• Holmes: Mind 'was kind of falling apart' before shooting

    Updated: 21 min ago

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes said his "mind was kind of falling apart" and he began to have homicidal thoughts months before he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a Colorado movie theater, according to a video excerpt presented Friday at his murder trial. Holmes told a...

  • Security guards added to efforts to address panhandling, loitering in downtown Colorado Springs

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Despite the addition of police patrolling in the city's core, including a greater effort to address vagrancy, a downtown Colorado Springs advocacy group has said the effort is not enough. Two security guards now also are patrolling downtown streets looking for aggressive panhandlers,...

  • Pikes Peak United Way to celebrate partnerships at luncheon

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    The man who helped Pikes Peak United Way sharpen its focus is returning to town a year later, even as the nonprofit celebrates its partnerships and community projects. Rich Harwood, president and CEO of the Harwood Institute, will speak at the agency's Community Celebration Luncheon...

  • Colorado health officials vow to continue contraceptive program despite lack of state funding

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    DENVER - A program that provides contraception such as intrauterine devices to at-risk women will continue at the end of June despite clamors during the 2015 legislative session that without an influx of state funding the heralded program would die. Democrates counted it as their...

  • Broadmoor area estate packed with 'jaw dropping' items lures shoppers

    By Carol McGraw Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Rich Schell had his arms loaded Friday with vintage clothes, including a Bill Blass gown of embossed taffeta. He was one of many estate sale goers mesmerized by the offerings at 12 El Encanto Drive in the Old Broadmoor area. The items he chose will be given to a designer friend...

  • Colorado Springs sets record: May was wettest month - ever - for city

    By Ellie mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    This is officially the wettest month recorded in Colorado Springs. At 7 p.m. Friday the city broke the previous record of 8.1 inches of precipitation, after getting an official total of .22 inches Friday, the National Weather Service said. The previous record was set in 1935. "What's...

  • Police link shooting of cyclist, driver in northern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WINDSOR — The shooting death of a cyclist and another shooting that injured a driver in northern Colorado are linked, police announced Friday, but officials refused to say how or why they arrived at that conclusion. The body of 48-year-old cyclist John Jacoby was found May 18 along a...

  • Black Forest woman found guilty of 8 counts of animal cruelty

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Not long after Lisa Forbus settled into a jury box to hear testimony about how 14 horses died and others went malnourished, one thing became painfully clear: Sherri Brunzell was in over her head. Forbus - along with two other women and three men - returned a mixed verdict against...

  • Planned consolidation of military suicide prevention programs irks some in Pikes Peak region

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A suicide prevention program run by a former Fort Carson commander will shut down in August as the Pentagon trims costs and merges the work into another program. Retired Maj. Gen. Mark Graham, a vocal suicide prevention advocate when he led Fort Carson from 2007-09, helped set up the...

  • Mexican mine operated by Colorado Springs company shut down by protest

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Gold Resource Corp. said Friday that its mining operations in Mexico were shut down Thursday by an "illegal protest and work stoppage" involving 80 to 100 union members. However, the Colorado Springs-based company said, the stoppage was not condoned or supported by the union. The...

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