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Body found in Fountain Creek possibly transient male in his 50s

Sat, Apr 22, 2017 - 2:37 PM 0

The body of what may be a transient male in his 50’s was found Saturday in Fountain Creek west of Old Colorado City, according to Colorado Springs police...

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Volunteers do their part to keep the Pikes Peak region beautiful on Earth Day

Sat, Apr 22, 2017 - 10:58 PM 0

At age 10, Eve Jensen is already thinking about her future. On Saturday morning, she teamed up with strangers and members of her local 4-H Club - part of...

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Shots fired, building struck in Colorado Springs
Shots fired, building struck in Colorado Springs

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Police are investigating after shots were fired in a parking lot overnight, striking a business. An officer heard gunshots on the 3900 block of North...

Gazette wins 54 awards in annual state media contests
Gazette wins 54 awards in annual state media contests

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The Gazette won 54 awards over the weekend from the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado Associated Press, including the CPA's "Best of Show"...

Science matters: Hundreds rally in Colorado Springs for fact-based policies on climate, environment
Science matters: Hundreds rally in Colorado Springs for fact-based policies on climate, environment

By: Rachel Riley - 0 4 hr ago

In the largest protest in Colorado Springs since the Women's March three months ago, more than 800 demonstrators rallied outside of City Hall on...

Project-based charter school proposal piques D-11's interest
Project-based charter school proposal piques D-11's interest

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 4 hr ago

After denying proposals from other charter schools for reasons that included concerns about costs and duplication, Colorado Springs School District...

What a night: Proms special time for Colorado Springs-area teens
What a night: Proms special time for Colorado Springs-area teens

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 4 hr ago

The promposal, the dress, the tux, the photos, the dinner and dancing, the crowning of the king and queen, and the memory. It's prom season. Some...

Sunny skies return to Colorado Springs Sunday
Sunny skies return to Colorado Springs Sunday

By: Rachel Riley - 0 4 hr ago

After a dreary Saturday, expect a warm and sunny start to the week. Clear skies, with a high of 71 degrees, are predicted for Sunday, according to...

Tax money from marijuana sales helping students pay for college in Colorado
Tax money from marijuana sales helping students pay for college in Colorado

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DENVER -- Marijuana is a $1.3 billion industry in Colorado, and the ensuing tax revenue is helping students pay for college. Pueblo County is one...

Over 7M people visited Colorado national parks in 2016, spending nearly $486M
Over 7M people visited Colorado national parks in 2016, spending nearly $486M

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STATEWIDE — When you visit our national parks, you’re also helping out our economy. A whopping 7,457,422 visitors to national parks in Colorado in...

Best and Brightest 2017: Student's focus goes from robotics to business
Best and Brightest 2017: Student's focus goes from robotics to business

By: Carol McGraw - 0 14 hr ago

This is the seventh of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2017. One wouldn't think that using engineering techniques to create...

Housing demand in Colorado Springs is fast and furious
Housing demand in Colorado Springs is fast and furious

By: Rich Laden - 0 14 hr ago

Something is missing from front lawns across Colorado Springs: for sale signs. Actually, the signs are out there, but there are far fewer around...

Colorado mayor facing charges after allegedly pointing gun at son
Colorado mayor facing charges after allegedly pointing gun at son

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A Colorado mayor is facing charges for allegedly pointing a gun at his son. Arrest documents state Larry Perreault, the mayor of Kiowa in eastern...

Push for new Colorado wildernesses amid population surge
Push for new Colorado wildernesses amid population surge

By: - 0 18 hr ago

DENVER — Some western Colorado residents continue to push Congress to designate new wilderness areas, citing their benefit to recreation and tourism....

Grand opening set for much-anticipated Jones Park trail reroute
Grand opening set for much-anticipated Jones Park trail reroute

By: Seth Boster - 0 19 hr ago

An end is in sight for the much-debated, long-awaited reroute of Trail 667 in the beloved area known as Jones Park in the mountains southwest of...

Masked men rob pedestrian at gunpoint on east Colorado Springs street
Masked men rob pedestrian at gunpoint on east Colorado Springs street

By: Chhun Sun - 0 19 hr ago

Colorado Springs police say a man was walking along the 4900 block of Constitution Avenue around 1 a.m. Saturday when he was approached by an SUV....

Warm temperatures expected to return Sunday
Warm temperatures expected to return Sunday

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 23 hr ago

Cold weather and chances of rain persist on Saturday, but by Sunday, sunny skies and warm weather are expected to return. The National Weather...

Police findings that were dismissed by DA faulted El Paso County GOP chair in pedestrian's death
Police findings that were dismissed by DA faulted El Paso County GOP chair in pedestrian's death

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Yesterday

The head of El Paso County's Republican Party reportedly stopped his vehicle for one second and failed to check his rearview mirrors before backing...

Colorado Springs man sentenced to 27 years in prison for producing child pornography
Colorado Springs man sentenced to 27 years in prison for producing child pornography

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

A 41-year-old Colorado Springs man who produced and transported child pornography was sentenced to 27 years in prison this week, according to the U.S....

Hearings start Monday in death-penalty case of ex-Fort Carson soldier
Hearings start Monday in death-penalty case of ex-Fort Carson soldier

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Yesterday

A marathon week of hearings is set to begin Monday in El Paso County's first death penalty case in a decade. Five consecutive days have been cleared...

Convicted serial child rapist in Colorado Springs could face life in prison
Convicted serial child rapist in Colorado Springs could face life in prison

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Yesterday

A Colorado Springs barber could spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting seven children, including the...

Court testimony: Fatal Colorado Springs shooting sprung from drug deal gone south
Court testimony: Fatal Colorado Springs shooting sprung from drug deal gone south

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Yesterday

A 10-day feud over an illegal pot deal reached a deadly climax, a Stetson Hills man told authorities, when he fatally shot a would-be intruder from a...

Lawmaker informs school on JROTC protocol after homeless student wears uniform to testify
Lawmaker informs school on JROTC protocol after homeless student wears uniform to testify

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Yesterday

A Colorado lawmaker said he meant well, but to the sometimes homeless teenager who testified on a bill in his JROTC uniform, it felt like retribution....

Former El Paso County commissioner Chuck Brown dies at 89
Former El Paso County commissioner Chuck Brown dies at 89

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Brown, a 14-year former El Paso County commissioner, died Friday at age 89. Brown served on the Board of El Paso County Commissioners...

Colorado Springs hospital operator outsourcing environmental services operations, but employees keep jobs
Colorado Springs hospital operator outsourcing environmental services operations, but employees keep jobs

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services will outsource its environmental services operations in June to Sodexo USA Inc., but all 117 employees at Penrose...

Search and rescue softens tone on Manitou Incline descenders, lauds 'healthy debate'
Search and rescue softens tone on Manitou Incline descenders, lauds 'healthy debate'

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Taking a different tone Friday, El Paso County Search and Rescue deleted its previous Facebook message about downhill climbers on the Manitou Incline...

Two arrested in slaying of man whose body was found in abandoned building in Peyton
Two arrested in slaying of man whose body was found in abandoned building in Peyton

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Authorities arrested two men Thursday in the killing of a 23-year-old man whose body was found nearly two weeks ago in El Paso County. Anthony Loya,...

Pueblo police officer shot service dog to defend himself, department says
Pueblo police officer shot service dog to defend himself, department says

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

The Pueblo Police Department released additional information Friday about what lead up to an officer shooting and killing a service dog last week....

Friends remember Cheyenne Mountain High School grad killed in Arizona crash
Friends remember Cheyenne Mountain High School grad killed in Arizona crash

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

During a memorial for Keaton Allison, 21, at Living Streams Church in Phoenix Tuesday night, friends remembered him as playful, laid-back and...

Don't make it easy for thieves while enjoying the outdoors, Colorado Springs police warn
Don't make it easy for thieves while enjoying the outdoors, Colorado Springs police warn

By: Halle Thornton - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

With more warm days approaching, it is the perfect time for a quick hike or trip to the park, and a perfect time for motor vehicle break-ins. The...

Colorado House: Clemency for inmate released 90 years early
Colorado House: Clemency for inmate released 90 years early

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

DENVER — Colorado's House unanimously called on the governor Friday to grant clemency to a robbery-kidnapping convict who is back in prison after being...

Air Force Academy boss among finalists for top UCCS job
Air Force Academy boss among finalists for top UCCS job

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Nearly 80 applicants for the job of chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs have been whittled down to three, CU system President...

Northeast Colorado Springs school district's losses continue with death of Falcon High 10th-grader
Northeast Colorado Springs school district's losses continue with death of Falcon High 10th-grader

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Falcon High School students and parents were informed Thursday morning of another tragic loss. "It is almost unbelievable that we must share more sad...

Driver indicted in January crash that injured four Colorado Springs children on way to school
Driver indicted in January crash that injured four Colorado Springs children on way to school

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

A driver who allegedly drove over four elementary school students in a crosswalk outside of their school in Jaunary has been indicted, the 4th Judicial...

Got a dry, brown lawn? Colorado Springs grass experts offer tips to bring it back to life
Got a dry, brown lawn? Colorado Springs grass experts offer tips to bring it back to life

By: Halle Thornton - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

With the chilly weather and sporadic snow finally coming to an end, it's time to thaw out and start thinking about how to revive your brown, crunchy...

Colorado unemployment rate for March is nation's lowest
Colorado unemployment rate for March is nation's lowest

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Colorado's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level in the 41 years of records kept by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and was the lowest in...

Funeral for Falcon High School student Michael Finley scheduled Friday
Funeral for Falcon High School student Michael Finley scheduled Friday

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

A funeral Mass for Michael Finley, a Falcon High School senior killed when a suspected drunken driver turned in front of him, is scheduled for 12:30...

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New Phase in The Farm is now selling, with phenomenal views, unique lots and exciting architectural options

Mon, Apr 17, 2017 - 9:33 AM 0

Residents of The Farm – a master planned community in Academy School District 20 – enjoy enchanting views blended into a down-to-earth, quiet...

Century Communities gives focus to lifestyle with its new homes in Monument

Sat, Mar 25, 2017 - 10:36 AM 0

Homeowners can enjoy the Colorado outdoors with lake or mountain view homesites, in convenient central location Century Communities is...

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Fri, Mar 17, 2017 - 10:18 AM 0

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