• Man shoots self in leg while cleaning gun

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    A man shot himself in the leg while trying to clean his weapon Saturday night, Colorado Springs police said. Police say the shooting happened before 7 p.m. at the Peak Apartments in the 4400 block of East Pikes Peak Avenue. The man was cleaning a gun when it discharged, putting a...

  • Colorado's birthday cause for Saturday celebrations, events

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    People young and old spread out across Colorado Springs Saturday for a collection of events under the warm August sun. At the Colorado Grown Festival at the Pioneers Museum attendees stayed in the shade, under trees, listening to music, toured the museum and grabbed food and drinks...

  • Flag-guarding friendships could spur exercise effort

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Travis Weston guarded a barbecue in Memorial Park Saturday night, flipping burgers and hot dogs for the companions he met during a weeklong armed vigil outside Colorado Springs City Hall. Weston, a Denver veteran, gained notoriety in Colorado Springs last month for packing a pistol...

  • Deputies: Security burglary spree ended in rollover wreck

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    An early morning burglary spree in Security on Saturday ended in a car chase and rollover wreck, El Paso County deputies said. The Sheriff's office said that before 4 a.m. a diminutive burglar wiggled through a pet door at a home on Estrella Vista Street and nabbed the keys to a 2007...

  • Lawyers: Colorado Springs detective's arrest 'undermines' cases

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS and tom Roeder The Gazette -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Allegations that could shatter a homicide detective's credibility could have serious consequences for cases he has investigated, Colorado Springs defense attorneys say. Colorado Springs Police Department Detective Paul D. Patton was arrested Monday on suspicion of falsely accusing a...

  • Man sought since 2012 for failing to register as sex offender arrested

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    A 39-year-old man accused of failing to register as a sex offender who was wanted since 2012 was arrested Friday in Douglas County, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office reported. Toby Mohr, wanted on three warrants out of El Paso County for failing to register as a sex offender, was...

  • Back to School: Pikes Peak region districts offer new programs, new buildings

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    That six-letter "s" word, school, isn't just around the corner. It's here. Two of the Pikes Peak region's 17 public school districts, Falcon School District 49 and Ellicott School District 22, resume classes this week. A few more start back next week, with most in session by the...

  • Hickenlooper begins new state tour to sell TABOR fix

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LEADVILLE — Gov. John Hickenlooper is launching a statewide tour to push for a change in how the state spends money, asking Coloradans to help him overhaul the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, also known as TABOR. Hickenlooper wants to exempt the hospital provider fee from state revenue...

  • Disc golfers celebrate christening of new Colorado Springs course

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    With a powerful right-hand toss, Nathan Winfield hurled a flying disc near an oxbow of Fountain Creek hoping he hadn't just tossed away $15. Lost discs, it turns out, are just part of the fun at Aviary Disc Golf Course in central Colorado Springs, which was dedicated Friday as the...

  • Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    EDWARDS — Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they're ready to downsize and possibly move to nearby Vail. After trying the traditional list-and-wait method of selling the...

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