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  • Pumpkin-loving pigs are hungry for Halloween leftovers

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 min ago

    Porkchop, Hamlet and Cowboy love pumpkins. They chomp them down like pigs. That's because they are pigs. And, pretty please, they want your left over Halloween jack o' lanterns. It's all for the good of the environment. Really. It's sort of their version of civic duty to...

  • Interns, rejoice: Startup Summer starting up in Colorado Springs

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 50 min ago

    First there was Startup Weekend. Then came Startup Week. Now, Colorado Springs can add Startup Summer to the lineup. Beginning next summer, up to 15 students from colleges nationwide will spend 10 weeks as paid, full-time interns for local startup companies. The program, which...

  • Colorado Springs group buys historic building to create 'innovation' campus

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 58 min ago

    The O'Neil Group Company announced Friday that it has purchased the former Homburg buildings at the intersection of Colorado and Pikes Peak Avenues, and plans to convert the site into a home for "technology, engineering and innovation" called Catalyst Campus. The goal is to create a...

  • Unleashed dogs interfere with weed-eating goats working in Colorado Springs park

    By Monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    A herd of weed-eating goats trying to do their job in Bear Creek Regional Park are being harassed on a daily basis by dogs, whose owners are illegally allowing them to run off leash. Every year for the past 15 years, about 550 goats have worked the park, eating noxious weeds and...

  • Two crashes cause traffic jams in Colorado Springs, Fountain

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Two separate crashes caused traffic jams Friday night in Colorado Springs and Fountain. A crash at Academy Boulevard and Goddard Street in north Colorado Springs closed all lanes of southbound Academy Boulevard, according to a tweet by Colorado Springs traffic officials. No details...

  • Colorado students isolated as expulsion alternative

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — A Colorado school superintendent said Friday he will keep disciplining students by placing them in isolated, 4-by-6-foot rooms to study during school hours as an alternative to expulsion and as a way to reduce a high dropout rate. The punishment is preferable to allowing the...

  • Honk and waves remain part of election season in El Paso County

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    The sun was barely up, but Kevin Walker and crew had been at it for a while. Shaking signs and waving at traffic whizzing by, backers of El Paso County's stormwater tax proposal manned the corners at Fountain and Academy boulevards Thursday. It had been a good morning, Walker said....

  • Child rape suspect charged in Colorado attack

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — Prosecutors have charged a man accused of attacking a woman in Denver during a cross-country crime spree after he cut off a GPS monitoring device. The Denver District Attorney's Office charged 26-year-old Gregory Lewis on Friday with attempted first-degree murder, three...

  • Successful Aging Expo scheduled Saturday in Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Gazette is hosting its first Successful Aging Expo 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Drive. The event is free and open to the public. There will be demonstrations, workshops, presentations and speakers that are of interest to the 50-plus community, in...

  • Denver-area women killed in shooting ID'd, suspect apologizes

    Associated Press
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER — Police say a man arrested in the killings of two women in a Denver apartment told them he got into an argument with them before he shot them. Court documents released Friday say 22-year-old Jose Gabriel King told police the women were his roommate and a friend. The Denver...

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