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  • Vietnam vet from AFA's first class to be buried Friday at academy cemetery

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Brig. Gen. James Rhodes is coming home to the Air Force Academy on Friday. A member of the first class of cadets to graduate from the school in 1959, the Vietnam veteran will be buried at the cemetery on the campus after a noon service in the Cadet Chapel. His son, Jeff, says that's...

  • Mobile home fire east of Colorado Springs extinguished

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Falcon fire crews battled a mobile home fire on Luther Road, east of Marksheffel Road Wednesday. The blaze was reported by a neighbor shortly before noon, said sheriff's office spokesman Lt. Greg White. Scanner traffic indicated firefighters had...

  • Colorado officials invite Gov. Chris Christie to visit, despite 'quality of life' comments

    News services -
    Yesterday

    Colorado elected leaders have a message for Chris Christie on living in the Rocky Mountain State: Don’t knock it until you try it. Responding to the New Jersey governor’s comments bashing Colorado’s “quality of life,” Sen. Michael Bennet said that Christie is welcome to...

  • Best and Brightest 2014: Haley McCarten, Pine Creek

    By Robin Intemann, Special to The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    This is the third of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. Most 7-year-olds hardly know how to care for themselves. Yet until her grandparents intervened, Haley McCarten was doing just that and tending to her younger sister. Eventually, McCarten's...

  • City Council eyeing charter change to allow it to have its own staff, attorney

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The Colorado Springs City Council needs its own attorney and needs to be able to hire and fire its own staff, council President Keith King says. He says the city's charter, which is the city's constitution, needs to be changed to give the City Council those powers. He proposed the...

  • Colorado Springs-area student earns spot at prestigious science fair (plus list of state winners)

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Parents of science fair participants everywhere will undoubtedly commiserate with Ellie Thompson when she jokes that "sometimes it's a little scary." For several years, her son, Matthew Hileman, has been working on an ion propulsion system in the family basement as part of his...

  • Red flag warning Wednesday for southeast Colorado

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Gusty winds and dry conditions throughout most of southeastern Colorado prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The weather service said wind gusts up to 35 mph with relative humidity levels below 12 percent could cause extreme...

  • Police: Colorado Springs man robbed people he knew at gunpoint

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Police said a man is on the run after he robbed his companions at gunpoint Tuesday night at an apartment complex in east Colorado Springs. An unidentified man and a group of people he knew went to an apartment on the 1400 block of Alvarado Drive, off East Fountain Boulevard, about...

  • Rockslide cleared on US Highway 24 near Minturn

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    MINTURN — U.S. Highway 24 near Minturn has been reopened after workers cleared a rockslide that brought down more than 150 tons of rock onto the roadway early Tuesday. The rockslide occurred about halfway between Minturn and Redcliff and caused significant damage, punching holes in...

  • Colorado Springs ranks as one of the best US cities for asthma sufferers

    by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Breathe easy, Colorado Springs. Dealing with asthma apparently comes easier here than elsewhere in the nation. Colorado Springs ranks as one of the best cities in the country for people suffering from the condition, placing sixth out of the largest 50 cities, according to NerdWallet....

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