Hundreds turn out in Colorado Springs to wish historic locomotive goodbye


Antlers Park west of downtown Colorado Springs teemed with train enthusiasts on Wednesday. Some were die-hard ferroequinologists, but everyone there was at least a rail fan for a day.

More than 200 people,...

Colorado Springs Police department wants public input on body camera policy


As the Colorado Springs Police Department makes plans for its body-worn camera program, it's asking for the public's opinions on how, when and where such cameras should be used.

The University of Colorado at...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Sept. 24, 2015

By: Carlotta Olson


9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;

Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than...

Senior pictures in Colorado showing influence of the selfie phenomenon, pushing into new dimensions


The selfie phenomenon has infiltrated one of the bastions of high school tradition: the senior picture.

But some say its influence hasn't been all bad.

While a few students submit grainy, poorly lit,...

Kids: Be a reporter for a day in the Gazette's What If contest

By: Michelle Karas

Hey kids: What if you were a reporter?

We'd like to challenge you to imagine just that. Try the idea on for a day (it's one we think is pretty awesome) and you'll be in the running for a great prize.


Photo of military moms breastfeeding in uniform goes viral

By: Jessica Durando, USA TODAY Network

Former Air Force servicemember Tara Ruby says when she was active duty, "support for breastfeeding moms wasn't even an option to consider," according to her Facebook post.

The photographer, who was...

Families in Pikes Peak region experience benefits of foreign exchange students

By: Robin Intemann Special to The Gazette

Seven years ago, we added another son to our household when hosting an exchange student from Sweden.

Although he's long since returned to his native country, he is still part of our family. And, it turns...