• Colorado Springs sets record: May was wettest month - ever - for city

    By Ellie mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 min ago

    This is officially the wettest month recorded in Colorado Springs. At 7 p.m. Friday the city broke the previous record of 8.1 inches of precipitation, after getting an official total of .22 inches Friday, the National Weather Service said. The previous record was set in 1935. "What's...

  • Deputy cleared in shooting at Colorado Springs Hobby Lobby

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 min ago

    An El Paso County sheriff's deputy was justified in shooting a man this month inside a Hobby Lobby store in west Colorado Springs, the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office said Friday. Sgt. Shane Mitchell's use of force was "reasonable, appropriate and justified" during the May 8...

  • Security guards added to efforts to address panhandling, loitering in downtown Colorado Springs

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 min ago

    Despite the addition of police patrolling in the city's core, including a greater effort to address vagrancy, a downtown Colorado Springs advocacy group has said the effort is not enough. Two security guards now also are patrolling downtown streets looking for aggressive panhandlers,...

  • Black Forest woman found guilty of 8 counts of animal cruelty

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 min ago

    Not long after Lisa Forbus settled into a jury box to hear testimony about how 14 horses died and others went malnourished, one thing became painfully clear: Sherri Brunzell was in over her head. Forbus - along with two other women and three men - returned a mixed verdict against...

  • Colorado health officials vow to continue contraceptive program despite lack of state funding

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 min ago

    DENVER - A program that provides contraception such as intrauterine devices to at-risk women will continue at the end of June despite clamors during the 2015 legislative session that without an influx of state funding the heralded program would die. Democrats counted it as their...

  • One dead in shooting at home in Colorado Springs, police say

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 min ago

    A man was killed and two women were taken to a hospital Friday afternoon after a shooting at a home in north-central Colorado Springs, according to Colorado Springs police. The women were not shot but police would not divulge details on their involvement in the incident. Sgt. Joel...

  • Pentagon approves Fort Carson's Piñon Canyon plan to use Strykers

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 min ago

    The Pentagon has signed off on an environmental impact statement that will allow Fort Carson units to train at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site with eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles. Fort Carson sought the new environmental rules last year to update a three-decades old plan for training at...

  • Three new DOD contracts help Colorado Springs company diversify

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 min ago

    Colorado Springs-based military contractor Vectrus Inc. has won three U.S. Department of Defense contracts in the past two months, helping it to continue its efforts to diversify as its work dwindles in the Middle East. The company won a $62.2 million, one-year extension of an Air...

  • Broadmoor area estate packed with 'jaw dropping' items lures shoppers

    By Carol McGraw Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 21 min ago

    Rich Schell had his arms loaded Friday with vintage clothes, including a Bill Blass gown of embossed taffeta. He was one of many estate sale goers mesmerized by the offerings at 12 El Encanto Drive in the Old Broadmoor area. The items he chose will be given to a designer friend back...

  • Pikes Peak United Way to celebrate partnerships at luncheon

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 min ago

    The man who helped Pikes Peak United Way sharpen its focus is returning to town a year later, even as the nonprofit celebrates its partnerships and community projects. Rich Harwood, president and CEO of the Harwood Institute, will speak at the agency's Community Celebration Luncheon...

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