• Planned consolidation of military suicide prevention programs irks some in Pikes Peak region

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 33 min ago

  • Holmes: Mind 'was kind of falling apart' before shooting

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes said his "mind was kind of falling apart" and he began to have homicidal thoughts months before he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a Colorado movie theater, according to a video excerpt presented Friday at his murder trial. Holmes told a...

  • Police link shooting of cyclist, driver in northern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WINDSOR — The shooting death of a cyclist and another shooting that injured a driver in northern Colorado are linked, police announced Friday, but officials refused to say how or why they arrived at that conclusion. The body of 48-year-old cyclist John Jacoby was found May 18 along a...

  • Mexican mine operated by Colorado Springs company shut down by protest

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Gold Resource Corp. said Friday that its mining operations in Mexico were shut down Thursday by an "illegal protest and work stoppage" involving 80 to 100 union members. However, the Colorado Springs-based company said, the stoppage was not condoned or supported by the union. The...

  • Wintry month still wreaking havoc on Pikes Peak Highway, Colorado high mountain roads

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

    Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened for the season Friday, but icy conditions have restricted its debut. The road will be closed daily at 8 p.m. and opened the next morning only if conditions allow, park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said in a news release. Road...

  • Document details text messages in case of Colorado Springs teacher accused of sexual assault

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    An arrest affidavit for a 30-year-old Colorado Springs high school teacher accused of sexual assault lays out a string of text messages - several sexually graphic - that he allegedly exchanged with a 17-year-old student. Vista Ridge High teacher Christopher Brett Markham was arrested...

  • Must See Must Do: Top entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area this weekend

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    There's music downtown in the alley Friday with Waterbear and Eros and the Eschaton. Waterbear is a group of familiar local musicians and Eros and the Eschaton are ready to release their first album in August. Check them out at 8:30 p.m. at The Modbo and SPQR, 17C E. Bijou St. $5...

  • Mountaineers finally summit, ski Colorado's 100 tallest peaks

    Jason Blevins, The Denver Post
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    The celebration was short when Aspen ski mountaineers Ted Mahon, Christy Mahon and Chris Davenport reached the summit of the remote Jagged Peak in the heart of the Weminuche Wilderness on Wednesday afternoon. It was their 100th peak, capping a multi-year effort to ski not just all...

  • Aurora state Rep. Buckner dies from respiratory illness

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DENVER — Democratic Aurora state Rep. John Buckner, who worked as an educator for decades, has died after battling a respiratory illness. He was 67. Buckner died Thursday from sarcoidosis (sahr-coy-DOE'-sis), which causes inflammation of the body's tissues, the House Democrat's press...

  • Colorado school blocks coming out speech from valedictorian

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LONGMONT — A Longmont charter school is being criticized for blocking a class valedictorian from delivering a graduation speech in which he planned to come out as gay. Eighteen-year-old Evan Young told the Daily Camera (http://bit.ly/1FefRfm) that he agreed to make some suggested...

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