• National Night Out celebrations planned in the Pikes Peak region

    By Ellie mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Neighborhood watch programs will boost awareness on crime prevention Tuesday for National Night Out, an annual campaign to promote police-community partnerships. The Colorado Springs Police Department and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office will recognize National Night Out by...

  • Free state park entrance to celebrate Colorado Day

    The Gazette
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife joins the celebration of Colorado's acceptance into statehood with free access to all state parks Monday. Park entrance fees are waived, but activities like fishing and camping will still require a valid license or permit, according to the Parks and...

  • Mark your calendar: What's happening this week around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Here's are some of the top happenings in the Colorado Springs area this week: - Lane closures on U.S. 24 east of Falcon could cause delays for drivers starting Monday. Crews are widening the highway and replacing a bridge near the Stapleton Drive intersection, according to an El...

  • Get a Job Monday: The Colorado Army National Guard wants you

    eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Paid job training, a monthly paycheck, low-cost medical insurance and other benefits to help you pursue education goals. The Colorado Army National Guard is looking for people who want to achieve their maximum professional and educational potential in jobs that could range from...

  • Crested Butte mountain bike race canceled after fatal crash

    By Bruce Finley, The Denver Post
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    The death of a mountain bike racer after a crash Saturday in a competition at Mt. Crested Butte prompted organizers to cancel the rest of the event Sunday. The rider — Will Olson, 40, of Edwards — died of his injuries on the course in Gunnison National Forest. Gunnison County...

  • Colorado Springs man endures punishing ride, breaks Colorado Trail Race mountain bike record

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    When Jesse Jakomait, sleep deprived, with nerve damage to one hand, numb toes and ravaged shoes, rolled his mountain bike off the Colorado Trail just after midnight on Thursday, there were no raging crowds there to greet his arrival. But had the crowds been at the dark trailhead...

  • Colorado Springs firefighters extinguish small fire near Cedar Heights

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Fire Department and crews from other fire districts responded to a small fire near the Cedar Heights neighborhood in western Colorado Springs on Sunday evening. The fire was reported around 7:30 p.m. as a small plume of smoke coming from the area around Balanced...

  • Planes from Peterson Air Force Base to go to California to fight wildfires

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Two military planes from Peterson Air Force Base will fly to California on Monday, where they will be stationed to help fight wildfires in the West, the base announced on Sunday. The planes, both C-130s, are carrying modular airborne firefighting systems known as MAFFS units. They...

  • Top 5 stories you may have missed over the weekend around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Yesterday

    Here's a look at the top five stories you may have missed from gazette.com and the Colorado Springs area over the weekend: 1) Colorado Springs' strong housing market expected to continue in second half of 2015. Read more here. 2) General to Air Force Academy graduates: You're...

  • Democratic governors share lessons learned from shootings

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    ASPEN — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon shared their thoughts Saturday at a conference in Aspen on shooting tragedies that have dominated their time in office, including the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and...

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