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Trump's proposed new space force must fly over many hurdles

Sun, Jun 24, 2018 - 11:20 AM 0

President Donald Trump may have ordered the Pentagon to clear the way for a new space force last week, but experts tell The Gazette the military is a long...

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Fatal shooting in south Colorado Springs may have connection to Gold Camp rollover

Sun, Jun 24, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Colorado Springs Police are investigating the shooting death of a man early Saturday morning and its potential connection to a rollover car crash on Gold...

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416 Fire expected to grow Sunday amid critical fire conditions
416 Fire expected to grow Sunday amid critical fire conditions

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DURANGO - The 416 Fire grew by about 100 acres Saturday and is expected to grow again Sunday due to high temperatures, low humidity, and increasing...

Man threatens to shoot woman walking dog in Colorado Springs, police say
Man threatens to shoot woman walking dog in Colorado Springs, police say

By: Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick - 0 1 hr ago

A Colorado Springs man was arrested on suspicion of menacing behavior at 2700 Concord Street Saturday evening. The man, Paul Ellis, 22, allegedly got...

Colorado Springs downtown Art on the Streets celebrates 20th anniversary. Here's your peek at 17 exhibits.
Colorado Springs downtown Art on the Streets celebrates 20th anniversary. Here's your peek at 17 exhibits.

By: Jen Mulson - 0 1 hr ago

Downtown Colorado Springs lures visitors for many reasons, not the least of which is its rich collection of public art. Art on the Streets celebrates...

Cripple Creek pays homage to historic roots with 87th Donkey Derby Days
Cripple Creek pays homage to historic roots with 87th Donkey Derby Days

By: Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick - 0 1 hr ago

Before casinos came to Cripple Creek nearly 30 years ago, donkeys would have been more at home in the old mountain mining town than one-armed bandits....

19-year-old arrested in fatal shooting in southwest Colorado Springs
19-year-old arrested in fatal shooting in southwest Colorado Springs

By: Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick - 0 2 hr ago

A 19-year-old man was arrested Sunday in a fatal shooting the day before in southwest Colorado Springs that may be connected to a rollover crash,...

Primary ballots must be dropped off by 7 p.m. Tuesday for votes to count
Primary ballots must be dropped off by 7 p.m. Tuesday for votes to count

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El Paso County election officials are encouraging voters who haven't yet mailed their ballots for Tuesday's primary election to deposit them at one of...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, June 25
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, June 25

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 3 hr ago

Here's a look at what's going on Monday in the Colorado Springs area:      FESTIVALS Arts Festival — More than 80 artists,...

Gun class prepares Colorado Springs teacher to protect students from active shooter
Gun class prepares Colorado Springs teacher to protect students from active shooter

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 3 hr ago

Physics teacher John MacFarlane doesn't work for a school district that allows teachers to be armed. If it did, he'd volunteer. "The training we...

Voice of the consumer: You can't win a lottery you didn't enter
Voice of the consumer: You can't win a lottery you didn't enter

By: Katie Pelton - 0 Sun, Jun 24, 2018

Can you imagine winning the lottery? I can think of a few things I would spend the money on. Can you also imagine winning a lottery that you never...

Severe thunderstorm warning for Colorado Springs, parts of El Paso County on Sunday
Severe thunderstorm warning for Colorado Springs, parts of El Paso County on Sunday

By: Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick - 0 4 hr ago

The National Weather Service in Pueblo tweeted a severe thunderstorm warning for north El Paso County, including Monument, Black Forest and the Peyton...

Water legacy: Hickenlooper's tenure may be most judged by his water initiatives
Water legacy: Hickenlooper's tenure may be most judged by his water initiatives

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Gov. John Hickenlooper leaves office on Jan. 8 after eight years as governor. He may be best remembered for guiding the state through its growing pains...

Medal of Honor recipient reflects on Vietnam War, politics during Pueblo portrait unveiling
Medal of Honor recipient reflects on Vietnam War, politics during Pueblo portrait unveiling

By: Erin Prater - 0 9 hr ago

PUEBLO • U.S. forces had the capability to win the Vietnam War but not the support they needed back home, Medal of Honor recipient retired Marine Maj....

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, June 24
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, June 24

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 9 hr ago

Here's a look at what's going on Sunday in the Colorado Springs area:      FESTIVALS Through Aug. 12: Colorado Shakespeare...

Space Force: Colorado Springs is epicenter for space
Space Force: Colorado Springs is epicenter for space

By: Tom Roeder - 0 9 hr ago

Colorado Springs and Colorado have become the epicenter for America's military space efforts over the past 36 years. Here's a look at some local...

Fire heavily damages Colorado lodge in Estes Park
Fire heavily damages Colorado lodge in Estes Park

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ESTES PARK — A fire has heavily damaged a Colorado lodge at Estes Park near Rocky Mountain National Park but officials report no injuries....

Man arrested in Colorado Springs following coworker altercation, hit and runs 
Man arrested in Colorado Springs following coworker altercation, hit and runs 

By: Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick - 0 10 hr ago

A man was arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of felony assaults following an altercation with a coworker in Colorado Springs. The suspect,...

Cellphone video said to contradict 13-year-old rape victim's account, could result in new trial
Cellphone video said to contradict 13-year-old rape victim's account, could result in new trial

By: Lance Benzel - 0 23 hr ago

Newly obtained video contradicts a 13-year-old Colorado Springs girl's account of being pinned to a bed and gang raped, say defense attorneys seeking a...

The Protect Effect campaign celebrates foundations that support first responders
The Protect Effect campaign celebrates foundations that support first responders

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 23 hr ago

Accused shooter Robert Dear's 2015 attack on Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs revealed a chink in the armor law enforcement rely on the help keep...

Motorcyclist struck by SUV and killed while waiting at traffic light near Falcon
Motorcyclist struck by SUV and killed while waiting at traffic light near Falcon

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An 80-year-old Minnesota man was killed Saturday when his motorcycle was struck from behind by an SUV while he was stopped at a traffic light near...

Pikes Peak Hill International Hill Climb 'safety car' damaged in crash; driver cited for carelessness
Pikes Peak Hill International Hill Climb 'safety car' damaged in crash; driver cited for carelessness

By: Rachel Riley - 0 23 hr ago

Somebody needs to tell the driver of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb's flashy new "safety car" that the race hasn't started yet....

INSIGHTS: Hick's vetoes anger some, but no grand strategy involved
INSIGHTS: Hick's vetoes anger some, but no grand strategy involved

By: Joey Bunch - 0 23 hr ago

Gov. John Hickenlooper picked a fine time to get jiggy with his veto pen - on his long stroll out the door. Friends and sometime allies who got their...

Coming Sunday: The Broadmoor at 100 years
Coming Sunday: The Broadmoor at 100 years

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The people. The history. The stories.  The Broadmoor is celebrating 100 years in Colorado Springs, and you can read about all the...

Sunny Saturday offers opportunity for outdoor activities
Sunny Saturday offers opportunity for outdoor activities

By: Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick - 0 Yesterday

It’s a sunny Saturday following a stormy Friday in Colorado Springs. The predicted high is 87 degrees and threat of thunderstorms only begin in late...

New general manager leads Cobham into Colorado Springs expansion
New general manager leads Cobham into Colorado Springs expansion

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Yesterday

Cobham Semiconductor Solutions may not be the best-known or biggest computer chip manufacturer in Colorado Springs, but the British-owned company is...

Denver community activists bail black men out of jail
Denver community activists bail black men out of jail

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DENVER — For more than four hours on a weekday, three Denver activists sat in the lobby of the city's downtown jail waiting for seven men — all...

Baby boom: 16 babies born to Grand Junction firefighters
Baby boom: 16 babies born to Grand Junction firefighters

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GRAND JUNCTION — You might ask if it's something in the water. Or, rather, something in the fire business. But the recent baby boom at the Grand...

Colorado Springs advocates rally to protest 'barbaric' immigration policy
Colorado Springs advocates rally to protest 'barbaric' immigration policy

By: Liz Forster - 0 Yesterday

About 100 people gathered in a downpour Friday afternoon outside Colorado Springs City Hall for a Keep Families Together rally to protest the...

Waldo Canyon fire deemed a 'cold case' but investigators still actively pursuing tips
Waldo Canyon fire deemed a 'cold case' but investigators still actively pursuing tips

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Yesterday

Six years ago Saturday, people looking west of downtown Colorado Springs began noticing wisps of smoke rising from forested land behind the Cedar...

June carnage raises Colorado Springs 2018 traffic fatalities to 23
June carnage raises Colorado Springs 2018 traffic fatalities to 23

By: Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick - 0 Yesterday

The recent carnage on Colorado Springs-area roads continued Friday with two more deadly crashes, raising the month's toll to six. So far in June,...

El Paso County Sheriff releases footage of ‘at-risk’ woman missing for 6 weeks
El Paso County Sheriff releases footage of ‘at-risk’ woman missing for 6 weeks

By: Haley Candelario - 0 Yesterday

Authorities searching for an “at-risk” woman released surveillance footage of her at a Wal-Mart in Woodland Park, El Paso County Sheriff's Office...

Colorado Springs auctioneers holding final on-site auction
Colorado Springs auctioneers holding final on-site auction

By: Andrea Guzmán - 0 Yesterday

The latest industry threatened by the explosion of tech is auctioning. But after this weekend, you'll likely find Ray and Gerry Holt traveling in an...

Colorado Springs Fire Department graduates largest class in history
Colorado Springs Fire Department graduates largest class in history

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Colorado Springs Fire Chief Ted Collas called Friday's graduation of "The 33," the largest recruit class in the city's history, "a big relief." Low...

Close Martin Drake Power Plant as soon as possible, ex-Colorado Springs city manager urges
Close Martin Drake Power Plant as soon as possible, ex-Colorado Springs city manager urges

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Acknowledging health concerns took a back seat to keeping costs down while he was Colorado Springs city manager, Jim Mullen this week joined those...

Cripple Creek-Victor superintendent requests termination-for-cause hearing
Cripple Creek-Victor superintendent requests termination-for-cause hearing

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 Superintendent Les Lindauer, who was suspended from his position last month pending an internal...

50 parents separated from kids at border held in Colorado
50 parents separated from kids at border held in Colorado

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 22, 2018

DENVER — Some of the parents who were separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border are being held at an immigration facility in suburban...

Jim Belushi performs at fundraiser for Colorado Springs nonprofit Realm of Caring
Jim Belushi performs at fundraiser for Colorado Springs nonprofit Realm of Caring

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Actor Jim Belushi was the guest speaker at a Realm of Caring Foundation fundraiser in Larkspur Thursday, but the real stars of the show were the...

More than 30,000 expected to attend Hill Climb Fan Fest in downtown Colorado Springs
More than 30,000 expected to attend Hill Climb Fan Fest in downtown Colorado Springs

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 22, 2018

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest is set to ignite excitement Friday along seven blocks of Tejon Street in downtown Colorado...

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Abba Dry Eye & Allergy Clinic focuses on the cause, not just the symptoms

Fri, May 25, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Do you suffer from nagging eye dryness, redness, burning or scratchiness? Does it seem like no matter how many times you apply eye drops that...

Business: Real Estate

Saddletree Homes focuses on their semi & full custom approach to help clients build their dream homes

Fri, May 18, 2018 - 4:15 PM

In today’s booming housing market where builders are barely able to build fast enough to keep up with demand, many are increasingly reluctant...

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Colorado family supports child’s fight with brain cancer, emphasizes impact of funds raised from local St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway

Tue, Apr 24, 2018 - 12:03 PM

St. Jude Children’s Hospital patient Kaylee was 10 years old when she was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, or a cancerous tumor on the...

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