• Ring-a-ding-ding: Snowy day means freebies for Colorado Springs jewelry store customers

    By debbie kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    About 160 people in the Pikes Peak region won a Jack Frost jackpot, thanks to 5 inches of snow that fell at the Colorado Springs Airport on Feb. 21. Under a Snow and Ice promotion put on by Luisa Graff Jewelers, customers who purchased items at full price between Jan. 17 and Feb. 14...

  • Giving stray cat a home turned into 'scary' experience for Colorado Springs family

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A 6-month-old kitten that recently was diagnosed with rabies had been checked by a veterinarian and received rabies shots a couple of weeks before showing symptoms of the deadly virus, its owner said Tuesday. But the checkup came too late. The kitten, named Jello, was a stray found...

  • Affidavit: Fort Carson soldier siphoned refund money from inflated tax returns

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A Fort Carson soldier accused of pilfering thousands of dollars through inflated tax refunds appeared to carry out the scheme through an off-post side business, according to an arrest affidavit. Spc. Jeremy Roberson, 27, is accused of stealing more than $22,000 from tax returns for...

  • Mayoral candidate Makepeace says collaboration, leadership key to improving Colorado Springs

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Mary Lou Makepeace hosted a series of roundtable discussions to talk with people about the issues important to them in Colorado Springs. She did that when she was mayor in 1997. And she did that in recent weeks after she announced her intention to run for mayor again. "I'm a very...

  • Colorado Springs mayoral debate set for Wednesday evening

    The Gazette -
    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    At least five of six mayoral candidates are expected to debate Wednesday evening in Broadmoor Hall at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave. The debate, 6:30 to 8 p.m., is sponsored by El Pomar Foundation's Forum for Civic Advancement, The Broadmoor and KOAA-TV. It will be moderated by KOAA's Rob...

  • Colorado lawmakers seek penalties on using drones to invade privacy

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado lawmakers want to criminalize the use of drones when they're used to monitor someone without their consent. The proposal up for a House committee vote Tuesday would make it a crime of first-degree trespassing to take images of someone when they have an expectation...

  • Man pleads guilty to kidnapping teen in Colorado Springs park

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping for helping someone kidnap a teen from a Colorado Springs park to get information about some stolen items, said a 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office spokeswoman. Nicholas Archuleta will be sentenced on April 28, said Lee...

  • TruTV’s first scripted show to be set in Denver

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The TruTV network is dipping its toes into scripted television, greenlighting its first comedy with a Colorado connection, “Those Who Can't.” The comedy centers on a trio of frustrated high school teachers who work at the ficitional Buchanan High School. The series stars show creators...

  • Yoga bill headed for Senate as students adopt Colorado Springs senator's 'crow' pose

    The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    A bill to exempt yoga-teacher training studios from state certification breezed through Senate Appropriations today and now is on its way to the full Senate on the consent calendar, meaning no opposition is expected. The bill earlier passed the Senate Education Committee where...

  • Colorado Springs Elections 2015: Reader questions roundup

    The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    You Asked - And We Did Too About 20 people joined Gazette reader forums to talk about the April 7 Colorado Springs election. The Gazette is asking candidates some of the questions the people posed in stories that will run on five Sundays and will use other reader questions and...

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