Owls removed from Rockrimmon nest released back to the wild as adults

By: lance benzel and matt steiner The Gazette

One at a time, two Great Horned owls cautiously emerged from a pair of animal carriers shortly after dusk Monday night in the Rockrimmon area of Colorado Springs.

A handler from Ellicott Wildlife...

Mixed support in Teller County for ballot issue to raise sales tax to fund ambulance district

By: MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com

Sentiment from Teller County residents was mixed when asked if they would vote to increase sales taxes to help support the Ute Pass Regional Health Service District, one of two ambulance services in the...

Gamers come together in Galaxyfest offshoot

By: MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com

Despite near-perfect blue skies and 80-degree temperatures, not everyone in Colorado Springs spent Saturday afternoon doing the outdoors thing.

Shortly after 3 p.m., a band of about 100 video and board game...

Victor ballot measures would eliminate term limits, make key city role an appointed position

By: MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com

The city of Victor will ask voters two simple questions in November that city officials deem to be very important.

Victor, a city of about 400 people, wants to remove term limits for the mayor and city...

Student with gun causes hours-long lockdown at Colorado Springs school

By: MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com

Mitchell High School in central Colorado Springs went on lockdown Friday morning as police investigated reports of a girl with a gun on the school grounds.

The lockdown was lifted shortly after 3 p.m., the...

Woodland Park planning commission to consider assisted care facility

By: matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com

Construction on a 50-room assisted-living facility could begin on the eastern edge of Woodland Park as soon as spring 2016.

The city's planning commission will hold a public hearing Thursday night to discuss...

Fast-moving storm brings hail, hard rain to Colorado Springs

By: MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com

A heavy, but fast-moving storm pummeled Colorado Springs with strong rain and pea-sized hail shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Austin Harley, a meteorologist with Gazette news partner KKTV, said shortly...

Colorado Springs science carnival finds new ways to engage children

By: MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com

Even as the Cool Science Carnival began to wind down late Saturday afternoon, children remained in line at some of the more popular exhibits on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus.