• Colorado Springs rodeo lets cowboys show skills they use every day

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    These cowboys are not actors, the rodeo MC said early Friday night. These guys are the real deal, and they're the reason juicy burgers are available for 4th of July picnics. The Ride for the Brand Championship Ranch Rodeo is the real deal, too, said Randy Lewis, who has been the...

  • Pilot killed in Flight-for-Life helicopter crash near Frisco identified

    The Gazette and news services
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The pilot was killed and two other people injured Friday afternoon when a Flight-for-Life helicopter burst into flames shortly after taking off near Frisco. Air Methods, the contractor that operates the helicopter, also reported the flight paramedic and flight nurse on board the...

  • UPDATE: Flood advisories lifted for El Paso, Teller counties

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    All flood advisories for Teller and El Paso counties were lifted as of 9 p.m. Friday. Heavy rain and some hail was reported throughout the region, causing some localized street flooding. Advisories had been issued for east-central Teller County and western and north-central El Paso...

  • Teller County Sheriff's Office investigating shots fired at Victor city employee

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    An incident in which a Victor employee reported the back window of her road grader cab was shattered by at least one shot as she worked on a dirt road in the small town southeast of Cripple Creek is under investigation, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Toni Tomei told...

  • Colorado Springs' Red Rock Canyon Open Space reopens to enthusiastic hikers

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The parking lot was full, the trails were busy and the hikers were happy. After damage from record rains forced its closure for more than six weeks, the Red Rock Canyon Open Space in Colorado Springs reopened Friday to eager visitors who trekked up and down its winding trails and...

  • Must See Must Do: Best bets for fun this holiday weekend around Colorado Springs

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Here's a look at some of your best entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area over the long holiday weekend and beyond: - Busy rodeo time this week starts with Friday's Ride for the Brand and a yummy rib cook-off at Norris-Penrose Event Center. Teams from all over the...

  • Where to watch Fourth of July weekend fireworks in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    There will be several licensed fireworks displays throughout El Paso and Teller Counties on the Fourth of July. Here's a list: Friday - Fort Carson fireworks displays can be viewed at around 9:15 p.m. either on base through gate 1 (access off of Highway 115) or Gate 20 (access off...

  • El Paso County teens fire back at tobacco industry's targeting of youth

    By JACK HOWLAND jack.howland@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    In March, a pack of 11- to 17-year-olds from Hillside Community Center slipped into a gas station convenience store on something of a tobacco scavenger hunt. The six kids - part of the El Paso County Public Health's campaign Tobacco Targets Youth - feigned interest in aisles of...

  • LIST: Eight festivals to attend in Colorado

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Crested Butte Wildflower Festival: They don't call it the Wildflower Capital of Colorado for nothing. Wildflowers bloom all summer, but from July 13 to July 19, the little town celebrates flower power with guided hikes, garden tours and more. More info: crestedbuttewild...

  • Recreational marijuana advocates want Denver voters to allow use in bars, clubs

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DENVER - Authors of the constitutional amendment that legalized marijuana in Colorado want to legalize public recreational pot clubs in Denver, while Colorado Springs officials work in the opposite direction. Denver, which does allow private pot clubs, forbids the consumption of...

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