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  • Expect another Colorado Springs Christmas without snow

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 min ago

    Santa Claus has two days until he officially appears on NORAD's radar, and one could only hope that the jolly old fellow is polishing his sleigh bells and tying his last bows before the long night spent circling the globe. While the weather on the North Pole on Sunday was distinctly...

  • Colorado officials cancel wildlife traffic zones

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DURANGO, Colo. — Wildlife traffic zones are being eliminated from some of the state's highways after a Colorado Department of Transportation study showed traffic signs and higher penalties often do not reduce wildlife crashes. State officials said the law requires that speed limit...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    A discussion of how law enforcement can build trust and community relationships in the aftermath of recent events in Ferguson, Mo. is from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. Members of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, the Colorado Springs, Fountain and Pueblo...

  • Longest Night Vigil remembers the Colorado Springs homeless people who died

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Nate was a 23-year-old starting to try his hand at songwriting. Mary Beth loved cowboy boots. And Ray had just built his tee-pee, where he was thrilled to sleep. All three were homeless in Colorado Springs, and all three died this year. As the sun set on the longest night of the...

  • Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital gets new commander

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The new boss of Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital will rely on old lessons to keep her 370-soldier unit ready for war. Col. Kimberly Aiello took charge of the hospital unit this month from Col. James Andrews, who is moving to a post at the Defense Health Agency. She said a...

  • AFA's Wings of Blue parachute team vying for yet another national championship

    By tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    As college bowl games hit full swing, Air Force will vie for its 35th national championship. Wings of Blue, the academy's parachute team, on Saturday jumped into the Idaho Potato Bowl - featuring the Falcons - and will also leap into the Dec. 31 Orange Bowl and the Jan. 2 Cactus...

  • Kansas mulling response to legal marijuana in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas hasn't decided whether to join a lawsuit filed by other states against Colorado over its legalization of marijuana even though the two states share a border. Spokeswoman Jennifer Rapp said Friday that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been considering...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Publishers Clearing House won't call you

    Betty Sexton
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    I'm trying my best not to sound like a broken record, but I feel compelled to repeat a warning about crooks calling you and claiming you're the next Publishers Clearing House winner. Please tell everyone you know that PCH, the biggest name in sweepstakes giveaways, does not call...

  • Check tire tread before hitting the slopes - it could save you from a ticket

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Bald tires can get drivers more than a slide down an icy hill this winter. Fed up with traffic snarls on Interstate 70 during the ski season, the Colorado Department of Transportation is embarking on a new solution. "One of the biggest problems we've run into, and one of the...

  • Handcrafted brooms a labor of love for Victor couple

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    VICTOR - Sam and Karen Morrison aren't surprised the old-fashioned brooms they've made by hand for 26 years are still popular. The brooms seem to fly out of the Morrisons' store, the Victor Trading Co. and Manufacturing Works, as fast as the dust bunnies they shoo away. For starters,...

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