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117 fire in southern El Paso County 100 percent contained; rain, snow in forecast

Thu, Apr 19, 2018 - 10:24 PM 0

Aided again by calmer winds Thursday, hundreds of firefighters battling the 117 fire in southern El Paso County completely contained the blaze, allowing all...

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Colorado Springs-area schools taking a day to plan, reflect on 4/20

Thu, Apr 19, 2018 - 10:29 PM 0

Friday, a time to remember victims of the 1999 Columbine shooting, but also a celebration for pot smokers, is a day like any other at some Pikes Peak region...

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NASA's Mercury, Gemini ground controller honored by Space Foundation
NASA's Mercury, Gemini ground controller honored by Space Foundation

By: Tony Peck - 0 4 hr ago

The Space Foundation honored a man who directed Mercury and Gemini missions from the ground Wednesday during the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs....

4/20 events around Colorado Springs and Denver

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Friday, April 20, is the unofficial cannabis holiday known as 4/20. Here are a few events around Colorado Springs for those who want to celebrate....

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration
Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

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DENVER — A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests...

New York-style pizza chain Anthony's to open its first Colorado Springs store
New York-style pizza chain Anthony's to open its first Colorado Springs store

By: Rich Laden - 0 5 hr ago

More New York-style pizza is coming to Colorado Springs - this time by way of Denver. Anthony's Pizza & Pasta, whose 23 restaurants in greater...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, April 20
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, April 20

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 5 hr ago

Here's a look at what's going on Friday in the Colorado Springs area:      FESTIVALS Through Saturday: UNC/Greeley Jazz...

Animal rescuer caught in 117 fire:
Animal rescuer caught in 117 fire: "You name it, I tried to get it out"

By: Rachel Riley - 0 6 hr ago

Animal Rescuer Eryn Maggard estimates she herded 50 of her animals into her 2000 Nissan Frontier in a span of just minutes on Tuesday when she saw the...

Army enlisting 'nano-satellites' to fight wars in space
Army enlisting 'nano-satellites' to fight wars in space

By: Tom Roeder - 0 6 hr ago

Breadbox-sized satellites that can be launched on a moment's notice are part of Army plans to win a war on the ground even as battles rage in space....

117 fire updates: Wind speeds increasing in southern El Paso County
117 fire updates: Wind speeds increasing in southern El Paso County

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 8 hr ago

Here are the latest updates from the 117 fire. With winds expected to increase throughout the day, firefighters are urgently working to contain the...

Former El Paso County sheriff's sergeant acquitted in love triangle assaults
Former El Paso County sheriff's sergeant acquitted in love triangle assaults

By: Lance Benzel - 0 8 hr ago

A jury on Thursday acquitted a former El Paso County sheriff's sergeant of assault, rejecting claims by two fellow deputies that ended his 13-year...

A taste of this, a dance of that highlight Colorado Springs high school's annual Multicultural Day
A taste of this, a dance of that highlight Colorado Springs high school's annual Multicultural Day

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 10 hr ago

Munching on German plum cake, spicy Cuban rice, Korean peanut balls and other ethnic food that classmates had made, dancing to all kinds of music and...

Local nonprofits provide resources to 117 fire victims
Local nonprofits provide resources to 117 fire victims

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 11 hr ago

Two local nonprofits will provide food, clothing and other items to people affected by the Mile Marker 117 fire Saturday at Hanover Junior-Senior High...

Portion of I-25 could be 'Barack Obama Highway' if Colorado lawmaker gets his way
Portion of I-25 could be 'Barack Obama Highway' if Colorado lawmaker gets his way

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 11 hr ago

Colorado House Democrats this week are trying to get permission from the General Assembly to rename the portion of Interstate 25 that goes through...

Colorado Springs Money Museum holds open house to celebrate National Coin Week
Colorado Springs Money Museum holds open house to celebrate National Coin Week

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 11 hr ago

Celebrate National Coin Week with free admission to Colorado Springs' Money Museum or by attending the museum's open house Saturday. "To recognize...

Best and Brightest: Grief gives Pine Creek perfectionist a new perspective
Best and Brightest: Grief gives Pine Creek perfectionist a new perspective

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Carolanne Walls was drowning in junior year expectations to get excellent grades, ace the standardized tests, win scholarships, find a college. Her...

Best and Brightest: Constant change leads to service and versatility for Air Academy student
Best and Brightest: Constant change leads to service and versatility for Air Academy student

By: Robin Intemann - 0 11 hr ago

This is the fourth of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2018. Paige Langum has attended 12 schools in eight states; her tenure...

Pine Creek Apartments shooting victim identified; described as 'loving boyfriend,' father of two
Pine Creek Apartments shooting victim identified; described as 'loving boyfriend,' father of two

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 13 hr ago

A man shot and killed at Pine Creek Apartments last week has been identified as 39-year-old Earnest Gene Ramsey II. Although Ramsey's death has been...

Colorado Springs Airport reopens after fire; cause still under investigation
Colorado Springs Airport reopens after fire; cause still under investigation

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 13 hr ago

The Colorado Springs Airport reopened as planned early Wednesday morning, a day after flames tore through its roof, destroyed some of its ceiling and...

List: Phone numbers for people affected by the 117 fire
List: Phone numbers for people affected by the 117 fire

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The state has taken over incident command of the 117 fire in southern El Paso County. The fire information line for those affected is 719-428-5223,...

Thursday's traffic: One person hospitalized in crash at Woodmen and Lexington
Thursday's traffic: One person hospitalized in crash at Woodmen and Lexington

By: Liz Forster - 0 14 hr ago

6:54 a.m. The right lane of eastbound Bijou Street over Interstate 25 is partially blocked by a crash.

Top 10 largest wildfires in Colorado history
Top 10 largest wildfires in Colorado history

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Here's a look at the 10 largest wildfires in Colorado history.

Firefighters trying to save homes in 117 fire caught in a maelstrom of flames, smoke and dust
Firefighters trying to save homes in 117 fire caught in a maelstrom of flames, smoke and dust

By: Liz Forster - 0 15 hr ago

When Pueblo West Fire Division Chief Brad Davidson called off his crews as a southern El Paso County home was engulfed by flames Tuesday, the decision...

'Severely decomposed' body found along Fountain Creek identified
'Severely decomposed' body found along Fountain Creek identified

By: Liz Forster - 0 15 hr ago

A man whose "severely decomposed" body was found along Fountain Creek has been identified by the El Paso County Coroner's Office. Kevin Lee Liggett,...

117 fire: By the numbers
117 fire: By the numbers

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Here 's a quick look at the 117 fire, which started on Tuesday near mile marker 117 on Interstate 25 in southern El Paso County. 40,892: Acres...

Updated map of the 117 fire and other wildfires in Colorado
Updated map of the 117 fire and other wildfires in Colorado

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A new map of the 117 fire burn zone was distributed Thursday morning. The red boundaries are where active, uncontrolled fire exists. The black...

Colorado bill would grant benefits to families of fallen local officers
Colorado bill would grant benefits to families of fallen local officers

By: Erin Prater - 0 16 hr ago

While Colorado lawmakers in March celebrated the passage of a bill to provide health benefits to the families of fallen state employees, families who...

Fort Carson helicopter brigade heading to Middle East, Europe
Fort Carson helicopter brigade heading to Middle East, Europe

By: Tony Peck - 0 17 hr ago

Fort Carson's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade will split its 2,800 soldiers between the Middle East and Europe in the coming months, marking the highest...

How bad does Denver want Amazon HQ2? Not so bad, survey says
How bad does Denver want Amazon HQ2? Not so bad, survey says

By: Mark Harden - 0 17 hr ago

Amazon HQ2 = 50,000 jobs; $5 billion in investment. The potential benefits of landing Amazon.com Inc.'s second headquarters have been touted endlessly....

How to mitigate fire threats around your home; tips from Colorado experts
How to mitigate fire threats around your home; tips from Colorado experts

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 17 hr ago

Amid El Paso County's wildfire and extreme drought conditions in the southern part of the state, the Colorado State Forest Service is reminding...

Some thankful homes, animals spared; others lose everything in 117 fire
Some thankful homes, animals spared; others lose everything in 117 fire

By: Chhun Sun - 0 18 hr ago

When truck driver Elbert Balding returned to Hanover Tuesday evening after an out-of-state trip, the place he called home was a wasteland. Rolling...

Falling tree kills woman during Colorado windstorm
Falling tree kills woman during Colorado windstorm

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DENVER — Authorities say a woman was crushed to death by a tree that was blown over during a powerful windstorm that swept through the Denver area and...

Number of homes destroyed climbs to 23 as firefighters race to contain southern El Paso County fire
Number of homes destroyed climbs to 23 as firefighters race to contain southern El Paso County fire

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 18 hr ago

The number of homes destroyed by fire continued to rise Wednesday as hundreds of firefighters raced to corral a 41,000-acre grass fire in southern El...

Perimeter map for 117 fire and other wildfires in Colorado
Perimeter map for 117 fire and other wildfires in Colorado

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Several wildfires have been reported around Colorado in recent days, including the 117 fire that started Tuesday south of Fountain in southern El Paso...

New pavilion at Stanley Hotel in Estes Park offers growing entertainment lineup
New pavilion at Stanley Hotel in Estes Park offers growing entertainment lineup

By: Jen Mulson - 0 19 hr ago

The Stanley Hotel - it's not only for ghost hunters. Now more than ever, Estes Park's majestic, historic and infamously haunted hotel, which inspired...

Colorado Springs' largest school district hopes to hire new superintendent by June
Colorado Springs' largest school district hopes to hire new superintendent by June

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 19 hr ago

What's the most important trait Colorado Springs School District 11 teachers, other staff, parents, students and community members would like to see in...

Forecast: Precipitation is coming, but red flag warning for Colorado Springs on Thursday
Forecast: Precipitation is coming, but red flag warning for Colorado Springs on Thursday

By: Liz Forster - 0 20 hr ago

High winds followed by rain and snow are forecast to return to Colorado Springs, meteorologists say. The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted...

4 dogs found fatally shot in Fremont County prompt animal cruelty investigation
4 dogs found fatally shot in Fremont County prompt animal cruelty investigation

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 21 hr ago

Four black-and-white collie mix dogs were found fatally shot on the side of the road in Fremont County, prompting the Sheriff's Office to open an...

Air Force to pay nearly $1M to clean up contamination, provide drinking water
Air Force to pay nearly $1M to clean up contamination, provide drinking water

By: Tom Roeder - 0 21 hr ago

Nearly two years after toxic chemicals from Air Force firefighting foam were found in water drawn from the Widefield aquifer, the military announced a...

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Colorado family supports child’s fight with brain cancer, emphasizes impact of funds raised from local St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway

Tue, Mar 27, 2018 - 10:25 AM

St. Jude Children’s Hospital patient Kaylee was 10 years old when she was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, or a cancerous tumor on the...

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Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS® aims to pass Senate Bill 15 to protect home owners from threat of illegal tenants

Thu, Mar 29, 2018 - 3:10 PM

The Pikes Peak Association of Realtors is working for the passage of Senate Bill 15 to help address the issue of squatters in the southern...

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