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  • Air Force Academy athletic official arrested in Colorado Springs prostitution sting

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

    A top Air Force Academy athletic official was arrested in a Colorado Springs prostitution sting, police confirmed Tuesday. Dermot J. Coll, who abruptly resigned his position as head of the academy athletic department's fundraising arm Friday, was cited for allegedly soliciting sex...

  • Climbing and drinking come together under one Colorado Springs roof

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

    A pub in the same space as an indoor climbing gym may not seem like a symbiotic relationship. But the majority owners of CityROCK at 21 N. Nevada Ave. believe the two can co-exist, and they are looking to create an atmosphere that combines indoor climbing with craft beers and wine....

  • Kitten rescued from trash can in Pueblo

    KKTV
    Yesterday

    A sanitation worker rescued a kitten from the bottom of a trash can after hearing the tiny cat's distressed cries and searching through a pile of garbage, according to KKTV. Veterinarians at Pueblo Animal Service say when the man brought Ruby to them she was soaking wet,...

  • Security boy's cabbage is cream of the crop

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

    Isaiah Martinez is a real Cabbage Patch kid. The 16-pound, 12-ounce cabbage Isaiah grew over the summer and named "Calvin" has earned the 10-year-old from Security the title of Colorado winner of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. "I was pretty surprised," Isaiah said...

  • Side Streets: Urgent email leads to rescue of local neighborhood association

    By Bill Vogrin bill.vogrin@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    In September, an email swept through Stratmoor Hills on the southern edge of Colorado Springs. It was a call to residents of the unincorporated neighborhood to assemble at the local fire station. At the assembly, residents would resuscitate or extinguish the Stratmoor Hills...

  • Rocky Ford officer accused of murder due in court; faces new charges

    Jesse Paul, Denver Post
    Yesterday

    A Rocky Ford officer accused in the shooting death of a 27-year-old man last month is due in court Wednesday afternoon for hearing. James Ashby, 41, has been charged with second-degree murder, criminally negligent homicide and a violent crime resulting in death or injury in...

  • Black Forest fire started by humans, but how or by who still unknown, says new report

    By Ryan Maye Handy 
and monica mendoza The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    The trail leading to the cause of the Black Forest fire has officially gone cold. After more than a year of investigation, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that how the state's most destructive fire started remains a mystery. "We don't have any further leads,"...

  • Search resumes for missing Longs Peak climber

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — A search continues Wednesday for a Broomfield man who didn't return from a climbing trip in Rocky Mountain National Park. More than 30 rescuers found no clues Tuesday in their search for 25-year-old Peter Jeffris. Jeffris reportedly left Sunday to...

  • Commissioners discuss transition of emergency management

    By Ryan maye handy The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Emergency management programs will continue to receive $1 million in funding under a 2012 taxpayer-approved measure if the Office of Emergency Management moves under El Paso County commissioners' control next year, county and private attorneys have determined. In September,...

  • Fort Carson soldier charged with killing comrade

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

    A Fort Carson soldier has been charged in the fatal shooting of a comrade overseas in May, the post announced Tuesday. An evidence hearing is set for Wednesday to determine if Spc. Jeffery T. Page will be court-martialed in the death of Spc. Adrian M. Perkins, 19, of Pine Valley,...

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