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  • Fort Carson investigates reports of shots fired

    Fort Carson went on lockdown Monday night while military police investigated a report of shots fired. "There were reports of shots fired near the northwest perimeter of the installation at approximately 7:50 p.m. Monday," the post said in a news release just before 10:15 p.m. "This is not an active shooter event. Military police with the...

  • Homes evacuated in north Colorado Springs

    Twenty homes were evacuated Monday after an undetonated explosive device was found inside a landscape boulder in northern Colorado Springs about 1:30 p.m., police said. Colorado Springs police responded to 178 Coyote Willow Drive, northwest of North Gate Boulevard and Voyager Parkway, after a resident found what police believe to be blasting...

  • Witness claims he watched Macyo January steal from home

    Testifying with the aid of a sign language interpreter, Frankie Meyers needed no translation when asked who emerged from his neighbors' ransacked and bloodied house. "Macyo January," he said in a hoarse-sounding voice. While repeatedly pointing his finger at the teen, Meyers, who is hearing impaired, said he watched January flee the...

  • Colorado Springs City Council expected to choose path for Jones Park

    The fate of 1,200 acres of forestland known as Jones Park remains undecided, but new ideas about what to do with the property emerged from the Colorado Springs City Council on Monday. Here are some of the considerations for the land, which is owned by the city and managed by Colorado Springs Utilities: get an appraisal to see how much it's...

  • Sheriff's Office removes horses from Black Forest property, owner cited

    Ten horses were removed from a property in Black Forest by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office on Monday following the discovery of at least a dozen dead horses on Friday. Investigators with the Sheriff's Office mounted unit and a local Colorado Springs veterinarian examined the horses at a property on the 5400 block of Burgess Road, off...

  • Anonymous donor gives Colorado College $5 million for library renovation

    Colorado College has received an anonymous $5 million donation to help renovate Tutt Library. It is the largest outright gift to the college from a living donor in the college's 140-year history. President Jill Tiefenthaler said the timing couldn't be better. "Our library is the intellectual hub of the campus, and its renovation will...

  • City Attorney's Office to represent Colorado Springs police in lawsuit

    The Colorado Springs City Attorney's Office will represent members of the SWAT team and the city's top police officers in a lawsuit filed against them after an hours-long standoff in 2012 ended with police discharging an explosive device into a man's home. Ronald Brown, an Army veteran, filed a lawsuit against 10 police officers, including...

  • Almost $100,000 awarded to local arts and cultural organizations in Colorado Creates grant program

    Colorado Creative Industries awarded almost $100,000 in grants to 14 local arts and cultural organizations on Monday. The Colorado Creates grant program provides financial support to statewide nonprofit cultural organizations and government agencies that produce arts and cultural activities. This year, the program gave out 162 grants in 32...

  • Service plays matchmaker between task seekers, task-doers in Colorado Springs

    In a busy world, who has time to mow the lawn, stand in line for the latest iPhone or Black Friday purchase or bake a special dessert? On the premise that someone inevitably has the time and inclination to perform tasks that others are too time-strapped or unable to take on themselves, University of Colorado graduate Aric Franzmeier started...

  • Tax refunds imminent as Colorado economy improves

    DENVER — Colorado's growing economy means tax refunds are on the horizon for residents. State economists told lawmakers Monday that projections for tax collections continue increasing and they need to budget for refunds mandated by Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, also known as TABOR. It calls for refunds when revenue exceeds the...

  • Ready for fall? 5 things to get you into the new season

    The first day of fall is upon us Tuesday, so here are five things to get your leaves changing. 1: Pick some apples: Head to Jenkins Farm's Apple Valley Orchard in Penrose to haul in a basket. They're open Friday through Sunday and serve up top-notch cider too. Check it out: 2: Help kids pick pumpkins: The Pikes Peak...

  • Tattered Cover founder Stephen Cogil Casari dies at age 66

    Stephen Cogil Casari, founder of Denver's fabled Tattered Cover Book Store and the agent who shepherded Norman Maclean's "A River Runs Through It" to publication, died Sept. 15 in Grand Rapids, Mich., due to complications from cancer. He was 66. A Denver native, he started in the book business at the Old Corner Bookstore in Boston, but...

  • Denver deputies face civil trial in preacher death

    DENVER — A defense attorney says five Denver sheriff's deputies "did everything by the book" when they used a sleeper hold and a stun gun to restrain a homeless street preacher who died on their watch in the city's downtown jail. Denver attorney Thomas Rice's comments came during opening arguments Monday in a federal civil trial against the...

  • Colorado students protest proposed history change

    GOLDEN — Some Jefferson County students are protesting a proposal to change the way history is taught in the district. Dozens of students walked out of classes at Evergreen High School on Monday to protest outside the district's offices in Golden before returning to class. Superintendent Dan McMinimee met with some of them to discuss their...

  • Prosecutors: Meth was sold from Colorado taco wagon

    DENVER — Authorities say a Colorado drug ring was selling methamphetamine out of a taco wagon after importing it from Mexico through California. The Colorado Attorney General's Office said Monday 15 people were arrested and two others are being sought on charges including racketeering, drug possession, money laundering, tax evasion and...

  • Colorado sheriffs unhappy about Biden security costs

    ASPEN — Two Colorado sheriffs are unhappy about the security costs of vice president Joe Biden's short weekend visit to Aspen. Biden was in town for less than 24 hours to speak at an annual conference hosted by the private equity firm Forstmann Little & Co, the Aspen Daily News reported ( ). His 40-car motorcade...

  • Photos: A fall colors drive in Colorado

    The Gazette's Nathan Van Dyne went to the high country to see the fall colors and hit the jackpot!  For the best places to see the aspen, use our interactive map. Also check out this list of Golden drives: Places to see Colorado's aspens Here's an article that will help you maximize your experience. Check out more fall colors...

  • Denver-area family dog jumps fence during birthday party, shot by passerby

    A birthday party for a 5-year-old at a Commerce City home was interrupted this weekend when the family dog jumped a fence and a passerby fatally shot the dog. The incident, which "horrified" children, as well as adult guests, at the party, happened about 5 p.m. in the 14800 block East 116th Drive, according to the family whose dog was killed....

  • Q&A: Is corporal punishment legal in Colorado schools?

    In May, when NFL star Adrian Peterson broke off a tree branch outside his Texas home, stripped it of leaves and gave his 4-year-old a "whooping" after the boy misbehaved, he was using the same kind of discipline he received as a child growing up in East Texas - the kind of discipline that he credits for setting him on the right path and saving...

  • List: Select area museums will open doors for free on Saturday

    Smithsonian magazine will once again provide folks with free admission to museums around the country. The 10th annual Museum Day Live! is Saturday. Local participating museums include Miramont Castle, ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy, May Natural History Museum and the American Numismatic Association Money Museum....

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