• Denver International Airport celebrates 20th anniversary

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Denver International Airport celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said the airport is a growing hub for international air traffic with new nonstop flights to Tokyo and Panama City. Airport officials also said it's time to look to the...

  • Boulder waives snow removal fines

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder authorities are temporarily waiving fines and fees for residents who do not clear their public sidewalks because of what they are calling extreme weather conditions. Code enforcement supervisor Jennifer Riley says the city doesn't want people getting...

  • 1 Chipeta Park house destroyed in fire, 1 saved

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    David and Serena Soyka saw their Chipeta Park home destroyed by fire within minutes Thursday night, but swift work by firefighters saved the house next door. Soyka told Gazette news partner KKTV-11 that he and his wife were watching television when he saw a puff of smoke coming up the...

  • Colorado Springs K9 apprehends theft, assault suspect

    THE GAZETTE -
    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    A man wanted on several felony warrants ignored commands and tried to run through a police line Friday night at the Howard Johnson Lodge, 1231 S. Nevada Ave., but was stopped by a police K9, Colorado Springs police said. Eric Garcia, 23, was treated at a hospital and arrested, police...

  • Kaiser Permanente joins list of insurers for some care at UCCS' Lane Center

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    A new insurance company has agreed to cover care offered at the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, but only for a portion of its HealthCircle. Kaiser Permanente clients ages 18 and older will be covered for visits to the center's Primary Care Clinic, the company and the...

  • Discomfort comes with leadership, VA undersecretary tells Air Force Academy cadets

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Allison Hickey told an Air Force Academy crowd Friday that her time as a cadet there taught her how to be uncomfortable. And learning that skill, the undersecretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs said, made her the leader she became. Hickey was the recipient of the academy's...

  • Snow provides plenty of options near and in Colorado Springs for winter fun

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Pikes Peak region residents have two options for the weekend: stay cozy, warm and voluntarily snowed-in or go outside in search of great winter adventures. The abundance of snow that has graced the region, according to outdoor enthusiasts, has made winter adventures easier to reach...

  • Waste Management closing public recycling site in Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Waste Management is closing the public drop-off portion of its Colorado Springs recycling center, citing the cost of cleaning up blowing litter and problems with contaminated items left at the site. The center, at 604 4th St. in a mostly industrial area northeast of Nevada Avenue and...

  • Struggling Colorado Springs middle school gets one-year reprieve

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy is in what Principal James Nason calls "an interesting place." The magnet middle school in Colorado Springs School District 11 with a special focus on aviation is one of 30 schools across the state in its fifth consecutive year of low academic...

  • Sheriff's Office arrests man who allegedly posed as mail carrier to steal identities

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    The discovery of a cloned Colorado license plate led El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies to a man they say used a postal worker's uniform to steal mail. Jesse D. Williams was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of unlawful possession with intent, two counts of identity theft and...

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