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  • 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....

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

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    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...

  • 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...

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

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr 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...

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

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    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...

  • 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...

  • 3 killed, 2 injured in plane crash north of Denver

    Associated Press
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ERIE — Three people were killed and two others were injured when their small plane crashed near an airport north of Denver, authorities said Sunday. The Piper PA-46 airplane crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport about 11:50 a.m., said Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the National...

  • Colorado Springs police shoot 'aggressive' dog during disturbance call

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Colorado Springs police shot and wounded a dog Sunday afternoon while investigating a reported disturbance near the intersection of South 8th Street and Cimarron. Just before 12:30 p.m., police approached the back door of a residence to check on the alleged trouble. "While doing so,...

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

    The Gazette
    Updated: 14 hr 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...

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