• Wind, hail, rain and some snow in the forecast for Pikes Peak Region

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 min ago

    The Pikes Peak Region is in for a blustery, cool and wet week following a weekend of heavy snow in the high country, according to the National Weather Service. Rain showers with some chance of snow are in the forecast for Sunday night and early Monday morning, followed by a week of...

  • Police in Colorado issue dozens of citations at 4/20 marijuana events

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 27 min ago

    DENVER — Marijuana tourists in town are already celebrating Monday's unofficial stoner holiday of 4/20. One of the biggest festivals concludes Sunday in downtown Denver's Civic Center Park. Rapper Rick Ross is performing a free concert. Other festivals and celebrations are planned...

  • Hickenlooper has plan to cut down on Colorado's pending TABOR refund

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 34 min ago

    Gov. John Hickenlooper pitched a fix Thursday to what some call Colorado's "fiscal thicket," a complex network of Constitutional Amendments - most notably the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights - and state laws that dictate how state government spends taxpayer dollars. The plan - spelled out...

  • Residents asked to stay inside because of Pueblo fire

    Associated Press
    Updated: 40 min ago

    A fire broke out in Pueblo early Sunday morning almost causing some residents to vacate their homes. The Pueblo County Sheriff's office and Rural Fire responded to a fire on the property of American Iron and Metal on the 1800 block of La Crosse Ave. Highway 50C is  closed...

  • Researcher denied flight out of Colorado after tweet poking United security

    Associated Press
    Updated: 43 min ago

    WASHINGTON — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked. The researcher, Chris Roberts, attempted...

  • Increased space defense a key talking point at Space Symposium in Colorado Springs

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 44 min ago

    Record crowds, a galaxy of vendors and talk of new programs put a spring in the step of defense contractors at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. After tough years of federal belt tightening and a postwar military drawdown that cut more than $1 billion in annual Pentagon space...

  • Colorado Springs woman who inspired 'Peanuts' character has died

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 49 min ago

    Louanne (Clark) Van Pelt was a new bride when she moved to the Springs with her husband, Philip, after World War II. Philip hadn't known Charles Schulz when they served together in the U.S. Army's 20th Armored Division, but they recognized one another when they crossed paths in the...

  • Voice of the Consumer: IRS phone scam balloons out of control

    Updated: 53 min ago

    New numbers and an update to one of the craziest scams I've ever covered. Thanks to all of you who have called, telling me this one is still running hot. The crooks continue making millions, frustrating lawmakers with the Internal Revenue Service phone scheme. Con artists are...

  • Watch: Boulder's Sphero rolls out in 'Star Wars' preview

    Associated Press
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BOULDER — "Star Wars" fans were treated to a bit of Boulder-bred robotic wizardry in a split-second shot toward the end of the trailer of the movie seen around the world. Sphero, the robotic ball manufacturer run by Boulder-based and TechStars alum Orbotix, crafted a rolling droid...

  • Best & Brightest: The Gazette's Class of 2015

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region have been named The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the seniors were recognized for academic achievements and contributions to their communities and schools. They also were...

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