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  • Another chance to see Knull Christmas display

    For decades, John and Joan Knull decorated their home on East Dale Street with a collection of homemade Christmas decorations that twirled, slid and sometimes chugged. The colorfully lighted display started in 1970 with a Santa, sleigh and three reindeer that John's father built in 1945 and displayed originally at his west-side home. Over the...

  • New residency program could help alleviate doctor shortage in Pikes Peak region

    Peak Vista Community Health Centers plans to establish a family medicine residency program in summer 2015 or 2016 - a pivotal step aimed at alleviating a regionwide doctor shortage. The program would be the first of its kind in the Pikes Peak region and would offer a critical new avenue to attract and retain doctors for El Paso and Teller...

  • Thousands served at annual Christmas giveaway in Colorado Springs

    After they were robbed of Christmas gifts from under their own tree the day before, Alicia Rivers waited in line Saturday with her three children hoping to find something to make up for the loss. They were out Friday and returned home to a broken sliding door and their presents gone. "It was really a disappointment for the children when we...

  • Increased drone use creates a buzz at Castle Rock shop

    Castle Rock - The buzzing noise coming from Santa's sleigh as it flies over Colorado this week won't be the reindeer kicking into high gear. It will be from drones that Santa will deliver to good children and adults this year. Since the state's first store specializing in hobbyist and commercial drone technology opened Nov. 1 in Castle Rock,...

  • Side Streets: MIA widow grateful to finally know how pilot husband died in Vietnam

    For 42 years, Ann Duffy wondered exactly what happened on April 27, 1972. That was the day her husband, Thomas Duffy, went missing in action in Vietnam after the F-4 Phantom he was piloting went down over Da Nang bay. About all Ann knew was that the radar/weapons officer in the backseat had ejected and survived. But she never knew why...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: CPCD helps grandparents after influx of five children

    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. At 67, Kathen Caddy and his fiancee never expected to provide and care for five children from ages 4 to 10. But when his fiancee's daughter was jailed and then...

  • Colorado Springs salvage yard fire burns numerous vehicles

    A fire at an automotive salvage lot in south Colorado Springs burned 32 vehicles Saturday, according to Capt. Mark Parker of Stratmoor Hills Fire Department. Large plumes of smoke could be seen for miles in the sky as dusk fell. Stratmoor Hills Fire Department initially responded to the 4 p.m. emergency call at U-Pull and Pay Salvage, 3745...

  • 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...

  • El Paso County panel on community-police relations set for Monday

    A panel discussion on community-police relations and the use of force by officers will take place Monday at Centennial Hall. The event will feature Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey, El Paso County Sheriff-elect Bill Elder, NAACP Criminal Justice Chair Barbara Mickens and other local law enforcement and community members. It is free,...

  • Olympic skater spends time with kids at Colorado Springs' downtown ice rink

    Tiandrea Rice isn't likely to forget her first time ice skating. She got pointers from a pro. Tiandrea, 11, scooted around the outdoor rink in Acacia Park Saturday with three-time Olympic figure skating medalist Rachael Flatt, who grew up in Colorado Springs and is home for the holidays. "It was exciting and fun," Tiandrea said. "She showed...

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