• Crested Butte mountain bike race canceled after fatal crash

    By Bruce Finley, The Denver Post
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The death of a mountain bike racer after a crash Saturday in a competition at Mt. Crested Butte prompted organizers to cancel the rest of the event Sunday. The rider — Will Olson, 40, of Edwards — died of his injuries on the course in Gunnison National Forest. Gunnison County...

  • Colorado Springs firefighters extinguish small fire near Cedar Heights

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Fire Department and crews from other fire districts responded to a small fire near the Cedar Heights neighborhood in western Colorado Springs on Sunday evening. The fire was reported around 7:30 p.m. as a small plume of smoke coming from the area around Balanced...

  • Planes from Peterson Air Force Base to go to California to fight wildfires

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Two military planes from Peterson Air Force Base will fly to California on Monday, where they will be stationed to help fight wildfires in the West, the base announced on Sunday. The planes, both C-130s, are carrying modular airborne firefighting systems known as MAFFS units. They...

  • Top 5 stories you may have missed over the weekend around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Yesterday

    Here's a look at the top five stories you may have missed from gazette.com and the Colorado Springs area over the weekend: 1) Colorado Springs' strong housing market expected to continue in second half of 2015. Read more here. 2) General to Air Force Academy graduates: You're...

  • Democratic governors share lessons learned from shootings

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    ASPEN — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon shared their thoughts Saturday at a conference in Aspen on shooting tragedies that have dominated their time in office, including the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and...

  • Colorado motel evacuated after pepper spray incident

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    WHEAT RIDGE — Firefighters say a person using a pepper spray substance in room and hallway prompted an evacuation at a motel Saturday afternoon. Three people at the American Motel in Wheat Ridge were taken to the hospital with respiratory issues and itchy eyes. Twenty people were...

  • Apartment rents hit another record high in Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs' red-hot apartment market showed no signs of cooling in the second quarter, as rents hit another record high and the availability of apartments tightened, according to a report from the Colorado Division of Housing and Apartment Association of Southern Colorado....

  • List: Top 10 attractions to see around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Yesterday

    You will never know how much cool stuff there is to do and see in the Pikes Peak region until you’re asked to list just 10 of them. Here's a list of favorites: Cave of the Winds - 100 Cave of the Winds Road, Manitou Springs, off U.S. 24; 685-5444. Terror-dactyl aerial dive, zip...

  • Road, trail improvements planned for Falcon area in El Paso County

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Changes to a highway intersection, road maintenance and trail repairs are among upcoming county projects planned for the Falcon-area. The projects, which are not expected to begin right away, are funded and moving forward, said El Paso County Engineer Andre Brackin. "All of these...

  • Colorado Springs' strong housing market expected to continue in second half of 2015

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A strong housing market in the Pikes Peak region during the first six months of 2015 should give way to more of the same in the second half, local real estate experts predict. The pace of home construction began slowly during the first few months of the year but has picked up steam;...

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