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  • Planes from Peterson Air Force Base to go to California to fight wildfires

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Two military planes from Peterson Air Force Base will fly to California on Monday, where they will be stationed to help fight wildfires in the West, the base announced on Sunday. The planes, both C-130s, are carrying modular airborne firefighting systems known as MAFFS units. They...

  • Springs man endures punishing ride, breaks Colorado Trail Race mountain bike record

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    When Jesse Jakomait, sleep deprived, with nerve damage to one hand, numb toes and ravaged shoes, rolled his mountain bike off the Colorado Trail just after midnight on Thursday, there were no raging crowds there to greet his arrival. But had the crowds been at the dark trailhead...

  • Fatal crash closes westbound lanes of U.S. 24, 31st Street

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Westbound U.S. Highway 24 was closed around 7 p.m. on Sunday, as the Colorado State Patrol and Colorado Springs police responded to a fatal traffic crash near 31st Street. As of 7 p.m., southbound 31st Street was closed, while eastbound lanes of both roads remained open. Check with...

  • Records detail intense investigation of suspect in bombing at NAACP building

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    For days, authorities tracked a man they believed had tried to bomb a Colorado Springs building. They followed him to a retail store in Trinidad, monitored his home and reviewed more than two months of his cell phone records. Although the explosive device caused no injuries and...

  • Top 5 stories you may have missed over the weekend around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Here's a look at the top five stories you may have missed from gazette.com and the Colorado Springs area over the weekend: 1) Colorado Springs' strong housing market expected to continue in second half of 2015. Read more here. 2) General to Air Force Academy graduates: You're...

  • Democratic governors share lessons learned from shootings

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    ASPEN — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon shared their thoughts Saturday at a conference in Aspen on shooting tragedies that have dominated their time in office, including the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and...

  • Colorado motel evacuated after pepper spray incident

    Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WHEAT RIDGE — Firefighters say a person using a pepper spray substance in room and hallway prompted an evacuation at a motel Saturday afternoon. Three people at the American Motel in Wheat Ridge were taken to the hospital with respiratory issues and itchy eyes. Twenty people were...

  • 5 cool family hikes in Colorado on a hot summer day

    Dena Rosenberry, dena@outtherecolorado.com
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    To help you enjoy Colorado, we at Out There Colorado have brainstormed and identified five fun trails for a sunny summer day. (Don't worry, we'll keep sharing ideas for shady or water-splashed hikes as long as there's a need to beat the heat. And we welcome your suggestions: email...

  • Apartment rents hit another record high in Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Colorado Springs' red-hot apartment market showed no signs of cooling in the second quarter, as rents hit another record high and the availability of apartments tightened, according to a report from the Colorado Division of Housing and Apartment Association of Southern Colorado....

  • List: Top 10 attractions to see around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    You will never know how much cool stuff there is to do and see in the Pikes Peak region until you’re asked to list just 10 of them. Here's a list of favorites: Cave of the Winds - 100 Cave of the Winds Road, Manitou Springs, off U.S. 24; 685-5444. Terror-dactyl aerial dive, zip...

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