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  • Most clogged roadways in Pikes Peak region has traffic backups for hours

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    For commuters who regularly drive near Peterson Air Force Base, this should come as no surprise: Congestion at Powers Boulevard and Airport Road is the worst in the region for drivers. Traffic is backed up at the location more than 3 hours and 20 minutes a day on average, and drivers...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: REACH Pikes Peak helps single mom excel

    By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Shellonda Reeves moved from North Carolina to Colorado Springs looking for a change and a clean start....

  • Colorado Springs native to head Catholic Charities

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    A Colorado Springs native has been tabbed to lead Catholic Charities of Central Colorado. Andy Barton was named the nonprofit's new president and chief executive, a role he will assume on Jan. 12, according to the organization. He replaces Mark Rohlena, who left this year to become...

  • Colorado Springs family shaken by home invasion

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Armed men wearing bandannas and trench coats broke into a home in Colorado Springs Friday evening, police said. A home invasion on the 1000 block of Montrose Avenue, near Southgate Road, about 6:30 p.m. left a family "visibly shaken," Colorado Springs police said. According to...

  • Lawsuit against Colorado shows resistance to legalization of marijuana

    By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation's highest court — social conservatives and law enforcement. The lawsuit...

  • Aurora theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial....

  • Annual gift giveaway to be held Saturday

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A venerable giveaway spanning more than three decades and helping thousands of children each holiday season will return this year, five days before Christmas. The giveaway began in 1983 and has since ballooned into an hours-long spectacle helping thousands of people each year. Upon...

  • Governor Hickenlooper reveals he has a girlfriend

    By Joanne Davidson, The Denver Post
    Yesterday

    In addition to hearing the traditional “Merry Christmas” or “happy holidays,” guests at Gov. John Hickenlooper’s annual yuletide gathering got a bit of a surprise: he’s got a girlfriend. While Hickenlooper made no formal announcement at the Wednesday cocktail party held in the...

  • Sheriff Terry Maketa puts in retirement paperwork to leave office before term ends

    By Kassondra Cloos and Stephen Hobbs The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Sheriff Terry Maketa has submitted his notice of retirement and plans to leave office Dec. 31, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday. His retirement comes two weeks before the end of his third term. Maketa did not give a reason for cutting his term short, spokesman...

  • Natural Grocers dropping Colorado-based product under dairy rules

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    FORT COLLINS — Natural Grocers plans to stop selling yogurt from another Colorado-based company, Noosa, as it switches to pastured-based dairy products. Last spring, Lakewood-based Natural Grocers announced that it would phase out milk and other dairy products from cows that don't...

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