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  • Voice of the Consumer: Government grant scam back again

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    The crooks are using the same old lines, but they're obviously working. Last week I learned that several people in southern Colorado received a congratulations call. They were told because they're such good citizens they are being awarded a government grant. Imagine that. Money...

  • Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free marijuana

    Associated Press
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DENVER — Organizers say hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway this weekend. Members of Operation Grow4Vets tell KCNC-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1wWO6ca ) that the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans an alternative to prescription drugs to...

  • Photos: A fall colors drive

    Nathan Van Dyne, The Gazette
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    The Gazette's Nathan Van Dyne went to the high country to see the fall colors and hit the jackpot!  For the best places to see the aspen, use our interactive map. Also check out this list of Golden drives: Places to see Colorado's aspens Here's an article that will...

  • More than 700 people enjoy barbecue lunch from Marian House

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Dozens of people were lined up before the Marian House opened its doors Saturday morning, ready to enjoy a special meal. The soup kitchen near downtown Colorado Springs serves meals to people in need every day, but barbecue is not always on the menu, hence the gathering of people...

  • Restaurant, spiffed-up entrance coming to Seven Falls in Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Broadmoor hotel has completed its acquisition of Seven Falls and plans to add a restaurant and improve the tourist attraction's entrance to broaden its appeal to visitors and area residents. Broadmoor President and CEO Steve Bartolin declined to disclose the purchase price for...

  • Side Streets: Oklahoma Joe restored Gazette to award-winning form

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    It was bleak inside the newsroom on Prospect Street on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, when Joe Hight arrived to become editor of The Gazette. We were shell-shocked from the latest dismissals and bracing for impact as another new owner was announced. There's no way Joe could know how grim...

  • Tears flow as fallen firefighters honored at annual Colorado Springs memorial service

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    The ceremony began with a procession of motorcycles and firetrucks headed west on Pikes Peak Avenue to the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Memorial Park. Many in the crowd waiting for the service to begin lined the street and used cellphones or cameras to take videos and photos of...

  • Mental health rules a quandary for law enforcement

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Even with a basic understanding of mental illness, Colorado Springs fire Capt. Dave Rocco knew that the woman whose home he and other emergency responders were repeatedly dispatched to did not need to go to the ER. The middle-aged patient, whose name was withheld to protect her...

  • Colorado Springs real estate group to donate land for Olympic Museum

    By Rich laden 
and wayne Heilman The Gazette -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Colorado Springs real estate company Nor'wood Development Group said Friday that it will contribute a 1.7-acre site in southwest downtown where organizers of a planned U.S. Olympic Museum will build their venue. Nor'wood, one of the Springs' biggest and most active developers, has...

  • History Colorado makes its way to Colorado Springs on Monday

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    History Colorado officials will be in Colorado Springs on Monday to gather ideas and suggestions from residents as the state updates its plan to preserve Colorado's most important historical sites and resources. "The basis for the meeting is we are doing our 5-year update on the...

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