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Colorado Springs police strive for elusive goal in minority hiring
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'Ugly trend' in Colorado TCAP scores; education officials seek meaningful change
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  • Colorado Springs family kicks off holiday shopping season with Thanksgiving feast on deals

    Black Friday shopping has become a tradition, and sport, for the Zadah and Khoshnaw clan of Colorado Springs. This year, the family upped its shopping plan by a day to start on Thanksgiving day. Each member of this extended family has a role in the shopping plan - from holding the No. 1 spot in line for days to being assigned a specific item...

  • Finding the family tree takes diligence, patience and a love of research

    You've always wanted to know if your mother's great, great grandmother died in a Colorado Springs tuberculosis sanitarium. You may be in luck This is the "Year of the Obituaries." Hundreds of thousands of genealogy volunteers worldwide, including many in Colorado Springs, have been working with FamilySearch.org to enter information from...

  • Lawmakers wrestle over birth-control funding

    DENVER — Colorado Democrats who credit a drop in teen pregnancy to expanding access to long-acting birth control such as intrauterine devices have to convince Republicans next year to use state funds for the contraceptives. This summer, Gov. John Hickenlooper and his chief medical officer praised a five-year pilot program — supported with a...

  • Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth

    DENVER - A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today. Evidence left behind by mastodons, mammoths, giant sloths and huge bison - along with insects, plants, pollen and other...

  • Nearly 200 Fort Carson soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving with safe return from Afghanistan

    "Home for the holidays" carried special meaning Thursday, when another 195 Fort Carson soldiers made it back to Colorado Springs from Afghanistan just in time for a turkey dinner with their loved ones. Tears, hugs and gratitude were as abundant as the pumpkin pie to come. "It gives a new meaning to the word 'Thanksgiving,'" said Lt. Brian...

  • Forest Service sets Christmas tree cutting dates

    LAKEWOOD — The U.S. Forest Service is planning to open five Christmas tree cutting areas along the Front Range next month. Areas on the Pike, Arapaho and Roosevelt national forests will be open for cutting between Dec. 6 and Dec. 14. A $10 permit per tree is required before entering a tree cutting area, with a limit of five permits per...

  • Doctor impersonator in Colorado sentenced for sex assaults

    CENTENNIAL — A 58-year-old man convicted of posing as an immigration doctor to sexually assault Vietnamese women in Colorado has been sentenced to 23 years to life in prison. An Arapahoe County judge sentenced Kenneth Dean Lee on Wednesday. Lee told investigators he chose victims by going through the phone book and picking Vietnamese...

  • Colorado Springs police use pepper spray to break up street fight

    Three people were arrested after a large fight broke out early Thanksgiving morning in downtown Colorado Springs and had to be brought under control with pepper spray, according to police. Shortly after midnight Thursday, during routine monitoring of bars and restaurants, Colorado Springs police officers from the Downtown Area Response Team...

  • Police, ATF agents seize guns in Manitou Springs

    Colorado Springs Police arrested William Fee, 48, in Manitou Springs on Wednesday for multiple felony firearm violations. Acting on a tip, detectives from the police department's Community Impact Team, which deals with violent crime including weapons, obtained a warrant and searched for Fee. Around 3 p.m., they located him in the 300 block of...

  • No delays at Colorado Springs Airport Thursday

    Flights leaving from and arriving at the Colorado Springs Airport are on time Thanksgiving Day, said spokeswoman Heather Lenard. "There aren't any delays on our end," she said. Severe weather in the eastern part of the nation had led to detained and canceled flights in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. But Thanksgiving should be fairly...

  • Enjoy the food - and the mild weather - on Thanksgiving

    Forecasters are predicting a warm, mild day for Turkey Day. It'll be good weather for turkey frying and family football games before the big meal, though just how warm it will get depends on how long the clouds that entered the region overnight will stick around. "Areas that clear the mountain wave clouds first will likely push into the 60s...

  • Magpul to pull out of Colorado

    DENVER — A company that produces ammunition magazines for guns is expected to shut down its operations in Colorado in the first quarter of next year. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/15AY2NE ) about 100 employees at Erie-based Magpul Industries were notified in October that they would lose their jobs. Magpul decided to move its...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant celebrating Thanksgiving by serving up free meals

    No family or friends around for Thanksgiving, or can't afford to make a holiday dinner? The north location of Amanda's Fonda is preparing to fill in as surrogate chef and host this year. Normally closed on Thanksgiving, Amanda's Fonda at 8050 N. Academy Blvd. will open its doors from noon to 
3 p.m. Thursday to anyone who wants to stop by for...

  • List: Thanksgiving events and closures around Colorado Springs

    Banks and credit unions: Closed Thursday. Buses (Metro Transit): No bus service Thursday. Government offices: Federal offices closed Thursday. City, county, state offices closed Thursday and Friday. Libraries: All Pikes Peak District Library branches will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday and are closed Thursday. Postal Service: Offices closed and...

  • In their words: Gazette readers give thanks

    This year for Thanksgiving, we asked Gazette readers to tell us what they are thankful for. This is what is on their minds:  --- “I am thankful for the Mason family for inviting my daughter and I over for Thanksgiving! They are a beautiful family!” Heather Blair, 27, of Colorado Springs  --- “Thankful for doctors who can do...

  • Thanksgiving turkey drives bring in thousands of birds

    Most of the people in need who requested turkeys or hens from the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado will get one this year. About 88 percent of the people requesting birds for a Thanksgiving Day feast received one - a greater share of the people in need than helped in recent years via the nonprofit's annual turkey drive,...

  • Verdict reached in Colorado Springs murder trial

    After more than a week of hearing the case, a jury found Brian Springsted guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of a Colorado Springs man in May. Springsted, 32, also was sentenced. He will serve life in prison for killing Daniel Baird, 37. He also was sentenced to an additional 16 years served consecutively for conspiring to...

  • Could your antlers get caught in that? Clear your yard, keep Santa in business

    Do your part to keep Rudolph safe this season by removing yard hazards that can entangle large animals. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking residents to put away anything that could get caught on antlers or trip up spindly legs, or at least to mark unmovable items clearly with brightly colored tape. Volleyball nets, hammocks,...

  • Thanksgiving has roots in city names, too

    Wow your relatives at Thanksgiving dinner with these tasty morsels from the U.S. Census Bureau, which lists these places (and their populations) in America named Cranberry: - Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pa.; 29,490 residents in 2013. - Cranberry Township, Venango County, Pa.; 6,558 residents in 2013. - Cranberry Lake, N.Y.; 200...

  • 5 Thanksgiving numbers to know

    2 Places in the U.S. named Pilgrim: a township in Dade County, Mo., population 128; and a census-
designated place in Michigan with about 11 residents. 42 Places, counties and townships in U.S. named Plymouth, as in Plymouth Rock, the landing site of the first pilgrims. The two counties named Plymouth are in Iowa and Massachusetts. 6,500...

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