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  • Nearly 200 Fort Carson soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving with safe return from Afghanistan

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    "Home for the holidays" carried special meaning Thursday, when another 195 Fort Carson soldiers made it back to Colorado Springs from Afghanistan just in time for a turkey dinner with their loved ones. Tears, hugs and gratitude were as abundant as the pumpkin pie to come. "It gives...

  • Finding the family tree takes diligence, patience and a love of research

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    You've always wanted to know if your mother's great, great grandmother died in a Colorado Springs tuberculosis sanitarium. You may be in luck This is the "Year of the Obituaries." Hundreds of thousands of genealogy volunteers worldwide, including many in Colorado Springs, have been...

  • Doctor impersonator in Colorado sentenced for sex assaults

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — A 58-year-old man convicted of posing as an immigration doctor to sexually assault Vietnamese women in Colorado has been sentenced to 23 years to life in prison. An Arapahoe County judge sentenced Kenneth Dean Lee on Wednesday. Lee told investigators he chose victims by...

  • Colorado Springs I-25 interchange projects on track to start in January

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Construction work on two multimillion-dollar transportation projects in Colorado Springs is expected to start early next year. Additional funds for the Interstate 25 at Fillmore Street interchange and Colorado 21/Powers Boulevard at Old Ranch Road projects were approved by the Pikes...

  • Colorado Springs police use pepper spray to break up street fight

    By Debbie Kelley, The Gazette
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Three people were arrested after a large fight broke out early Thanksgiving morning in downtown Colorado Springs and had to be brought under control with pepper spray, according to police. Shortly after midnight Thursday, during routine monitoring of bars and restaurants, Colorado...

  • Police, ATF agents seize guns in Manitou Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Colorado Springs Police arrested William Fee, 48, in Manitou Springs on Wednesday for multiple felony firearm violations. Acting on a tip, detectives from the police department's Community Impact Team, which deals with violent crime including weapons, obtained a warrant and searched...

  • No delays at Colorado Springs Airport Thursday

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Flights leaving from and arriving at the Colorado Springs Airport are on time Thanksgiving Day, said spokeswoman Heather Lenard. "There aren't any delays on our end," she said. Severe weather in the eastern part of the nation had led to detained and canceled flights in the days...

  • Enjoy the food - and the mild weather - on Thanksgiving

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Forecasters are predicting a warm, mild day for Turkey Day. It'll be good weather for turkey frying and family football games before the big meal, though just how warm it will get depends on how long the clouds that entered the region overnight will stick around. "Areas that clear...

  • Magpul to pull out of Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DENVER — A company that produces ammunition magazines for guns is expected to shut down its operations in Colorado in the first quarter of next year. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/15AY2NE ) about 100 employees at Erie-based Magpul Industries were notified in October that...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant celebrating Thanksgiving by serving up free meals

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    No family or friends around for Thanksgiving, or can't afford to make a holiday dinner? The north location of Amanda's Fonda is preparing to fill in as surrogate chef and host this year. Normally closed on Thanksgiving, Amanda's Fonda at 8050 N. Academy Blvd. will open its doors from...

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