taxpayers who had wanted...

  • Investigation turns up bullet holes in fence rather than car

    By kASSONDRA cLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Further investigation into a report of a car being shot five times in a Colorado Springs hotel parking lot turned up no such car, Colorado Springs police said Monday night. Although a caller on Monday afternoon reported bullet holes riddling a car in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn...

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