• Could El Paso County disaster policy be endangering lives and property?

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    When flood waters blasted Fountain Creek in 2013, longtime farmer Dave Kinischtzke knew more was at stake than his farm - with state utility poles and pipelines crossing his land and an important watershed downstream, Kinischtzke needed to stabilize the swollen creek that ran along his...

  • The Country Life: Washed-out road a reminder of record rains

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Hey, remember May? You know, Colorado Springs' wettest month on record? With summer blazing, last month is a soggy memory for many. But for residents along a stretch of Jones Road in eastern El Paso County, a gaping wound in the roadway is an ongoing reminder of Mother Nature's fury....

  • Stormy weather may return after night of major lightning strikes around Colorado Springs

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    After a day of severe weather with lightning strikes and one-inch hail in Black Forest, Monday's early forecast is expected to be a little less eventful in the Colorado Springs area before it becomes active again. There's a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon...

  • Manitou Springs art exhibit features work from youth in correctional facility

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    A student exhibit opened last week at the Manitou Art Center, but none of the artists were allowed to attend. The adolescents who created the artwork are locked up in what amounts to juvenile jail. They are awaiting court hearings involving criminal cases or have been found guilty of...

  • 'Darkness' to diary entries convinced coroner that Air Force Academy cadet's death was suicide

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    The mysterious death of Air Force Academy cadet Alexandre J. Quiros has haunted and perplexed his father and longtime girlfriend since his suicide April 2. He was found at death's door, with 28 cuts and stab wounds, in his dormitory room after he had four wisdom teeth extracted that...

  • Live video: Theater shooting trial leads to concerns about mental illness, stigma

    Associated Press
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL - The trial of Aurora theater gunman James Holmes continues Monday at the Arapahoe County Justice Center, with live coverage beginning about 8:30 a.m. Trial notes: The Aurora theater gunman and his attorneys are fighting for a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity....

  • Colorado deploys tiny wasps from China

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    BOULDER — Colorado is deploying tiny predator wasps imported from China as part of a state experiment aimed at annihilating invasive beetles threatening one in six metro Denver trees. The wasps target the eggs of emerald ash borer beetles, which are also from Asia. The beetles have...

  • Body recovered from Broadmoor hotel lake

    KKTV
    Yesterday

    A man who tried to swim across the lake behind The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has died, according to KKTV. The man was last seen near the east bank of the lake. Firefighters were called when he didn't emerge from the water. After more than three hours of recovery efforts, the...

  • 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:  - Rhys Millen drove into history, but not as emphatically as he wanted. The New Zealander took an electric car to an overall title at The Broadmoor...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Don't fall for the foreign lottery scheme

    By BETTY SEXTON KKTV 11 NEWS -
    Yesterday

    If you receive a congratulations letter, saying $4.5 million is headed your way, you're not alone. Anita in Colorado Springs thought it was her lucky day. She was told her numbers were drawn from among 40 million people worldwide. Turns out crooks were claiming she won a foreign...

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