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  • Woman arrested after house fire in Manitou Springs; residents displaced

    Updated: 23 min ago

    About 30 firefighters responded to a structure fire late Saturday morning in Manitou Springs. Manitou Springs police said they are investigating the blaze as a suspicious fire and have arrested one woman, said officer Odette Saglimbeni, a police spokeswoman. The woman arrested has...

  • Manitou Springs woman holds confederate flag burning

    By Jack Howland -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    It was all over in about 10 seconds. Patricia Cameron of Manitou Springs carried out a public burning of a Confederate flag Saturday afternoon in Soda Springs Park despite bouts of heavy rain and a small turnout. With an American flag bandanna draped over her mouth, she tossed a lit...

  • Live coverage: Fourth of July in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Welcome to the Fourth of July. Gazette reporters will be checking out scenes from various parts of the Colorado Springs area throughout Saturday as we celebrate Independence Day. Scroll down to see updates via Twitter (#gazFourth) or check out our main Twitter page @csgazette....

  • Denver police seek toddler's family after fireworks show

    By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Denver police are searching for the parents of a young girl found wandering around Civic Center Park after the 4th of July fireworks show, authorities say. Police first sought help in locating the toddler, described as being between 2 and 3 years old, through a Tweet around 2 a.m....

  • Brief flood advisory issued for Waldo Canyon burn scar area

    the gazettE -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A brief flood advisory was issued Saturday for the Waldo Canyon burn scar area in northwest El Paso County, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. At 12:52 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain in western El Paso County - including Manitou Springs and western Colorado...

  • Gay marriage opponents propose 2 Colorado ballot measures

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER — Opponents of gay marriage have proposed two Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide. One measure would redefine same-sex marriages in Colorado as civil unions. A second initiative would allow...

  • Meth, cocaine, heroin and marijuana all in one day, say Colorado Springs police

    By JACK HOWLAND The Gazette -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    A man was arrested on traffic charges, attempting to influence a public servant and various narcotics charges after a traffic stop Friday afternoon, according to Colorado Springs police.  Gregory Collins, 50, was stopped at the intersection of Fountain Boulevard and Chelton Road...

  • List: 17 great ways to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Here's a list of Fourth of July events Saturday and the entire weekend in the Colorado Springs area. - Will 100,000 show up for Colorado Springs Philharmonic concert and fireworks at Memorial Park? - Watch what you light on Fourth of July in Pikes Peak region - Friday-Sunday...

  • Colorado Springs Philharmonic director expects record crowd at Fourth of July concert

    By Amanda Hancock The Gazette -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    What goes better with the boom of fireworks than a side of symphony? Back for its 43rd round, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will light up Memorial Park on the Fourth with tunes and plenty of red, white and blue to go around. "It's an event that makes our community great - it's...

  • Fireworks shoot into Colorado crowd; 9 suffer minor burns

    Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    AVON — Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Colorado. Virginia Egger, the town manager in Avon, says a malfunction caused a fireworks shell to explode in its tube rather than firing into the sky Friday night. She says the misfired...

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