• Colorado Springs car dealerships collecting school supplies

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Larry H. Miller Dealerships in Colorado Springs, in conjunction with Volunteers of America, are participating in a "Stuff for Student's school supply drive, starting Friday and running through Aug. 31. Backpacks, pens, pencils, filler paper, two-pocket folders, spiral notebooks,...

  • Free vaccinations, music, food, services at Harrison School District 2 summer fest

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    A back-to-school Summer Fest for students of Harrison School District 2 is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Southeast Armed Services YMCA. Attendees can park in the west Sierra High School parking lot by the baseball field, 2190 Jet Wing Drive. Free food and music and a variety of...

  • Council resolution will funnel Colorado Springs money to Fountain Creek Watershed

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Take heart, water users downstream of Colorado Springs. A City Council resolution approved Tuesday lets Mayor John Suthers start funneling city money to the Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control and Greenway District. "It's a big deal," says district Executive Director Larry...

  • Judge: Oil field work caused Colorado man's death

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    LOVELAND — A judge's decision that the death of a Weld County oil and gas worker was caused by exposure to hydrocarbons could have major implications for the industry. Federal health officials are taking a closer look at the dangers of "tank gauging." That's the practice of measuring...

  • New problem on El Paso County's wildfire burn scars: noxious weeds

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Noxious weeds are still noxious weeds, even where nothing grows. In the years since the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires, noxious weeds have taken hold on the fires' two burn scars in western and eastern El Paso County, particularly in Black Forest, where rain and good soil...

  • 'Big Hero 6' to be featured at Pictures on the Promenade Thursday

    By GAZETTE STAFF -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    The Promenade Shops at Briargate's 8th Annual Pictures on the Promenade will feature the 2014 Disney family comedy animated film "Big Hero 6" on Thursday, July 30. Admission is free. Bring chairs and blankets. Pre-movie fun will begin at 7 p.m. The movie will begin at sundown in the...

  • Affidavit: Driver who hit, killed Colorado Springs man was racing, drunk

    BY ELLIE MULDER ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    John Marvel, 21, was allegedly racing another vehicle and had a blood alcohol content of .133 percent when he hit and killed 22-year-old Andrew Shada with his car early Saturday morning, according to Marvel's arrest affidavit. Marvel was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide,...

  • Man shoots self during Colorado Springs standoff, dies

    By KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    An hourslong standoff on Powers Boulevard near the Colorado Springs Airport ended Tuesday evening when a man inside a patrol car shot himself. The man later died at a hospital. The confrontation began after the man slipped out of handcuffs, pulled a gun and pointed it at his head...

  • Lamborn legislation would ban acquisition of some fetal tissue

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn announced legislation Tuesday aimed at banning the acquisition of fetal tissue from induced abortions - meaning researchers might only be able to get it from stillborns or fetuses lost in miscarriages. The legislation comes amid scrutiny of Planned Parenthood...

  • Flood risk sparks Manitou Springs debate about relocation of city hall, police station

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    The consequences of a serious flash flood in Manitou Springs could be so severe, its fleet of police vehicles could be washed down the main drag, rendering police unable to provide emergency response services. Police Chief Joe Ribeiro told Manitou Springs City Council members Tuesday...

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