• Fireworks shoot into Colorado crowd; 9 suffer minor burns

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    AVON — Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Colorado. Virginia Egger, the town manager in Avon, says a malfunction caused a fireworks shell to explode in its tube rather than firing into the sky Friday night. She says the misfired...

  • Manitou Springs woman holds confederate flag burning

    By Jack Howland jack.howland@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    It was all over in about 10 seconds. Patricia Cameron of Manitou Springs carried out a public burning of a Confederate flag Saturday afternoon in Soda Springs Park despite bouts of heavy rain and a small turnout. With an American flag bandanna draped over her mouth, she tossed a lit...

  • Brief flood advisory issued for Waldo Canyon burn scar area

    the gazettE -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    A brief flood advisory was issued Saturday for the Waldo Canyon burn scar area in northwest El Paso County, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. At 12:52 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain in western El Paso County - including Manitou Springs and western Colorado...

  • Gay marriage opponents propose 2 Colorado ballot measures

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    DENVER — Opponents of gay marriage have proposed two Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide. One measure would redefine same-sex marriages in Colorado as civil unions. A second initiative would allow...

  • Meth, cocaine, heroin and marijuana all in one day, say Colorado Springs police

    By JACK HOWLAND The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    A man was arrested on traffic charges, attempting to influence a public servant and various narcotics charges after a traffic stop Friday afternoon, according to Colorado Springs police.  Gregory Collins, 50, was stopped at the intersection of Fountain Boulevard and Chelton Road...

  • List: 17 great ways to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Here's a list of Fourth of July events Saturday and the entire weekend in the Colorado Springs area. - Will 100,000 show up for Colorado Springs Philharmonic concert and fireworks at Memorial Park? - Watch what you light on Fourth of July in Pikes Peak region - Friday-Sunday...

  • Colorado Springs Philharmonic director expects record crowd at Fourth of July concert

    By Amanda Hancock The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    What goes better with the boom of fireworks than a side of symphony? Back for its 43rd round, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will light up Memorial Park on the Fourth with tunes and plenty of red, white and blue to go around. "It's an event that makes our community great - it's...

  • Pilot killed in Flight-for-Life helicopter crash near Frisco identified

    The Gazette and news services
    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    The pilot was killed and two other people injured Friday afternoon when a Flight-for-Life helicopter burst into flames shortly after taking off near Frisco. Air Methods, the contractor that operates the helicopter, also reported the flight paramedic and flight nurse on board the...

  • Teller County Sheriff's Office investigating shots fired at Victor city employee

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    An incident in which a Victor employee reported the back window of her road grader cab was shattered by at least one shot as she worked on a dirt road in the small town southeast of Cripple Creek is under investigation, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Toni Tomei told...

  • Colorado Springs' Red Rock Canyon Open Space reopens to enthusiastic hikers

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    The parking lot was full, the trails were busy and the hikers were happy. After damage from record rains forced its closure for more than six weeks, the Red Rock Canyon Open Space in Colorado Springs reopened Friday to eager visitors who trekked up and down its winding trails and...

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