• Rain kept crowds smaller, but no less enthusiastic at Territory Days

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Rain and a light smattering of hail Saturday didn't deter fans of Territory Days, and those stalwarts were rewarded when the sun conquered the clouds about 3 p.m. Still, some merchants said tourist numbers were down in Old Colorado City. "Normally we have a lot more wine tasters,"...

  • Dozens march through Colorado Springs park to raise awareness of veteran suicides

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Family members of a veteran who took his own life said they were inspired Saturday by roughly 100 people who marched through Garden of the Gods to raise awareness about veteran suicide. James Hessel's family and friends and dozens of others walked five miles through Garden of the...

  • Flood advisory, tornado watch canceled for Pikes Peak region

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Funnel clouds were spotted in El Paso County Saturday after the National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for the area that included a chance for weak funnel clouds. People tweeted photos of funnel clouds in the Fountain and Fort Carson areas. The National Weather Service in...

  • Five Fort Carson troops died at war since last Memorial Day

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Five Pikes Peak region troops have died overseas since last Memorial Day. All were assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team at Fort Carson. Here's who they were. - Pfc. Jacob H. Wykstra Pfc. Jacob H. Wykstra, 21, of Thornton, Colo., died May 28 after a helicopter crash in...

  • Colorado city going dark this weekend to help stargazers

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    TELLURIDE — Telluride residents were asked to turn out the lights on Saturday night and early Sunday to help stargazers see the night sky free of light pollution. "For all of humanity's history up until the last two generations, humans have always looked up and seen the night sky,"...

  • Colorado Supreme Court gets arguments over Christo project

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER (AP) — A group fighting artist Christo's plan to drape a nearly six-mile stretch of the Arkansas River with translucent fabric is pleading with the Colorado Supreme Court to intervene. An appellate court ruled that even though the state parks department may have failed to...

  • Free suicide prevention training offered for teens, parents

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    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...

  • Pueblo County seeks disaster declaration for flood damage

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER (AP) — Pueblo County says it will seek a disaster declaration after rain and flooding pounded the region over the past three weeks. The declaration includes a request for help from the government to repair damage to public structures caused by heavy rain and flooding that...

  • Memorial Day DUI Enforcement underway in Colorado

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER (AP) — Law enforcement officers across Colorado are out in force this weekend looking for people who are driving while impaired. The stepped-up patrols will continue through Tuesday, citing and arresting drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The launch of the...

  • Five Colorado Springs companies honored for technology work

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A company that uses sophisticated equipment to create molds for manufacturers and another firm whose expertise in data and engineering has been used by the Department of Defense were among several local businesses honored Friday during the annual Celebrate Technology awards ceremony in...

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