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  • Two Colorado Springs men wanted in connection with Pueblo robbery

    BY LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Dec 25, 2014

    Two Colorado Springs men are being sought for robbery in a Christmas morning home invasion in Pueblo West that involved at least one gunshot. Pueblo sheriff's investigators say that Rajohn Ledbetter-Fuller, 29, and Donte Tate, 24, were armed when they stormed into a house on East...

  • Colorado Springs gets some late Christmas snow

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 min ago

    Snow began to fall in Colorado Springs by Thursday evening - but the question of whether the city had a white Christmas was still up in the air as of press time. "For a white Christmas, it's an inch on the ground," said Kyle Mozley of the National Weather Service in Pueblo. "Whether it...

  • Colorado Springs woman recalls wartime work portrayed in 'The Imitation Game'

    BY LANCE BENZEL The Gazette -
    Updated: 46 min ago

    For decades, Barbara Saks of Colorado Springs kept mum over Bletchley Park, the fabled home of the British code breakers credited with shaving years from World War II. But her vow of secrecy didn't apply at the Christmas Day premier of a film that recounts the once top-secret story -...

  • Man's release from jail gives Ellicott family happy holiday surprise

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 48 min ago

    Kay Huntwork went to bed on Wednesday night thinking her son wouldn't be around for Christmas for the first time. Robert Gould, 46, was in jail in Denver on suspicion of theft, drug possession and misdemeanor fugitive charges, and it looked like he wouldn't be able to get out until...

  • Colorado Springs entrepreneur seeks inventors

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Stan VanderWerf believes three-dimensional printing will change the way inventors get products ready for market, and he aims to use his expertise and 3-D equipment to help them avoid the delays and costs of getting prototypes manufactured. The Colorado Springs entrepreneur started...

  • Vanpool program is good for environment and passengers

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    For Jerry Carpenter, the Mountain Metropolitan Transit vanpool has no downside. It's cost effective, good for the environment, and removes the strain on his own vehicle from the 114-mile round trip commute to the Veterans Affairs Health Administration Center in Denver. The nine...

  • What to do with that Christmas Tree? Recycle it

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    'Twas the day after Christmas and no one knew what to do with the big ol' pine tree in the house. Easy, says Fred Martin, owner of Rocky Top Resources. Recycle it. Seven tree recycling drop-off sites in El Paso County, including Rocky Top Resources, 1755 E. Las Vegas St., are...

  • Colorado Springs holiday meals feed thousands

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Half a ton of ham, 50 gallons of gravy, 15 sheet cakes and 1,000 pies - just reading the list is enough to make you loosen your belt. Volunteers and service groups in the Pikes Peak region cooked up a cornucopia that fed nearly 6,000 people over the two-day holiday period, not to...

  • Keep an eye out for bats this time of year

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    While most bats in Colorado are hibernating in caves and crevices or flying down to warmer temperatures in the southern hemisphere, residents should keep an eye out for the creatures. The state is home to 18 native species of the mammals, which are active during the summer months,...

  • Interregional Express bus will provide rides from Colorado Springs to Denver

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Dec 25, 2014

    Test runs, advertising and hiring for a commuter bus system connecting cities across the Front Range will begin early next year as part of an effort to drum up support for the program before it starts in the spring. Trial runs to test schedule times and the commute in Colorado...

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