• Side Streets: Colorado Springs' official flag still fighting obscurity a century after adoption

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    High on a pole outside the Colorado Springs City Administration Building is an unusual flag, flying along with the Stars and Stripes and the Colorado state flag. The strange flag has a blue border and a field of white bearing a six-sided shield that's ringed in green, with rays of...

  • Colorado Springs Election 2015: Readers wants to know stance on recreational marijuana sales

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The way Andreas Nilsson sees it, Colorado Springs voters favored Amendment 64 and sent a message that they wanted recreational marijuana sales in the city. He feels that the Colorado Springs City Council has thumbed its nose at the voters by banning the sale of marijuana for...

  • At-large Colorado Springs council campaigns ramping up

    by BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    A visual cacophony of candidate signs crowd most urban landscapes during election season. In Colorado Springs? Not so much. Not yet anyway. Cruising Platte Avenue from Tejon Street to Academy Boulevard last week, nary a campaign sign could be seen. Heading north on busy Academy to...

  • Air Force Academy rocket club members learn from failures

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    In the space business, even the best plans have the potential to become spectacular failures. Air Force Academy cadets learned that lesson last week as they fired off handmade rockets at Fort Carson. An 8-foot-tall machine named Colossus was supposed to fly as high as 15,000 feet...

  • Calhan Elementary boosts achievement with help from Colorado Turnaround Network

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Linda Slothower was hired to be principal at Calhan Elementary School in August 2013. A few weeks later, she found out the school wasn't doing so well. It had a "priority improvement" rating on the state's accountability system, the second lowest. "That was very concerning," she...

  • Centennial-based health care technology group expanding into Colorado Springs

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Prime Health Collaborative, a Centennial-based group that works to build links between Colorado's technology and health care industries, will meet next month in Colorado Springs to expand those efforts to southern Colorado. Up to 75 health care industry executives, doctors, investors...

  • Colorado Springs medical team braves snowstorm to help Alamosa newborns

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Sleeping soundly on Friday morning, Kolton neared the moment when doctors could remove a tube that had helped him breathe for five days. Call it a moment of calm after the storm of his nearly week-old life. On Sunday, Kolton, who suffers from a respiratory disorder, was one of two...

  • Human waste taints Animas River near state border

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Elevated levels of bacteria from human waste have been found in the Animas River near the Colorado-New Mexico border. The San Juan Watershed Group says it found the bacteria as part of a two-year study of the Animas and the San Juan rivers. Researchers say the...

  • Denver International Airport celebrates 20th anniversary

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DENVER — Denver International Airport celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said the airport is a growing hub for international air traffic with new nonstop flights to Tokyo and Panama City. Airport officials also said it's time to look to the...

  • Man arrested after gunshots, disturbance in Colorado Springs home

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    A 29-year-old man was taken into custody Saturday morning after a disturbance, Colorado Springs police said. Jorge Rodriguez was arrested around 4 a.m. after other occupants of a home on the 2600 block of Gilpin Avenue heard gunshots coming from his bedroom, police said. The...

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