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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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  • Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Pikes Peak region

    Wanted Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued. Randolph Brown, 35, is described as a 6-foot-3, 170-pound man with black hair and brown eyes. Brown is being sought on suspicion of possession of a schedule II controlled substance,...

  • Searching for holiday spirit around Colorado Springs? Let's count the ways

    Santa Claus has two days until he officially appears on NORAD's radar, and one could only hope that the jolly old fellow is polishing his sleigh bells and tying his last bows before the long night spent circling the globe. While the weather on the North Pole on Sunday was distinctly seasonal - National Weather Service monitors showed minus-23...

  • Handcrafted brooms a labor of love for Victor couple

    VICTOR - Sam and Karen Morrison aren't surprised the old-fashioned brooms they've made by hand for 26 years are still popular. The brooms seem to fly out of the Morrisons' store, the Victor Trading Co. and Manufacturing Works, as fast as the dust bunnies they shoo away. For starters, it's rare to see the three pieces of 1900s-era broom-making...

  • Colorado Springs, counties go on accident alert status; Monday morning commute slowed

    The city of Colorado Springs along with the rest of El Paso and Teller counties are on accident alert status Monday morning because of wintry driving conditions. Colorado State Patrol announced the status for the counties, and Colorado Springs police went on cold reporting status for the city later in the morning. State patrol also...

  • Lawmakers getting briefing on Colorado revenue

    DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are getting a briefing on how much tax revenue the state is collecting before they convene next month for the 2015 legislative session. The quarterly revenue forecasts have been positive during the previous two years and now lawmakers face the requirement of having to refund money to taxpayers. That's because...

  • Heavy snow, wind continues in Colorado mountains

    DENVER — A strong winter storm continues to bring snow and strong winds to parts of Colorado's mountains. Forecasters say snowfall rates could hit 2 to 3 inches an hour at times. That, combined with wind gusts over 75 mph in some spots, will cause whiteout conditions on roads on Monday. The storm, fueled by moisture from the Pacific...

  • Longest Night Vigil remembers the Colorado Springs homeless people who died

    Nate was a 23-year-old starting to try his hand at songwriting. Mary Beth loved cowboy boots. And Ray had just built his teepee, where he was thrilled to sleep. All three were homeless in Colorado Springs, and all three died this year. As the sun set on the longest night of the year Sunday, their names were among those spoken aloud in the...

  • Overnight crash knocks out power to some in Colorado Springs

    A single-vehicle crash knocked out power in Colorado Springs early Monday morning. Colorado Springs police tell our news partners at KKTV 11 News that officers responded to the crash near Union Boulevard and Pikes Peak Avenue around 2:15 a.m. Police say one vehicle crashed into a power pole in the area. The driver was transported to the...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Military retiree sees 'good things' as volunteer for YMCA

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Dave McAfee recently retired from the Air Force. "Military is a way of life" for him and his family, he said. He spent 30 years in the Air Force, and he has two...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Publishers Clearing House won't call you

    I'm trying my best not to sound like a broken record, but I feel compelled to repeat a warning about crooks calling you and claiming you're the next Publishers Clearing House winner. Please tell everyone you know that PCH, the biggest name in sweepstakes giveaways, does not call winners. They come to your house unannounced like you see in the...

  • Check tire tread before hitting the slopes - it could save you from a ticket

    Bald tires can get drivers more than a slide down an icy hill this winter. Fed up with traffic snarls on Interstate 70 during the ski season, the Colorado Department of Transportation is embarking on a new solution. "One of the biggest problems we've run into, and one of the biggest causes of accidents, has been people not having adequate...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    A discussion of how law enforcement can build trust and community relationships in the aftermath of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. Members of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, the Colorado Springs, Fountain and Pueblo police departments and the NAACP will attend. Business...

  • Colorado officials cancel wildlife traffic zones

    DURANGO, Colo. — Wildlife traffic zones are being eliminated from some of the state's highways after a Colorado Department of Transportation study showed traffic signs and higher penalties often do not reduce wildlife crashes. State officials said the law requires that speed limit signs be justified by research. State lawmakers approved a...

  • Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital gets new commander

    The new boss of Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital will rely on old lessons to keep her 370-soldier unit ready for war. Col. Kimberly Aiello took charge of the hospital unit this month from Col. James Andrews, who is moving to a post at the Defense Health Agency. She said a key for the 10th, which provides front-line medical care in...

  • AFA's Wings of Blue parachute team vying for yet another national championship

    As college bowl games hit full swing, Air Force will vie for its 35th national championship. Wings of Blue, the academy's parachute team, on Saturday jumped into the Idaho Potato Bowl - featuring the Falcons - and will also leap into the Dec. 31 Orange Bowl and the Jan. 2 Cactus Bowl. Another group from the team will be in Arizona starting...

  • Kansas mulling response to legal marijuana in Colorado

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas hasn't decided whether to join a lawsuit filed by other states against Colorado over its legalization of marijuana even though the two states share a border. Spokeswoman Jennifer Rapp said Friday that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been considering legal action against Colorado for months. But she said in an...

  • 6 teens cited for trespassing in Colorado Springs

    Six teenagers, three under the age of 18, were cited for trespassing early Sunday morning after Colorado Springs police found them hiding in an abandoned building in central Colorado Springs. Just before 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a burglary alarm at 777 Vondelpark Drive, formerly a Champions Golf and Games store. Officers...

  • 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 Sheya died after being pulled from his vehicle on Saturday. Authorities say Sheya lost control and rolled down an embankment and got the wheels of his SUV...

  • 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...

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