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  • List: Colorado Springs area holiday events

    Carlotta Olson, The Gazette
    Updated: 4 min ago

    Events are added daily. For more events, go to coloradosprings.com. Looking for craft fairs? Head to Page 11. MUSIC "Songs of the Seasons" - Through December, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. For a list of performances, go to chapelhills mall.com. Michael Martin Murphey -...

  • Water main break closes part of Union

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Avoid the area of Union and Academy boulevards if at all possible Friday morning, because a water main break has closed part of northbound Union. The break was reported around midnight. Even though it's an 8-inch pipe, no customers are out of service, according to Natalie Eckhart,...

  • James Holmes' parents plead for him to be spared from death penalty

    The Denver Post
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    James Holmes, the man who killed 12 people inside an Aurora movie theater two years ago, is "a human being gripped by a severe mental illness," his parents write in a letter that pleads for him to be spared from execution. "We have read postings on the Internet that have likened him...

  • Sheriff Terry Maketa puts in retirement paperwork to leave office before term ends

    By Kassondra Cloos and Stephen Hobbs The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Sheriff Terry Maketa has submitted his notice of retirement and plans to leave office Dec. 31, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday. His retirement comes two weeks before the end of his third term. Maketa did not give a reason for cutting his term short, spokesman...

  • Fort Carson soldier arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, soliciting prostitution

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    A Fort Carson soldier who allegedly strangled a 21-year-old woman he met for escort services last month has been arrested, according to Colorado Springs police. Nilark Bates, 22, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder and soliciting prostitution, according to court...

  • CDOT beginning program to check tire tread

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation is beginning a statewide push to make sure tires are ready to take on mountain travel this winter. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1zaltty ) representatives with CDOT and a Denver tire company will be at Arapahoe Basin ski...

  • Side Streets: Wildfires prove it's time for Colorado Springs to take a community selfie

    By Bill Vogrin bill.vogrin@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    It's time for Colorado Springs to take a big community selfie. We need to do it now before yet another wildfire robs us of more of our history. When the Waldo Canyon fire roared down Queens Canyon and incinerated much of the Mountain Shadows neighborhood on June 26, 2012, it did...

  • Manitou Springs students wear ribbons in support of Pakistan attack victims

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

    Many Manitou Springs High School students are showing their support for those affected by this week's brutal Taliban attack in Peshawar, Pakistan. The teens are wearing black ribbon around their arms and on their clothes Thursday and Friday, as a sign of solidarity with the Pakistani...

  • Colorado vows to defend marijuana law against states' challenge

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the drug is freely flowing into neighboring states. The two...

  • Tex-Mex chain to make Colorado debut with a Colorado Springs location

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Taco Bueno, a Dallas-based restaurant chain that specializes in Tex-Mex fare, plans to open its first Colorado location next year in north Colorado Springs. A single-story office building at 7970 N. Academy, near Jamboree Drive, will be torn down and a 2,200-square-foot Taco Bueno...

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