El Paso County party leader is state's Democrat of the Year

By: Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com

Kathleen Ricker, chairwoman of the El Paso County Democrats, was named Democrat of the Year Saturday night at the state party's annual dinner in Denver.

"It is an incredible honor, and I'm so humbled,"...

Sunny, mild weather provides a holiday-weekend gift for southern Colorado

By: matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com

Short sleeves and sunglasses could be seen all over the Pikes Peak region on Saturday. And it appears that trend will continue for Valentine's and Presidents days, as well as through the next week.


Animal attraction: Love stories from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

By: Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com

In the wild, animal relationships play by a certain set of rules.

But, as it is in the human realm, a change of scenery can shake things up.

"Sometimes a zoo changes those dynamics for some species,"...

Species conservation, breeding programs rely on animal attraction

By: STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com

Raised together at Colorado Springs' Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Zoya and Grom were the best of friends, but the spark fizzled there. Despite a breeding recommendation and plenty of opportunities to connect, the pair of...

Resort agrees to settle lawsuit over immigrant workers

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — Vail Run Resort and its management company have agreed to pay eight Mexican workers $1 million after a manager was accused of sexually harassing women and firing workers who complained.

The company...

Feds scrap plans to open center for migrant kids in Lakewood

By: Mark K Matthews and John Aguilar, The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — In a surprise reversal, federal officials Friday said the Obama administration no longer plans to open a 1,000-bed facility for migrant children at the Federal Center in Lakewood.

The change...

Opening date set for Nordstrom Rack on Colorado Springs' north side

By: rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com

Shoppers, mark your calendars.

Nordstrom Rack, the popular outlet store for Seattle-based upscale retailer Nordstrom, will open April 28 on Colorado Springs' north side. The retailer announced a year ago it...

Fewer homeless shelter beds will be available next year in Pikes Peak region

By: jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com

Homeless shelter beds were dangerously scarce during last week's snowstorm, filling to capacity at two seasonal shelters.

But beds will be much harder to come by this summer - as well as next winter.