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...

Mitchell students remember 9/11 and one of their own


A cloud of smoke rose through the trees Friday morning in front of Mitchell High School. The gray puffs came from rifle muzzles that sent booms from three volleys ringing through the central Colorado Springs air in...

Race for the Cure at Garden of the Gods raises awareness of breast cancer

By: Jennifer Mulson

Race for the Cure: 5:30 a.m. Sunday, survivor and VIP breakfast at 6 a.m., 5K starts at 8 a.m., Garden of the Gods Park and Rock Ledge Ranch, off 30th Street across from Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature...

Organizers plan to repeat Colorado Springs balloon festival feat in 2016

By: Kassondra Cloos

After a wildly successful weekend with triple the number of anticipated guests, the Labor Day Lift Off event is scheduled to take off next year, too.

The hot air balloon festival returned to Colorado Springs...

Tips to help make healthy lunches for kids

By: Mary Branom Greeley Tribune

Lots of preparation goes into getting kids ready to go back to school. In the midst of getting new school supplies, clothes and books, don't overlook healthy eating and lunch box packing. Healthy eating can...