• Tons of hazardous materials move through Colorado - mostly unnoticed

    By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez AND STEPHEN HOBBS The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Firefighters were cautious on the night of April 12 when a train derailed and spilled piles of a white chemical within hundreds of yards of homes and the Martin Drake Power Plant in downtown Colorado Springs. Residents of about 70 houses were asked to stay inside, and 38 firefighters...

  • Spring mix of snow, rain expected to continue through Monday

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    After two days of spring storms brought nearly 6 inches of snow to parts of Colorado Springs, a rain and snow mix continued through the area Saturday. And it will continue on and off for a few more days. Fountain police put the city on accident alert for three hours Saturday...

  • Side Streets: Flagpole a mini United Nation as Colorado Springs man airs flag collection daily

    Bill Vogrin
    Yesterday

    It was Friday, so of course a Canadian flag was flying over John King's east-side Colorado Springs house. That's because Friday was Constitution Day in the land of the maple leafs. Actually, King had to choose between Canada and Cambodia when carrying out his morning ritual of...

  • Hundreds turn out for Earth Day events at Garden of the Gods

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A couple of thousand people celebrated Earth Day at Garden of the Gods on Saturday planting seeds, touring the park and getting up close and personal with birds of prey and zoo animals. Jayden Pagano, 8, said the day for him was about "celebrating the Earth." He and his 5-year-old...

  • Military Update: Support growing for consolidation of exchange services

    By TOM PHILPOTT Military Update -
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Consolidation of the Defense Commissary Agency and three separate military exchange services into a single Defense Retail Activity is gaining support among policymakers inside the Department of Defense and perhaps a key congressional subcommittee, a source reports. The idea to merge...

  • Second debate for mayoral runoff candidates in Colorado Springs announced

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    A mayoral runoff debate between Mary Lou Makepeace and John Suthers will be conducted by El Pomar Foundation's Forum for Civic Advancement and KOAA TV-5. The event, moderated by KOAA anchor Rob Quirk, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. May 5 at Penrose House Garden Pavilion, 1661 Mesa Ave.,...

  • At least two dozen vehicles discovered vandalized early Saturday in Colorado Springs

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Between 20 and 30 cars were broken into early Saturday morning in Old Colorado City and Colorado Springs police are asking victims to contact police. Police got a call just before 4 a.m. Saturday about a burglarized vehicle in the 2800 block of West Kiowa Street and noticed about two...

  • Man arrested in stabbing at Colorado Springs apartment complex

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    A stabbing victim was rushed to surgery Saturday afternoon after someone he knew stabbed him in the abdomen at an apartment complex in east Colorado Springs, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department. Police arrested Hubson Herman, 22, at the scene in the 300 block of N...

  • Fountain no longer on accident alert

    By Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Fountain Police ended an accident alert for the city just before 8 p.m. Saturday after urging citizens to drive carefully when snow started falling at 5 p.m. The National Weather Service in Pueblo said it has been raining on and off all day along the Interstate 25 corridor and cold...

  • Construction still underway amid Denver VA hospital storm

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    AURORA — Plumbers, electricians and drywall installers are still at work on the budget-busting Denver veterans hospital, even as the Veterans Affairs Department tries to coax another $830 million from an angry Congress to finish the project, officials said Saturday. About 650...

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