• El Paso County Sheriff's Office issues cause for Donner Pass fire

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The cause of a grass fire in a grassy area well-known for illegal target shooting has been ruled undetermined, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Monday. The 2-to-3-acre fire near the Pikes Peak International Raceway March 23 was the second in about a week. On March 15, the...

  • Man who accidentally started El Paso County fire was visiting from Denver area

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    An out-of-town man was cited for causing an El Paso County fire that forced evacuations on Saturday. The fire in eastern El Paso County near Peyton, was caused when a man visiting friends or family started a brush fire and apparently left the property, allowing the fire to get out of...

  • Colorado man accused of driving 100 mph while drunk with infant in car

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A Clifton man was arrested in Mesa County on Tuesdaynight on suspicion of driving about 100 mph drunk with his infant son in the car, the county sheriff's office said. Authorities say he was speeding through a 35 mph zone. Victor Reyes, 25, was arrested on suspicion of several...

  • Many Colorado insanity plea patients still hospitalized

    Associated Press
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PUEBLO — More than half of the patients committed to the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo during the past 10 years after being found not guilty by reason of insanity are still there. Hospital officials say 135 patients were committed to the state hospital over the past 10...

  • Side Streets: Historic Colorado Springs Mining Exchange artifact survives in man's rec room

    By Bill Vogrin, The Gazette -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Since 2012, mention the Mining Exchange to folks around Colorado Springs and they probably think of the posh Wyndham Grand Hotel in a historic building at Pikes Peak and Nevada avenues downtown. But for much of the 20th century, the Mining Exchange represented something very...

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured after he hits deer on Powers Blvd.

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A motorcyclist suffered a severe head injury after hitting a deer on Powers Boulevard early Wednesday morning, Colorado Springs police said. The man was traveling southbound on Powers around 6 a.m. when he crested a hill and hit the deer before Barnes Road. The man, who was wearing a...

  • Thieves crash SUV into gun shop and steal 14 handguns

    Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PUEBLO WEST — Authorities say thieves rammed a stolen SUV through the back wall of a Pueblo West gun shop and stole 14 handguns. The owner of Pueblo West Guns and Ammo says the theft took only seconds on Wednesday. The owner says the three suspects got away in a second vehicle....

  • Manitou Springs' second recreational marijuana shop opens Wednesday

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    It's no April Fool's joke: A new recreational pot shop plans to open its doors in Manitou Springs on Wednesday. Emerald Fields, the second store for a company that first opened in Glendale, calls itself a "cannaboutique," and has the interior designers to prove it. The designers...

  • Vote before it's too late, city clerk urges

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

    Ready to vote in the municipal election? Don't procrastinate. Signed, completed ballots must be submitted - not postmarked, not in the mail, but actually in election officials' possession - by 7 p.m. April 7, City Clerk Sarah Johnson said. That's Tuesday, so time's a-wastin'. All of...

  • Red flag warning for Colorado Springs area will yield to cold and, perhaps, snow

    By Ryan Maye Handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The next few days will be typical for spring in the Pikes Peak region - which means you should keep the cold-weather gear handy in the closet for a while longer. Warm, windy weather blew through El Paso County on Wednesday, but the wind is the front of a snowstorm headed for the Front...

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