Police: Gun cleaning leads to accidental shooting in Colorado Springs

By: chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com

A 20-year-old man was "accidentally" shot Thursday night by a friend who was cleaning his gun in an east Colorado Springs neighborhood, police said.

The incident happened just after 10:30 p.m. on the block of...

Mysterious tombstone found on Colorado Springs' west side

By: RICH LADEN rich.laden@gazette.com

Now here's something you don't find lying around every day: A tombstone.

Colorado Springs police say hikers or property owners discovered an engraved tombstone on the site of the Gold Hill Mesa residential...

Colorado Springs attorney wants case dismissed because of police officer's sexual relationship with witness

By: chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com

The lawyer of a man accused of kidnapping wants the case dismissed on the grounds of "blatant misconduct" by the lead investigator and a prosecutor, according to court documents obtained Thursday by The...

Colorado Springs author of TABOR wrote more than government spending caps into law

By: BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com

One thing about anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce is certain. The man plans ahead.

The law that governs submitting comments on ballot issues for official distribution is part of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights,...

El Paso County school board has plenty of interest for a change

By: Debbie Kelley

MONUMENT - There haven't been enough candidates to fill school board seats in Monument's Lewis-Palmer School District 38 in recent years, so the board has had to appoint members after the election.

Not this...

Repaired kitchen reopens at El Paso County jail in Colorado Springs

By: rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com

Food being served to El Paso County jail inmates might not taste different, but preparing it just got easier.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office on Thursday reopened the kitchen at the Criminal Justice...

Colorado Springs councilwoman on Douglas Bruce: 'Your honesty and integrity are meticulous'

By: Maria St. louis-sanchez maria.sanchez@gazette.com

DENVER - No immediate end is in sight for a hearing to determine whether Douglas Bruce violated his probation.

At the end of a seven-hour day in Denver court Thursday, Judge Sheila A. Rappaport gave both...

Low-cost health insurer in Colorado faces uncertain future

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado's biggest nonprofit health insurer spawned by the Affordable Care Act faces an uncertain future — and its 80,000 or so customers don't know whether their insurer will even be allowed to offer 2016...