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Colorado Springs leaders get citizen comment on Banning Lewis Ranch annexation agreement
Colorado Springs leaders get citizen comment on Banning Lewis Ranch annexation agreement

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 6 hr ago

Many Colorado Springs leaders and elected officials agree that the 30-year-old annexation agreement for the Banning Lewis Ranch property must be...

El Paso County park trails to get facelift
El Paso County park trails to get facelift

By: Rachel Riley - 0 7 hr ago

An El Paso County project will rehabilitate and expand a network of park trails damaged by the Black Forest fire. Work should begin in February in...

State health insurance exchange signs up fewer Coloradans this year
State health insurance exchange signs up fewer Coloradans this year

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 7 hr ago

Slightly fewer Coloradans enrolled in health insurance plans through the state's exchange this year compared with last, Connect for Health Colorado...

Colorado Springs homelessness coalition sees decrease in federal funding
Colorado Springs homelessness coalition sees decrease in federal funding

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 8 hr ago

A nonprofit coalition will get slightly less federal funding in the coming year to address homelessness across El Paso County. The Pikes Peak...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Thursday, January 18
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Thursday, January 18

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 8 hr ago

Here's a look at what's going on Thursday in the Colorado Springs area:...

Colorado man's body found encased in concrete in his own home, daughter arrested
Colorado man's body found encased in concrete in his own home, daughter arrested

By: - 0 8 hr ago

DENVER — A woman has been taken into custody after her father's body was found encased in concrete in the crawl space under his home....

Gazette exclusive: A closer look at how the feds' marijuana move contradicts what Trump said in Colorado Springs
Gazette exclusive: A closer look at how the feds' marijuana move contradicts what Trump said in Colorado Springs

By: Vince Bzdek - 0 10 hr ago

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent decision to clear the way for possible enforcement of federal laws that outlaw marijuana contradicts what Donald...

Colorado Springs 3-year-old's death ruled a homicide
Colorado Springs 3-year-old's death ruled a homicide

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 10 hr ago

A 3-year-old girl's October death has been ruled a homicide, brought on by blunt force injuries, Colorado Springs police announced Tuesday. Bella...

Registered sex offender accused of public masturbation in north Colorado Springs restaurant
Registered sex offender accused of public masturbation in north Colorado Springs restaurant

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 11 hr ago

A 74-year-old man was cited after he allegedly masturbated in the dining area of a north Colorado Springs restaurant, police said. John Theodore Weld...

13-year-old girl killed in Colorado Springs crash identified, memorial scheduled
13-year-old girl killed in Colorado Springs crash identified, memorial scheduled

By: Liz Forster - 0 11 hr ago

The El Paso County Coroner's Office has identified the 13-year-old girl killed in the rollover crash Saturday night as Nicole Heitman. Heitman was an...

Colorado Springs Airport traffic numbers headed to 7-year high in 2017
Colorado Springs Airport traffic numbers headed to 7-year high in 2017

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 11 hr ago

Passenger numbers at the Colorado Springs Airport continued to grow in November as Frontier Airlines expanded and likely will end 2017 at a seven-year...

Violent Widefield husband who killed wife gets life in prison - plus 32 years
Violent Widefield husband who killed wife gets life in prison - plus 32 years

By: Lance Benzel - 0 11 hr ago

Citing his "path of devastation and destruction," a judge on Tuesday sentenced a Widefield man to life in prison in the November 2016 fatal shooting of...

Maketa juror: Lone holdout kept ex-El Paso County sheriff from being convicted
Maketa juror: Lone holdout kept ex-El Paso County sheriff from being convicted

By: Lance Benzel - 0 12 hr ago

If not for a lone holdout juror, former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa would be a convicted felon. Mary Mraz, jury forewoman in Maketa's...

Colorado Springs parenting expert to give free training during National School Choice Week
Colorado Springs parenting expert to give free training during National School Choice Week

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 12 hr ago

Rachel Harper's frustration level reached the pulling-out-her-hair point last year. The 29-year-old Colorado Springs mother couldn't get her...

Colorado Springs man removed from sex offender registry in 'unusual' case
Colorado Springs man removed from sex offender registry in 'unusual' case

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 13 hr ago

For more than a decade, David felt "like trash" having to register as a sex offender because he had consensual sex with his girlfriend when they were...

Body of man found in creek near base of Vail Ski Resort
Body of man found in creek near base of Vail Ski Resort

By: - 0 13 hr ago

VAIL — All Lionshead ski access points were temporarily restricted Tuesday morning as police investigated the death of a man found in Gore Creek in the...

Colorado Springs residents support and question proposed downtown sports and event center
Colorado Springs residents support and question proposed downtown sports and event center

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 14 hr ago

A proposal to build a 10,000-seat sports and event center in city-owned Antlers Park got a warm reception Monday night from dozens of people at an open...

Body found under Sand Creek bridge not suspicious

By: Liz Forster - 0 15 hr ago

Colorado Springs police have determined that the body found under the Sand Creek bridge at South Academy Boulevard and El Morro Road Sunday is not...

Cultural Office of Pikes Peak Region offers money to artists, art organizations in new contest
Cultural Office of Pikes Peak Region offers money to artists, art organizations in new contest

By: Jen Mulson - 0 16 hr ago

Grant writing got you down, artists? The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region has a new way for local artists and arts organizations to earn a...

Manitou Springs' new mayor cites environmental stewardship, community engagement as priorities
Manitou Springs' new mayor cites environmental stewardship, community engagement as priorities

By: Rachel Riley - 0 17 hr ago

Without a permanent workspace, Ken Jaray has spent his first few weeks as Manitou Springs mayor chatting with community members at City Hall, marking a...

Colorado mom pleas for help finding daughter's killer
Colorado mom pleas for help finding daughter's killer

By: - 0 20 hr ago

FORT COLLINS — The mother of a northern Colorado woman found dead near Fort Collins last week is urging anyone with any information at all about her...

Bob Marley's Wailers set to perform in Colorado Springs
Bob Marley's Wailers set to perform in Colorado Springs

By: Jen Mulson - 0 20 hr ago

Joshua David Barrett never met reggae legend Bob Marley, but he masterfully channels his essence on stage. Over the past three years, Barrett has...

Forecast: Light snow not yet affecting traffic in Colorado Springs
Forecast: Light snow not yet affecting traffic in Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 20 hr ago

Be careful on Tuesday morning's commute, as light snowfall have made some areas slick. Colorado Department of Transportation has dispatched quite a...

Tuesday's traffic: Powers and Stetson Hills boulevards reopen
Tuesday's traffic: Powers and Stetson Hills boulevards reopen

By: Liz Forster - 0 20 hr ago

6:38 a.m. A crash on southbound Interstate 25 at University Boulevard, mile marker 205, is blocking the left lane. Expect delays.

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Tuesday, Jan. 16
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Tuesday, Jan. 16

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 21 hr ago

Here's a look at what's going on Tuesday in the Colorado Springs area:...

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