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Affidavit: Gun pointing, tough talk preceded shooting of teen in Colorado Springs

By: BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -

Gun pointing and roughhousing between teenagers may have led to the July 30 afternoon shooting of a 14-year-old boy at a Colorado Springs apartment complex, according to an arrest affidavit.

Jerry Hernandez...

Woodland Park's first Night Out event a success

By: BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -

Teller County and Woodland Park first responders, volunteers and victim advocates held their first joint National Night Out event Tuesday night to a solid crowd.

The first Tuesday in August is traditionally...

El Paso County approves ambulance permits

By: By Ryan Maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners approved four annual ambulance permits on Tuesday, three for American Medical Response Inc., and one for the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

The four vehicles...

Parade of Homes kicks off Friday in Colorado Springs

By: By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -

Home construction is soaring this summer in the Pikes Peak region, as buyers take advantage of historically low mortgage rates to purchase their dream homes - stocked with granite countertops, stainless steel...

Pikes Peak Solar Garden is 10,000 panels strong

By: By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -

Swaths of spindly black-eyed susans seemed to nod in agreement Tuesday as 10,000 silvery panels they encircled stood soaking up sunshine and converting it into energy.

It was celebration time at the Pikes...

With 'Flight,' Rotary Club aims for Kardashian-level recognition

By: BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -

Not too long ago, members of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs took to the streets, armed with video cameras, a pop quiz and a vision of updating their century-old service club.

"We asked people three...

Victim's grieving dad tells Holmes jury of devastating loss

By: The Associated Press

CENTENNIAL — Jurors struggled to hold back tears Tuesday as a grieving father described how he returns now and then to the Colorado theater where his son was murdered.

Tom Sullivan's voice wavered as he...

Colorado Springs trees hit hard by defoliating moths

By: BY LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -

The small, brown moths clinging to trees in North Cheyenne Canon Park are on the cusp of death, but eggs left in their wake could endanger forests across the Pikes Peak region.

Parts of this popular Colorado...