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  • Colorado Springs native to head Catholic Charities

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    A Colorado Springs native has been tabbed to lead Catholic Charities of Central Colorado. Andy Barton was named the nonprofit's new president and chief executive, a role he will assume on Jan. 12, according to the organization. He replaces Mark Rohlena, who left this year to become...

  • Criminal investigation continues as El Paso County prepares for sheriff switch

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    As the third term for El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa ends, an open criminal investigation lingers. Working on behalf of the 4th Judicial District, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation has led a review of allegations made against Maketa since July and few details have been...

  • Colorado Springs family shaken by home invasion

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Armed men wearing bandannas and trench coats broke into a home in Colorado Springs Friday evening, police said. A home invasion on the 1000 block of Montrose Avenue, near Southgate Road, about 6:30 p.m. left a family "visibly shaken," Colorado Springs police said. According to...

  • Court roundup: Springs man pleads guilty in killing; man in court hate-crime case

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    One defendant pleads guilty in stabbing death One of two men accused of stabbing a man to death in July pleaded guilty to second-degree murder this week, according to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office. David Harris, 31, of Colorado Springs, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to...

  • Colorado Springs couple accused of decorating yard with stolen holiday decorations

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gaztte.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Police said they thwarted two Grinches on Friday. A husband and wife were arrested around 5 p.m.after allegedly stealing holiday decorations, and then displaying the pilfered goods in their own front yard, police said.
Jeremy Lewallan, 18, and his wife, Carrie Lewallan, 42,, were...

  • List: The 10 most clogged roadways in the Pikes Peak region

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazettte.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    For commuters who regularly drive near Peterson Air Force Base this should come as no surprise: congestion at Powers Boulevard and Airport Road is the worst in the region for drivers. Traffic is backed up at the location more than three hours and 20 minutes a day on average and...

  • Recall effort launched against Colorado Springs councilwoman

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    An effort to recall Colorado Springs Councilwoman Helen Collins launched this week cites her failure to "represent the best interests or address the basic concerns, of the long-ignored voters and hard-pressed taxpayers in City Council District 4." The group behind the recall effort...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: REACH Pikes Peak helps single mom excel

    By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Shellonda Reeves moved from North Carolina to Colorado Springs looking for a change and a clean start....

  • El Paso County to improve documentation for child placement after state review

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    El Paso County social workers failed to properly document or run 43 percent of mandatory background checks needed for adults in homes taking in children from social services in August, according to a state-led review released this week. Colorado officials said work is underway to...

  • Let the sun shine: Colorado Springs Utilities adding solar capacity

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A ray of sunshine came out of the Colorado Springs Utilities Board meeting this week as the panel OK'd two projects that will add 20 megawatts of solar power and credits to the area's energy portfolio. "It's very exciting," John Romero, Colorado Springs Utilities general manager of...

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