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  • Southwest Airlines adds flights, jobs at Denver International Airport

    Southwest Airlines is expanding operations at Denver International Airport, adding both flights and jobs to keep up with customer demand, the company announced Wednesday. "Denver is the fastest-growing city market in Southwest history," said Andrew Watterson, Southwest senior vice president. "We essentially looked where flights are full, and...

  • Map: See where gas is less than $2 a gallon in Colorado Springs

    As gas prices continue to plunge, the $2-per-gallon price line for gas has been broken in Colorado Springs by two businesses, according to the gas price tracking service GasBuddy.com. Two Costco stores – one at 5050 N. Nevada Ave. and another at 5885 Barnes Road – both were selling gas at $1.99 a gallon on Wednesday morning. Two other stores...

  • 200-person call center in Colorado Springs to close in February

    Corinthian Colleges Inc. said Wednesday it will close its 200-employee call center in Colorado Springs on Feb. 28 - the result of an agreement it reached last month to sell most of its campuses to a nonprofit group. Santa Ana, Calif.-based Corinthian said the center, run by its Everest University arm, would continue to operate until the...

  • Photo: How The Gazette covered the break in U.S.-Cuba relations, Jan. 4, 1961

    President Barack Obama announced Wednesday the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity. Here's a photo of how The Gazette, then The Gazette...

  • Carmike Cinemas, including 2 in Colorado Springs, pulls 'The Interview' with Sony's support

    Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. Sony Pictures Entertainment told theater owners Tuesday that it would be supportive of their individual decisions on whether to show the film, which still is set for a Christmas release, according to...

  • Side Streets: Another chance to see the Knulls' Christmas display deemed unique in Colorado Springs

    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 initially at his west-side home. Over...

  • Pikes Peak region has several high schools ranked among Colorado's best

    Five local high schools get the gold star this year. Half of the state's top 10 public high schools - as ranked by Colorado School Grades, an online comparison site created by a coalition of 18 nonprofit organizations - are in the Pikes Peak region. Three are public charter schools and two are traditional high schools. The Classical Academy...

  • Man testifies about kidnapping, sexual assault in Colorado Springs

    When a 19-year-old employee at a Colorado Springs 7-Eleven got off work one mid-April night, a stranger was waiting for him. The employee agreed to give the man a ride to his car, but had no idea he would be kidnapped, drugged and sexually assaulted for hours to come that evening, he testified in court on Tuesday. Justin Hatfield, 39, stalked...

  • A refund for Colorado Springs taxpayers? Better times for city make it one possibility

    The city of Colorado Springs may have to issue refunds to taxpayers or ask voters to keep revenue above limits set in the city's charter if sales and use tax collections continue to surge at double-digit rates, the city's chief financial officer said Tuesday. City officials are completing revenue forecasts this week to present to City Council...

  • Tiny trace of snow expected for Colorado Springs

    A storm moving into the Pikes Peak area is expected to just barely dust the region in most places. Meteorologist Christine Rapp, with Gazette news partner KKTV, said snow may start blowing around 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. on Wednesday. By Thursday morning, Colorado Springs, Monument and Pueblo will likely have less than an inch of powder. Pueblo and...

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