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Pulitzer-winning series used as tool to lobby for change

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After a combat tour in Iraq, Kris Goldsmith was discharged from the Army in 2007 for attempting suicide. ...

Ramblin' Man: Ford Mustang's magic, mystique is America

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The Mustang isn't just a car, it's a culture. It just celebrated its 50th birthday. But for multiple generations of car lovers ...

Cottonwood Artists' School building in Colorado Springs hit with foreclosure notice

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The nonprofit Cottonwood Artists' School, which operates the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, has been hit with a foreclosure notice ...

Video chat REWIND: The Gazette's Dave Philipps, Michael Ciaglo answer questions on Pulitzer Prize win

News: Local News Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

The Gazette was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for “Other Than Honorable,” Dave Philipps’ three-day investigative series last year that examined how soldiers injured during war were being discharged without benefits.

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  • Area runners eager to race in support of Boston

    Mike Marty affectionately gazed back at the Boston Marathon finish line, thoroughly smitten. His fifth run through the city had been his favorite. The weather was a comfortable 50 degrees and he had blazed the course in 3 hours, 24 minutes and 25 seconds, shaving 13 minutes off the previous year. He lingered after finishing, drinking up the...

  • Thousands take Good Friday path to Chimayo's sacred grounds

    The road to Chimayo, N.M. is long and tiring during the Christian holy week leading up to Easter. But the spirits of the estimated 30,000 to 50,000 pilgrims who walk for hours to reach a famous Roman Catholic church outside of Santa Fe are anything but weary. George Warda of Parker has made the journey for the past 20 years. Maybe more;...

  • Mount Everest tragedy reminds local mountaineer of bond with Sherpa

    For five decades Don Ingram worked to achieve his childhood dream of attaining Mt. Everest's lofty summit. When he succeeded after a weeks-long trek on May 21, 2013, the Colorado Springs mountaineer owed a debt of gratitude to a guide named Phinjo - one of the native Nepalese Sherpas known worldwide for their guts and know-how. "They're the...

  • Pot shops booming heading into 420

    PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - Pot’s biggest day is tomorrow (4/20/14), and marijuana madness has hit Pueblo County already. People from all over the U.S. have been crowding into the county’s pot shops all week. Mike Stetler said it has been a hectic week at Marisol Therapeutics. “We’re constantly against that situation. Supply and demand...

  • Colorado Springs sales tax collections inch upward in March

    Colorado Springs sales tax collections - a key revenue source that funds city government spending - rose slightly last month, continuing an early trend of slow gains in 2014. Sales tax revenues totaled $9.1 million in March, a 1.1 percent increase over the same month a year earlier, according to a report by the city's finance department....

  • Legacy of the Ludlow Massacre lives on

    On a windswept prairie near Trinidad, nestled in a grove of trees, a little-seen roadside memorial still preserves a place remembered as the "death pit." It's where two women and 11 children suffered fiery deaths during a Colorado National Guard raid on a camp of striking coal miners - fueling a nationwide push for labor reforms even as it...

  • Sierra Club calls 3-state area 'climate disrupter'

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Sierra Club has branded a geological formation that includes portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming as one of six "climate disrupter" regions in the country due to its potential for major fossil fuel development. The environmental organization, in a report titled "Dirty Fuels, Clean Futures," says tar sands and shale...

  • Man arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run in Thornton

    THORNTON — Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Thornton. Officer Matt Barnes says officers were called just before 10 p.m. Thursday on reports that a man lying motionless in the street had just been hit by a vehicle. Investigators determined the victim, whose name and age have not been released,...

  • Springs-based Young Life expanding into Missouri

    Colorado Springs-based Young Life, a nondenominational Christian ministry, is planning a $21.5 million expansion on land it owns near Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri, with a goal of offering gatherings beyond the traditional summer camps. Young Life representatives said Wednesday that the expansion, called Clearwater Cove, will include...

  • Pikes Peak region YMCA names Boyd Williams president and CEO

    The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has named a new president and CEO. Boyd Williams, who has been with the YMCA for two decades, succeeds Dan Dummermuth who accepted a position with the YMCA of Middle Tennessee in February.Williams will oversee eight YMCA family centers, 15 child care sites, four outdoor aquatic centers, two metro district...

  • Hunters indicted in connection to highway chain that killed motorcyclist

    Two hunters have been indicted on homicide and manslaughter charges after investigators said a motorcyclist ran into a chain the two had allegedly stretched across a highway in southern Colorado while trying to retrieve an elk. Mark Valdez, 47 and Kevin Keener, 43 face multiple felony counts in the October 2013 death of 34-year-old Trever...

  • Plane ordered to remote part of DIA due to threat

    More than 100 passengers on board a Delta Airlines plane will be screened by the FBI after the arriving flight was forced to land in a remote corner of Denver International Airport due to a threatening note. The plane, Flight 1500 arriving from Detroit, had 151 passengers on board. It landed at DIA at about 4:40 p.m. Aaron Baratz, a...

  • Police find hash oil extractor, 16 pot plants; cite mother of three young children

    The mother of three children was cited Thursday on suspicion of child abuse after Colorado Springs Police said they found an active butane hash oil extractor in the family's apartment, along with about 16 flowering marijuana plants. Detectives also planned to arrest the woman's husband on suspicion of manufacturing marijuana in connection with...

  • Injuries in Larimer County school bus accident

    FORT COLLINS — A car rear-ended a school bus carrying nine children near Fort Collins early Friday, slightly injuring three children and the bus driver and critically injuring the lone person in the car, authorities said. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the driver of the car suffered life-threatening injuries after the vehicle...

  • Bonfils offers other ways to help 10-year-old who needs bone marrow transplant

    Gazette readers who wish to help 10-year-old Aden Knar, who suffers from lymphoblastic leukemia, but cannot make it to the bone marrow drive this weekend have other opportunities to help. The Gazette published Wednesday ( about the...

  • Coalition of Colorado faith leaders steps up to support same-sex marriage equality

    The day before oral arguments began Thursday in an Oklahoma same-sex marriage lawsuit, a coalition of 215 faith leaders - including representatives from Colorado Springs - spoke up in support of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. The announcement Wednesday by the group, Faithful Voices for Strong Families, punctuated a two-week...

  • Colorado Springs cannabis enthusiasts gear up for 420 festivities

    As Denver braces itself for what's being touted as the biggest "420" celebration yet, Colorado Springs has enough going on Sunday to keep cannabis enthusiasts enjoying the day without traveling north on what has become the annual day of marijuana celebration. One of the top events will be the International Cannabis Technology Expo at The...

  • Colorado adds 3,300 jobs from February to March

    DENVER — Colorado added jobs for the 29th straight month in March, and as the good economic news mounts, more people are seeking work, the state's chief economist said Friday. Alexandra Hall told reporters the additional job seekers could put pressure on unemployment figures even as the number of jobs increases. The state's unemployment...

  • Colorado angles to expand hemp industry

    DENVER — Colorado is just starting its experiment with industrial hemp production, but interest in the new crop is so strong that the state is moving to expand the number and size of farms growing marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin. A bill that won unanimous approval in a Senate committee this week would allow year-round hemp cultivation...

  • Iraqi sentenced in rape of Colorado Springs woman

    An Iraqi immigrant convicted in a rape case that left a woman nearly dead and bleeding internally was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison. Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon, also known as Jay Hendrix, received the sentence Friday from 4th Judicial District Court Judge Barbara Hughes. Ramadon was among five Iraqi immigrants arrested in...


Red Cross seeks to honor community heroes

News: Local News Updated: Tue, Jan 21, 2014