• Dirk Draper, the new CEO of the RBA, brings skills to get things accomplished

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 min ago

    Dirk Draper rarely backs away from a challenge, but if he hadn't done so when he was in college, he might be writing this story instead of being its subject. Draper was a sophomore majoring in journalism at the University of Missouri when he went to the student newspaper to get...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities works to clear the air on scrubber project cost

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 33 min ago

    When Colorado Springs Utilities inked a deal in 2011 to spend $111.8 million on a scrubber technology project to clean pollutants coming from the coal-fired Martin Drake power plant, officials budgeted $10 million for site work. But the project was delayed, material prices increased,...

  • Colorado Springs Elections 2015: Reader questions roundup #CSPolitics

    The Gazette
    Updated: 37 min ago

    You Asked - And We Did Too About 20 people joined Gazette reader forums to talk about the April 7 Colorado Springs election. The Gazette is asking candidates some of the questions the people posed in stories that will run on five Sundays and will use other reader questions and...

  • Woodland Park man, and 'ponies,' to ride 1,000 miles for combat vets

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    When it comes to life on the trail, former Green Beret Ray Knell relies on his team: three mules and a horse named Mustang Sally. The ponies - as the burly, bearded Afghanistan War veteran calls them - do more than pull their weight, and they seem to take his chatter in stride. And...

  • Photos: Marchers want more recognition of Cesar Chavez in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The steady strumming of guitars accompanied marchers singing and chanting in Spanish through downtown Colorado Springs as dozens of people celebrated the legacy of the late labor advocate Cesar Chavez. Saturday's march, which went from Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum north to Acacia...

  • Facebook stabbing suspect in Colorado turns himself in

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    LONGMONT — One of two men wanted by Longmont police in connection with a stabbing apparently motivated by an argument on Facebook has turned himself in. Longmont police say Mitchell Mailand surrendered at the Aurora Police Department on Saturday evening. He was wanted on a warrant...

  • AFA cadets working on system to stop computers viruses before they infect

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Air Force Academy researchers are using software similar to that used to catch classroom cheaters in a bid to foil computer hackers. The academy's anti-malware lab has built a program that scans malicious software used to steal computer data for similarities to other criminal codes,...

  • Colorado Springs woman's master's project aim to improve students' healthy eating, fitness

    BY ELLIE COLE Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Nicole Leth would love for her master's degree project, Fueling the Future, to expand across the country. "That would be my dream," she said. Her goal is to help children in military families take up healthy eating and exercise habits at young ages. She piloted the program in...

  • FMS: Choate clears another hurdle to become Military Youth of the Year

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A Friday Military Salute follow-up to a young woman who hopes to receive a major military-related honor. We first presented Jennifer Choate in a February Friday Military Salute. The 16-year-old is Peterson Air Force Base's entrant for Military Youth of the Year. Jennifer was...

  • Former El Paso County water manager arrested, held on $1 million bond

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The former manager of the Cascade Metropolitan District was arrested Friday on suspicion of embezzlement and theft, according to court records. Terry Malcom, 66, was booked in the El Paso County jail on $1 million bond, records show. He has a court hearing Monday. In 2013, the...

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