• Fort Carson soldiers, volunteer to be honored Friday

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Fort Carson is honoring five soldiers for leadership and performance, and an officer's wife for volunteer work. The soldiers will be inducted Friday into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, which honors non-commissioned officers for helping with the training and welfare of soldiers and...

  • Cause of death released for man who perished on Longs Peak

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    BOULDER — The Boulder County coroner's office says a 25-year-old man whose body was found below a popular route up Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park died of hypothermia. Peter Jeffris, of Broomfield, was found dead about 200 feet below the Keyhole route Nov. 20. His death...

  • National NAACP president plans Colorado Springs visit

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    The national president of the NAACP will be in Colorado Springs this weekend to promote unity in response to the recent explosion outside a building housing the local NAACP office, according to the NAACP's Colorado-Wyoming-Montana State Conference. Cornell Williams Brooks, who became...

  • Jury deliberates in Colorado Springs murder trial

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Jury deliberations began Thursday for a man accused in the fatal shooting a 38-year-old Colorado Springs man last May. Jason Romeo Forbes, 31, is charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in a shooting inside a car that killed David "DJ" Johnson and seriously...

  • Fort Carson welcomes soldiers home from Africa

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Fort Carson welcomed home Thursday 100 soldiers who were dispatched to Africa on a humanitarian mission deployment and Ebola quarantine. After a quick training session, soldiers from the 615th Engineer Company went to Liberia in November to help that country fight an outbreak of the...

  • Fruitcakes to fly in skies of Manitou Springs once again

    BY JENNIFER MULSON jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Dust off the fruitcakes and head to Manitou Springs. One of the town's most beloved events, the Great Fruitcake Toss, is back after being canceled in 2014. The reinvented competition will take place Jan. 31 in Memorial Park. "I feel like it's one of those things that makes Manitou so...

  • Colorado State Patrol trooper shoots man who allegedly assaulted him during traffic stop

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A 55-year-old man was shot and seriously injured by a Colorado State Patrol trooper early Thursday morning. Joseph Francis Cimeno was shot in the leg by a 29-year-old male trooper after he allegedly resisted arrest and assaulted the trooper during a traffic stop, said Sgt. Joel Kern...

  • Some parts of Colorado Springs' commercial real estate rebounded in 2014

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A new report on the state of Colorado Springs' commercial real estate says the industrial and retail segments saw gains in 2014, while the office sector continued to lag - a sign that the city continues to suffer from a lack of high-paying jobs. "Of all three markets, the office...

  • Colorado man falls into lake, dies after trying to prepare for charity event

    By Jesse Paul and Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Dive teams pulled an unresponsive man from Evergreen Lake on Thursday morning after he plunged through the ice as he drove a golf cart plowing snow off the frozen surface, Evergreen Fire Rescue said. The man, identified as 67-year-old Greg Henika, later died, according to the...

  • Colorado Springs family displaced by chimney fire

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    A chimney fire put a family of four out of their home late Wednesday night, according to Colorado Springs firefighters, No injuries were reported in the fire, which sparked shortly before midnight at a home on the 300 block of South 24th Street. Firefighters responded within five...

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