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  • PHOTOS: Colorado Springs-area high schools, colleges commence with graduation season

    Graduation season is in full swing in the Colorado Springs area. The Gazette is photographing graduations for the Pikes Peak region's Class of 2015. You can see your school's photo gallery, order prints and share your own photos at gazette.com/graduation, presented by Presented by Phil Long Dealerships. Tag your photos #GazGrads on...

  • Study: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths

    CHICAGO — Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). While the research shows that the SIDS rate in Colorado's tall mountains is very low, it's still two times greater than in the Denver area and other regions where the...

  • Flood threat eases in northeastern Colorado

    STERLING — The flood threat in northeastern Colorado has eased for now but residents in Logan County are being asked to remain alert because of additional storms expected during the week. Residents braced for another possible round of flooding on Sunday afternoon because of expected heavy rain but Logan County emergency management coordinator...

  • Bills viewed as a way to build trust between Colorado police, citizens

    DENVER - In a nation riled by a slew of cases of fatal police brutality or shooting of unarmed suspects, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed six bills last week aimed at "restoring trust" between the Colorado's law enforcement agencies and the community. "The relationship between law enforcement agencies and communities has been strained,"...

  • Colorado Springs man, U.S. Air Force pilot wins 2015 Bolder Boulder citizens race

    BOULDER — U.S. Air Force pilot Ben Payne of Colorado Springs and Boulder Running Company's Brittni Hutton of Alamosa won the 2015 Bolder Boulder citizens races on a cool, sunny morning as tens of thousands gathered to run the annual 10,000-meter race. Payne, 33, an Arvada native and a major in the Air Force, beat a talented field that...

  • Rockslide shuts down Highway 24 exit ramp near Rainbow Falls, west of Colorado Springs

    A rockslide has closed the eastbound exit ramp at mile marker 297 on Highway 24 east of Colorado Springs, according to Colorado State Patrol. The slide is near Rainbow Falls and was reported shortly after 7 a.m. Highway 24 isn't effected, according to CSP. Stay with Gazette.com for updates.

  • El Paso County studying a change to district boundaries

    Three options could change the Board of El Paso County Commissioner districts for many county residents. The proposed districts, announced at a May 12 commissioners meeting, are intended to help the growing county population be equitable across the districts while preserving the key areas and features of each district, said Ryan Parsell,...

  • The Country Life: Treating horses and cows and emus, oh my!

    Variety is the name of the game at Airway Veterinary Hospital on the east side of Colorado Springs. There are vets who treat cats and dogs, along with other smaller pets. There are vets whose practices center on cattle, horses and other livestock. And there are vets who focus on horses. Dr. Gary McEntyre at Airway has taken care of cows,...

  • Colorado Springs children's author returns home, with new book

    Best-selling children's author Dian Curtis Regan grew up in Colorado Springs, attended District 11 schools and was working downtown when she met her husband, a New York boy lured west by the mountains. "We got married and his job took us all over, to different states and even to South America," said Regan, who eventually settled with her...

  • Potholed? Channel it into verse for The Gazette's poetry contest

    Traditionally, the language that potholes inspire us to produce isn't suitable for print. And who can blame us for being a little testy? Relentless rain has riddled the roads and turned commutes into gut-jarring, coffee-spilling, alignment-wrecking obstacle courses. Sounds like a job for ... poetry! The Gazette wants to help readers...

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