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  • Colorado Springs family kicks off holiday shopping season with Thanksgiving feast on deals

    Black Friday shopping has become a tradition, and sport, for the Zadah and Khoshnaw clan of Colorado Springs. This year, the family upped its shopping plan by a day to start Thanksgiving Day. Each member of this extended family has a role in the shopping plan - from holding the No. 1 spot in line for days to being assigned a specific item they...

  • Police, ATF agents seize 14 guns in Manitou Springs

    Colorado Springs police arrested William Fee, 48, in Manitou Springs on Wednesday on multiple felony firearm violations. Acting on a tip, detectives from the police department's Community Impact Team, which deals with violent crime including weapons, obtained a warrant and searched for Fee. They located him about 3 p.m. in the 300 block of...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Agency helps couple fulfill dream of family

    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. Kayla Fillinger has polycystic ovary syndrome, and after having several miscarriages, she realized that she wanted to be a mom more than she wanted to be pregnant....

  • Finding the family tree takes diligence, patience and a love of research

    You've always wanted to know if your mother's great-great-grandmother died in a Colorado Springs tuberculosis sanitarium. You may be in luck This is the "Year of the Obituaries." Hundreds of thousands of genealogy volunteers worldwide, including many in Colorado Springs, have been working with FamilySearch.org to enter information from death...

  • Colorado Springs I-25 interchange projects on track to start in January

    Construction work on two multimillion-dollar transportation projects in Colorado Springs is expected to start early next year. Additional funds for the Interstate 25 at Fillmore Street interchange and Colorado 21/Powers Boulevard at Old Ranch Road projects were approved by the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments this month, which helped...

  • Colorado Springs police use pepper spray to break up street fight

    Three people were arrested after a large fight broke out early Thanksgiving morning in downtown Colorado Springs and had to be brought under control with pepper spray, according to police. Shortly after midnight Thursday, during routine monitoring of bars and restaurants, Colorado Springs police officers from the Downtown Area Response Team...

  • Magpul to pull out of Colorado

    DENVER — A company that produces ammunition magazines for guns is expected to shut down its operations in Colorado in the first quarter of next year. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/15AY2NE ) about 100 employees at Erie-based Magpul Industries were notified in October that they would lose their jobs. Magpul decided to move its...

  • Lawmakers wrestle over birth-control funding

    DENVER — Colorado Democrats who credit a drop in teen pregnancy to expanding access to long-acting birth control such as intrauterine devices have to convince Republicans next year to use state funds for the contraceptives. This summer, Gov. John Hickenlooper and his chief medical officer praised a five-year pilot program — supported with a...

  • Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth

    DENVER - A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today. Evidence left behind by mastodons, mammoths, giant sloths and huge bison - along with insects, plants, pollen and other...

  • Nearly 200 Fort Carson soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving with safe return from Afghanistan

    "Home for the holidays" carried special meaning Thursday, when another 195 Fort Carson soldiers made it back to Colorado Springs from Afghanistan just in time for a turkey dinner with their loved ones. Tears, hugs and gratitude were as abundant as the pumpkin pie to come. "It gives a new meaning to the word 'Thanksgiving,'" said Lt. Brian...

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