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  • Body discovered by hikers in area where search was centered for missing mom

    Hikers discovered a body Saturday morning in the area where searchers had been looking since Wednesday night for the missing mother of an Air Force Academy cadet who died in early April. Colorado Springs police have not provided the gender of the body or other details. The El Paso County Coroner's Office arrived at the entrance to the...

  • List: Celebrate Earth Day at Garden of the Gods

    9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3105 Gateway Road, free; 634-6666, gardenofgods.com; 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com Something else: A shuttle bus will run through the day from Rock Ledge Ranch Park Historic Site to the Garden of the Gods Visitor and...

  • Fort Carson soldiers arrested, accused of stealing military equipment to sell on Ebay

    Two Fort Carson soldiers and a third who was discharged last year have been arrested and accused of stealing military equipment that a fourth man, a civilian, allegedly sold on eBay. A criminal complaint alleging three of the men stole Fort Carson property including two iRobots worth a combined $374,000 and dozens of pieces of body armor and...

  • Colorado man's bike trip planned to raise awareness about human trafficking

    A Colorado man is taking to the streets to spread awareness about human trafficking, and he wants the public's help. Daniel Lemke, 22, is heading out Sunday for a 12,000-mile bike trip around the United States that he's calling "Bike Through Traffic." He plans to make dozens of stops to talk with school and church groups before he returns...

  • Atmel sells its XSense product line, but Colorado Springs employees will stay on the job

    Atmel Corp. said Friday it has sold its XSense product line to a subsidiary of a Texas competitor, which will continue to manufacture the product at Atmel's Colorado Springs plant and retain the roughly 60 employees involved in the operation. In fact, a spokesman for the buyer - UniPixel Inc. of suburban Houston - said the company is poised...

  • Police, regulators say they will keep tabs on 420 marijuana parties

    As hordes of tourists, pot smokers and sellers gear up for Colorado's annual 420 marijuana celebrations this weekend, state troopers and regulators have plans, too. The Colorado State Patrol's "#ZeroZero" campaign is pushing for zero fatalities and zero tolerance toward dangerous driving by putting extra troopers on the highways. The 420...

  • Former Colorado Springs teacher found not guilty in sex assault case

    A former Cheyenne Mountain High School teacher was acquitted by a jury Friday of a charge of sexually assaulting a student. Mark Moore, 32, was arrested in February 2014 after a school therapist told police about an inappropriate relationship between Moore and a student. He was accused of exchanging sexually explicit text messages with the...

  • Colorado Springs school district saves big bucks by having employees stick with one hospital

    Colorado Springs School District 11 saved $1.9 million by switching from Memorial Hospital to Penrose- St. Francis Health Services as its employees' sole hospital provider, district and hospital officials announced Friday. The savings came during the first year of a partnership between the district and Penrose-St. Francis, which began July 1,...

  • Vote on stormwater bill delayed for discussion with southern Colorado farmers, ranchers

    DENVER - Farmers and ranchers from along the Lower Arkansas River were riled about a bill that would protect governments from being sued over stormwater detention and mitigation systems that impact water flows. Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, said it was a communication issue that brought the water-rights owners hours from their farms to...

  • Colorado Springs high school taking online learning in a new, more individualized direction

    An online high school in Academy School District 20 will shift its focus to what the program creator believes is the next generation of online learning. "Initially, the philosophy behind online education was location - the idea that the student could do school from anywhere - and we built systems around that," said Nathan Gorsch, principal of...

  • Legislative Roundup: Crowdfunding bill signed, voter bill amended

    Online crowdfunding legal for Colorado startups Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Rep. Pete Lee's bill this week enabling Colorado companies to raise capital online through crowdfunding such as Kickstarter where the public invests in the idea. Lee, D-Colorado Springs, introduced the bill with Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver. "We look forward to...

  • Man shot in hand after dispute at Monument Safeway store

    A coffe-throwing spat may have been what led to a man being shot in the hand Friday at a Safeway parking lot in Monument. Mark Brady, 61, was arrested Friday night after the shooting, which happened around 3:40 p.m. at the Safeway at 624 Colorado Highway 105, said Lt. Steve Burk, a Monument Police Department spokesman. Two men began arguing...

  • Ben & Jerry’s teams up with Colorado brewery to make ice cream-flavored beer

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A Colorado brewery is coming out with a new beer that is guaranteed to satisfy ice cream lovers’ taste buds too. Colorado’s New Belgium Brewery is teaming up with Ben & Jerry’s to bring an ice cream inspired beer. “We’re big fans of New Belgium Brewery, their values, and their fun culture, and of course their...

  • Crews battle blaze at oil, gas wastewater site in Greeley

    Greeley firefighters were on the scene of a fire at the site of a wastewater injection well just northeast of the Greeley-Weld County Airport. It wasn’t immediately clear how the fire began, however, firefighters had the fire contained and were working with officials from NGL Water Services, the company that owns the site, to determine the...

  • Indie and country bands' tour bus crashes on I-70 in multi-vehicle crash

    Click here for an up-to-the minute list of closings and delays. Click here for road updates from CDOT. DENVER (AP) — A dozen people were injured in a crash involving tour buses for two different bands and two trucks on a foggy stretch of Interstate 70 east of Denver on Friday, as a spring storm made driving dangerous across Colorado and...

  • Alabama officials reviewing why "military mistress" released

    MOBILE, Ala. — Alabama authorities say they are reviewing why a sheriff's deputy released a woman who's wanted in three states and dubbed the "Military Mistress" for her multiple suspected encounters with service members and their bank accounts. The Mobile County Sheriff's Office confirmed that a deputy recently stopped Bobbi Ann Finley and...

  • Mentally disabled Colorado man gets 100-year term in murder of teacher

    SIDNEY, Mont. — A mentally disabled Colorado man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday for the murder of a Montana teacher whose death highlighted the downsides of an oil boom that's sweeping across the remote Northern Plains. Michael Keith Spell, 25, of Parachute, Colorado, was sentenced following a hearing before state District Judge...

  • Colorado GOP invites snubbed gay group to summit

    DENVER — The Colorado Republican Party has invited a gay GOP group that was barred from setting up a table at the Western Conservative Summit to share its booth. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/06887P ) party Chairman Steve House announced the decision Thursday, the day after the Log Cabin Republicans were snubbed by summit organizers....

  • Must See Must Do: Entertainment options around Colorado Springs this week

    It's a celebration of decades of military service and history this weekend at the 95th anniversary festivities at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 101, 702 S. Tejon St. Open to veterans, service members and military families, the anniversary opening ceremony is 7 p.m. Friday, the major celebration at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and a Sunday brunch at 10...

  • Colorado law enforcement switches message to safe marijuana use

    DENVER — Breaking from decades of "Just Say No"-type messaging about marijuana use, Colorado law enforcement officials are starting a new campaign designed to promote safe marijuana use. The revised campaign starts this weekend, when tens of thousands are expected at public rallies and concerts in observation of the 4/20 marijuana holiday. A...

  • Bear adjusting to freedom in Colorado after years as ice cream shop draw

    KEENESBURG — A female bear that spent nearly two decades as a caged attraction at a Pennsylvania ice cream shop is adjusting to life at a wildlife sanctuary outside Denver. Wild Animal Sanctuary's executive director tells Friday's York Daily Record (http://bit.ly/1HxWC5Q ) that Little Ricki is roaming the 720-acre grasslands and making...

  • Snow piles up in Pikes Peak region; precipitation not over yet

    A mix of rain, snow, hail, thunder, lightning - and then sun greeted Colorado Springs residents Friday morning, and more wet weather is on the way. High-elevation areas in El Paso and Teller counties could receive 3 to 7 more inches of snow by noon on Saturday, according to Larry Walrod, lead forecaster with the National Weather Service in...

  • Friday Military Salute: Something special cooking at Peterson Air Force Base

    Something special is cooking in the kitchen of the Peterson Air Force Base Chapel. Retired Air Force Chaplain David Voelker pours his heart out into his free monthly pasta dinner for anyone or any family at the base who just needs a smile, fellowship and a hot meal, "I love doing it." Voelker says with a grin on his face, "It's a lot of work...

  • Lightning strike blamed for Colorado Springs structure fire

    Colorado Springs firefighters contained a structure fire Friday morning that they believe was caused by a lightning strike. The fire, at 3250 Cedar Heights Drive, was reported around 9 a.m. It is northwest of downtown Colorado Springs. The fire was contained before 9:20 a.m.

  • Colorado Springs apartment fire forces evacuation, damages two units

    An apartment fire at a southwest Colorado Springs apartment complex forced families to evacuate and damaged two units deemed uninhabitable. Firefighters responded to a call about 3:21 a.m. Friday to the Cheyenne Crest Apartments on the 4100 block of Westmeadow Drive, according to Colorado Springs police. The fire spread to a porch and chimney...

  • Sharing spy satellite data with civilian users would be 'game changer,' space experts say

    A treasure trove of Air Force satellite data that can be used to spot wildfires, monitor climate conditions and do hundreds of other tasks could emerge from a curtain of government secrecy. Air Force Space Command leaders are working on plans to share data from Space-Based Infrared System Satellites controlled by airmen at Aurora's Buckley Air...

  • Colorado Springs parolee who killed his mother headed to trial in DUI crash

    The Colorado Springs woman whose vehicle was allegedly hit last month by convicted killer Charles Limbrick Jr. while he was out on parole said he shouldn't spend life in prison for the crash. "I have compassion for him," Jamie Northam said. "I feel sorry for him." Northam made her comments to The Gazette on Thursday after 4th Judicial...

  • What the heck is Bubba's 33? It's coming to Colorado Springs

    Texas Roadhouse, a national restaurant chain that's enjoyed success for years with a location along Powers Boulevard, is bringing a new restaurant concept to the busy corridor on Colorado Springs' east side. Bubba's 33, which touts itself on Facebook as a "sports bar, American restaurant and pizza place," is under construction southeast of...

  • Florence couple cited after police discover three starving horses

    A Florence couple could face charges of animal cruelty after police officers discovered three horses starving on the couple's property. On April 7, a day after Fremont County sheriff's detectives began an investigation into the horses' health, all three horses were found collapsed on the property. One horse had to be euthanized, according to a...

  • Colorado Springs man gets supervised probation is sex exploitation case

    A Colorado Springs man accused of sharing a web folder of nonsexually explicit photos of boys in Bear Creek Regional Park was sentenced Tuesday to six years of supervised probation. Calbert Taylor, 57, pleaded guilty in January to one count of sexual exploitation of a child, involving possession of 20 or more explicit materials. Taylor was...

  • US Senate veterans panel to review pricey Denver hospital

    DENVER — The U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee will hold a hearing in Colorado next week to scrutinize the bungled VA hospital project and visit the construction site. The hearing will be held April 24 in suburban Aurora, where the hospital is being built, the committee announced Thursday. The House Veterans Affairs Committee grilled...

  • University of Colorado keeps its fossil fuel investments

    DENVER — Wind and solar power advocates failed to persuade the University of Colorado's governing Board of Regents Thursday to divest from coal, oil and gas. On a 7-2 vote, the regents upheld their current policy that allows the university financial team to invest in fossil fuel if it chooses. The regents also rejected, 6-3, a proposal to...

  • 2015 Best of the Springs winners unveiled

    Election, schmelection. We know what you're really dying to find out - all the winners in the 2015 Best of the Springs. You spent weeks nominating worthy contenders, voting and patiently waiting. And now we've got the results - in more than 250 categories, plus dozens of expert picks by staff members. For the rest of the year, you'll have a...

  • Colorado GOP invites snubbed gay group to summit

    DENVER — The Colorado Republican Party has invited a gay GOP group that was barred from setting up a table at the Western Conservative Summit to share its booth. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/06887P ) party Chairman Steve House announced the decision Thursday, the day after the Log Cabin Republicans were snubbed by summit organizers....

  • Outgoing Colorado Springs Council members get fond farewell

    Jan Martin wept, and Val Snider choked up a bit as both were praised effusively Tuesday for their years of "servant leadership" on the Colorado Springs City Council. The compliments and appreciation continued Wednesday night during a reception at the Patty Jewett Clubhouse. Martin reached her two-term limit, with eight years on the council,...

  • Colorado Springs convenience store employee forced into cooler during robbery

    A masked and apparently armed man made a Colorado Springs convenience store employee wait in a cooler until he was able to get away with cash late Tuesday night, police said. A man who said he had a gun demanded money from the registers at Everyday Convenience Store at 1502 S. Tejon St. just before midnight on Wednesday. The victim was told...

  • Convicted attorney who had been avoiding sentencing arrested in Colorado Springs

    A Boulder County lawyer found guilty of taking thousands of dollars from vulnerable people and had been avoiding sentencing has been arrested, according to CBS Denver. Emily Cohen didn’t show up to another sentencing hearing on Monday. CBS4 learned she had checked herself into rehab at a medical facility for a second time. She was...

  • Two busted for drugs in Colorado Springs park

    Colorado Springs police arrested two men Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation into drug use and littering in Monument Valley Park. Police arrested Jason Corbett, 33, and Randy Ryan, 34, on suspicion of drug possession and on outstanding warrants. Corbett was allegedly found to have marijuana, and Ryan allegedly had heroin,...

  • Child helps save family during Colorado Springs house fire

    An alert child is credited with saving two families from a fire that ignited early Thursday morning, according to Gazette news partner KKTV. The fire began around 1:30 a.m., when occupants of a house in the 1800 block of Pejn Avenue were sleeping, KKTV reported. The child woke up smelling smoke and notified her parents, who led eight people...

  • Step competition in Colorado Springs features teams from around the country

    With Natalie Nunn, from Oxygen network's "Bad Girls Club," and Danger Dean. from 98.9 Magic FM, 7-9 p.m. Friday, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., $5-$13, $20 VIP meet and greet with Nunn, $2 discount with bag of nonperishable food; 460-2291, lifestepteam@gmail.com They stomp, clap and use their entire bodies as instruments to create rhythms...

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