• Fire Chief: 'Not giving up hope' in search for missing mom of AFA cadet who died

    By CHHUN SUN and Kassondra Cloos The Gazette -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs Fire Department is "not giving up hope at all" in the search for Ksenia Quiros, 45, who went missing Wednesday, nearly two weeks after her son, an Air Force Academy cadet, died. Fire Chief Christopher Riley said Friday afternoon that a witness who stepped forward...

  • Former Colorado Springs teacher found not guilty in sex assault case

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A former Cheyenne Mountain High School teacher was acquitted by a jury Friday of a charge of sexually assaulting a student. Mark Moore, 32, was arrested in February 2014 after a school therapist told police about an inappropriate relationship between Moore and a student. He was...

  • Legislative Roundup: Crowdfunding bill signed, voter bill amended

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Online crowdfunding legal for Colorado startups Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Rep. Pete Lee's bill this week enabling Colorado companies to raise capital online through crowdfunding such as Kickstarter where the public invests in the idea. Lee, D-Colorado Springs, introduced the bill...

  • Man shot in hand after dispute at Monument Safeway store

    By jakob rodgers and Kassondra Cloos -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A coffe-throwing spat may have been what led to a man being shot in the hand Friday at a Safeway parking lot in Monument. Mark Brady, 61, was arrested Friday night after the shooting, which happened around 3:40 p.m. at the Safeway at 624 Colorado Highway 105, said Lt. Steve Burk, a...

  • Fort Carson soldiers arrested, accused of stealing military equipment to sell on Ebay

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

    Two Fort Carson soldiers and a third who was discharged last year have been arrested and accused of stealing military equipment that a fourth man, a civilian, allegedly sold on eBay. A criminal complaint alleging three of the men stole Fort Carson property including two iRobots worth...

  • Colorado Springs school district saves big bucks by having employees stick with one hospital

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Colorado Springs School District 11 saved $1.9 million by switching from Memorial Hospital to Penrose-St. Francis Health Services as its employees' sole hospital provider, district and hospital officials announced Friday. The savings came during the first year of a partnership...

  • Colorado man's bike trip planned to raise awareness about human trafficking

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A Colorado man is taking to the streets to spread awareness about human trafficking, and he wants the public's help. Daniel Lemke, 22, is heading out Sunday for a 12,000 mile bike trip around the United States he's calling "Bike Through Traffic." He plans to make dozens of stops to...

  • Police, regulators say they will keep tabs on 420 marijuana parties

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    As hordes of tourists, pot smokers and sellers gear up for Colorado's annual 420 marijuana celebrations this weekend, state troopers and regulators have plans too. The Colorado State Patrol's "#ZeroZero" campaign is pushing for zero fatalities and zero tolerance toward dangerous...

  • Vote on stormwater bill delayed for discussion with southern Colorado farmers, ranchers

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER - Farmers and ranchers from along the Lower Arkansas River were riled about a bill that would protect governments from being sued over stormwater detention and mitigation systems that impact water flows. Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, said it was a communication issue that...

  • Colorado Springs high school taking online learning in a new, more individualized direction

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    An online high school in Academy School District 20 will shift its focus to what the program creator believes is the next generation of online learning. "Initially, the philosophy behind online education was location - the idea that the student could do school from anywhere - and we...

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