• Body discovered by hikers in area where search was centered for missing mom

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 min ago

    Hikers discovered a body Saturday morning in the area where searchers had been looking since Wednesday night for the missing mother of an Air Force Academy cadet who died in early April. Colorado Springs police have not provided the gender of the body or other details. The El Paso...

  • List: Celebrate Earth Day at Garden of the Gods

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3105 Gateway Road, free; 634-6666, gardenofgods.com; 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com Something else: A shuttle bus will run through the day from Rock Ledge Ranch...

  • Fort Carson soldiers arrested, accused of stealing military equipment to sell on Ebay

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Two Fort Carson soldiers and a third who was discharged last year have been arrested and accused of stealing military equipment that a fourth man, a civilian, allegedly sold on eBay. A criminal complaint alleging three of the men stole Fort Carson property including two iRobots worth...

  • Colorado man's bike trip planned to raise awareness about human trafficking

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A Colorado man is taking to the streets to spread awareness about human trafficking, and he wants the public's help. Daniel Lemke, 22, is heading out Sunday for a 12,000-mile bike trip around the United States that he's calling "Bike Through Traffic." He plans to make dozens of...

  • Atmel sells its XSense product line, but Colorado Springs employees will stay on the job

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Atmel Corp. said Friday it has sold its XSense product line to a subsidiary of a Texas competitor, which will continue to manufacture the product at Atmel's Colorado Springs plant and retain the roughly 60 employees involved in the operation. In fact, a spokesman for the buyer -...

  • Police, regulators say they will keep tabs on 420 marijuana parties

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    As hordes of tourists, pot smokers and sellers gear up for Colorado's annual 420 marijuana celebrations this weekend, state troopers and regulators have plans, too. The Colorado State Patrol's "#ZeroZero" campaign is pushing for zero fatalities and zero tolerance toward dangerous...

  • Former Colorado Springs teacher found not guilty in sex assault case

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A former Cheyenne Mountain High School teacher was acquitted by a jury Friday of a charge of sexually assaulting a student. Mark Moore, 32, was arrested in February 2014 after a school therapist told police about an inappropriate relationship between Moore and a student. He was...

  • Colorado Springs school district saves big bucks by having employees stick with one hospital

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Colorado Springs School District 11 saved $1.9 million by switching from Memorial Hospital to Penrose- St. Francis Health Services as its employees' sole hospital provider, district and hospital officials announced Friday. The savings came during the first year of a partnership...

  • Vote on stormwater bill delayed for discussion with southern Colorado farmers, ranchers

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DENVER - Farmers and ranchers from along the Lower Arkansas River were riled about a bill that would protect governments from being sued over stormwater detention and mitigation systems that impact water flows. Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, said it was a communication issue...

  • Colorado Springs high school taking online learning in a new, more individualized direction

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    An online high school in Academy School District 20 will shift its focus to what the program creator believes is the next generation of online learning. "Initially, the philosophy behind online education was location - the idea that the student could do school from anywhere - and we...

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