• Fort Carson soldier who went AWOL returns to post

    By chhun sun The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    A Fort Carson soldier who went missing almost three months ago reported to the military base Sunday, military officials said. Pvt. Daniel Domres, of Oswego, Ill., was declared AWOL May 11. In an Associated Press report, his father, Tom Domres, said he didn't hear from his son during...

  • Colorado's Supreme Court blocks school voucher program

    IVAN MORENO, Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that a school voucher program in suburban Denver violates the state constitution because it provides funding for students to attend religious schools. The ruling Monday reverses a Colorado Court of Appeals decision upholding the program....

  • List: Loads of free summer concert series in Pikes Peak region parks

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Clean up the folding chairs, pack a picnic and head to a free concert in one of the numerous parks across the Pikes Peak region. This summer, you can find live music almost every night of the week, with opportunities to hear your favorite local bands or to check out new musicians...

  • 8 places to celebrate the Fourth of July in Colorado

    The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Here are some of your best options for celebrating the Fourth of July around Colorado: Cherry Creek Arts Festival: This annual event offers a free spectacle of music and performing and culinary arts, July 3-5 in Denver. cherrycreekartsfestival.org Rollin' on the Riverwalk: An...

  • Lightning on Colorado mountain knocked some unconscious, killed dog

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    GEORGETOWN — Lightning struck near the top of a more than 14,000-foot mountain popular with hikers, sending three people to hospitals, Colorado authorities said. It is not clear if they were directly hit by lightning Sunday morning, but one hiker was in serious condition. Rescuers...

  • Could El Paso County disaster policy be endangering lives and property?

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    When flood waters blasted Fountain Creek in 2013, longtime farmer Dave Kinischtzke knew more was at stake than his farm - with state utility poles and pipelines crossing his land and an important watershed downstream, Kinischtzke needed to stabilize the swollen creek that ran along his...

  • The Country Life: Washed-out road a reminder of record rains

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Hey, remember May? You know, Colorado Springs' wettest month on record? With summer blazing, last month is a soggy memory for many. But for residents along a stretch of Jones Road in eastern El Paso County, a gaping wound in the roadway is an ongoing reminder of Mother Nature's fury....

  • Stormy weather may return after night of major lightning strikes around Colorado Springs

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    After a day of severe weather with lightning strikes and one-inch hail in Black Forest, Monday's early forecast is expected to be a little less eventful in the Colorado Springs area before it becomes active again. There's a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon...

  • Manitou Springs art exhibit features work from youth in correctional facility

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A student exhibit opened last week at the Manitou Art Center, but none of the artists were allowed to attend. The adolescents who created the artwork are locked up in what amounts to juvenile jail. They are awaiting court hearings involving criminal cases or have been found guilty of...

  • 'Darkness' to diary entries convinced coroner that Air Force Academy cadet's death was suicide

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The mysterious death of Air Force Academy cadet Alexandre J. Quiros has haunted and perplexed his father and longtime girlfriend since his suicide April 2. He was found at death's door, with 28 cuts and stab wounds, in his dormitory room after he had four wisdom teeth extracted that...

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