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  • Backcountry safety starts with 10 essential items

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    A hike in the backcountry - whether a few hours' jaunt or a series of overnighters - always should begin with thorough research of the trail system and a check of the weather, said Teresa Burgess of El Paso County Search and Rescue. The physical gear you carry should always include...

  • Football official collapses, dies at halftime of Rampart-Woodland Park game

    By KEVIN CARMODY kevin.carmody@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Tragedy overcame the joy of the first full week of high school football Friday when an official collapsed and died during halftime of a game between Rampart and visiting Woodland Park at District 20 Stadium. John Whitten, 61, a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain, had served on the...

  • Colorado Springs TCF bank robbed

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Two men held up a TCF Bank in northern Colorado Springs Friday afternoon, police said. One of the men was armed, said Colorado Springs police.
Officers responded to the bank at 4330 N. Academy Blvd., near Montbello Drive, around 2 p.m. No one was injured and both suspects fled with...

  • I-25 construction gets a holiday break

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Drivers will get a break from construction work on Interstate 25 for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Around noon Friday, highway work on the expansion project between Colorado Springs and Monument ended. It will not resume until Tuesday. The milling and paving work is the final...

  • US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

    Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS — A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne Castle told the...

  • Man allegedly shot while taking car for joyride

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    One man was shot in the arm late Friday afternoon after he drove his car recklessly through an apartment complex parking lot, Colorado Springs police said. Police believe the car he was driving was stolen. The shooting was reported at the 4300 block of N. Chestnut Street at 4:35...

  • Gold Camp Road near Helen Hunt Falls reopens

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Gold Camp Road above Helen Hunt Falls was reopened Friday, after closing due to flooding damage. City maintenance crews repaired portions of the road washed out following heavy rains Tuesday. A section of the road, between Helen Hunt Falls to North Cheyenne Cañon Park was closed...

  • Royal Gorge park reopens Saturday

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    As expected, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will open Saturday for a "soft opening" Labor Day weekend. A June 2013 fire destroyed 90 percent of the park and 48 of its 52 buildings. Multiple phases of repairs and additions are planned to help restore the park, including a new...

  • Driver sentenced in crash that killed Denver-area deputy

    Associated Press
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    GOLDEN — An 83-year-old motorist told a judge Friday he didn't remember hitting a sheriff's deputy on a motorcycle and that he has struggled to accept that his mental abilities have declined. Kenneth Martin Hosch was then sentenced to a six-year term in community corrections —...

  • Air Force Academy graduate, decorated combat veteran killed in F-15 crash

    ASSOCIATED PRESS -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BOSTON - The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was an Air Force Academy graduate and decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday. The pilot, Lt. Col. Morris...

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