• Ackerman Overlook open after two years of I-25 construction in Colorado Springs

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Ackerman Overlook was reopened Thursday after roughly two years of construction-related closure, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced. The overlook is just south of the Interquest interchange on southbound Interstate 25. It was closed, relocated and rebuilt as part of...

  • Congress reaches construction deal on Aurora VA hospital

    By Dan Elliott, Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DENVER — Lawmakers have reached a deal to keep construction underway on a troubled Veterans Administration hospital outside Denver. The Veterans Affairs Department was on the verge of running out of money for the project, estimated to be $1 billion over its construction budget. It...

  • Justice Department eyes voting reforms for American Indians

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking legislation that would require state and local election officials to work with American Indian tribes to locate at least one polling place on or near each tribe's land. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the changes are...

  • Free suicide prevention training offered for teens, parents

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Because of several recent teen suicides in Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention will host a free training on how teens and adults can help prevent suicides, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Sanctuary Church, 1930 W. Colorado Ave. The public is invited to attend. Although there is...

  • 21 days of rain: Colorado weather makes liar out of state's sunshine claim

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    It's official. The Pikes Peak region has been wet every day in May - except for one. The National Weather Service in Pueblo confirmed Thursday that Colorado Springs has seen at least trace amounts of precipitation all but one day this month, giving us 21 soggy days since April 30....

  • Water board wants more information on missing Calhan water

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    The Upper Big Sandy Ground Water Management District voted Wednesday to seek more information in regards to a possible violation of water regulations in Calhan. The board, which held a special session, also voted in favor of clarifying its regulations and working with officials from...

  • Local artist's kites on display in Colorado Springs

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Dragon kites crafted by local artist Demitriades are on display through June 30 in the Citizen Art Gallery at City Hall. A reception for the artist and public will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 5 at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Demitriades started making kites as a child, using...

  • Blue Rodeo, Stephen Kellogg headline annual MeadowGrass Music Festival in Black Forest

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Gates open at 9 a.m. for campers and noon for noncampers Friday, 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, 6145 Shoup Road, Black Forest, $42.50-$150, free ages 12 and younger, paid camping available; rocky mountainhighway.org. Something else: Parking is...

  • Colorado Springs house fire caused by vagrants

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    A house fire in south Colorado Springs was caused by vagrants, the Colorado Springs Fire Department reported Thursday. Department spokesman Capt. Steve Oswald said the cause of the fire, at 1832 Mt. Washington Ave. is undetermined. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. The...

  • Colorado Springs church building destroyed by fire set to reopen

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church will reopen this weekend at its 1 S. Walnut Ave. location after the former building was destroyed by a fire in 2012. The church building has been renovated and renamed the South Campus of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Ministries. The public...

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