• Colorado Springs firefighters rescue hiker from Pulpit Rock

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A hiker injured on Pulpit Rock Friday afternoon was rescued by the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Firefighters executed a rope rescue around 2:45 p.m.. The 40-year-old woman had a minor leg injury and was taken to the hospital. Fire Capt. Steve Oswald, a CSFD spokesman, said the...

  • Colorado Springs police still seeking 2 fugitives in killing of teen in 1997

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    It's been nearly 18 years since Steven "Gino" Romero accepted a ride with friends in a car owned by a gang member. A rival gang later fired 28 bullets into the vehicle, killing the 13-year-old. Sunday marks the 18th anniversary of Romero's death. The Colorado Springs Police...

  • Saturated ground continues to cause chaos in Pikes Peak region

    By CHHUN SUN and Kassondra Cloos The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Sodden from days of rain, another Colorado Springs hillside sagged this week, dislodging two mobile homes and five RVs from their pads shortly after midnight Friday at the A-1 Mobile Village near U.S. 24 on the west side of the city. Six people and four dogs were evacuated by the Red...

  • Believe it or not, weekend forecast for Pikes Peak region calls for sun

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The sun might actually come out for a significant part of Memorial Day weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. There's a chance for scattered thunderstorms and showers in Colorado Springs, Woodland Park and Pueblo through the weekend, but temperatures are...

  • Soggy weather leads to indefinite road closures in El Paso County

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Several El Paso County roads have been closed indefinitely because of rain damage. They are: - Manitou Avenue and Serpentine Drive were closed from the traffic circle at Manitou and Serpentine to U.S. 24 because of cracks in the pavement on Manitou and in a retaining wall along...

  • Woman's body found on Santa Fe Trail in Palmer Lake

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A 68-year-old woman was found dead on the Santa Fe Trail Thursday night, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Friday. The woman was found around 6:30 p.m. Thursday on a portion of the Santa Fe Trail in Palmer Lake, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jackie Kirby said. She has not been...

  • Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DENVER — They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. Now, a company that manufactures tuk-tuks — the three-wheeled motorized rickshaws that have moved the masses for more than a century and go by many other names in Asia, Africa and...

  • Colorado coal mine getting court-ordered environmental study

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DENVER — Federal regulators are re-doing an environmental review for a Colorado coal mine after a judge threatened to shut it down unless they took a closer look at its indirect environmental impacts, including its contribution to climate change. However, it's not clear yet whether...

  • Alzheimer's patient won't be charged in killing

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    GOLDEN — Prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against an 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient accused of killing his roommate at an assisted living facility in Lakewood. The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office said Friday the Colorado Mental Health Institute in...

  • 20 things to do in the Colorado Springs area on Memorial Day weekend

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Here are your best bets for fun and entertainment this Memorial Day weekend around Colorado Springs and beyond: - For a list of closures, click here.  - For The Gazette's Summer Fun guide, click here. Here's a list of entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area:...

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