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  • About 1 million expected at Denver airport

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    DENVER — Traffic is picking up at Denver International Airport ahead of Thanksgiving. About a million people are expected to pass through the airport this holiday week, with about 152,000 of them traveling on Tuesday. That's nearly 10,000 more people than on a normal day. Parking...

  • Mother of slain UCCS student offers reward for information about killer

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Some mornings, Pam Lively wakes up to lovely, peaceful memories of her daughter. Other days, it's violent images of the way in which Angelina Sicola was slain last year in her apartment. "Every morning when I wake up, I think of her," Lively said Monday. The grief will never go...

  • Colorado Springs voters might decide stormwater funding

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Colorado Springs Chief of Staff Steve Cox presented a capital improvement and stormwater funding plan to the City Council on Monday that he's hoping will go to voters in April. He's asking that the City Council put a question on the ballot seeking voter approval to issue $160 million...

  • Construction work to reduce lanes Tuesday

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Eastbound Circle Drive, east of Janitell Road, will be reduced to one lane Tuesday for construction. The work, which will install concrete barriers, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Construction will pause for Thanksgiving and resume Dec. 1. Once the eastbound work is complete,...

  • City Councilman Joel Miller resigns his seat, will run for mayor in 2015

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Joel Miller dropped a double bombshell Monday with an announcement that he is resigning from City Council and will turn his attention to the 2015 mayor's race. Miller, 44, beat District 2 incumbent Angela Dougan for a council seat in April 2013. He is...

  • 'We're disheartened, but we can't be disabled,' NAACP leader from Colorado Springs says

    BY Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    The small group huddled in front of a TV on Monday night in Christ Temple Community Church in southeast Colorado Springs was anxious. After hearing a grand jury's decision regarding the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., they turned off the TV news broadcast, shaking...

  • Black Forest Fire announces finalists for new chief

    By Ryan Maye Handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Four months after its fire chief resigned following a prolonged sick leave, the Black Forest Fire Department board has narrowed its search for a new chief to three finalists, including current acting Chief Jim Rebitski. The new chief, who will be announced Dec. 10, will replace...

  • Colorado Springs City Council moves to give Jones Park to county

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    A 1,200-acre swath of Pikes Peak forestland known as Jones Park is on a course to be donated to El Paso County's park system. The Colorado Springs City Council on Monday tamped down fears of a potential sale of the historic property by agreeing to draft a resolution stating the land...

  • Air Force Academy senior named Rhodes Scholar

    BY Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    An Air Force Academy senior is one of 32 students from around the country to be named as a Rhodes scholar. Rebecca Esselstein, originally from Dayton, Ohio, is the 38th Air Force Academy student to win the scholarship, and one of only a dozen student-athletes to win the honor. She...

  • 2 flu hospitalizations confirmed in El Paso County

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Flu season is officially upon us. Two people were recently hospitalized with flu symptoms, according to El Paso County Public Health, marking the first such reported cases in the county this season. The health department recorded 212 flu-related hospitalizations during the 2013-2014...

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