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  • Side Streets: Community steps up to transform park entrance eyesore

    Bill Vogrin
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Last week, I told you about a woman who was unable to get permission to landscape her neighborhood entrance. Today I'll tell you a much happier story about a neighborhood that persuaded private businesses and city agencies to collaborate and give a landscaping face-lift to a city park...

  • Area runners eager to race in support of Boston

    by Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Mike Marty affectionately gazed back at the Boston Marathon finish line, thoroughly smitten. His fifth run through the city had been his favorite. The weather was a comfortable 50 degrees and he had blazed the course in 3 hours, 24 minutes and 25 seconds, shaving 13 minutes off the...

  • Colorado Springs residents clean, play and celebrate at Earth Day festival

    by Jesse Byrnes jesse.byrnes@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Whether hiking rocky trails, skiing at snowy elevations or basking in spring sunshine, Coloradans are known for their outdoorsy tendencies. So when a bunch of down-to-earth, mountain-air breathing folks pitch in to clean up a park for an unofficial national environmental holiday, Earth...

  • Thousands take Good Friday path to Chimayo's sacred grounds

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The road to Chimayo, N.M. is long and tiring during the Christian holy week leading up to Easter. But the spirits of the estimated 30,000 to 50,000 pilgrims who walk for hours to reach a famous Roman Catholic church outside of Santa Fe are anything but weary. George Warda of Parker...

  • Mount Everest tragedy reminds local mountaineer of bond with Sherpa

    By LANCE BENZEL The Gazette -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    For five decades Don Ingram worked to achieve his childhood dream of attaining Mt. Everest's lofty summit. When he succeeded after a weeks-long trek on May 21, 2013, the Colorado Springs mountaineer owed a debt of gratitude to a guide named Phinjo - one of the native Nepalese Sherpas...

  • Pot shops booming heading into 420

    KRDO
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - Pot’s biggest day is tomorrow (4/20/14), and marijuana madness has hit Pueblo County already. People from all over the U.S. have been crowding into the county’s pot shops all week. Mike Stetler said it has been a hectic week at Marisol Therapeutics....

  • Colorado Springs sales tax collections inch upward in March

    by Rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Colorado Springs sales tax collections - a key revenue source that funds city government spending - rose slightly last month, continuing an early trend of slow gains in 2014. Sales tax revenues totaled $9.1 million in March, a 1.1 percent increase over the same month a year earlier,...

  • Not yet at the finish line: Memories of the Boston Marathon live on for Colorado Springs-area runners

    by Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    The Boston Marathon memories that replay in Kerri Coady's mind never actually took place. - Stopping to stretch when her muscles cramped, popping into a porta potty along the course, perhaps slowing to walk for a bit. - She did none of those things, but if she had, Coady could have...

  • Legacy of the Ludlow Massacre lives on

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    On a windswept prairie near Trinidad, nestled in a grove of trees, a little-seen roadside memorial still preserves a place remembered as the "death pit." It's where two women and 11 children suffered fiery deaths during a Colorado National Guard raid on a camp of striking coal miners...

  • Sierra Club calls 3-state area 'climate disrupter'

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Sierra Club has branded a geological formation that includes portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming as one of six "climate disrupter" regions in the country due to its potential for major fossil fuel development. The environmental organization, in a report...

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