Fillmore exit off I-25 will close throughout weekend

By: STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com

Closures as part of the Interstate 25 and Fillmore Street interchange project are scheduled to go from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Friday through Monday.

The ramps from northbound I-25 to Fillmore Street and from...

Denver police searching for semi that damaged bridges in hit, hit, hit and run

By: Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post

Police are searching for a white semi-tractor trailer that damaged three bridges Thursday afternoon in a hit, hit, hit and run.

Three lanes of northbound Interstate 25 were closed after a semi-tractor...

I-25 construction will put temporary bridge over Fountain Creek

By: STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com

A temporary bridge over Fountain Creek is part of construction for the Interstate 25 Cimarron Street interchange project.

The bridge will be part of a temporary southbound offramp expected to be open in the...

Colorado Springs man gets 60-year sentence for murdering wife in front of son

By: KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com

A Colorado Springs man on Wednesday was sentenced to 60 years in prison for brutally murdering his wife in front of their 12-year-old son last year.

Alicia Montoya's daughter, parents, aunt and friend...

Million dollar caravan: Weekend electric vehicle rally starts in Colorado Springs

By: Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com

Want to see what a million dollars worth of electric vehicles looks like?

Take a spot by the side of the road on Saturday and watch 10 Tesla Model S EVs, each worth about $100,000, caravan from Colorado...

Plans scaled back for Colorado Springs' cold-weather homeless shelter

By: jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com

Heeding neighbors' concerns, Colorado Springs and Salvation Army leaders scaled back plans for a cold-weather homeless shelter off Weber Street while vowing to increase security and crack down on loitering in the...

Cases of human contact with bats on the rise in El Paso County

By: JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com

What should you do if you wake up with a bat in your bedroom?

Leave the room - but keep the bat inside it, according to El Paso County Public Health.

The move might seem counterintuitive, but it also...

Colorado treasurer brings feistiness in opposition to PERA head's $1.8M compensation package

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - State Treasurer Walker Stapleton brought some feistiness to via conference call what would otherwise have been a quick approval to award a contract extension worth up to $1.8 million to the head of...