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  • HOMELESS DAY ONE: Reasons for homelessness in Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    a fuller picture They're often referred to as "the homeless," a term that paints a monolithic picture of a population whose only shared attribute is the lack of a permanent home. Each person has a unique story about becoming homeless, and Pikes Peak United Way has worked to give them...

  • HOMELESS DAY ONE: 3 Western U.S. cities decrease homeless populations

    The Gazette
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Three Western cities have seen sizable decreases in their overall homeless numbers, particularly in the chronic homeless population, and much of the credit is given to programs that follow a Housing First model. As the name implies, Housing First-type programs provide a stable home to...

  • HOMELESS DAY THREE: First-person account: The attempts to help one Colorado Springs homeless man change his ways

    By CARY VOGRIN cary.vogrin@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Standing under a dark, chilly bridge at 31st Street and West Colorado Avenue that he calls home, Calvin Muzzy described his hopes for the future: a warm, bright apartment he'll share with his best friend, Pete Hill. There will be no more wicked cold nights huddled near Fountain...

  • 'Popular, talented' Palmer Ridge seniors remembered after fatal auto crash

    By Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Two Palmer Ridge High School seniors died after a single vehicle crash Monday morning in northern El Paso County, the Colorado State Patrol said. Troopers said alcohol and speed were factors in the crash that killed 17-year-old Beau Begier and 18-year-old Ryan Pappas, both of...

  • Flood projects should 
ease U.S. 24 closures

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    After spending more than $10 million during the last two years on flash-flood control along Ute Pass, the Colorado Department of Transportation hopes that steps taken between now and the end of 2014 will make potential closures of U.S. 24 less stressful. Karen Rowe, a CDOT regional...

  • Palmer grad Prater adds Colorado Springs city golf title to impressive résumé

    by nEAL REID sports@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Colin Prater may soon need to add another page to his golf résumé. The Colorado-Colorado Springs sophomore put together a trio of stellar rounds at Patty Jewett Golf Course to easily win the Colorado Springs City Championship. Prater, a first-team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference...

  • Thousands spend Labor Day at Fountain's Fall Festival

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The unofficial end to summer brought floats, music and thousands of people to the streets of Fountain on Monday for the city's annual Fall Festival. The event, in its 45th year, featured a morning parade followed by a celebration at John Metcalfe Park, and was themed "45 Years of...

  • Your photos: Best of the Colorado Balloon Classic

    The Gazette
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Seventy-seven balloons are on the docket at the 38th annual Colorado Balloon Classic. About 200,000 to 250,000 people attend the free event every year, says president Patsy Buchwald. They come for the early morning ascension of balloons and for the evening Balloon Glo, where balloons...

  • County Commissioner Amy Lathen says she'll run for Colorado Springs mayor

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    On Monday, El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen announced her intent to run for Colorado Springs mayor in April's municipal election. Lathen, who represents District 2 as a county commissioner, said in a statement that she changed her mind from an earlier decision not to run....

  • Fort Carson soldier killed while trying to cross Interstate 25 ID'd

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    A 23-year-old Fort Carson soldier who died after he was struck by two cars on Interstate 25 near midnight Saturday was identified as Spc. Timothy Brett Alexander. Alexander was from Hinesville, Ga., and arrived at Fort Carson in July 2013. He entered the army in February 2011. He...

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