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  • Two Wahl siblings complete English Channel swim, but trio misses out on history

    By Robert S. Johnson, rob.johnson@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The Wahl siblings will have to wait to make history. Devin, Dustin and Danielle Wahl set out Sunday morning to become the first three siblings to swim the English Channel, but only two of made it across the 21-mile stretch of water. Danielle, who swam the channel in 2013,and Devin...

  • This week: Mark you calendar for these events around Colorado Springs

    By Matt Steiner, The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Woodland Park is celebrating 25 years of its Mayor's Cup Footrace on Saturday. Events for the annual event will include a kid's fun run, 5K and 10K races, and a 5K walk. The event begins with a 7 a.m. registration, which can be done at city-woodlandpark.org. The Colorado Springs...

  • Storm strikes but doesn’t live up to expectations; rain expected through midweek

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Storm clouds that threatened the Waldo Canyon burn scar Sunday didn't live up to expectations of heavy rainfall and potential flash flooding, but meteorologists predicted Pikes Peak region residents will see continued rounds of storms and weather advisories through the middle of the...

  • Harrison teacher institute gives newcomers a jump on coming school year

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    The anteater died. This elicited a groan from the summer school student pretending to be the long-snouted mammal. The ant, however, smiled. Christopher Morroww, a new science teacher in Harrison School District 2, was demonstrating how the food chain changes and effects the...

  • Northern Command chief talks disaster response, missile defense at Aspen Security Forum

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    ASPEN - Chaos in the Middle East means an increased threat of terrorist attacks on American soil, U.S. Northern Command chief Gen. Chuck Jacoby told a crowd Saturday. Jacoby covered a range of issues during his talk at the Aspen Security Forum, from military response to natural...

  • 2014 has been record-tying, deadly year on Colorado waterways

    By MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    A grim trend that began in late May and surged through June has continued this month on Colorado's rivers. Another rafter died Thursday after the vessel that a 57-year-old Texas woman was riding became lodged in a suck hole and capsized, the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office said....

  • Crews battle new wildfire in northwestern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    CRAIG — Firefighters in northwestern Colorado are battling a new wildfire — a 300-acre blaze near Elk Springs. The Elk Springs Fire started Saturday in windy conditions. It's burning near a ranch as well as oil and gas facilities and power lines. Recent lightning strikes...

  • 2 injured in private plane crash at airport in Pueblo

    Pueblo Chieftain
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Firefighters responded to a small plane crash Sunday morning at the airport in Pueblo, according to the Pueblo Fire Department. The department reported a private plane with two passengers crashed around 9:30 a.m. Injuries were minimal, according to the department’s twitter account....

  • With flood watch in place Sunday, CDOT crews on standby to close highway

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    With a flash flood watch in place Sunday, maintenance workers for the Colorado Department of Transportation are on call to shut down 
U.S. 24 near the Waldo Canyon burn scar at any moment. Slow-moving storms with heavy rainfall are expected to cross the region starting in the...

  • Lawyers, non-profit group in Colorado try to aid border kids

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    DENVER — Lawyers, churches and at least one nonprofit group in Colorado are hoping to help immigrant children who have flooded over the border with Mexico. Denver officials have said they are considering applying for a federal grant to provide housing and other services to the...

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