• Woman arrested after hitting man with her car in Colorado Springs

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Colorado Springs police arrested a woman early Sunday morning after she allegedly hit a man with her car. Germenetta Dickerson, 29, went to an area on the 2800 block of E. Fountain Boulevard just after 1 a.m. on Sunday to confront a man who had assaulted her sister, police said....

  • El Paso County working to help some who live in path of burn scar

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Tom Harris never sleeps when it rains in Cascade. He listens to the rain and knows that if he can hear the water coming down the mountain, it's too late. "Two weeks ago, when it rained all night up here, we didn't sleep all night," said Harris, who says he is shell-shocked by...

  • Send your questions about disaster preparation and recovery to The Gazette

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    It's that time of year again, when residents around El Paso County should gear up for wildfire and flood season in Colorado. While no one can predict disasters - and it's still too early to tell if the county might have a bad wildfire year - it's never to early to prepare. Do you...

  • Colorado attorney general worried over legal marijuana lawsuit

    Associated Press
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    GRAND JUNCTION — A lawsuit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska that asks the U.S. Supreme court to curtail Colorado's new recreational marijuana law could have dire consequences for all three states, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said. Colorado argued in a response to the...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    The Gazette
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    El Pomar Foundation's Forum for Civic Advancement is hosting a lecture on international threat assessment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Penrose House Conference Center, 1661 Mesa Ave. Retired Air Force generals Gene Renaurt and Kevin P. Chilton will give their assessment on current...

  • Get a Job Monday: Mile High Youth Corps in Colorado Springs

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Mile High Youth Corps in Colorado Springs is hiring for the summer, and is looking for 18-to-24 year olds with a high school diploma or G.E.D to work on land conservation, fire mitigation, trail building and restoration projects. It's a job, a work-out and a chance to be outside, all...

  • Off-duty Colorado Springs police officer helps man, son escape fire-damaged home

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    An off-duty Colorado Springs police officer helped and a man and his son leave a home damaged by fire on Palmer Park Boulevard on Sunday afternoon, Colorado Springs firefighters said. Firefighters responded to a structure fire at 5119 Palmer Park Blvd. about 1 p.m. Jimmy Paladino,...

  • Colorado lawmakers start debating annual state budget

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado budget writers have spent months assembling the state's spending plan for next year, and this week their fellow lawmakers will begin debating, tinkering, and voting on it. The process will begin in the Senate. By Thursday, the chamber is expected to pass it over to...

  • Program works to end homelessness among Colorado Springs veterans

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Sitting in a cramped hotel room doubling as a home, Alvertis Richardson let loose a grin as he showed off papers promising a free apartment. "It's great to be off the streets," he said. A spry 78-year-old, Richardson dozed in the day and stayed up after dark to keep from freezing...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Be careful using prescription discount cards

    BY BETTY SEXTON KKTV11 News -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    We all like to save money, so cards that come in the mail that claim you can save up to 75 percent off prescriptions may sound appealing. But be careful. Thanks to 11News producer, Adriane, who told me about an official-looking set of coupon cards she got in the mail. But don't...

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