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Investigation of Sheriff's Office substantiates claims against Maketa
Broken Code: AFA superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions
Downtown Colorado Springs sports and event center far from a done deal
Colorado Springs police strive for elusive goal in minority hiring
Gazette exclusive: El Paso County jail medical care was 'dysfunctional' for years
'Ugly trend' in Colorado TCAP scores; education officials seek meaningful change
Gazette investigation raises new questions about multimillion-dollar Aurora tax giveaway
Teen drinking a timeless problem

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  • Expect another Colorado Springs Christmas without snow

    Santa Claus has two days until he officially appears on NORAD's radar, and one could only hope that the jolly old fellow is polishing his sleigh bells and tying his last bows before the long night spent circling the globe. While the weather on the North Pole on Sunday was distinctly seasonal - National Weather Service monitors showed minus-23...

  • Colorado officials cancel wildlife traffic zones

    DURANGO, Colo. — Wildlife traffic zones are being eliminated from some of the state's highways after a Colorado Department of Transportation study showed traffic signs and higher penalties often do not reduce wildlife crashes. State officials said the law requires that speed limit signs be justified by research. State lawmakers approved a...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    A discussion of how law enforcement can build trust and community relationships in the aftermath of recent events in Ferguson, Mo. is from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. Members of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, the Colorado Springs, Fountain and Pueblo police departments, and NAACP will attend. Business owners,...

  • Longest Night Vigil remembers the Colorado Springs homeless people who died

    Nate was a 23-year-old starting to try his hand at songwriting. Mary Beth loved cowboy boots. And Ray had just built his tee-pee, where he was thrilled to sleep. All three were homeless in Colorado Springs, and all three died this year. As the sun set on the longest night of the year Sunday, their names were among those spoken aloud in the...

  • Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital gets new commander

    The new boss of Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital will rely on old lessons to keep her 370-soldier unit ready for war. Col. Kimberly Aiello took charge of the hospital unit this month from Col. James Andrews, who is moving to a post at the Defense Health Agency. She said a key for the 10th, which provides front-line medical care in...

  • AFA's Wings of Blue parachute team vying for yet another national championship

    As college bowl games hit full swing, Air Force will vie for its 35th national championship. Wings of Blue, the academy's parachute team, on Saturday jumped into the Idaho Potato Bowl - featuring the Falcons - and will also leap into the Dec. 31 Orange Bowl and the Jan. 2 Cactus Bowl. Another group from the team will be in Arizona starting...

  • Kansas mulling response to legal marijuana in Colorado

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas hasn't decided whether to join a lawsuit filed by other states against Colorado over its legalization of marijuana even though the two states share a border. Spokeswoman Jennifer Rapp said Friday that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been considering legal action against Colorado for months. But she said in an...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Publishers Clearing House won't call you

    I'm trying my best not to sound like a broken record, but I feel compelled to repeat a warning about crooks calling you and claiming you're the next Publishers Clearing House winner. Please tell everyone you know that PCH, the biggest name in sweepstakes giveaways, does not call winners. They come to your house unannounced like you see in the...

  • Check tire tread before hitting the slopes - it could save you from a ticket

    Bald tires can get drivers more than a slide down an icy hill this winter. Fed up with traffic snarls on Interstate 70 during the ski season, the Colorado Department of Transportation is embarking on a new solution. "One of the biggest problems we've run into, and one of the biggest causes of accidents, has been people not having adequate...

  • Handcrafted brooms a labor of love for Victor couple

    VICTOR - Sam and Karen Morrison aren't surprised the old-fashioned brooms they've made by hand for 26 years are still popular. The brooms seem to fly out of the Morrisons' store, the Victor Trading Co. and Manufacturing Works, as fast as the dust bunnies they shoo away. For starters, it's rare to see the three pieces of 1900s-era broom-making...

  • 6 teens cited for trespassing in Colorado Springs

    Six teenagers, three under the age of 18, were cited for trespassing early Sunday morning after Colorado Springs police found them hiding in an abandoned building in central Colorado Springs. Just before 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a burglary alarm at 777 Vondelpark Drive, formerly a Champions Golf and Games store. Officers...

  • Man dies after car crashes into Colorado creek

    GOLDEN — A 65-year-old Aurora man who was reported missing has died after his compact sport utility vehicle crashed into Clear Creek near Golden. The Colorado State Patrol says Danny Sheya died after being pulled from his vehicle on Saturday. Authorities say Sheya lost control and rolled down an embankment and got the wheels of his SUV...

  • Heavy snow forecast for Colorado mountains - and a bit for Colorado Springs

    A powerful winter storm will hit Colorado's north-central mountains starting Sunday and continuing through Monday evening, making for prime skiing this holiday week. Remnants of the strong Pacific jet stream will make their way into the Pikes Peak region late Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 11...

  • Authorities say Colorado man died after struggle with son

    NEW CASTLE — Authorities say a Garfield County man died following a struggle with his son at a home near New Castle. Anthony Padia was being held on suspicion of second-degree murder of 65-year-old Leon Padia. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (http://tinyurl.com/nqxpo4x) a relative saw the young man put his hands around his...

  • El Paso County panel on community-police relations set for Monday

    A panel discussion on community-police relations and the use of force by officers will take place Monday at Centennial Hall. The event will feature Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey, El Paso County Sheriff-elect Bill Elder, NAACP Criminal Justice Chair Barbara Mickens and other local law enforcement and community members. It is free,...

  • Colorado Springs salvage yard fire burns numerous vehicles

    A fire at an automotive salvage lot in south Colorado Springs burned 32 vehicles Saturday, according to Capt. Mark Parker of Stratmoor Hills Fire Department. Large plumes of smoke could be seen for miles in the sky as dusk fell. Stratmoor Hills Fire Department initially responded to the 4 p.m. emergency call at U-Pull and Pay Salvage, 3745...

  • Colorado Balloon Classic festival announcement expected next month

    The organization behind the Colorado Balloon Classic will host a balloon festival in a new location in the state for the 2015 Labor Day weekend, a December newsletter for the group said. An announcement on the new venue is expected by the end of January, as details are being finalized. The dates for the event are Sept. 4-7, according to the...

  • Good Samaritan retrieves woman's purse from snatcher in Colorado Springs parking lot

    A Good Samaritan came to the rescue of a woman whose purse was snatched from her Friday night at Chapel Hills Mall. The woman was in the mall parking lot about to get into her car when she was shoved and had her purse stolen, Colorado Springs police said. The robber ran away but was chased by another man who saw the incident. The Good...

  • Memorial to honor Aurora theater shooting victims

    AURORA — A memorial to honor the victims of the Aurora theater shooting will be built at the Aurora Municipal Center to remember the victims, as well as the people who survived and everyone else who was impacted. The "Reflection Memorial Garden" will be at the Aurora Municipal Center, where the city is extending its current garden to add the...

  • Colorado man found dead after confrontation with law enforcement

    WALSENBURG — Walsenburg police say a man accused of firing shots in the air after confronting the Huerfano County sheriff has been found dead of an apparent suicide. Capt. Vince Suarez said Saturday that James Stetler apparently killed himself after police tried to arrest him. Police say Stetler confronted Huerfano County Sheriff Bruce...

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