• GOP chair touts Hispanic outreach in Colorado

    By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DENVER — The chairman of the Republican National Committee came to Denver on Tuesday to tout Colorado as a model for how his party is reaching out to Hispanics and winning increasingly Hispanic districts without fully embracing an immigration overhaul. Reince Priebus addressed a...

  • Best of April: Top stories at gazette.com

    The Gazette
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    More than a few stories captured the attention of Colorado Springs and beyond in April.

  • Police: Suspect in burglary of deceased couple's home turns himself in

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    One of four people suspected of burglarizing the east-side home where a murder-suicide took place about two weeks earlier has turned himself in, police said Tuesday.. Eugene Mathew Griffin, 39, allegedly is connected to the April 14 theft of numerous items from a home on the 1300...

  • NTSB: Texas medical chopper hoist was spinning before Woodland Park High graduate's deadly fall

    Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas — Investigators say a hoist suspended from a medical helicopter, which was carrying a nurse and patient from a Texas hiking trail, was spinning just before the nurse fell to her death. The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released its preliminary report...

  • Suspect in Colorado Springs assaults at boxing match watch party turns himself in

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    A man who Colorado Springs police said assaulted several women with a handgun during a watch party for Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao boxing match has turned himself into authorities. Maurice Dee Kendrick, 34, was booked into the El Paso County jail and was scheduled...

  • Traffic alert: U.S. 85 in Fountain reopens after crash

    The Gazette
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    A crash involving multiple cars has shut down U.S. 85 in Fountain on Tuesday afternoon, but highway has reopened. The Fountain Fire Department tweeted about the wreck shortly before noon. By 12:35 p.m., the highway was open, according to Gazette news partner KKTV. All lanes of U.S....

  • Bruce pays city bill in case linked to Colorado Springs councilwoman's ethics case

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Anti-tax activist and former state Rep. Douglas Bruce on Monday paid the Colorado Springs treasurer $7,816.28 to satisfy a judgment ordered by a district court judge. Bruce called the court costs an "unreasonable demand by the city Attorney's Office." He then joined two members of...

  • Live trial video: Colorado theater victim feared she and her husband wouldn't survive

    Associated Press
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — A newlywed woman who was wounded in the Colorado theater massacre testified Tuesday that when the shooting began, she told her husband she loved him because she feared they wouldn't survive. "I didn't know if it was the last time I would be able to do so," Denise Axelrod...

  • Bill to close urban renewal tax-incentive loophole dies on Colorado Senate floor

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    DENVER - A bill that could have jeopardized the proposed Gaylord Rockies Hotel and Conference Center in Aurora by closing a tax incentive loophole was effectively killed by its own sponsors late Monday. Senate Bill 284 had to get its first hearing on the Senate floor Monday or it...

  • StoryCorps MobileBooth back in Colorado Springs to collect locals' stories

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    When the StoryCorps MobileBooth rolled into Colorado Springs for a month in 2009, people started to talk - literally. Two of those people were Jeff Bieri, program director at KRCC (91.5 FM), and his foster mother, Mary Miller. They cozied up over a table inside the traveling studio...

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