• Colorado Springs small business owners get their turn to sound off

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Small-business people can't resolve their problems in a brief sit-down with politicians, but they can enlighten elected officials about what's on their mind. During a 45-minute roundtable discussion Tuesday in Colorado Springs, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Mayor-elect John...

  • Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives. Her muscles tensed. Her nerves tingled. She fought back tears....

  • WATCH: Air Force Thunderbirds get ready for AFA graduation with flights over Colorado Springs

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Clear weather greeted the Air Force Thunderbirds, who on Tuesday practiced their annual graduation air show over the Colorado Springs area. The team's F-16 fighter jets roar over the academy Tuesday morning and again over the campus from noon to 1 p.m. The show Thursday starts...

  • Colorado Springs woman who tried to kill roommate for insurance money gets nearly 50 years

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    A Colorado Springs woman convicted of trying to kill a roommate, allegedly for insurance money, was sentenced Tuesday to 48 years in prison, according to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office. Tammy Fritz, 49, was sentenced Tuesday to 48 years for two counts of attempted...

  • Troopers warn of Thursday traffic snarls due to Air Force Academy graduation

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    The Colorado State Patrol is warning drivers to avoid Interstate 25 north of Colorado Springs on Thursday as crowds throng to the Air Force Academy for graduation rites amid increased security. Heavy congestion and possible closures can be expected from 8 a.m. until about 2 p.m., the...

  • Children's Hospital pauses plans for new hospital in Colorado Springs

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Children's Hospital Colorado's vague plans for a new hospital on 80 partially developed acres in north Colorado Springs are "sort of paused" and could change over the summer, the hospital system's president and chief executive said Tuesday. "We continue to evaluate that," said Jena...

  • Senator: Wait times for Colorado Springs veterans is 'unacceptable'

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said he's pushing for a permanent deal to fund completion of the troubled Veterans Affairs hospital in Aurora before a three-week funding accord expires. Bennet, who stopped at the future site of a veteran-aimed charity in Colorado Springs Tuesday, said the...

  • Colorado Springs area veterans can learn about entrepreneurship at training event

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    The Colorado Small Business Development Center is hosting an entrepreneurial training event for veterans from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursday at The Pinery, 775 W. Bijou Street. The cost is $50, and scholarships are available. Training topics include procurement with the Colorado...

  • James Holmes describes 'obsession to kill' in notebook

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting are steadily moving toward the heart of their case: the testimony of two court-appointed doctors expected to say James Holmes was sane when he opened fire on a packed midnight showing of a Batman movie. The first month of...

  • Victim gesture eases Colorado Springs woman's pain at sentencing in crash that killed 5-year-old

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Raphael Hameed wheeled up to the woman who killed his 5-year-old son and placed his hand on her back. The simple gesture of comfort as Xyrjah Goldston wept inside a Colorado Springs courtroom on Tuesday epitomized "one of the most unusual cases" ever before 4th Judicial District...

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