• Man cited with arson in eastern El Paso County wildfire

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    A homeowner was cited with fourth-degree arson, accused of starting a 78-acre wildfire in eastern El Paso County, sheriff's spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby said Saturday night. The blaze, which was 100 percent contained by about 7 p.m., had prompted mandatory evacuations earlier between...

  • Car rolls in eastern El Paso County, occupant killed

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    One person died in a rollover accident at U.S. 24 and Garrett Road in eastern El Paso County about 5 p.m. Saturday, with witnesses reporting that the vehicle occupant had ejected. The highway was closed in both directions for several hours from Constitution Avenue to U.S. 24 while the...

  • Postal truck burns in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Flames engulfed a postal vehicle in Colorado Springs Saturday, damaging an unknown amount of mail. An engine compartment fire spread to the rest of the vehicle at North Academy Boulevard and Carefree Circle, said Fire Lt. Tarrick Patterson. Most of the mail had been delivered when...

  • Steamboat police chief and deputy chief put on leave

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations by former Detective Dave Kleiber that his bosses created "a hostile work environment" with "heavy-handed...

  • Steam engine that transported President Taft is coming back

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ANTONITO — A locomotive that once transported President William Taft to Gunnison and spent most of its 50-year working life hauling train cars over Cumbres, Marshall and La Veta passes for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad is headed back to southern Colorado after spending...

  • Willie Nelson will launch own brand of weed, chain of marijuana stores in US - including Colorado

    New York Daily News
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Country music legend Willie Nelson is launching his own brand of weed and a chain of marijuana stores across the country. The 81-year-old longtime cannabis enthusiast plans to open up shops in states, including Colorado, where pot is legal starting in 2016, he told the Daily...

  • Victim's family refuses Klingenschmitt donation

    Megan Schrader, The Gazette
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The family of Michelle Wilkins, the pregnant Longmont woman whose baby girl was cut out of her body, gave back a donation from Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt Friday after the Colorado Springs Republican called the attack “a curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent...

  • Father of hiker who died in Blodgett Peak fall asks for Search and Rescue donations in son's honor

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The father of a man who died after a fall from Blodgett Peak is asking people to donate to El Paso County Search and Rescue in his honor. Chris Schumacher, 28, was found badly injured after falling 60 to 100 feet on Blodgett Peak in northwest Colorado Springs on Sunday. He lived in...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park to allow mountain bikes

    Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Mountain biking in Rocky Mountain National Park is close to reality. The National Park Service has finalized a report that allows mountain biking on a 2-mile stretch of trail on the park's west side near Grand Lake. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports...

  • Tax season surprise: Some Coloradans find they have to pay up despite having health insurance

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    For John Soderberg, a $237 tax bill wasn't much of a concern considering the thousands of dollars in health insurance costs he saved through the Affordable Care Act. "Tax season for me was essentially a wash," Soderberg said. But for thousands of other people in Colorado, a few...

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