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Building boom takes shape in downtown Colorado Springs

Sat, Oct 21, 2017 - 10:19 PM 0

Three construction cranes in downtown Colorado Springs are three more than most people have seen in years. While cranes might be common in Denver, they...

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Menacing suspect had anger issues, but wife doubts he killed Monument cyclist

Sat, Oct 21, 2017 - 10:19 PM

The wife of a man accused of threatening people with a hatchet near Mount Herman Road isn't convinced he's responsible for a two-state crime wave. Could...

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School board candidates in eight Pikes Peak region districts talk about their bids
School board candidates in eight Pikes Peak region districts talk about their bids

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 1 hr ago

Eight of the Pikes Peak region's 17 public school districts have contested school board races on the Nov. 7 ballot. Here's a roundup of the 36...

Colorado Springs woman, 2 children killed Sunday in crash at Black Forest intersection
Colorado Springs woman, 2 children killed Sunday in crash at Black Forest intersection

By: Joel Millman - 0 1 hr ago

A 37-year-old Colorado Springs woman and two children died Sunday when their Nissan Altima went through a stop sign at Shoup and Milam roads in Black...

Weed-eating goats' return to Colorado Springs park means dogs aren't welcome
Weed-eating goats' return to Colorado Springs park means dogs aren't welcome

By: Chhun Sun - 0 3 hr ago

Hundreds of weed-eating goats returned Sunday to Bear Creek Regional Park while their fans stood guard reminding dog owners to keep their pets on a...

Shots hit car during road-rage incident in southeast Colorado Springs
Shots hit car during road-rage incident in southeast Colorado Springs

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No one was injured in a reported road-rage incident Sunday morning in southeast Colorado Springs in which shots were fired, according to The Gazette's...

Waldos and Wendas celebrate the reopening of the Waldo burn area during annual 5K
Waldos and Wendas celebrate the reopening of the Waldo burn area during annual 5K

By: Liz Forster - 0 7 hr ago

Just two and a half weeks after the reopening of the Waldo Canyon burn area, thousands of Waldos and Wendas flooded downtown Colorado Springs on...

Early season snowstorms catch the attention of Colorado avalanche forecasters
Early season snowstorms catch the attention of Colorado avalanche forecasters

By: Liz Forster - 0 8 hr ago

As skiers and snowboarders celebrate early season snow at Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area, avalanche forecasters are watching the snowfall with...

Voice of the Consumer: FBI issues warning about 'kidnapping scam'
Voice of the Consumer: FBI issues warning about 'kidnapping scam'

By: Katie Pelton - 0 9 hr ago

Federal investigators are warning about an increase in fake kidnapping calls. The scammers call, say they have your loved one and demand money to keep...

Alcohol suspected in serious injury crash in Colorado Springs
Alcohol suspected in serious injury crash in Colorado Springs

By: - 0 12 hr ago

A suspected drunk driver was arrested after a crash that seriously injured another driver in Colorado Springs early Sunday morning. The crash was...

Car thefts spike while drug/ alcohol offenses plummet, Colorado Springs according to juvenile arrest data
Car thefts spike while drug/ alcohol offenses plummet, Colorado Springs according to juvenile arrest data

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 13 hr ago

Teens were arrested in a series of violent crimes in recent weeks, including shootings near two Colorado Springs high schools, but juvenile crime has...

Could Colorado House and Senate flip in '18? Yes, says Ballotpedia
Could Colorado House and Senate flip in '18? Yes, says Ballotpedia

By: Joey Bunch - 0 13 hr ago

Here's something I bet you haven't heard anywhere else: The Colorado House and Senate each could flip next year. OK, maybe you've heard half that....

Residents back even small toxic water health study: 'We need answers'
Residents back even small toxic water health study: 'We need answers'

By: Tom Roeder - 0 13 hr ago

Unexplained stomach pains tortured Penny Cimino's third-grade son. Then came a noncancerous mass the size of a baseball on her own liver. After...

Colorado Springs forecast: Perfect fall weather to start the work week
Colorado Springs forecast: Perfect fall weather to start the work week

By: Liz Forster - 0 14 hr ago

The Pikes Peak region will enjoy sunny skies and warm fall temperatures most of this week, meterologists say. The National Weather Service in Pueblo...

Air Force Academy's Lindgren says astronauts escape Earthly squabbles
Air Force Academy's Lindgren says astronauts escape Earthly squabbles

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Yesterday

Astronaut Kjell Lindgren missed his class reunion at the Air Force Academy. But cadets and his class of 1995 classmates sent him a message in space....

Insights: War of words on Bowe Bergdahl leaves collateral damage
Insights: War of words on Bowe Bergdahl leaves collateral damage

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Yesterday

If you love America it's easy to hate Bowe Bergdahl. He was a 23-year-old private first class in the Army when he deserted his remote infantry post...

2 girls found slain at Colorado farm ID'd; mother is suspect
2 girls found slain at Colorado farm ID'd; mother is suspect

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TELLURIDE, Colo. — Authorities have released the names of two young girls who were found slain at a farm in southwestern Colorado. The San Miguel...

Air Force Academy's commandant on tough training: 'the enemy is not forgiving'
Air Force Academy's commandant on tough training: 'the enemy is not forgiving'

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Yesterday

The new commandant of the Air Force Academy said she puts people first. But don't mistake Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin's compassion for hand-holding....

Teenager who charged his SUV at deputies arrested
Teenager who charged his SUV at deputies arrested

By: Liz Forster - 0 Yesterday

El Paso County Sheriff's Office has arrested the teenager wanted on suspicion of charging his SUV at deputies early Friday. Branden Crum, 19, was...

TIMELINE: Daniel Nations' major life events, criminal history
TIMELINE: Daniel Nations' major life events, criminal history

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Yesterday

The following is a timeline listing some of the major events in Daniel Nations' life in recent years. Nations is being held in Teller County on a...

Memorial plans set for influential Colorado Springs runner Michael Shafai
Memorial plans set for influential Colorado Springs runner Michael Shafai

By: Seth Boster - 0 Yesterday

A memorial has been planned for Michael Shafai, the influential Colorado Springs runner who died unexpectedly this week at age 47. Friends have...

Man driving Jaguar loses control of his car, crashes into construction equipment in northeast Colorado Springs
Man driving Jaguar loses control of his car, crashes into construction equipment in northeast Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 Yesterday

A man driving a Jaguar Friday night in northeastern Colorado Springs caused serious damage after crashing into an oversized piece of construction...

Fire destroys one home in Security, damages two others
Fire destroys one home in Security, damages two others

By: Doug Fitzgerald - 0 Yesterday

A fire destroyed one home and damaged two others in Security on Saturday morning.

Cooler temperatures arrive in Colorado Springs for the weekend
Cooler temperatures arrive in Colorado Springs for the weekend

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

High temperatures are expected to plummet by more than 20 degrees on Saturday in Colorado Springs, falling below average for this time of year. "A...

Woman stabbed in the stomach Saturday morning in eastern Colorado Springs
Woman stabbed in the stomach Saturday morning in eastern Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 Yesterday

A 27-year-old woman was arrested Saturday morning after police say she stabbed another woman in the stomach. At about 8 a.m. Saturday, Kaylyn Bernal...

Suspect in double Colorado killing was an Air Force sergeant
Suspect in double Colorado killing was an Air Force sergeant

By: - 0 Yesterday

FORT COLLINS — Police say a man believed to have killed two people and wounded a third near a Colorado university socialized with the victims before...

Teenager found in park after hours, charges SUV at deputies
Teenager found in park after hours, charges SUV at deputies

By: Liz Forster - 0 Yesterday

Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies have been in the Fox Run Park area for hours overnight. Patrol cars from the El Paso County Sheriff's...

Man arrested, victim rescued in Colorado Springs kidnapping
Man arrested, victim rescued in Colorado Springs kidnapping

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

A man was arrested Friday afternoon in a neighborhood near Palmer Park on suspicion of kidnapping another man, Colorado Springs police said. Officers...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, Oct. 21
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, Oct. 21

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Yesterday

Here's a look at what's going on Saturday in the Colorado Springs area:

Michael Shafai, influential Colorado Springs runner, dies at 47
Michael Shafai, influential Colorado Springs runner, dies at 47

By: Seth Boster - 0 Yesterday

Through Thursday morning's darkness, the white light of more than 70 headlamps glowed through the meadow of a Colorado Springs park - runners who were...

Colorado Springs death penalty case spurs $50,000 in courtroom upgrades
Colorado Springs death penalty case spurs $50,000 in courtroom upgrades

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Yesterday

El Paso County court administrators are weighing up to $50,000 in courtroom audio-visual upgrades in preparation for the county's first death penalty...

Man gets 160 years to life for 'cold case' sex assault
Man gets 160 years to life for 'cold case' sex assault

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

A man has been sentenced to 160 years to life in prison for a kidnapping and sexual assault that happened nearly two decades ago. The Denver...

I-25 bridge dedicated in honor of Springs Pearl Harbor veteran Jim Downing
I-25 bridge dedicated in honor of Springs Pearl Harbor veteran Jim Downing

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

A Colorado Springs thoroughfare that for months was a jumble of traffic drums and restricted lanes will now pay tribute to a beloved local Pearl Harbor...

Judges cite prosecutor's appeal to racial prejudice in overturning attempted rape conviction
Judges cite prosecutor's appeal to racial prejudice in overturning attempted rape conviction

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

An El Paso County prosecutor "appealed to racial prejudice" in sending a 41-year-old man to prison for sex crimes in 2014, the Colorado Court of...

EPA crews working on Gold King cleanup find contamination 100 times higher than danger thresholds for wildlife
EPA crews working on Gold King cleanup find contamination 100 times higher than danger thresholds for wildlife

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

SILVERTON – A little toxic-lead pollution in Colorado’s mountains lasts long after jobs go away. Environmental Protection Agency crews conducting...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, October 23
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, October 23

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Here's a look at what's going on Monday in the Colorado Springs area:

State OKs $250 million for widening I-25 if federal grant comes through
State OKs $250 million for widening I-25 if federal grant comes through

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

The state will kick in about 70 percent of the $350 million needed to widen Interstate 25 from Monument to Castle Rock if the project succeeds in...

Grass fire at Fort Carson not threatening any buildings
Grass fire at Fort Carson not threatening any buildings

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

The Fort Carson Fire Department is assessing a small grass fire in its training area. The fire is not threatening any housing or other buildings.

Friday's traffic: Detour on southbound I-25 south of Pueblo
Friday's traffic: Detour on southbound I-25 south of Pueblo

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

7:05 a.m. A crash at South Circle Drive and Janitell Road is blocking traffic, Gazette news partner KKTV tweeted. Unknown injuries.

WATCH PPAR Cares: Tax reform proposals weaken incentive for homeownership

Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 5:40 PM 0

Most people across the nation would agree that tax reform is necessary in this country. Many feel that the tax code has become so huge and...

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