New day center for Colorado Springs' homeless families offers ray of hope

By: jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com

Lynda Rinker parsed no words - if she doesn't have rent assistance by Saturday, her family will likely call their Mercury Sable home for the second time in six months.

"That's why we're here - to try to get...

CDOT oversight criticized in state audit

By: STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com

The Colorado Department of Transportation's oversight of a program that has received approximately $1.4 billion was criticized in a state audit released this week.

FASTER, or the Funding Advancements for...

AP Exclusive: Records show university's response to James Holmes

By: Sadie Gurman, Associated Press

DENVER — More than a month before James Holmes' rampage on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes had told his...

El Paso County Woman found not guilty by insanity in killing of mother

By: Matt Steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com

It took less than an hour Tuesday for 4th Judicial District Court Judge David Gilbert to rule Rae Lena Stanley not guilty by reason of insanity in the December 2013 brutal killing of her mother, Charlas...

2 injured in Fountain motorcycle wreck

By: chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com

Two people were injured after a car and motorcycle collided late Tuesday on Highway 85/87 in Fountain, police said.

The motorcycle rider and passenger suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after...

Panel discussion pushes need for help fighting human trafficking

By: KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com

Even as southern Colorado residents become more informed about the horrors of human trafficking and law enforcement goes after criminals with more vigor, it remains exceedingly difficult to prosecute the...

Motorcyclist killed trying to squeeze between trucks on I-25

By: CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com

A motorcyclist died early Tuesday after he attempted to squeeze between two moving trucks on northbound Interstate 25 near Monument Hill, a Colorado State Patrol spokesman said.

Jeremy Teafort, 33, died at...

Calhan loses two board members to resignation

By: STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com

Two members of Calhan's board of trustees resigned Monday, the town's mayor confirmed.

Trustees Daniel Rolenc and Frank Carpenter submitted letters of resignation via email, said Mayor Bryan Eurich.

A...