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  • Best and Brightest 2015: Hope, hard work helped teen find her way

    By Anslee Wolfe Special to The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    This is the 16th of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Volunteering at Memorial Hospital, Van Nguyen met a teenager with cancer who changed her outlook. She was on trash duty in the oncology unit when a patient asked why she looked sad. It led to them...

  • Cascade homeowners in Ute Pass flood plain will soon receive buyouts from El Paso County

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Tom Harris has something on his property that many Colorado residents might envy - a swiftly running stream, swollen this time of year with spring runoff. But what Harris jokingly calls his water feature is something much more ominous - nothing like the kind of babbling brook that...

  • Colorado Springs Senator angered at amendments to his testing bill

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    DENVER - A grand bargain was reached Monday on the issue of reducing the number of standardized tests given in Colorado's public schools - ninth-grade math and reading exams will continue under both bills being considered - enraging some while pacifying others. Sen. Michael...

  • Colorado Springs school 'family' celebrates old charm, new attitudes

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Narrow hallways, no air conditioning, heavy oak doors and winding staircases may not seem like ideal features for a modern middle school. But the 90-year-old architecture at North Middle School near downtown Colorado Springs is what two longtime employees like most about the...

  • Authorities: Pilot error caused fatal 2013 plane crash in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    GRAND JUNCTION — Pilot error likely caused the 2013 crash of a small plane in western Colorado that killed two passengers and the pilot. The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction reports (http://bit.ly/1R8jUmS ) that the National Transportation Safety Board released a report saying the...

  • ACLU to defend Colorado Springs brothers cited in traffic stop

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado will represent two Colorado Springs brothers who were stopped by police, frisked and handcuffed without explanation, the ACLU said Monday. Benjamin Brown was pulled over at the end of March and he and his brother say police never...

  • Plea deal could be in works for accused Fort Carson soldiers

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Two Fort Carson soldiers waived their rights to a preliminary hearing Monday to air evidence on charges they raped a Colorado Springs teenager. Prosecutors allege Spc. Noel A. Acevedo-Mercado and Pfc. John C. Donathan met the 17-year-old girl at an October party in the woods off...

  • Flood advisory issued for Black Forest burn scar; flash flood watch issued for El Paso County

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A flood advisory was issued early Monday evening for the Black Forest fire burn scar, and a flash flood watch was put into effect for El Paso and Teller counties. The National Weather Service in Pueblo issued the advisory for minor flooding in the Black Forest burn scar and northeast...

  • Colorado Springs foreclosures rise in April, but big-picture look tells brighter story

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs-area foreclosure filings increased in April when compared with the previous month, but the overall pace of foreclosure activity is at a 14-year low, according to a report Monday from the El Paso County Public Trustee's Office. Foreclosure filings, which are the start...

  • Colorado Springs officials to present transition plan for Senior Center

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

    Colorado Springs officials next week will present a transition plan for the YMCA of the Pikes Peak region to take over operations of the Colorado Springs Senior Center. The city will unveil its plan during a meeting at 1:30 p.m. May 13 at the senior center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. A...

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