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  • Mercedes lovers gather in Colorado Springs to celebrate their love of luxury

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 min ago

    This road rally had no rumbling exhaust, smoking tires or squealing brakes. The drivers even seemed reluctant to show off what they had under the hood. Instead, they oiled their way down the road atop tufts of leather as they took in the Pikes Peak region's scenery to the...

  • Colorado Springs council may need a year to have a Drake decommission plan

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 min ago

    It could be a year before the Colorado Springs City Council makes a decision on when to decommission the Martin Drake Power Plant. The council, which doubles as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, asked Utilities staff Aug. 20 to run a number of scenarios describing what life would...

  • HOMELESS DAY ONE: Search for solutions

    by Jakob Rodgers And Stephen Hobbs The Gazette -By jakob rodgers and stephen hobbs - the gazette
    Updated: 24 min ago

    Five years ago, homeless camps crowded the banks of Monument and Fountain creeks, garnering national attention and engaging the community like few other issues have. - Everyone, it seemed, had a solution: Start a day center where people could hang out, work on job skills and get...

  • HOMELESS DAY ONE: Reasons for homelessness in Colorado Springs: United Way clients tell their stories

    The Gazette
    Updated: 27 min ago

    a fuller picture They're often referred to as "the homeless," a term that paints a monolithic picture of a population whose only shared attribute is the lack of a permanent home. Each person has a unique story about becoming homeless, and Pikes Peak United Way has worked to give them...

  • HOMELESS DAY ONE: LGBT, foster teens especially vulnerable to homeless life in Colorado Springs

    by Ben Bartenstein The Gazette -
    Updated: 32 min ago

    Last December, when 18-year-old Andrew Hughes got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend, Katie Koller, 19, the couple experienced a rare burst of euphoria. Katie began to tear up. "Is that a yes?" Andrew asked. Katie nodded her head. Guarantees are hard to come by for...

  • Music program tailored to kids a sweet sound in Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    There's piano or guitar lessons, and then there's Kids' Music Playground. It's like Grandma's broccoli-and-bean bake versus a Happy Meal. Music teacher extraordinaire Cheri Roggow came up with the idea and has been offering it in Colorado Springs for 10 years. The program, for...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Closely monitor your credit and debit card statements

    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Watch your credit and debit card charges like a hawk! Thanks to Patricia of Colorado Springs for telling me about this. A bogus charge recently showed up on her credit card, and it's popping up on debit and credit card statements all over the country. The transaction is from "HC Inc....

  • This Week: Mark your calendar

    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its 45th Labor Day Fall Festival on Monday. The festivities kick off with a parade at 10 a.m., and the festival continues until 4 p.m. at John Metcalfe Park. Colorado College's Opening Convocation is at 9 a.m. Monday in Shove...

  • Balloon Classic gets up close and personal with drivers near I-25

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Some motorists in southern Colorado Springs got an unexpected up-close view of the Colorado Balloon Classic Sunday morning when one of the hot-air craft landed near Interstate 25 and Circle Drive. Officers announced the landing on Twitter, cautioning drivers to avoid balloon-related...

  • Storm developing over Ute Pass, but it should pass quickly

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Little rain but plenty of wind is expected from a storm system developing over Ute Pass Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued an advisory about the storm at 4:23 p.m. saying it would produce thunder, lightning, a small amount of rain and wind gusts up to 50 mph. The...

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