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  • El Paso County working to help some who live in path of burn scar

    Tom Harris never sleeps when it rains in Cascade. He listens to the rain and knows that if he can hear the water coming down the mountain, it's too late. "Two weeks ago, when it rained all night up here, we didn't sleep all night," said Harris, who says he is shellshocked by memories of post-wildfire flooding along Ute Pass. "That's the way...

  • Patriotic till the end: Colorado Springs veteran, 87, dies building flagpole

    Age was no barrier for Richard "Dick" French, who, at 87, set out to build a 20-foot flagpole in the yard of his Colorado Springs home to show off his immense patriotism. For months, he talked up the project to family members and couldn't wait for the weather to warm up so he could get started. On Easter, he planned to hold a ceremony for his...

  • Program works to end homelessness among Colorado Springs veterans

    Sitting in a cramped hotel room doubling as a home, Alvertis Richardson let loose a grin as he showed off papers promising a free apartment. "It's great to be off the streets," he said. A spry 78-year-old, Richardson dozed in the day and stayed up after dark to keep from freezing to death on Colorado Springs' cold winter streets. The routine...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Be careful using prescription discount cards

    We all like to save money, so cards that come in the mail that claim you can save up to 75 percent off prescriptions may sound appealing. But be careful. Thanks to 11News producer Adriane, who told me about an official-looking set of coupon cards she got in the mail. But don't expect huge discounts with American Prescription Savings Alliance....

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    El Pomar Foundation's Forum for Civic Advancement is hosting a lecture on international threat assessment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Penrose House Conference Center, 1661 Mesa Ave. Retired Air Force generals Gene Renaurt and Kevin P. Chilton will give their assessment on current and potential threats to the United States and its allies....

  • Woman arrested after hitting man with her car in Colorado Springs

    Colorado Springs police arrested a woman early Sunday morning after she allegedly hit a man with her car. Germenetta Dickerson, 29, went to an area on the 2800 block of E. Fountain Boulevard just after 1 a.m. on Sunday to confront a man who had assaulted her sister, police said. Dickerson saw the man in a parking lot, threatened to kill him...

  • Send your questions about disaster preparation and recovery to The Gazette

    It's that time of year again, when residents around El Paso County should gear up for wildfire and flood season in Colorado. While no one can predict disasters - and it's still too early to tell if the county might have a bad wildfire year - it's never to early to prepare. Do you know how to protect your house from a wildfire, or flood?...

  • Colorado attorney general worried over legal marijuana lawsuit

    GRAND JUNCTION — A lawsuit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska that asks the U.S. Supreme court to curtail Colorado's new recreational marijuana law could have dire consequences for all three states, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said. Colorado argued in a response to the lawsuit that Nebraska and Oklahoma were trying to reach across...

  • Get a Job Monday: Mile High Youth Corps in Colorado Springs

    Mile High Youth Corps in Colorado Springs is hiring for the summer, and is looking for 18-to-24 year olds with a high school diploma or G.E.D to work on land conservation, fire mitigation, trail building and restoration projects. It's a job, a work-out and a chance to be outside, all wrapped up neatly in a summer position. There is a $320...

  • Off-duty Colorado Springs police officer helps man, son escape fire-damaged home

    An off-duty Colorado Springs police officer helped and a man and his son leave a home damaged by fire on Palmer Park Boulevard on Sunday afternoon, Colorado Springs firefighters said. Firefighters responded to a structure fire at 5119 Palmer Park Blvd. about 1 p.m. Jimmy Paladino, the off-duty officer, was walking his dog by the home and went...

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