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  • 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.

  • Hiker rescued Sunday at Colorado Springs park

    A high angle rescue crew rescued a hiker at Palmer Park in Colorado Springs Sunday, according to KKTV. The crew was called out at approximately 8 p.m. Fire department crews treated the person at the scene. Click here to read more of the article.

  • Keep these tips in mind if you're attending Air Force graduation

    The Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 will graduate Thursday amid pomp and ceremony. Here's a rundown on the event. - Get there early: Falcon Stadium opens at 7 a.m., and the ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. So, if you want to be there on time, plan to hit the road before 6 a.m. The academy and military bases nationwide enhanced...

  • Air Force Academy cemetery elicits tales of heroism, war

    Gen. Curtis LeMay, who led America's last bombing campaigns of World War II, rests near master Sgt. William Crawford, who risked his life to take out enemy machine gun nests in Italy, earning him the Medal of Honor. Across the way, Maj. Phil Ambard, killed in an Afghanistan attack, lies near Brig. Gen. Robin Olds, who flew to fame against...

  • 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,"...

  • Voice of the consumer: The trusty tire gauge

    As you know, potholes seem to be everywhere. They're lurking, waiting for us to smack them. They don't discriminate on size or location. It's almost as if they're daring city crews to not fill them soon enough. Let's help each other in this battle and report them so they don't grow into monsters. Don't be afraid to call the Colorado Springs...

  • 'Relationship building' a priority for new El Paso County school superintendent

    The Miami-Yoder School District JT-60 Board of Education last week hired an administrator from another local school district who they hope will be the panacea for the district's woes. Dwight Barnes, assistant principal at Vista Ridge High School in Falcon School District 49, will take over in July as the JT-60 superintendent. He has a...

  • Colorado Springs church rises from fire with packed house

    The Rev. Cleveland A. Thompson on Sunday gave a powerful sermon about "crossing over" to "new territory" despite challenges as he rededicated the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church three years after a fire destroyed the old building. "If you're going to get to new territory you've got to get through the storm," Thompson told a congregation...

  • Mugshot Monday: Pikes Peak region wanted

    Wanted: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued. Derek Cibik, 25, is described as a 6-foot, 195-pound man with black hair and brown eyes. Cibik is being sought on suspicion of con robbery. Wesley J. Dyer, 53, is described as a 5-5, 175-pound...

  • 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,...

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