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  • Increased drone use creates a buzz at Castle Rock shop

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 min ago

    Castle Rock - The buzzing noise coming from Santa's sleigh as it flies over Colorado this week won't be the reindeer kicking into high gear. It will be from drones that Santa will deliver to good children and adults this year. Since the state's first store specializing in hobbyist...

  • Colorado Springs salvage yard fire burns numerous vehicles

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 49 min ago

    A fire at an automotive salvage lot in south Colorado Springs burned 32 vehicles Saturday, according to Capt. Mark Parker of Stratmoor Hills Fire Department. Large plumes of smoke could be seen for miles in the sky as dusk fell. Stratmoor Hills Fire Department initially responded...

  • Heavy snow forecast for Colorado mountains - and a bit for Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 57 min ago

    A powerful winter storm will hit Colorado's north-central mountains starting Sunday and continuing through Monday evening, making for prime skiing this holiday week. Remnants of the strong Pacific jet stream will make their way into the Pikes Peak region late Sunday. The National...

  • El Paso County panel on community-police relations set for Monday

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    A panel discussion on community-police relations and the use of force by officers will take place Monday at Centennial Hall. The event will feature Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey, El Paso County Sheriff-elect Bill Elder, NAACP Criminal Justice Chair Barbara Mickens and other...

  • New residency program could help alleviate doctor shortage in Pikes Peak region

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Peak Vista Community Health Centers plans to establish a family medicine residency program in summer 2015 or 2016 - a pivotal step aimed at alleviating a region-wide doctor shortage. The program would be the first of its kind in the Pikes Peak region, and would offer a critical new...

  • Olympic skater spends time with kids at Colorado Springs' downtown ice rink

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Tiandrea Rice isn't likely to forget her first time ice skating. She got pointers from a pro. Tiandrea, 11, scooted around the outdoor rink in Acacia Park Saturday with three-time Olympic figure skating medalist Rachael Flatt, who grew up in Colorado Springs and is home for the...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: CPCD helps grandparents after influx of five children

    By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. At 67, Kathen Caddy and his fiance never expected to provide and care for five children from ages 4 to...

  • Thousands served at annual Christmas giveaway in Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    After they were robbed of Christmas gifts from under their own tree the day before, Alicia Rivers waited in line Saturday with her three children hoping to find something to make up for the loss. They were out on Friday and returned home to a broken sliding door and their presents...

  • Colorado Balloon Classic festival announcement expected next month

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The organization behind the Colorado Balloon Classic will host a balloon festival in a new location in the state for the 2015 Labor Day weekend, a December newsletter for the group said. An announcement on the new venue is expected by the end of January, as details are being finalized....

  • Good Samaritan retrieves woman's purse from snatcher in Colorado Springs parking lot

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    A Good Samaritan came to the rescue of a woman whose purse was snatched from her Friday night at Chapel Hills Mall. The woman was in the mall parking lot about to get into her car when she was shoved and had her purse stolen, Colorado Springs police said. The robber ran away but was...

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