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  • HOMELESS DAY ONE: LGBT, foster teens especially vulnerable to homeless life in Colorado Springs

    by Ben Bartenstein The Gazette -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Last December, when 18-year-old Andrew Hughes got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend, Katie Koller, 19, the couple experienced a rare burst of euphoria. Katie began to tear up. "Is that a yes?" Andrew asked. Katie nodded her head. Guarantees are hard to come by for...

  • Music program tailored to kids a sweet sound in Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    There's piano or guitar lessons, and then there's Kids' Music Playground. It's like Grandma's broccoli-and-bean bake versus a Happy Meal. Music teacher extraordinaire Cheri Roggow came up with the idea and has been offering it in Colorado Springs for 10 years. The program, for...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Closely monitor your credit and debit card statements

    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Watch your credit and debit card charges like a hawk! Thanks to Patricia of Colorado Springs for telling me about this. A bogus charge recently showed up on her credit card, and it's popping up on debit and credit card statements all over the country. The transaction is from "HC Inc....

  • Balloon Classic gets up close and personal with drivers near I-25

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Some motorists in southern Colorado Springs got an unexpected up-close view of the Colorado Balloon Classic Sunday morning when one of the hot-air craft landed near Interstate 25 and Circle Drive. Officers announced the landing on Twitter, cautioning drivers to avoid balloon-related...

  • Storm developing over Ute Pass, but it should pass quickly

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Little rain but plenty of wind is expected from a storm system developing over Ute Pass Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued an advisory about the storm at 4:23 p.m. saying it would produce thunder, lightning, a small amount of rain and wind gusts up to 50 mph. The...

  • Colorado Springs police shoot 'aggressive' dog during disturbance call

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs police shot and wounded a dog Sunday afternoon while investigating a reported disturbance near the intersection of South 8th Street and Cimarron. Just before 12:30 p.m., police approached the back door of a residence to check on the alleged trouble. "While doing so,...

  • Man shoots self during traffic stop in Colorado Springs

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs police say a man who fumbled with a gun during a traffic stop early Sunday accidentally shot himself. Police were pulling over a back Honda near the intersection of 29th Street and West Platte Avenue when officers say they heard the gunfire. "Officer Csikesz...

  • Colorado Springs man accidentally fires gun, nearly hits neighbor

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Police say a man who accidentally fired a gun inside a South Academy Boulevard residence nearly hit his neighbor with the shot. Police say they were told of the shooting at about 9 p.m. Saturday and traced the gunfire to a residence on the 3000 block of South Academy. "The firearm...

  • Colorado Springs police searching for convenience store robber

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Colorado Springs police on Sunday were hunting for a robber who held up a Platte Avenue convenience store. Police say a man walked into the Western Convenience Store in the 2500 block of East Platte just after 4 a.m. and demanded cash and cigarettes. Police say the man kept one hand...

  • Man arrested after allegedly choking woman in Colorado Springs

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    A man was arrested and a woman was hospitalized after an early Sunday morning incident on the 2900 block of Muleshoe Drive in eastern Colorado Springs. Police say they were called to a report of domestic violence just before 3:30 a.m. and found a woman who had been choked. "The...

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