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  • Family trying to raise money to pay for Fountain Marine's burial

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    The wife of a Marine and longtime Fountain resident who died in a crash in Colorado Springs is trying to raise money to help pay for his visitation and funeral this week. Mark McCart, 23, graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School and enlisted in the Marines. After his service,...

  • Balloon Classic owner: Event could be for sale

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    A chance exists that the Colorado Balloon Classic, or a similar hot air balloon festival, could remain in Colorado Springs, the event's organizer said Saturday. Patsy Buchwald, CEO and President of the Colorado Balloon Classic, said by phone that she "is not trying to sell" the...

  • Caly the cat among dozens of pets to find new homes at Colorado Springs shelter event

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Nine-year-old Caden Murphy did his part to empty the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region shelter Saturday, walking out with an 18-month-old cat he named Calypso, or Caly for short. "I just liked her coloring and she's really playful," Caden said. Caly meowed softly from a...

  • Ballot Countdown: Political news and events

    By Megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Debate slate begins in Grand Junction GRAND JUNCTION - After months of campaigning, several statewide candidates will meet in Grand Junction on Saturday for their first debates, including Gov. John Hickenlooper and his Republican challenger Bob Beauprez. The debate also will include...

  • Firefighters rescue two dogs that fell off a cliff along Fountain Creek

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Fountain firefighters rescued two dogs Saturday evening from a 30-foot sheer cliff along Fountain Creek after walkers spotted the dogs in a precarious position near 200 Fountain St. It took about an hour for the technical rescue firefighters to reach the German shepherd and blue...

  • NORAD dispatches jets to help with Atlantic Ocean plane crash investigation

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Two F-16 fighters jets aided the Federal Aviation Administration Saturday after a plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, NORAD said. The small plane left Waukesha County Airport in Wisconsin, and was headed towards Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia, when it crashed about 50 miles...

  • Woman sexually assaulted while walking through Colorado Springs park

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    A woman said she was approached by a male, grabbed and sexually assaulted while walking through Prairie Grass Park on Friday evening, Colorado Springs Police said. The assault occurred around 8:45 p.m., police said. No suspect has been identified. The woman told police she was...

  • Roaring Fork rafters warned of debris

    The Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    BASALT — Rafters and kayakers on the Roaring Fork River in Basalt are being warned to watch for debris over the next few weeks because of a construction project on the bank. An old berm is being dismantled and a new riverbank created. Rock and concrete from the project could enter...

  • Colorado on the Web: Balloon Classic photo contest

    Dalton Walker dalton.walker -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Who doesn't love a good hot air balloon show? I do, and so does my 6-year-old. For me, the best part of this weekend's Colorado Balloon Classic in Colorado Springs is that I will watch it in person for the first time. And through the eyes of my daughter. October marks my one-year...

  • Colorado Springs business leaders forming group to influence civic, political decisions

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Local business leaders are forming an organization to become involved in major civic and political decisions in Colorado Springs. Their stated beliefs include: keeping tabs on city infrastructure; electing politicians who share their vision and values; taking a stand on major issues...

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