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  • Northern Colorado plane crash kills 3 sons, mom, boyfriend

    Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ERIE — Grief counselors are meeting with students who lost three friends in a small plane crash north of Denver over the holiday weekend. Sunday's crash near the Erie Municipal Airport killed real estate lawyer Oliver Frascona, his girlfriend, Tori Rains-Wedan, and her three sons...

  • McDonald's kicks off new school year with free breakfast to Colorado K-8th graders

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Breakfast is on the house Wednesday, for kindergartners through eighth graders in Colorado. The house of Ronald McDonald, that is. McDonald's restaurants throughout the state will supply free breakfast to children under age 15, who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. The...

  • U.S. Olympic Training Center will charge for tours

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    In an effort to avoid cutting funding for its athletes, the U.S. Olympic Training Center will charge for tours of its Colorado Springs facility starting Monday. The price for tours is $5 per adult with children under age 10 free. Senior, group and military discounts are available....

  • Flood projects should
 ease U.S. 24 closures west of Colorado Springs

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    After spending more than $10 million during the last two years on flash-flood control along Ute Pass, the Colorado Department of Transportation hopes that steps taken between now and the end of 2014 will make potential closures of U.S. 24 less stressful. Karen Rowe, a CDOT regional...

  • County Commissioner Amy Lathen says she'll run for Colorado Springs mayor

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen plans to run for Colorado Springs mayor in April's municipal election. Lathen, who represents District 2, said she originally was not going to run but changed her mind after receiving encouragement to do so. "It came as a result of so many...

  • Thousands spend Labor Day at Fountain's Fall Festival

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The unofficial end to summer brought floats, music and thousands of people to the streets of Fountain on Monday for the city's annual Fall Festival. The event, in its 45th year, featured a morning parade followed by a celebration at John Metcalfe Park, and was themed "45 Years of...

  • The Country Life: 'Hippie rancher' a real future farmer

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Looks like the small family farm is not dead. I recently visited Heritage Belle Farms, a 40-acre farm in Calhan run by 29-year-old Katie Belle Miller. She raises Texas longhorn cattle, heritage breed pigs and a variety of poultry, plus she recently started raising tilapia. Even as...

  • Multiple wrecks clog morning commute in Colorado Springs, El Paso County

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    A string of wrecks across Colorado Springs and El Paso County have tied up Tuesday morning's commute and kept police and Colorado State Patrol busy. The driver of a Ford F350 was not injured when the pickup truck pulling a utility bed went off westbound U.S. 24 about one mile east of...

  • Man shoots self during traffic stop in Colorado Springs

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Colorado Springs police say a man who fumbled with a gun during a traffic stop early Sunday accidentally shot himself. Police were pulling over a back Honda near the intersection of 29th Street and West Platte Avenue when officers say they heard the gunfire. "Officer Csikesz...

  • Your photos: Best of the Colorado Balloon Classic

    The Gazette
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Seventy-seven balloons are on the docket at the 38th annual Colorado Balloon Classic. About 200,000 to 250,000 people attend the free event every year, says president Patsy Buchwald. They come for the early morning ascension of balloons and for the evening Balloon Glo, where balloons...

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