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  • Map: See where gas is less than $2 a gallon in Colorado Springs

    Maria St. Louis-Sanchez
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    As gas prices continue to plunge, the $2-per-gallon price line for gas has been broken in Colorado Springs by two businesses, according to the gas price tracking service GasBuddy.com. Two Costco stores – one at 5050 N. Nevada Ave. and another at 5885 Barnes Road – both were selling...

  • Photo: How The Gazette covered the break in U.S.-Cuba relations, Jan. 4, 1961

    The Gazette
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    President Barack Obama announced Wednesday the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War...

  • Side Streets: Another chance to see the Knulls' Christmas display deemed unique in Colorado Springs

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    For decades, John and Joan Knull decorated their home on East Dale Street with a collection of homemade Christmas decorations that twirled, slid and sometimes chugged. The colorfully lighted display started in 1970 with a Santa, sleigh and three reindeer that John's father built in...

  • Pikes Peak region has several high schools ranked among Colorado's best

    BY DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Five local high schools get the gold star this year. Half of the state's top 10 public high schools - as ranked by Colorado School Grades, an online comparison site created by a coalition of 18 nonprofit organizations - are in the Pikes Peak region. Three are public charter schools...

  • List: Colorado Springs area holiday events

    Carlotta Olson, The Gazette
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Events are added daily. For more events, go to coloradosprings.com. Looking for craft fairs? Head to Page 11. MUSIC "Songs of the Seasons" - Through December, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. For a list of performances, go to chapelhills mall.com. Michael Martin Murphey -...

  • Man testifies about kidnapping, sexual assault in Colorado Springs

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    When a 19-year-old employee at a Colorado Springs 7-Eleven got off work one mid-April night, a stranger was waiting for him. The employee agreed to give the man a ride to his car, but had no idea he would be kidnapped, drugged and sexually assaulted for hours to come that evening, he...

  • A refund for Colorado Springs taxpayers? Better times for city make it one possibility

    BY WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    The city of Colorado Springs may have to issue refunds to taxpayers or ask voters to keep revenue above limits set in the city's charter if sales and use tax collections continue to surge at double-digit rates, the city's chief financial officer said Tuesday. City officials are...

  • Make pointed effort to avoid driving on spilled nails during morning commute

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Make sure to pay sharp attention during Wednesday morning's commute - a traffic accident has reportedly led to a box of spilled nails. Colorado Springs police had not yet arrived on scene by 8:10 a.m., but said a black Mazda and black Toyota pickup truck had crashed on southbound...

  • Prosecutors charge Colorado man living secretly in rafters

    Associated Press
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    DENVER — Prosecutors have charged a man who was living secretly in the rafters above a Denver restaurant after he crashed through the ceiling, triggered a flood and got trapped in a wall. The Denver District Attorney's Office says 36-year-old Stephen Graves is facing charges of...

  • Headache nearly over: Austin Bluffs Parkway widening should be done this weekend

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    All six lanes of the newly widened Austin Bluffs Parkway corridor between Nevada Avenue and Old Farm Drive are scheduled to be open by Saturday, an end to a year-and-a-half project that faced delays because of weather and caused headaches for drivers. The benefits of the construction...

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