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  • Schriever to conduct medevac drills Thursday and Friday

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Helicopters will take off from the Schriever Air Force Base soccer field for an annual medical evacuation drill this week. Emergency responders with the base, along with a local life flight crew, will conduct the drill from 9:30-11:15 a.m. on both Thursday and Friday. During the...

  • Static electricity likely cause of 'accidental' power plant fire

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    An "accidental" fire at Ray Nixon Power Plant prompted a brief evacuation of employees Wednesday but the generators were not shut down, Colorado Springs Utilities officials confirmed. The fire was contained to a coal-handling facility in the far-west end of the property and did not...

  • SDS work will keep Colorado 94 closed until Friday

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Work on the Southern Delivery System water pipeline project has taken longer than expected and will likely keep a section of Colorado 94 closed until Friday. Crews shut down Colorado 94 east of Marksheffel Road and are detouring traffic to Space Village Avenue while piping is...

  • Colorado senate candidates back Syria provision

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    DENVER — Both of the candidates in Colorado's Senate race support legislation that would allow the Obama administration to train and arm Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State. Democratic Senator Mark Udall said Wednesday that he backs the provision in a broader budget package. And...

  • Terra Verde celebrates 22nd anniversary in downtown Colorado Springs

    Stephen Hobbs
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Terra Verde is celebrating its 22nd anniversary in downtown Colorado Springs. The boutique, located on 208 N. Tejon St., will have a storewide sale, giveaways and treats through September 18 to mark the occasion. In a video, store owner Chris Sondermann talks about her family, the...

  • 8 things to know about Sky Sox history

    By MATT STEINER The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Sky Sox historical facts 1. The Sky Sox have been in Colorado Springs since 1988. 2. The name "Sky Sox" was chosen in 1988 to honor the Colorado Springs' Western League Sky Sox, which was a Class-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox from 1950 to 1958. 3. The franchise began in...

  • Flashing light planned after fatal northern Colorado collision

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    GREELEY — A stop sign with a flashing light is planned at a Weld County intersection where two people died in a crash Monday. It was the third fatal collision there since 2009. The intersection currently has a stop sign but no light. The Greeley Tribune reported Wednesday...

  • WATCH: Was Miguel Dakota's 'Billie Jean' enough to win 'America's Got Talent?'

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Monument musician Miguel Dakota returned to his solo singer songerwriter roots on Tuesday's "America's Got Talent" on NBC. The reality series concludes Wednesday with a two-hour finale starting at 7 p.m. Voters across America will decide who takes home $1 million and a headlining...

  • Five Constitution Day questions for gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez

    By MeGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Wednesday marks the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, and as we celebrate that historic day of Sept. 17, 1787, we bring you five Constitution Day questions with Bob Beauprez, former congressman and current candidate for governor of Colorado. Q. What is one...

  • Brilliance shines from state's 'intellectual hub:' Colorado Springs, according to ranking

    By carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    We are intellectual smarties, high on the list of most educated cities. And we can lord it over Denver. Or maybe just throw some Socratic dialogue its way. Colorado Springs is ranked 8th in the nation among "intellectual hubs," out of 50 of the largest metro areas studied by...

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