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Investigation of Sheriff's Office substantiates claims against Maketa
Broken Code: AFA superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions
Downtown Colorado Springs sports and event center far from a done deal
Colorado Springs police strive for elusive goal in minority hiring
Gazette exclusive: El Paso County jail medical care was 'dysfunctional' for years
'Ugly trend' in Colorado TCAP scores; education officials seek meaningful change
Gazette investigation raises new questions about multimillion-dollar Aurora tax giveaway
Teen drinking a timeless problem

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  • Heavy snow forecast for Colorado mountains - and a bit for Colorado Springs

    A powerful winter storm will hit Colorado's north-central mountains starting Sunday and continuing through Monday evening, making for prime skiing this holiday week. Remnants of the strong Pacific jet stream will make their way into the Pikes Peak region late Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 11...

  • Authorities say Colorado man died after struggle with son

    NEW CASTLE — Authorities say a Garfield County man died following a struggle with his son at a home near New Castle. Anthony Padia was being held on suspicion of second-degree murder of 65-year-old Leon Padia. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (http://tinyurl.com/nqxpo4x) a relative saw the young man put his hands around his...

  • Man dies after car crashes into Colorado creek

    GOLDEN — A 65-year-old Aurora man who was reported missing has died after his compact sport utility vehicle crashed into Clear Creek near Golden. The Colorado State Patrol says Danny Shaya died after being pulled from his vehicle on Saturday. Authorities say Shaya lost control and rolled down an embankment and got the wheels of his SUV...

  • El Paso County panel on community-police relations set for Monday

    A panel discussion on community-police relations and the use of force by officers will take place Monday at Centennial Hall. The event will feature Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey, El Paso County Sheriff-elect Bill Elder, NAACP Criminal Justice Chair Barbara Mickens and other local law enforcement and community members. It is free,...

  • New residency program could help alleviate doctor shortage in Pikes Peak region

    Peak Vista Community Health Centers plans to establish a family medicine residency program in summer 2015 or 2016 - a pivotal step aimed at alleviating a regionwide doctor shortage. The program would be the first of its kind in the Pikes Peak region and would offer a critical new avenue to attract and retain doctors for El Paso and Teller...

  • Thousands served at annual Christmas giveaway in Colorado Springs

    After they were robbed of Christmas gifts from under their own tree the day before, Alicia Rivers waited in line Saturday with her three children hoping to find something to make up for the loss. They were out Friday and returned home to a broken sliding door and their presents gone. "It was really a disappointment for the children when we...

  • Increased drone use creates a buzz at Castle Rock shop

    Castle Rock - The buzzing noise coming from Santa's sleigh as it flies over Colorado this week won't be the reindeer kicking into high gear. It will be from drones that Santa will deliver to good children and adults this year. Since the state's first store specializing in hobbyist and commercial drone technology opened Nov. 1 in Castle Rock,...

  • Side Streets: MIA widow grateful to finally know how pilot husband died in Vietnam

    For 42 years, Ann Duffy wondered exactly what happened on April 27, 1972. That was the day her husband, Thomas Duffy, went missing in action in Vietnam after the F-4 Phantom he was piloting went down over Da Nang bay. About all Ann knew was that the radar/weapons officer in the backseat had ejected and survived. But she never knew why...

  • Another chance to see Knull Christmas display

    For decades, John and Joan Knull decorated their home on East Dale Street with a collection of homemade Christmas decorations that twirled, slid and sometimes chugged. The colorfully lighted display started in 1970 with a Santa, sleigh and three reindeer that John's father built in 1945 and displayed originally at his west-side home. Over the...

  • Colorado Springs salvage yard fire burns numerous vehicles

    A fire at an automotive salvage lot in south Colorado Springs burned 32 vehicles Saturday, according to Capt. Mark Parker of Stratmoor Hills Fire Department. Large plumes of smoke could be seen for miles in the sky as dusk fell. Stratmoor Hills Fire Department initially responded to the 4 p.m. emergency call at U-Pull and Pay Salvage, 3745...

  • Colorado Balloon Classic festival announcement expected next month

    The organization behind the Colorado Balloon Classic will host a balloon festival in a new location in the state for the 2015 Labor Day weekend, a December newsletter for the group said. An announcement on the new venue is expected by the end of January, as details are being finalized. The dates for the event are Sept. 4-7, according to the...

  • Good Samaritan retrieves woman's purse from snatcher in Colorado Springs parking lot

    A Good Samaritan came to the rescue of a woman whose purse was snatched from her Friday night at Chapel Hills Mall. The woman was in the mall parking lot about to get into her car when she was shoved and had her purse stolen, Colorado Springs police said. The robber ran away but was chased by another man who saw the incident. The Good...

  • Memorial to honor Aurora theater shooting victims

    AURORA — A memorial to honor the victims of the Aurora theater shooting will be built at the Aurora Municipal Center to remember the victims, as well as the people who survived and everyone else who was impacted. The "Reflection Memorial Garden" will be at the Aurora Municipal Center, where the city is extending its current garden to add the...

  • Colorado man found dead after confrontation with law enforcement

    WALSENBURG — Walsenburg police say a man accused of firing shots in the air after confronting the Huerfano County sheriff has been found dead of an apparent suicide. Capt. Vince Suarez said Saturday that James Stetler apparently killed himself after police tried to arrest him. Police say Stetler confronted Huerfano County Sheriff Bruce...

  • Court roundup: Springs man pleads guilty in killing; man in court hate-crime case

    One of two men accused of stabbing a man to death in July pleaded guilty to second-degree murder this week, according to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office. David Harris, 31, of Colorado Springs on Wednesday pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing 39-year-old Edward Futch. According to court records, the stabbing stemmed from allegations...

  • Colorado Springs man convicted of sexual assault

    A Colorado Springs man was found guilty Friday of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 19-year-old man in April. A jury convicted Justin Hatfield, 39, of sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact after a weeklong trial. During opening statements Tuesday, the victim, now 20, told the court that Hatfield had stalked him for a week and had...

  • El Paso County to improve documentation for child placement after state review

    El Paso County social workers failed to properly document or run 43 percent of mandatory background checks needed for adults in homes taking in children from social services in August, according to a state-led review released this week. Colorado officials said work is underway to ensure that social workers across the state complete four...

  • Let the sun shine: Colorado Springs Utilities adding solar capacity

    A ray of sunshine came out of the Colorado Springs Utilities Board meeting this week as the panel OK'd two projects that will add 20 megawatts of solar power and credits to the area's energy portfolio. "It's very exciting," John Romero, Utilities general manager of energy acquisitions, engineering and planning, said Friday. He said the added...

  • From UCCS to Microsoft: Alumnus shares his story of success with new grads

    Hard work, the ability to learn from his mistakes and sheer gumption led one of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' most notable graduates to become one of Bill Gates' right-hand employees at Microsoft. Students who graduated from UCCS on Friday have the same ability to succeed, said Scott Oki, who earned a bachelor's degree in...

  • Colorado Springs native to head Catholic Charities

    A Colorado Springs native has been tabbed to lead Catholic Charities of Central Colorado. Andy Barton was named the nonprofit's new president and chief executive, a role he will assume on Jan. 12, according to the organization. He replaces Mark Rohlena, who left this year to become the director of the Office of Domestic Social Development of...

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