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  • Broncos' Wes Welker takes flight with Thunderbirds

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Denver Bronco Wes Welker says he's glad he took flight with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds in Cheyenne but he's not sure he'll do it again anytime soon. The wide receiver took off in an F-16 as the backseat passenger of Maj. Tyler Ellison on Sunday after a...

  • Public meetings explain Stormwater Task Force proposal for Colorado Springs area

    By Emily Donovan, emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The Pikes Peak Stormwater Task Force is trying to explain its stormwater prevention proposal so the public will understand why they might be asked to pay $10 a month. The task force, a citizen's group of engineers, business leaders, community activists and elected city and county...

  • Cyclist, a longtime Aspen resident, dies near Independence Pass

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    ASPEN — A cyclist who collapsed and died near the summit of Independence Pass on Saturday was a longtime Aspen resident and experienced rider. An emergency room nurse and an EMT passing by on their way to a wilderness expedition stopped to help 51-year-old Steve Menscher on...

  • Monument performer sings his way onto 'America's Got Talent'

    by Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The clapping and hooting started as soon as Miguel Dakota stepped up to the microphone on NBC's "America's Got Talent." "Oh, I know what it is. I get it," said judge Howie Mandel, "because you're an attractive man." The baby-faced Dakota, a 22-year-old blues and soul singer and...

  • Thieves use 'digital pickpocketing' to skim credit card data from Colorado Springs customers

    by LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Credit card thieves are using a type of "digital pickpocketing" technology to steal credit card information from unsuspecting victims. Technology has emerged in recent years that enables thieves to intercept credits card information with a simple swipe during a purchase. That...

  • This week: Your calendar of events around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council will discuss a proposed regional stormwater authority at its work session meeting at 1 p.m. Monday in City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. The proposed intergovernmental agreement says a regional authority would be among the city, Manitou Springs, Fountain,...

  • Man arrested inside Colorado Springs church

    By Emily Donovan, emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    A man was arrested inside a Colorado Springs church near the intersection 19th St. and Uintah Street around 8 a.m. Sunday after trying to flee from police. Jeremy Hunter, 25, was allegedly in violation of a protection order when police arrived to a home on the 700 block of Manitou...

  • Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Sarah Palin top Western Conservative Summit straw poll for '16

    Denver Post
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    DENVER — Former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin energized the crowed at a conservative summit with talk of impeaching President Barack Obama. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1jOz7fs ) Palin spoke for 35 minutes Saturday at the 2014 Western...

  • Footage of Waldo Canyon Fire earns Colorado Springs firefighter a local Emmy

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Most firefighters don't win local Emmy awards. But Steve Schopper is not the average firefighter. He's an audio video specialist for the Colorado Springs Fire Department, and he is a volunteer lieutenant with the Manitou Springs Fire Department. The 61-year-old Schopper's footage...

  • Mobile home damaged by fire Sunday in Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Colorado Springs firefighters extinguished a fire at a mobile home Sunday. “Heavy” fire was reported on the front porch with it possibly entering the home, according to the fire department’s Twitter account.  The fire was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Mark Dabling...

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