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  • Side Streets: Even in island paradise, there's no place like home in Colorado Springs

    Bill Vogrin
    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    No matter how far I roam, it seems I never leave my life as a journalist far behind. And I can't shake Colorado Springs. I don't consider myself a workaholic. I like to unplug, go for a long bike ride, collapse on the couch and veg out in front of "SportsCenter." But when it comes...

  • Castle Rock: No immediate call on open carry vote

    The Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    CASTLE ROCK — Castle Rock voters may have to wait a week to find out the results of their election on firearms in public spaces. Town officials said Tuesday night that they won't have results for up to seven days. The all-mail election had garnered 8,100 ballots by late afternoon....

  • Colorado Springs fatal shooting victim identified, suspect arrested

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The man killed in an early morning shooting Tuesday has been identified as Kenneth Wayne Bentley, 39, of Colorado Springs, police said.
His death has been ruled a homicide, according to the El Paso County Coroner's Office. 
David Jason Barker, 32, also of Colorado Springs, was arrested...

  • Man arrested, suspected of fencing stolen merchandise

    Lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    A man was arrested Tuesday after police recovered $5,000 of stolen property from his residence, Colorado Springs police said.
Gregory Humphrey, 43, is suspected of fencing stolen merchandise from local retail stores, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of felony theft. Police...

  • Colorado Springs area road closures, re-openings during the Pro Cycling Challenge Wednesday, Thursday

    The Gazette
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    The USA Pro Cycling Challenge blasts through a 70-mile circuit in Colorado Springs on Thursday. Here are road closures and reopenings Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday-Thursday 9 a.m. Wednesday-11:59 p.m. Thursday - North Tejon Street/South Tejon Street between East Kiowa Street...

  • CC president, students take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Eric Singer, The Gazette
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    There was a warm moment on the ice Tuesday afternoon at Colorado College's Honnen Ice Arena. Buckets of ice shavings from the Zamboni machine were mixed with water for a presidential water drop. CC President Jill Tiefenthaler was among a group of students who took the ALS Ice...

  • KOAA-TV welcomes new morning anchor

    By TERRY TERRONES terry.terrones@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Local NBC affiliate KOAA-TV announced today that Shellene Cockrell, a Colorado Springs native and 1994 Miss Colorado, will soon be joining Adam Atchison on the station's morning anchor desk. A former reporter and anchor for KWGN in Denver, the Mitchell High School graduate is also the...

  • Remains of hiker likely found in Grand County

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    GRAND LAKE — Authorities believe they've found the remains of a 72-year-old woman who disappeared during a hike in northern Colorado two years ago. Grand County Undersheriff John Stein announced Tuesday that searchers found remains, clothing and identification belonging to Patricia...

  • Colorado man opens fire after mistaking insurance adjuster's noises for intruder

    Associated Press
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    AURORA — Police say they're surprised no one was hurt after an Aurora homeowner mistook an insurance adjuster for an intruder and fired his gun. Aurora Police Sgt. Chris Amsler says 63-year-old Maurice Giles fired two rounds into an empty bedroom after hearing strange noises Monday...

  • Pikes Peak Cycling Week schedule of events around Colorado Springs

    Out There -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Here's what is happening in the Colorado Springs area this week during the USA Pro Challenge cycling race through Colorado. Stages will be held Thursday in Colorado Springs and start Thursday in Woodland Park, and there's a lot happening for young and old. SUNDAY Stage 4 Citizen's...

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