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  • Air Force Academy superintendent orders investigation of athletic department after Gazette inquiry into cadet misbehavior

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 29 min ago

    The superintendent of the Air Force Academy has ordered an investigation into athletic programs in response to Gazette inquiries about player misconduct and issues involving the teams. The Gazette investigation, which will appear in Sunday's edition, examines recruiting, academic...

  • Police: Colorado Springs man arrested for soliciting 'teen' during coffee shop rendezvous

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    A rendezvous at a local coffee shop for a 31-year-old Colorado Springs man wasn't what he'd expected. Instead of meeting what he thought was a 14-year-old girl, Jason Aaron Kozak was confronted by police and then arrested on suspicion of felony Internet luring. Police spokeswoman...

  • Side Streets: Urban fair unlike anything Colorado Springs has ever seen

    By bill vogrin The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Over the years, I've been to many county fairs and a few state fairs. One year we came home from Pueblo with a white bunny we called Glacier. And then a black one we called Midnight. (Sadly, the neighborhood bobcat called them both "dinner" after it ripped open their hutch.) But...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper announces more aid for Colorado flood recovery

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper says $12 million in grants will help repair 16 community water and wastewater systems affected by the September floods. Hickenlooper's office announced Friday that the grants will fund planning, design and construction or improvement of systems damaged...

  • Colorado Springs man killed, another injured in Montana crash

    By MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Robert Taylor, a 39-year-old Colorado Springs man, died Thursday morning in southeastern Montana after the pickup truck he was in drove off the roadway and rolled, the Montana Highway Patrol said. Powder River County coroner Russ Kinzer confirmed that Taylor died after the crash that...

  • Jewish children enjoying summer camp, but concerned over conflict

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    The kids at the JCC Ranch Camp were faced with a day of unrelenting rain Wednesday. Boring, huh? Not if you love playing in the mud. Lots and lots of mud. On feet. On faces. On shorts and T-shirts. And, of course, getting some on the camp counselors. "It's disgusting," said Jake...

  • Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun gives away lunches

    By Kevin Carmody kevin.carmody@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Troy Calhoun never got a chance to eat lunch Thursday. A bunch of his friends did, though. Then he picked up the bill. The Air Force football coach stood so close to the Chick-fil-A at North Carefree Circle and Powers Boulevard that he certainly could smell the restaurant's chicken...

  • Colorado Day marks state's 138th anniversary

    Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DENVER — Friday is Colorado Day, marking the 138th anniversary of the Centennial State. The History Colorado museum in Denver is offering free admission both Friday and Saturday to mark the occasion. Colorado Proud, which promotes homegrown produce, is also hosting a farmer's market...

  • Maggie's Farm opens to eager customers, makes retail marijuana history in El Paso County

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Kevin "Sarge" Mac Donald came out of Maggie's Farm retail marijuana shop clutching a white bag with an eighth of an ounce of Jesus OG. Mac Donald, who represents Ward 1 on the Manitou Springs City Council, spent $62.02 buying the marijuana, while dozens of people lined up along the...

  • Police: Woman hit by train in Florence

    By Carie Canterbury, Cañon City Daily Record -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    A pedestrian is in serious condition after being struck by a train early Friday morning in Florence. Florence Police Chief Michael De Laurentis in a press release stated the accident happened at about 3 a.m. in the area of West Main Street and Church Street. He said officers...

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