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  • Balloon Classic a thrill for fans even with cloud of possible departure from Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Russ Colby sat in a plastic folding camping chair facing Prospect Lake in Memorial Park. He was away from the hissing of burning propane, snapping photos and excited children and adults pointing at the collection of hot air balloons in awe. But Colby's view was perfect: He could see...

  • Fort Carson soldier killed while trying to walk across Colorado Springs freeway

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    A 23-year-old Fort Carson soldier died after he was struck by two cars on Interstate 25 near midnight Saturday, the Colorado State Patrol said. The man was trying to cross northbound I-25, from the southbound lane near the South Academy Boulevard exit, troopers said. A spokesman...

  • Fight over City Attorney position may end with April election

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    The City Council fight over the role of the City Attorney's Office continued last week and took a new turn when one resident said she will collect signatures to make the position an elected post. In one move, council President Keith King asked the council to consider a resolution...

  • Family trying to raise money to pay for Fountain Marine's burial

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    The wife of a Marine and longtime Fountain resident who died in a crash in Colorado Springs is trying to raise money to help pay for his visitation and funeral this week. Mark McCart, 23, graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School and enlisted in the Marines. After his service,...

  • Ballot Countdown: Political news and events

    By Megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Debate slate begins in Grand Junction GRAND JUNCTION - After months of campaigning, several statewide candidates will meet in Grand Junction on Saturday for their first debates, including Gov. John Hickenlooper and his Republican challenger Bob Beauprez. The debate also will include...

  • Balloon Classic owner: Event could be for sale

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    A chance exists that the Colorado Balloon Classic, or a similar hot air balloon festival, could remain in Colorado Springs, the event's organizer said Saturday. Patsy Buchwald, CEO and President of the Colorado Balloon Classic, said by phone that she "is not trying to sell" the...

  • Caly the cat among dozens of pets to find new homes at Colorado Springs shelter event

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Nine-year-old Caden Murphy did his part to empty the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region shelter Saturday, walking out with an 18-month-old cat he named Calypso, or Caly for short. "I just liked her coloring and she's really playful," Caden said. Caly meowed softly from a...

  • Firefighters rescue two dogs that fell off a cliff along Fountain Creek

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Fountain firefighters rescued two dogs Saturday evening from a 30-foot sheer cliff along Fountain Creek after walkers spotted the dogs in a precarious position near 200 Fountain St. It took about an hour for the technical rescue firefighters to reach the German shepherd and blue...

  • NORAD dispatches jets to help with Atlantic Ocean plane crash investigation

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Two F-16 fighters jets aided the Federal Aviation Administration Saturday after a plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, NORAD said. The small plane left Waukesha County Airport in Wisconsin, and was headed towards Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia, when it crashed about 50 miles...

  • Woman sexually assaulted while walking through Colorado Springs park

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    A woman said she was approached by a male, grabbed and sexually assaulted while walking through Prairie Grass Park on Friday evening, Colorado Springs Police said. The assault occurred around 8:45 p.m., police said. No suspect has been identified. The woman told police she was...

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