• Coroner rules on death of Colorado Springs shooting victim

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    A 24-year-old man who was found shot to death Thursday morning at an apartment complex on Colorado Springs' northeast side had committed suicide, the Colorado Springs Police Department said Friday after an El Paso County Coroner's Office autopsy. The man was identified as Daniel Pate...

  • AROUND TOWN PHOTOS: 19 young women named 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes

    by Linda.Navarro@gazette.com
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Nineteen young women who just celebrated their high school graduation and are planning their freshmen year in college have been chosen as the 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes. Those selected for this 49th social season were named for their school accomplishments, volunteer activities...

  • Southern Colorado shelter says fireworks driving dog boom

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    PUEBLO — Holiday fireworks are being blamed for a huge spike in dogs coming to an animal shelter in Pueblo. The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/1CQov40 ) that the dog population at PAWS for Life has doubled in the last week. Manager and acting director Linda Mitchell says...

  • Family looks back at the disappearance of Colorado Springs woman who vanished four years ago

    By KKTV
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    For the last four years, Sarah Heriford and her siblings kept renting the house where their mother, Debbie Heriford, last lived. "Just on the off chance that this would be where Mom would come back," Sarah said. The last place Debbie was seen was in her neighborhood walking her dog...

  • Watch what Fourth of July fireworks you light in Pikes Peak region

    BY ELLIE MULDER ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Don't get burned by not knowing what you can and cannot celebrate with on the Fourth of July - keep this information in mind to stay safe and legal with fireworks this holiday weekend. In El Paso County, only certain fireworks are restricted, while fountain and ground spinner...

  • Colorado Guard jets to stage July Fourth flyovers

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE — F-16 fighter jets from the Colorado Air National Guard will stage seven flyovers across the state for July Fourth parades and celebrations. Jets will appear over Monument, Firestone, Lake City, Ouray, Redstone, Silverton and Telluride. No times for the...

  • Woman who fell 400 feet to death at Royal Gorge ID'd

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    CANON CITY — Authorities have released the name of a woman who fell about 400 feet to her death at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in southern Colorado. The Fremont County coroner's office identified the woman Thursday as 45-year-old Denise McLean, of Wylie, Texas. Her death has been...

  • Red Rock Canyon Open Space set to reopen; popular Colorado Springs fountain closed

    BY LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The flood-battered Red Rock Canyon Open Space will reopen Friday, a little more than six weeks after it was closed for repairs amid record rainfall, city officials said Thursday. Repairs to trails, roads and other features have addressed most of the city's safety concerns, though...

  • World War II POWs from Colorado get long-delayed medals

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    LAKEWOOD — Stooped with age but still smiling and joking, three Colorado veterans who were taken prisoner by the German military in World War II got their medals Thursday, more than 70 years after they were liberated. "It's overwhelming to me, to see this turnout," 89-year-old John...

  • Audit: Colorado Springs may owe feds millions in mismanaged housing funds

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The Colorado Springs housing division must provide documentation to show how it spent more than $9 million of federal funds or pay it back after a new audit revealed problems in how two grant programs were managed. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of...

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