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  • 'We're disheartened, but we can't be disabled,' NAACP leader from Colorado Springs says

    BY Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The small group huddled in front of a TV on Monday night in Christ Temple Community Church in southeast Colorado Springs was anxious. After hearing a grand jury's decision regarding the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., they turned off the TV news broadcast, shaking...

  • Black Forest Fire announces finalists for new chief

    By Ryan Maye Handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Four months after its fire chief resigned following a prolonged sick leave, the Black Forest Fire Department board has narrowed its search for a new chief to three finalists, including current acting Chief Jim Rebitski. The new chief, who will be announced Dec. 10, will replace...

  • Colorado Springs City Council moves to give Jones Park to county

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    A 1,200-acre swath of Pikes Peak forestland known as Jones Park is on a course to be donated to El Paso County's park system. The Colorado Springs City Council on Monday tamped down fears of a potential sale of the historic property by agreeing to draft a resolution stating the land...

  • Air Force Academy senior named Rhodes Scholar

    BY Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    An Air Force Academy senior is one of 32 students from around the country to be named as a Rhodes scholar. Rebecca Esselstein, originally from Dayton, Ohio, is the 38th Air Force Academy student to win the scholarship, and one of only a dozen student-athletes to win the honor. She...

  • 2 flu hospitalizations confirmed in El Paso County

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Flu season is officially upon us. Two people were recently hospitalized with flu symptoms, according to El Paso County Public Health, marking the first such reported cases in the county this season. The health department recorded 212 flu-related hospitalizations during the 2013-2014...

  • Colorado health exchange offers local help with walk-in facility

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Most of the people enrolling in health insurance plans through Colorado's exchange either renewed or picked different plans for 2015, exchange officials said Monday. Connect for Health Colorado tallied 6,144 people enrolled in health or dental plans from Nov. 15 through Saturday - the...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant celebrating Thanksgiving by serving up free meals

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    No family or friends around for Thanksgiving, or can't afford to make a holiday dinner? The north location of Amanda's Fonda is preparing to fill in as surrogate chef and host this year. Normally closed on Thanksgiving, Amanda's Fonda at 8050 N. Academy Blvd. will open its doors from...

  • Rising prices push Colorado Springs cost of living closer to national average

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Rising housing, gasoline and medical costs pushed living costs in the Colorado Springs area closer to the national average in the third quarter, according to a quarterly survey. Area costs were 2.6 percent below the national average in the July-to-September quarter, compared with 
2.8...

  • Man dies after altercation at Colorado corrections facility

    Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 33-year-old man died following an altercation at a community corrections facility in Englewood. Deputies who were called to the Arapahoe Community Treatment Center on Thursday say they encountered John Rotzin...

  • Colorado Springs chefs give generously for good causes

    teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Local chefs bring their best game to benefit events such as the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction. Not only did the 14 chefs who fed the 300 attendees Oct. 9, bring all their own prepared food and employees to help serve it, they also participated as live auction figures and...

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