• Meth, cocaine, heroin and marijuana all in one day, say Colorado Springs police

    By JACK HOWLAND The Gazette -
    Updated: 9 min ago

    A man was arrested on traffic charges, attempting to influence a public servant and various narcotics charges after a traffic stop Friday afternoon, according to Colorado Springs police.  Gregory Collins, 50, was stopped at the intersection of Fountain Boulevard and Chelton Road...

  • Gay marriage opponents propose 2 Colorado ballot measures

    Associated Press
    Updated: 32 min ago

    DENVER — Gay marriage opponents have filed two proposed Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1GX8VEr ) that one measure would redefine same-sex marriages in...

  • List: 17 great ways to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 40 min ago

    Here's a list of Fourth of July events Saturday and the entire weekend in the Colorado Springs area. - Will 100,000 show up for Colorado Springs Philharmonic concert and fireworks at Memorial Park? - Watch what you light on Fourth of July in Pikes Peak region - Friday-Sunday...

  • Colorado Springs Philharmonic director expects record crowd at Fourth of July concert

    By Amanda Hancock The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    What goes better with the boom of fireworks than a side of symphony? Back for its 43rd round, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will light up Memorial Park on the Fourth with tunes and plenty of red, white and blue to go around. "It's an event that makes our community great - it's...

  • Live coverage: Fourth of July in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Welcome to the Fourth of July. Gazette reporters will be checking out scenes from various parts of the Colorado Springs area throughout Saturday as we celebrate Independence Day. Scroll down to see updates via Twitter (#gazFourth) or check out our main Twitter page @csgazette....

  • Fireworks shoot into Colorado crowd; 9 suffer minor burns

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    AVON — Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Colorado. Virginia Egger, the town manager in Avon, says a malfunction caused a fireworks shell to explode in its tube rather than firing into the sky Friday night. She says the misfired...

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

    Dena Rosenberry, dena@outtherecolorado.com
    Updated: 3 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:...

  • Pilot killed in Flight-for-Life helicopter crash near Frisco identified

    The Gazette and news services
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    The pilot was killed and two other people injured Friday afternoon when a Flight-for-Life helicopter burst into flames shortly after taking off near Frisco. Air Methods, the contractor that operates the helicopter, also reported the flight paramedic and flight nurse on board the...

  • Teller County Sheriff's Office investigating shots fired at Victor city employee

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    An incident in which a Victor employee reported the back window of her road grader cab was shattered by at least one shot as she worked on a dirt road in the small town southeast of Cripple Creek is under investigation, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Toni Tomei told...

  • Colorado Springs' Red Rock Canyon Open Space reopens to enthusiastic hikers

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The parking lot was full, the trails were busy and the hikers were happy. After damage from record rains forced its closure for more than six weeks, the Red Rock Canyon Open Space in Colorado Springs reopened Friday to eager visitors who trekked up and down its winding trails and...

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