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  • Thanksgiving turkey drives bring in thousands of birds

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 min ago

    Most of the people in need who requested turkeys or hens from the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado will get one this year. About 88 percent of the people requesting birds for a Thanksgiving Day feast received one - a greater share of the people in need than helped in...

  • Disc golfers, residents at odds over proposed Colorado Springs course

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 min ago

    Colorado Springs park officials traversed the city in search of a place to build the city's second disc golf course. They found one at Rampart Park, at Lexington Drive and Union Boulevard next to Rampart High School, where 78 acres is home to soccer and baseball fields, a dog park, a...

  • Rundown of Thanksgiving Day closures

    Updated: 23 min ago

    Banks and credit unions: Closed Thursday. Buses (Metro Transit): No bus service Thursday. Government offices: Federal offices closed Thursday. City, county, state offices closed Thursday and Friday. Libraries: All Pikes Peak District Library branches closed Thursday. Postal...

  • Colorado Springs I-25 interchange projects on track to start in January

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 28 min ago

    Construction work on two multimillion-dollar transportation projects in Colorado Springs is expected to start early next year. Additional funds for the Interstate 25 at Fillmore Street interchange and Colorado 21/Powers Boulevard at Old Ranch Road projects were approved by the Pikes...

  • Verdict reached in Colorado Springs murder trial

    By KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 28 min ago

    After more than a week of hearing the case, a jury found Brian Springsted guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of a Colorado Springs man in May. Springsted, 32, also was sentenced. He will serve life in prison for killing Daniel Baird, 37. He also was sentenced to an...

  • Sand Creek Massacre the focus of Thanksgiving night documentary

    By JIM TROTTER Rocky Mountain PBS I-News -
    Updated: 28 min ago

    At sunrise on Nov. 29, 1864, the 3rd Colorado Regiment attacked an encampment of Arapaho and Cheyenne people - who believed they were under the protection of the United States flag - along the banks of Sand Creek. What followed became one of the most infamous episodes in the history...

  • Fort Carson troops will deploy to Europe in early 2015

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 28 min ago

    Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division will lead an American effort to bolster European allies and deter Russian aggression, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. The post just got a team of soldiers back from Germany where they led a NATO exercise, but the new mission is wider and will last...

  • Could your antlers get caught in that? Clear your yard, keep Santa in business

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 28 min ago

    Do your part to keep Rudolph safe this season by removing yard hazards that can entangle large animals. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking residents to put away anything that could get caught on antlers or trip up spindly legs, or at least to mark unmovable items clearly...

  • Pikes Peak region schools earn money in physical activity challenge

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 28 min ago

    Chinook Trail Elementary in Academy School District 20 won the top prize of $2,150 in the Kaiser Permanente Fire Up Your Feet Fall Challenge. More than 5,400 students, family members, school staff and teachers at 135 schools across Colorado participated to win monetary awards to...

  • Thanksgiving has roots in city names, too

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: 28 min ago

    Wow your relatives at Thanksgiving dinner with these tasty morsels from the U.S. Census Bureau, which lists these places (and their populations) in America named Cranberry: - Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pa.; 29,490 residents in 2013. - Cranberry Township, Venango County, Pa.;...

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