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Ridership low - but enthusiastic - on buses from Colorado Springs to Denver

Mon, Aug 3, 2015 - 9:37 PM 0

John Ferris was among a handful of travelers who got on the new interregional bus service as the sun rose Monday morning. The web...

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Authorities work to respect traditions after discovery of ancient remains in Fountain

Tue, Aug 4, 2015 - 6:56 AM 0

While installing a drainage pipe at a construction site in Fountain last week, an engineer spotted a skull. He picked it up, inspected it and...

Local News Headlines
Colorado Springs trees hit hard by defoliating moths
By: Lance Benzel 0 16 min ago

The small, brown moths clinging to trees in North Cheyenne Cañon Park are on the cusp of death, but eggs left in their wake could endanger forests...

Hillary Clinton goes after Bush in first Colorado campaign stop
By: Megan Schrader 0 6 hr ago

DENVER - Hillary Clinton wasted no time jumping on Republican efforts in Congress to de-fund Planned Parenthood when she spoke to a group of 300...

Red Rocks, Conservation Corps camp among new national historic landmarks
0 6 hr ago

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Colorado's Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp joined three other sites to earn national historic...

Affidavit: Gun pointing, tough talk preceded shooting of teen in Colorado Springs
By: Stephen Hobbs 0 7 hr ago

Gun pointing and roughhousing between teenagers may have led to the July 30 afternoon shooting of a 14-year-old boy at a Colorado Springs apartment...

Woodland Park's first Night Out event a success
By: Kassondra Cloos 0 7 hr ago

Teller County and Woodland Park first responders, volunteers and victim advocates held their first joint National Night Out event Tuesday night to a...

El Paso County approves ambulance permits
By: Ryan Maye Handy 0 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners approved four annual ambulance permits on Tuesday, three for American Medical Response Inc., and one for...

Parade of Homes kicks off Friday in Colorado Springs
By: Rich Laden 0 8 hr ago

Home construction is soaring this summer in the Pikes Peak region, as buyers take advantage of historically low mortgage rates to purchase their...

Pikes Peak Solar Garden is 10,000 panels strong
By: Billie Stanton Anleu 0 8 hr ago

Swaths of spindly black-eyed susans seemed to nod in agreement Tuesday as 10,000 silvery panels they encircled stood soaking up sunshine and...

With 'Flight,' Rotary Club aims for Kardashian-level recognition
By: Stephanie Earls 0 9 hr ago

Not too long ago, members of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs took to the streets, armed with video cameras, a pop quiz and a vision of updating...

Victim's grieving dad tells Holmes jury of devastating loss
0 10 hr ago

CENTENNIAL — Jurors struggled to hold back tears Tuesday as a grieving father described how he returns now and then to the Colorado theater where his...

El Paso County may have tougher time getting state help to pay for disaster repairs
By: Ryan Maye Handy 0 10 hr ago

For the first time in years, El Paso County could face a future of disaster recovery without guaranteed financial help from the state, which could...

Colorado Springs woman guilty in killing of man whose body was found in Iowa
By: Kassondra Cloos 0 11 hr ago

A 22-year-old Colorado Springs woman was found guilty Tuesday in the stabbing death of 61-year-old Grant Frazier.

Bionca Rogers was convicted...

Tuesday's top 3 must reads on in 30 seconds
0 11 hr ago

Tuesday's top 3 must reads on in 30 seconds

Large wildfire visible off I-25 in Denver area; interstate closed SB
0 11 hr ago

Firefighters are battling a wildfire near Interstate 25 and 144th Avenue near Broomfield, according to the Denver Post.

North Metro Fire said...

Man sentenced in sex assault recorded on hidden camera in Colorado Springs home
By: Chhun Sun 0 11 hr ago

A 45-year-old man was found guilty Monday in a sexual assault caught on a hidden camera he placed in the bedroom of the woman's Colorado Springs...

Colorado Springs Gazette debuts redesigned website
By: Rich Laden 0 12 hr ago

The Gazette launched a redesigned website Tuesday that makes news stories, photos, videos and other digital content easier to read,...

Police: Man suspected of shooting school staffer apparently takes own life
0 12 hr ago

Police said they believe that a man wanted in connection with a shooting at Cesar Chavez Academy earlier in the day as found dead from an apparent...

Monument boy accused of stabbing mom expected to receive treatment in Denver
By: Chhun Sun 0 13 hr ago

A 12-year-old boy accused of stabbing his mother in May is expected to be moved from a Colorado Springs detention center to a youth home in Denver to...

Mountain bike racer killed in Mount Crested Butte crash
0 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

VAIL — The mountain biking community is mourning the loss of a Colorado cyclist who died after crashing during a race in Mount Crested Butte.


Live coverage: Prosecutors launch last push for theater shooter's execution
0 14 hr ago

CENTENNIAL — The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial will hear even more heart-wrenching testimony Tuesday from those who lost loved ones in...

2015 summer bucket list: 10 things to do before fall arrives
By Amanda Hancock The Gazette 0 15 hr ago

Attention: The end of summer is (sadly) almost here. Consider this your warm-weather wakeup call.

Now that July is over, your days of mountain...

TheatreWorks' 'Midsummer Night's Dream' isn't your high school Shakespeare
By: Jen Mulson 0 16 hr ago

Two topics many people have preconceived notions about are Shakespeare and hip-hop.

Combine the two and you have TheatreWorks' new production...

Known for his voice, Colorado Springs native David John McCoy is slated for role on TV Western
By: Amanda Hancock 0 16 hr ago

Under the shadow of his bright green baseball cap etched with the John Deere logo, you can see the shine of David John McCoy's studded earrings. As...

Jefferson County authorities urgently searching for missing 15-year-old girl
0 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

Authorities in Jefferson County on Tuesday morning are urgently searching for a missing 15-year-old developmentally delayed girl who suffers from...

2015-16 school year preview: Falcon District 49
By: Debbie Kelley 0 16 hr ago

Stability seems to have settled in at Falcon School District 49, which starts classes for the 2015-16 school year Tuesday.

Chief Education...

Report: El Paso County agency did not follow protocol when awarding disaster contracts
By: Ryan Maye Handy 0 19 hr ago

In the months following the 2013 Black Forest fire, Mountain View Electric Association failed to follow federal protocols, according to a federal...

Hillary Clinton holds first Colorado campaign event
0 19 hr ago

DENVER — Hillary Clinton is holding her first campaign event in Denver on Tuesday.

The Democratic presidential candidate will headline an...

Man wanted in shooting of Colorado Springs boy in custody
By: Chhun Sun 0 20 hr ago

An 18-year-old man wanted in connection to last week's shooting of a 14-year-old boy at a Colorado Springs apartment complex turned himself in Monday...

Forest bathing: Regular visits to the woods can offer health benefits
By: Jen Mulson 0 20 hr ago

There's a reason John Muir said, "The mountains are calling and I must go."

Much can happen when you commune with a tree, breathe in the smell...

Teen dies during hike in southern Colorado
By: Debbie Kelley 0 21 hr ago

Thirteen members of El Paso County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assisted Monday morning with recovering the body of a teenager who fell off a...