• 3 children, 1 adult critically injured in Colorado Springs motel fire

    By Stephen Hobbs
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Three children and an adult were taken to a hospital in critical condition Saturday morning after a fire at motel on North Nevada Avenue, firefighters said. All of those injured were in the same unit at the Ranch Motel, Colorado Springs firefighters said. The cause of the 8:20 a.m....

  • CU-Boulder grad dies in Yosemite climbing accident

    By Sarah Kuta, Daily Camera
    Updated: 2 hr ago

      Grieving friends are still trying to piece together what happened on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, where University of Colorado graduate Tyler Gordon fell to his death in a climbing accident this week. Gordon, 21, was climbing a route known as The Nose at about 1:15...

  • Colorado Springs sets record: May was wettest month - ever - for city

    By Ellie mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    This is officially the wettest month recorded in Colorado Springs. At 7 p.m. Friday the city broke the previous record of 8.1 inches of precipitation, after getting an official total of .22 inches Friday, the National Weather Service said. The previous record was set in 1935. "What's...

  • Security guards added to efforts to address panhandling, loitering in downtown Colorado Springs

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Despite the addition of police patrolling in the city's core, including a greater effort to address vagrancy, a downtown Colorado Springs advocacy group has said the effort is not enough. Two security guards now also are patrolling downtown streets looking for aggressive panhandlers,...

  • Deputy cleared in shooting at Colorado Springs Hobby Lobby

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    An El Paso County sheriff's deputy was justified in shooting a man this month inside a Hobby Lobby store in west Colorado Springs, the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office said Friday. Sgt. Shane Mitchell's use of force was "reasonable, appropriate and justified" during the May 8...

  • Black Forest woman found guilty of 8 counts of animal cruelty

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Not long after Lisa Forbus settled into a jury box to hear testimony about how 14 horses died and others went malnourished, one thing became painfully clear: Sherri Brunzell was in over her head. Forbus - along with two other women and three men - returned a mixed verdict against...

  • Colorado health officials vow to continue contraceptive program despite lack of state funding

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DENVER - A program that provides contraception such as intrauterine devices to at-risk women will continue at the end of June despite clamors during the 2015 legislative session that without an influx of state funding the heralded program would die. Democrats counted it as their...

  • One dead in shooting at home in Colorado Springs, police say

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    A man was killed and two women were taken to a hospital Friday afternoon after a shooting at a home in north-central Colorado Springs, according to Colorado Springs police. The women were not shot but police would not divulge details on their involvement in the incident. Sgt. Joel...

  • Pentagon approves Fort Carson's Piñon Canyon plan to use Strykers

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Pentagon has signed off on an environmental impact statement that will allow Fort Carson units to train at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site with eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles. Fort Carson sought the new environmental rules last year to update a three-decades old plan for training at...

  • Three new DOD contracts help Colorado Springs company diversify

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Colorado Springs-based military contractor Vectrus Inc. has won three U.S. Department of Defense contracts in the past two months, helping it to continue its efforts to diversify as its work dwindles in the Middle East. The company won a $62.2 million, one-year extension of an Air...

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