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  • Searching for holiday spirit around Colorado Springs? Let's count the ways

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Santa Claus has two days until he officially appears on NORAD's radar, and one could only hope that the jolly old fellow is polishing his sleigh bells and tying his last bows before the long night spent circling the globe. While the weather on the North Pole on Sunday was distinctly...

  • Handcrafted brooms a labor of love for Victor couple

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

    VICTOR - Sam and Karen Morrison aren't surprised the old-fashioned brooms they've made by hand for 26 years are still popular. The brooms seem to fly out of the Morrisons' store, the Victor Trading Co. and Manufacturing Works, as fast as the dust bunnies they shoo away. For starters,...

  • Colorado Springs, counties go on accident alert status; Monday morning commute slowed

    The Gazette
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The city of Colorado Springs along with the rest of El Paso and Teller counties are on accident alert status Monday morning because of wintry driving conditions. Colorado State Patrol announced the status for the counties, and Colorado Springs police went on cold reporting status for...

  • Gazette's popular Front Range poster returns with limited-edition run

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Stash it, fold it or frame it — but by all means, get it while you can. The Gazette’s award-winning poster of Colorado’s Front Range — a 6-foot-by-1-foot scale drawing of “all major geological features west of Interstate 25” — has been reprinted for sale for the first time in two...

  • Longest Night Vigil remembers the Colorado Springs homeless people who died

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -By RYAN MAYE HANDY - the gazette
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Nate was a 23-year-old starting to try his hand at songwriting. Mary Beth loved cowboy boots. And Ray had just built his teepee, where he was thrilled to sleep. All three were homeless in Colorado Springs, and all three died this year. As the sun set on the longest night of the...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Military retiree sees 'good things' as volunteer for YMCA

    By Ellie Cole, Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Dave McAfee recently retired from the Air Force. "Military is a way of life" for him and his family,...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Publishers Clearing House won't call you

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    I'm trying my best not to sound like a broken record, but I feel compelled to repeat a warning about crooks calling you and claiming you're the next Publishers Clearing House winner. Please tell everyone you know that PCH, the biggest name in sweepstakes giveaways, does not call...

  • Check tire tread before hitting the slopes - it could save you from a ticket

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

    Bald tires can get drivers more than a slide down an icy hill this winter. Fed up with traffic snarls on Interstate 70 during the ski season, the Colorado Department of Transportation is embarking on a new solution. "One of the biggest problems we've run into, and one of the...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    A discussion of how law enforcement can build trust and community relationships in the aftermath of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. Members of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, the Colorado Springs, Fountain and...

  • Colorado officials cancel wildlife traffic zones

    Associated Press
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    DURANGO, Colo. — Wildlife traffic zones are being eliminated from some of the state's highways after a Colorado Department of Transportation study showed traffic signs and higher penalties often do not reduce wildlife crashes. State officials said the law requires that speed limit...

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