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  • LIST: Farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area

    A look at farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area: Daily - Spencer's Lawn & Garden Center, 1430 S. Tejon St., 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, through November, 632-2788, spencersgardens.com Monday - Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., June...

  • Second Calhan official resigns amid probe of possible water theft

    A second Calhan public official has resigned amid an ongoing investigation into allegations of water theft. Calhan Mayor Blair Bartling submitted a letter of resignation Wednesday morning to town clerk Cindy Tompkins. Mayor Pro Tem Bryan Eurich will be appointed the town's mayor at a July 13 board meeting, Tompkins said. The news of...

  • High-end Colorado Springs chocolate-maker hoping for sweet success

    There isn't a single candy bar at Cacao Chemistry. Instead, small decorated truffles are displayed in a glass case with prices starting at $2.50. Even though the truffle could be eaten in two bites, there is a chemistry behind it. It might be sweet, it might be salty, fruity - with a little wine or whiskey in it. Inspired by the way...

  • List: Public swimming pools (and a beach) in Colorado Springs

    Want to cool off in Colorado Springs and looking for a public swimming area? Here are some options:  Portal Pool 3535 N. Hancock Ave. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday Monument Valley Pool 220 Mesa Road 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday Memorial Park Recreation Center 280 S....

  • Live video: Aurora theater shooting trial, Day 41

    CENTENNIAL — Live coverage from the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes resumed at about 8:40 a.m. Wednesday from the Arapahoe County Justice Center. Tuesday recap CENTENNIAL — The judge was different. The district attorney was different. The defense team was 40 percent of its current size. The Aurora movie theater shooting...

  • Man stunned with Taser after threats, Colorado Springs police say

    A man who threatened two people with a knife during a Tuesday afternoon disturbance in northeast Colorado Springs was stunned by policeafter he became aggressive toward officers, according to a police report. Les Pondela was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including felony menacing of an at-risk adult, police said. Colorado Springs...

  • Side Streets: Goodbye Colorado Springs, it's been fun

    Dear Colorado Springs, Oh how I've dreaded having this conversation. I don't know how to say it. Or where to start. So I'll just blurt it out. It's over. That sounds so harsh, and I don't mean it to be. I intend it in the nicest way possible. But the fact is, this 13-year love affair I've enjoyed with readers of The Gazette as Side...

  • List: Colorado Springs area Fourth of July events

    Here's a list of Fourth of July events in the Colorado Springs area starting Friday. - Watch what you light on Fourth of July in Pikes Peak region - Friday, July 3 Western Heritage Day Celebration - Horseshoes, crafts, vendors and more, begins at 4 p.m., live music at 7 p.m., watch Fort Carson fireworks, Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410...

  • Colorado Springs police: Knife-wielding man robs restaurant

    Police say they are searching for a knife-wielding man who robbed a Colorado Springs business late Tuesday night. The robbery happened just after 10 p.m. at D.P. Dough on the 4200 block of North Nevada Avenue, police say. Police say the man entered the restaurant alone showing a knife and demanding money. He fled the scene on foot, police...

  • Colorado senators team up to prevent major cuts to Pikes Peak region military facilities

    DENVER - Colorado's senators crossed party lines last week and teamed up to ask the secretary of defense to look kindly on the state when making decisions about reducing forces at military installations. "As you grapple with difficult force structure decisions and the confines of the current budget environment, we write to highlight the value...

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