• Potential candidates pick up packets for Colorado Springs municipal election

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A professor, a retired Air Force officer, a young professional, a former school board member and a few long-time community volunteers are among the 2015 Colorado Springs City Council hopefuls who braved freezing rain Wednesday to pick up nominating petitions at City Hall. Vickie...

  • Colorado Springs election season officially begins Wednesday

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The 2015 Colorado Springs city election season officially begins Wednesday. Several candidates have announced their intent to run in the April 7 municipal election since Labor Day weekend. But the candidates, whether for mayor or City Council, are not official until they submit a...

  • Attempt to recall Colorado Springs councilwoman puzzles some residents

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Time is ticking for a group of citizens trying to recall Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Helen Collins. Group members have braved freezing temperatures as they collect signatures aimed at placing a recall question on the April ballot. But the recall effort has some District 4...

  • Survey looks at homeless people and their needs in the Colorado Springs area

    BY JAKOB RODGERS AND STEPHEN HOBBS The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Trudging through a muddy field, Andrew Phelps and a cadre of outreach workers approached a trash-strewn camp where it appeared that two people were living in a tent. They came bearing socks, candy and a simple request: Can we count you? About 100 people fanned out across El Paso...

  • Deputies nab suspect from October wanted poster

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A woman the Fremont County Sheriff's Office has been searching for since last year was taken into custody Monday night, after deputies received a Crimestoppers tip. Deputies arrested 24-year-old Kimberly Ann Davis, who was wanted on numerous felony drug warrants, in Canon City,...

  • The Country Life: How to handle a snowstorm and the challenges due to isolation

    BY BILL RADFORD bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Though winter appears to be taking a break this week, it'll be back. And recent snowstorms - including one that kept me holed up in a downtown hotel overnight instead of venturing home - have had me thinking about emergency preparedness. While I was stuck in town, my wife, Margaret,...

  • Opponents of Christo's Arkansas River project plan to file appeal

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    DENVER — A group opposing artist Christo's plan to hang nearly 6 miles of silvery fabric in sections over the Arkansas River says it will appeal a recent federal court ruling supporting the Bureau of Land Management's approval of the project. The Denver Post reports...

  • Colorado Springs gets close, but misses record temp

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A 33-year-old high-temperature record for Colorado Springs was almost broken Monday, but the sun didn't shine quite warm enough. The record-high temperature for Jan. 26 in the city was set with a balmy 68 degrees in 1982. Monday's high of 66 degrees was reached by 
midafternoon,...

  • AFA: Cadet dies in weekend skiing incident

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A weekend of celebration turned tragic for the Air Force Academy after a freshman cadet died in a skiing accident during a gathering for airmen at a Summit County resort. Cadet John "Jack" Lindsey was pronounced dead by the Summit County coroner after a Saturday incident, the academy...

  • Federal inmate convicted of threatening prison guards in Colorado

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A federal inmate in Florence has been convicted of using letters to threaten prison guards and their families, the U.S. Attorney's office in Denver said Monday. A jury found 59-year-old Theron Maxton guilty on four counts of threatening a federal officer, Justice Department spokesman...

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