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  • Flood projects should
 ease U.S. 24 closures west of Colorado Springs

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    After spending more than $10 million during the last two years on flash-flood control along Ute Pass, the Colorado Department of Transportation hopes that steps taken between now and the end of 2014 will make potential closures of U.S. 24 less stressful. Karen Rowe, a CDOT regional...

  • County Commissioner Amy Lathen says she'll run for Colorado Springs mayor

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen plans to run for Colorado Springs mayor in April's municipal election. Lathen, who represents District 2, said she originally was not going to run but changed her mind after receiving encouragement to do so. "It came as a result of so many...

  • Thousands spend Labor Day at Fountain's Fall Festival

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    The unofficial end to summer brought floats, music and thousands of people to the streets of Fountain on Monday for the city's annual Fall Festival. The event, in its 45th year, featured a morning parade followed by a celebration at John Metcalfe Park, and was themed "45 Years of...

  • The Country Life: 'Hippie rancher' a real future farmer

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Looks like the small family farm is not dead. I recently visited Heritage Belle Farms, a 40-acre farm in Calhan run by 29-year-old Katie Belle Miller. She raises Texas longhorn cattle, heritage breed pigs and a variety of poultry, plus she recently started raising tilapia. Even as...

  • Man shoots self during traffic stop in Colorado Springs

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Colorado Springs police say a man who fumbled with a gun during a traffic stop early Sunday accidentally shot himself. Police were pulling over a back Honda near the intersection of 29th Street and West Platte Avenue when officers say they heard the gunfire. "Officer Csikesz...

  • Your photos: Best of the Colorado Balloon Classic

    The Gazette
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Seventy-seven balloons are on the docket at the 38th annual Colorado Balloon Classic. About 200,000 to 250,000 people attend the free event every year, says president Patsy Buchwald. They come for the early morning ascension of balloons and for the evening Balloon Glo, where balloons...

  • Fort Carson soldier killed while trying to cross Interstate 25 ID'd

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    A 23-year-old Fort Carson soldier who died after he was struck by two cars on Interstate 25 near midnight Saturday was identified as Spc. Timothy Brett Alexander. Alexander was from Hinesville, Ga., and arrived at Fort Carson in July 2013. He entered the Army in February 2011. He...

  • HOMELESS DAY ONE: Reasons for homelessness in Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    a fuller picture They're often referred to as "the homeless," a term that paints a monolithic picture of a population whose only shared attribute is the lack of a permanent home. Each person has a unique story about becoming homeless, and Pikes Peak United Way has worked to give them...

  • HOMELESS DAY ONE: 3 Western U.S. cities decrease homeless populations

    The Gazette
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Three Western cities have seen sizable decreases in their overall homeless numbers, particularly in the chronic homeless population, and much of the credit is given to programs that follow a Housing First model. As the name implies, Housing First-type programs provide a stable home to...

  • Upper portion of Mount Evans highway closing Tuesday

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Top of Mount Evans
highway closing IDAHO SPRINGS - Transportation officials are planning to close the top part of the highway up Mount Evans for the season Tuesday morning. Colorado Highway 5 provides access to the top of the mountain, which rises to more than 14,000 feet. The...

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