• 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...

  • Colorado Springs improves flood insurance score

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    The city of Colorado Springs improved its score in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System, which results in a reduction in flood insurance premiums for residents by 20 percent, NFIP officials said Thursday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recognized the...

  • Judge dismisses more jurors from Colorado theater shooting case

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    CENTENNIAL — A judge on Thursday released more than 50 people from jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting trial as the long, difficult task of finding people to determine the fate of gunman James Holmes entered its third day. An unprecedented 9,000 possible jurors were...

  • Cañon City Councilman Kevin Ditmore has died

    By Carie Canterbury, The Daily Record
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Council members, city officials and visitors to the Cañon City Public Works Committee paused Wednesday for a moment of silence when they received news that Councilman Kevin Ditmore had died after a recent illness. Ditmore, 57, was elected in November 2013 as the District 2 council...

  • Missing Colorado Springs woman found

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    A Colorado Springs woman reported missing late Thursday morning has been found, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Nancy Reynolds, 61, was found unharmed and is home safe, the Sheriff's Office said. Reynolds, who is on oxygen and anti-depressant medication, was...

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