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  • Security boy's cabbage is cream of the crop

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Isaiah Martinez is a real Cabbage Patch kid. The 16-pound, 12-ounce cabbage Isaiah grew over the summer and named "Calvin" has earned the 10-year-old from Security the title of Colorado winner of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. "I was pretty surprised," Isaiah said...

  • Side Streets: Urgent email leads to rescue of local neighborhood association

    By Bill Vogrin bill.vogrin@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    In September, an email swept through Stratmoor Hills on the southern edge of Colorado Springs. It was a call to residents of the unincorporated neighborhood to assemble at the local fire station. At the assembly, residents would resuscitate or extinguish the Stratmoor Hills...

  • Rocky Ford officer accused of murder due in court; faces new charges

    Jesse Paul, Denver Post
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A Rocky Ford officer accused in the shooting death of a 27-year-old man last month is due in court Wednesday afternoon for hearing. James Ashby, 41, has been charged with second-degree murder, criminally negligent homicide and a violent crime resulting in death or injury in...

  • Black Forest fire started by humans, but how or by who still unknown, says new report

    By Ryan Maye Handy 
and monica mendoza The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    The trail leading to the cause of the Black Forest fire has officially gone cold. After more than a year of investigation, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that how the state's most destructive fire started remains a mystery. "We don't have any further leads,"...

  • Search resumes for missing Longs Peak climber

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — A search continues Wednesday for a Broomfield man who didn't return from a climbing trip in Rocky Mountain National Park. More than 30 rescuers found no clues Tuesday in their search for 25-year-old Peter Jeffris. Jeffris reportedly left Sunday to...

  • Commissioners discuss transition of emergency management

    By Ryan maye handy The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Emergency management programs will continue to receive $1 million in funding under a 2012 taxpayer-approved measure if the Office of Emergency Management moves under El Paso County commissioners' control next year, county and private attorneys have determined. In September,...

  • Fort Carson soldier charged with killing comrade

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A Fort Carson soldier has been charged in the fatal shooting of a comrade overseas in May, the post announced Tuesday. An evidence hearing is set for Wednesday to determine if Spc. Jeffery T. Page will be court-martialed in the death of Spc. Adrian M. Perkins, 19, of Pine Valley,...

  • Feedback sought for transit 2040 Moving Forward Plan

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Interested in the 2040 Moving Forward Plan?. A meeting will be held Wednesday to allow comment on a draft of the transit plan. The meeting, from 4 to 6 p.m. in room 102 of the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave., will focus on a framework for changes and improvements to...

  • Human Services offers expanded hours at area libraries

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    El Paso County Department of Human Services supervisors plan to host evening hours at two libraries to better answer questions and offer services. The expanded hours are the result of a partnership between the department and the Pikes Peak Library District, and it will allow residents...

  • SUV believed driven by suspect in Colorado Springs homicide is found

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    An SUV that may have been driven by Patrick James Orozco, a suspect in a killing at a Colorado Springs apartment Sunday night, has been recovered, Colorado Springs police said Tuesday. A Gold Mazda Tribute was found, but Orozco, 21, remains at large and is believed to be armed and...

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