• 'Lost and found' package causes commotion at Colorado Springs Sam's Club

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 min ago

    A package dropped off inside a Sam's Club by a man who said it was a "lost and found" item turned out to be harmless, the Colorado Springs police said. Police responded to a suspicious package call around 7:41 p.m. Tuesday after a man in his 20s ran into the store at 1850 E. Woodmen...

  • Rain-damaged Red Rock Canyon could present new problems for Colorado Springs

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 min ago

    Near-record rainfall this month exposed a potential legal thicket at Red Rock Canyon Open Space that could force emergency action, including trail reroutes, which would add to Colorado Springs' multimillion-dollar repair tab, officials say. An earthen retention pond in the western...

  • List: Updated trail closures in the Colorado Springs area

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 min ago

    The following trail closures remain in effect in Colorado Springs, as of late Tuesday: - The Midland Trail between 26th Street and Ridge Road - All of Red Rock Canyon Open Space, due to the extensive damage caused by recent rains and a dam breach within Sand Canyon. - Section 16...

  • Side Streets: Manitou Springs woman carries on husband's love of all things weather

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: 32 min ago

    Barb Nichols doesn't need to read the paper, watch TV news or consult online weather sites to know how much rain has fallen in Manitou Springs during recent deluges, or how hard the wind blew or how low the temperatures dipped. She needed only check her own weather station at her...

  • Jimmy John's food delivery attempt ends in robbery, Colorado Springs police say

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 35 min ago

    Two men robbed a Jimmy John's employee during a delivery at a Colorado Springs apartment complex late Monday night, police said. The employee attempted to make a delivery at the Lincoln Springs Apartment on the 1100 block of South Chelton Road, police said. As he walked up to drop off...

  • Council approves emergency funds for storm damage to Colorado Springs

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 48 min ago

    Recent rainstorms have spawned at least $5 million worth of unforeseen damage to Colorado Springs storm systems, trails and parks. On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved Mayor Steve Bach's request for a $5 million emergency appropriation to tackle the worst of those...

  • Wrecks, fuel spill slow morning commutes in Colorado Springs, Pueblo

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 51 min ago

    Several crashes in Colorado Springs and Pueblo during Wednesday morning's commute have prompted road closures and HAZMAT crews, according to tweets by officials. Two crashes were reported on northbound Interstate 25 near South Nevada Avenue just before 8 a.m., Colorado Springs Traffic...

  • Colorado Springs small business owners get their turn to sound off

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 58 min ago

    Small-business people can't resolve their problems in a brief sit-down with politicians, but they can enlighten elected officials about what's on their mind. During a 45-minute roundtable discussion Tuesday in Colorado Springs, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Mayor-elect John...

  • Live Aurora theater shooting trial video: News of the day

    News services
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — Here's the latest from the Aurora theater shooting trial and livestream coverage Wednesday. - Shooting victims relive terror in courtroom (AP) Prosecutors have called more than 144 witnesses in the first month of the death penalty trial of James Holmes, who has pleaded...

  • Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives. Her muscles tensed. Her nerves tingled. She fought back tears....

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