• Revelers enjoy Monday's sun, but rain record still in jeopardy

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    A flirtation with the sun in the Pikes Peak region drew thousands outdoors Monday, but rainclouds won't race away any time soon. High temperatures in Colorado Springs hit the mid-60s Monday but that was enough for some residents to break out the shorts and flip-flops at Territory Days...

  • 'We're here to honor them;' Colorado Springs events mark Memorial Day

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    "Taps" had a deeper, sadder meaning Monday for the widow of a Fountain Vietnam veteran who died from a sudden illness in November. Lynette Foxe attended the Pikes Peak Veterans Council's Memorial Day ceremony for the first time Monday, and said she knew her husband, Michael Petito,...

  • Documentary by former Colorado Springs educator aims to 'bring back trust of teachers'

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Teaching a herd of sheep to move in the right direction works. Teaching a herd of children to read a book, solve math problems and other lessons doesn't. That's one of the messages conveyed in a new documentary a former Colorado Springs public school teacher created, directed and...

  • Hundreds of Army vehicles will roll on I-25 south of Colorado Springs this week

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    A Fort Carson brigade will start rolling rigs Tuesday morning to kick off three days of convoys as the unit sends more than 4,000 troops to the post's Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site for training. The convoys of up to 30 vehicles will proceed on several routes, but the main roads impacted...

  • 400 attend Memorial Day ceremony at Denver's Fort Logan

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER — About 400 people honored service members who died serving their country at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman were among those who spoke to the crowd Monday at the cemetery in Denver. Many of...

  • Flood threat eases in northeastern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    STERLING — The flood threat in northeastern Colorado has eased for now but Logan County residents are being asked to remain alert because of additional storms expected during the week. Residents braced for another possible round of flooding Sunday afternoon because of expected heavy...

  • Photos: Seventh annual MeadowGrass festival in Black Forest

    Christian Murdock, The Gazette
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Here are photos from the seventh annual MeadowGrass festival in Black Forest. The three-day event full of indie, folk, rock and Americana ended Sunday.

  • PHOTOS: Colorado Springs-area high schools, colleges commence with graduation season

    The Gazette
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Graduation season is in full swing in the Colorado Springs area. The Gazette is photographing graduations for the Pikes Peak region's Class of 2015. You can see your school's photo gallery, order prints and share your own photos at gazette.com/graduation, presented by Presented...

  • Study: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths

    Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CHICAGO — Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). While the research shows that the SIDS rate in Colorado's tall mountains is very low, it's still two times greater...

  • Bills viewed as a way to build trust between Colorado police, citizens

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DENVER - In a nation riled by a slew of cases of fatal police brutality or shooting of unarmed suspects, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed six bills last week aimed at "restoring trust" between the Colorado's law enforcement agencies and the community. "The relationship between law...

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