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  • Map: See the best Pikes Peak region holiday lights, and add yours

    The Gazette
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    We know you're busy during the holiday season, but hope you'll get the chance to enjoy the bounty of holiday lights! We've highlighted more than two dozen shining addresses in the Pikes Peak region on our interactive holiday lights...

  • Holiday village expands, in miniature, in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    Just before their first Christmas together as a married couple in 1976, Barbara and George Millholland purchased three houses, a church, a post office and a grocery store - miniature versions, that is. The decorative pieces went up inside their home in Maryland as a celebration of the...

  • Turn toys into Christmas tree ornaments

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    From tractors and trains to cats and knights, my son's evolving obsessions find a place on our Christmas tree. Like many families, we buy a new ornament each year, and I often seek out something that represents my son's current interests, in hopes that he'll enjoy looking back as an...

  • Dear Donna: Thought that counts on gifts

    Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    Dear Donna, A lady I have been dating for three months told me that she bought me a Christmas present. I want to get something for her, but I don't want to overdo it or not do enough. I have no idea what she has bought for me or how much she spent on it. What would you suggest? -...

  • Annual gift giveaway to be held Saturday

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    A venerable giveaway spanning more than three decades and helping thousands of children each holiday season will return this year, five days before Christmas. The giveaway began in 1983 and has since ballooned into an hours-long spectacle helping thousands of people each year. Upon...

  • New DLC trailer for 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' features Exo Zombies

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Today Activision released the Exo Zombies DLC teaser trailer for “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.” It’ll be released in January of 2015 and stars John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan and Jon Bernthal. Gamers may remember the Call of the Dead zombie DLC that was released in 2011...

  • List: Colorado Springs in the holiday spirit, and it's 'Frozen' in time

    The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Feeling like you're prepared for Christmas with the holiday less than a week away? Perhaps it's not a surprise, according to e-commerce retailer Zulily. Colorado Springs ranked sixth in recent weeks for places in the country where "holiday spirit is in full swing." Miami, even with...

  • Skate with Olympians downtown on Monday

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Olympians Jason Brown and Rachael Flatt will be on hand to meet fans when U.S. Figure Skating hosts a free SkateFest for all ages and skill levels Monday, Dec. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Acacia Park outdoor skating rink in downtown Colorado Springs. ...

  • Colorado audit finds foster care check problems

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    DENVER — Counties aren't properly conducting background checks before placing foster children in the care of relatives, according to a first-of-its-kind review by the Colorado Department of Human Services. Social workers are required to do four background checks on people in the...

  • Whodunnit: Murder mystery dinner theater a popular local choice in entertainment

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Detectives. Dead bodies that rise and hand clues to cops. Lying witnesses. And dinner. Don't forget dinner. Most Saturday nights you can find a throng of people champing at the bit for a taste of the mystery life, alongside a four-course dinner. They gather in an Antlers Hilton...

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