• DIA turning off prominent lights for Earth Hour

    Associated Press
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    DENVER — Denver International Airport is turning off several prominent lights for Earth Hour, including the infamous statue titled "Mustang," a blue horse with blazing red fiery eyes at the entrance to the airport. This is the third year that DIA has participated in Earth Hour by...

  • Air Force Academy cadets help with cleanup after Oklahoma tornado

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    A group of Air Force Academy cadets building homes on spring break assisted in cleaning up after a tornado caused damaged to a community near Oklahoma City. The 15 were in Moore, Okla., when the tornado tore the roofs of homes and damaged street signs and trees after touching down on...

  • Popular Colorado bike path reopens for season

    Associated Press
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS— Transportation officials have reopened a popular bike path through Glenwood Canyon. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1IG6clH ) maintenance crews have been trimming trees, patching holes and sweeping the path over the past week....

  • Colorado Springs man to get fourth mental competency evaluation

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    After state statutes and case law were debated among lawyers Friday, an El Paso County judge faced a choice: Would she grant another competency evaluation for Marcus Smith? Smith, 24, is accused of killing 87-year-old Katherine "Kit" Grazioli in November 2011 while he was on...

  • Colorado law kept Boulder DA from charging Lane with murder

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

    DENVER - A woman accused of brutally cutting an unborn child from the womb of a woman who was 7 months pregnant will not face homicide charges - even though the infant did not survive the attack. Republican lawmakers say the lack of a homicide charge in the case proves there is a gap...

  • Rampart High School's Winter Guard team has all the right moves

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    The battle scars on Josh Lahman's bedroom ceiling speak to his dedication to his sport. Sabers, wooden rifles and large flags have left dents from repeatedly being thrown in the air. "You don't learn to toss effectively on the first day. It takes years of hitting the ceiling in your...

  • Young 9-1-1 heroes honored by El Paso County Sheriff

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Two children were recognized on Friday by El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder with 9-1-1 Hero Awards. On Feb. 6, 11-year-old Rachel Reyes called 9-1-1 because her mother was choking in their home. She had the presence of mind to stay on the line for 12 minutes and give dispatchers...

  • Analysis: Kara Tippetts, Brittany Maynard and 'death with dignity'

    By Cathy Lynn Grossman Religion News Service -
    Yesterday

    Metastatic breast cancer took Kara Tippetts from her pastor husband, Jason, and their four children Sunday. She was only 38. But in her last years of life, her saga of accepting suffering became, in a quietly powerful way, a cultural force for another way of choosing death with...

  • Woodland Park gets grant of more than $870k for equipment upgrade

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Woodland Park was awarded more than $870,000 Friday for an upgrade of a fleet maintenance facility, according to a news release. The project includes a 6,250-square-foot addition to a 2,215-square-foot facility and plans to make its doors large enough for modern equipment, the...

  • Man wanted in Wisconsin arrested in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    A 50-year-old man wanted in Wisconsin was arrested with the help of a K-9 dog Friday afternoon, Colorado Springs police said. Ross Wilson is suspected of committing four felonies, police said, for distributing/manufacturing amphetamines and failing to appear in court. Officers...

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