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  • Best and Brightest 2014: Mark Estrada, Falcon High School

    by robin intemann Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    This is the first of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. Listening to others has always come easily to Mark Estrada, but after being in a painful situation of his own he realized it wasn't enough. "I used to be really, really shy," he said. "But when I...

  • Colorado Springs-area flu season will go down as 'worst in years'

    by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    El Paso County's flu season will go down as one of the worst in years - in particular, hitting an adult demographic that typically fares best against the virus, county health officials say. The same strain that caused the 2009-2010 pandemic came back with a vengeance this year,...

  • Mugshot Monday: Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted in the Pikes Peak region

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Wanted: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued. Christopher Barns, 31, is described as a 200-pound man, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. Barns is being sought...

  • Senate passes Colorado traffic camera ban

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    DENVER — The Colorado Senate passed a statewide ban on red-light and speeding cameras despite objections from some lawmakers that the bill would decrease traffic safety. The Senate passed the bill Monday on a 21-14 and the House will now consider it. Supporters say the cameras...

  • Colorado Springs man accused of throwing rocks at cars, kicking officer

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Colorado Springs police arrested a man accused of throwing rocks at vehicles and assaulting an officer Monday, according to police reports. Zachary Walter Fay, 23, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault on a police officer and booked into the El Paso County jail, records...

  • Public smoke-out marks marijuana holiday in Colorado; dozens of citations issued in Denver

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    DENVER — Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize...

  • Police: Colorado Springs man accidentally shoots himself in jaw

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    A man was accidentally shot in the face and was found laying on the front yard of a home near downtown Colorado Springs, police said. A neighbor called police about 6 p.m. Sunday and said a man may have been shot in the neck and was outside in the yard on the 100 block of North 7th...

  • Colorado GOP prepares for primaries

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Colorado Republicans are gearing up for a tough primary season. Even weathered incumbents such as Rep. Doug Lamborn and Scott Tipton drew primary opponents at last week's GOP assembly. And in the race for governor, a fairly evenly matched showdown among four candidates with diverse...

  • Fountain police investigate large rocks placed on Powers Boulevard

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Large rocks deliberately placed on a main road in Fountain since last summer have caused enough wrecks and damage to warrant felony charges, prompting police to ask for the public's help to find the culprits. More than a dozen vehicles have been damaged or totaled in several...

  • Driver cited after car crashes into Colorado Springs house

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Alcohol was not a factor when a car crashed into a house in northeast Colorado Springs Sunday, but the driver was cited by police. Melissa Huntley was cited for careless driving and taken to the hospital, along with a female passenger, for minor injuries, Colorado Springs police said....

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