Misuses of disabled parking spaces a headache for some in Colorado Springs

By: STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com

Finding a place to park in Colorado Springs is not easy for Tim Ashley.

The 55-year-old who uses a wheelchair after a construction accident in 2003, has a van that deploys a ramp from the passenger side so...

New ticketing effort helps reduce illegal parking around some Colorado Springs schools

By: DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com

Just as kids are expected to pay attention in class, adults are expected to pay attention to traffic rules around schools. Some are failing.

Colorado Springs police issued 144 tickets for speeding in school...

Why so many bear stories? Because more bears are entering urban areas

By: MARIA ST. LOUIS-SANCHEZ maria.sanchez@gazette.com

Along the Front Range in recent weeks, the media has been teeming with bear tales. There's the cute stories, like a cub with its head stuck in a bottle and saved by Colorado Springs police officers. Or sad ones,...

Ben Carson speaks in Colorado Springs

By: Megan Schrader

NOTE: The Gazette will have live video of Ben Carson's speech at 6 p.m. Thursday.


Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who is running for president, will rally with supporters in America the...

Plan for Colorado Springs expressway disclosed

By: STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com

Officials are moving closer on a direction for a future project at Hancock Expressway and Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs.

At a public meeting Thursday, a recommended plan with alterations was presented...

Flood advisory expires on Black Forest burn scar

By: KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com

A flood advisory for the Black Forest burn scar expired at 7:30 p.m. Thursday

The advisory was put in place about 5:30 p.m. after radar indicated heavy rain because of thunderstorms, the National Weather...

Former Warehouse chef and partners to reopen restaurant this fall

By: Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com

James Africano, former longtime chef of The Warehouse Restaurant, has leased the restaurant's downtown building and plans to reopen the shuttered eatery by late October.

The popular restaurant at 25 W....

Former Fort Carson soldier sentenced for stealing military equipment

By: chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com

A former Fort Carson solider convicted of stealing thousands of dollars in military equipment was sentenced Thursday to 4 1/2 years in prison and required and fined $35,000.

Torrence Hall, 39, was found...