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  • Don't want to get sued? BBB suggests complaining through its review service

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado hopes you'll bypass Yelp and skip over Ripoff Report.com in favor of its business review service, saying it's a more credible alternative because it vets consumer comments - and helps ward off lawsuits. "The issue with a lot of online...

  • UPDATE: Weather-related road closures continue; water restored to residents on McKay Road

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Water has been restored to 28 households along McKay Road after a private pipe broke Thursday night below the roadbed off Old Stage Road, southwest of The Broadmoor. One household still couldn't be reached by the road Saturday, said Kristina Iodice, a spokeswoman for El Paso County....

  • One killed when vehicle crashes into Colorado Springs condo

    Kassondra Cloos
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    A man was killed early Saturday morning after his vehicle crashed into a Colorado Springs condominium.  The crash happened around 3 a.m. when the man's vehicle veered off Peterson Road north of North Carefree Circle and struck a building at the Hillsboro Condominiums on Riviera...

  • Rain kept crowds smaller, but no less enthusiastic at Territory Days

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Rain and a light smattering of hail Saturday didn't deter fans of Territory Days, and those stalwarts were rewarded when the sun conquered the clouds about 3 p.m. Still, some merchants said tourist numbers were down in Old Colorado City. "Normally we have a lot more wine tasters,"...

  • Dozens march through Colorado Springs park to raise awareness of veteran suicides

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Family members of a veteran who took his own life said they were inspired Saturday by roughly 100 people who marched through Garden of the Gods to raise awareness about veteran suicide. James Hessel's family and friends and dozens of others walked five miles through Garden of the...

  • Flood advisory, tornado watch canceled for Pikes Peak region

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Funnel clouds were spotted in El Paso County Saturday after the National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for the area that included a chance for weak funnel clouds. People tweeted photos of funnel clouds in the Fountain and Fort Carson areas. The National Weather Service in...

  • Five Fort Carson troops died at war since last Memorial Day

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Five Pikes Peak region troops have died overseas since last Memorial Day. All were assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team at Fort Carson. Here's who they were. - Pfc. Jacob H. Wykstra Pfc. Jacob H. Wykstra, 21, of Thornton, Colo., died May 28 after a helicopter crash in...

  • Colorado city going dark this weekend to help stargazers

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    TELLURIDE — Telluride residents were asked to turn out the lights on Saturday night and early Sunday to help stargazers see the night sky free of light pollution. "For all of humanity's history up until the last two generations, humans have always looked up and seen the night sky,"...

  • Colorado Supreme Court gets arguments over Christo project

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — A group fighting artist Christo's plan to drape a nearly six-mile stretch of the Arkansas River with translucent fabric is pleading with the Colorado Supreme Court to intervene. An appellate court ruled that even though the state parks department may have failed to...

  • Free suicide prevention training offered for teens, parents

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Because of several recent teen suicides in Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention will host a free training on how teens and adults can help prevent suicides, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Sanctuary Church, 1930 W. Colorado Ave. The public is invited to attend. Although there is...

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