• Groundbreaking is this week for I-25/Cimarron Street project

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    After more than 40 years, it's almost here. Groundbreaking for the Interstate 25 and Cimarron Street interchange project happens Wednesday, and many are relieved, to say the least. "I'm very excited about it," said El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark. The $116 million...

  • Colorado high school students petition for demoted teacher

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    BOULDER — Boulder High students are petitioning to have their teacher's advanced placement assignment reinstated after they believe he was demoted for teaching during statewide testing sessions contrary to district policy. The Daily Camera of Boulder reports (http://bit.ly/1FApZT6 )...

  • Rockslide shuts down Highway 24 exit ramp near Rainbow Falls, west of Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Yesterday

    A rockslide has closed the eastbound exit ramp at mile marker 297 on Highway 24 east of Colorado Springs, according to Colorado State Patrol. The slide is near Rainbow Falls and was reported shortly after 7 a.m. Highway 24 isn't effected, according to CSP. Stay with Gazette.com for...

  • Revelers enjoy Monday's sun, but rain record still in jeopardy

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

    A flirtation with the sun in the Pikes Peak region drew thousands of people outdoors Monday, but rain clouds won't race away any time soon. The high temperature in Colorado Springs hit the mid-60s Monday. That was enough for some residents to break out the shorts and flip-flops at...

  • Potholed? Channel it into verse for The Gazette's poetry contest

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Traditionally, the language that potholes inspire us to produce isn't suitable for print. And who can blame us for being a little testy? Relentless rain has riddled the roads and turned commutes into gut-jarring, coffee-spilling, alignment-wrecking obstacle courses. Sounds like a...

  • 400 attend Memorial Day ceremony at Denver's Fort Logan

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    DENVER — About 400 people honored service members who died serving their country at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman were among those who spoke to the crowd Monday at the cemetery in Denver. Many of...

  • Flood threat eases in northeastern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    STERLING — The flood threat in northeastern Colorado has eased for now but Logan County residents are being asked to remain alert because of additional storms expected during the week. Residents braced for another possible round of flooding Sunday afternoon because of expected heavy...

  • Photos: Seventh annual MeadowGrass festival in Black Forest

    Christian Murdock, The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Here are photos from the seventh annual MeadowGrass festival in Black Forest. The three-day event full of indie, folk, rock and Americana ended Sunday.

  • Study: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    CHICAGO — Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). While the research shows that the SIDS rate in Colorado's tall mountains is very low, it's still two times greater...

  • Bills viewed as a way to build trust between Colorado police, citizens

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    DENVER - In a nation riled by a slew of cases of fatal police brutality or shooting of unarmed suspects, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed six bills last week aimed at "restoring trust" between the Colorado's law enforcement agencies and the community. "The relationship between law...

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