Colorado Springs police asking for help finding runaway

By: Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com

A 14-year-old Colorado Springs boy is missing after he ran away from home and police are asking for help locating him.

Anthony Wheeler, who lives in the area of Constitution Avenue and Oro Blanco Drive, was...

Driver charged in drag-race death waves hearing

By: Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com

A driver who allegedly hit and killed a Colorado Springs man while drunkenly racing another driver waived his preliminary hearing in court Wednesday.

John Marvel, 21, has been charged with two felonies, two...

Two soldiers injured in Fort Carson Blackhawk crash during training mission in Douglas County

By: Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com

Two soldiers were injured when a Fort Carson Blackhawk crashed at about 4 p.m. Wednesday in a remote area of Douglas County.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Fort Carson held a joint press conference...

National parks seeing huge spikes in visitation this summer

By: The Associated Press

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking views and long waits, whether it is to get into the national park...

Forces line up in battle over proposed Colorado Springs sales tax increase

By: BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com

The battle is on in authentic Colorado Springs style - pitting one batch of conservatives against another over the quest to increase the city's sales tax.

Mayor John Suthers, a conservative Republican, wants...

Lawsuit against El Paso County over wind farm dismissed

By: ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com

El Paso County attorneys and lawyers for disgruntled residents reached an agreement this week to end a months' long lawsuit over a controversial wind farm, the county announced on Wednesday.

On Sept. 1, an...

Balancing Colorado's pot production with demand a tricky equation

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Colorado is on track this year to produce about 100 metric tons of marijuana - the weight of about 15 average-sized African elephants - in licensed pot grows for both medical and recreational...

Judge: Accusations against Colorado Springs detective have weakened kidnap case

By: chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com

The case against a man accused of kidnapping a woman in Colorado Springs over stolen cigarettes has weakened because of a detective's relationship with the victim, a judge said Wednesday.

After talking to a...