Ellie Mulder

Ellie is a news reporter with a focus on public safety coverage. After interning at The Gazette in 2015, she became a full-time reporter in 2016.
  • Ellicott Middle School principal one of two killed in head-on collision east of Colorado Springs

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    The car of Ellicott Middle School’s principal was struck head-on by another driver Tuesday, killing them both, the Colorado State Patrol announced. Robert Ours was driving a 2004 Audi A4 east on Bradley Road about 11:15 a.m. when he moved into the westbound lane to pass another...

  • Thieves sought in Colorado Springs area Walmart robberies

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Three thieves have stolen more than $4,000 in electronics from four Walmart stores in Colorado Springs, Monument and El Paso County, including two iPad Pros from a Falcon Walmart store in early November, the Sheriff's Office announced. The robbers - two women and a man - entered the...

  • Gas prices highest since 2014 this Thanksgiving week

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Along with mild weather, expect crowded roads and airports this week in Colorado. Nearly 865,000 Colorado residents will travel 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving season, a 3.3 percent increase from 2016 and the busiest since 2005, AAA Colorado reported. AAA attributes the...

  • Playing with fire sparked Colorado Springs blaze that killed 6-year-old boy, man

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    At least one boy playing with fire sparked a duplex blaze that killed a 6-year-old boy and his great-uncle, the Colorado Springs Fire Department announced Monday evening. Devyn Johnson, 6, and Michael Ashley, 40, died in the fire at the family's home at 739 E. Cucharras Street. Devyn...

  • Warm weather, high fire danger in Colorado Springs precede busy holiday weekend

    Updated: Mon, Nov 20, 2017

    Monday's warm, windy weather prompted red flag warnings and small fires across Colorado Springs. Lanes on Interstate 25 were closed after three grass fires started between Interquest Parkway and North Gate Boulevard. Farther south, a 1½-acre grass fire burned at Prairie Grass Park...

  • Stolen car smashes into patrol car while trying to escape Colorado Springs police

    Updated: Fri, Nov 17, 2017

    A vehicle smashed into a patrol car Thursday morning while trying to escape officers in southwest Colorado Springs, police said. Officers were trying to make contact with two people in a stolen vehicle about 11:35 a.m. in the 700 block of south 8th Street when the vehicle attempted...

  • Colorado Springs church was a 'me too place' before it was a hashtag

    Updated: Fri, Nov 17, 2017

    In a video played during services at her church, Tamara Stewart revealed she had been physically abused by her ex-husband. Each time she watches herself say, "I was a victim of physical abuse," she relives her trauma. But it's worth it, she says. "When you show vulnerability and...

  • Woman hospitalized after jumping from moving vehicle in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Nov 17, 2017

    A 35-year-old woman was severely injured Thursday evening after she exited a moving vehicle in northern Colorado Springs, police said. She was found shortly before 5:30 p.m. near North El Paso Street and Nichols Boulevard and was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries,...

  • Boy, 13, sentenced in fatal shooting of Colorado Springs liquor store owner

    Updated: Fri, Nov 17, 2017

    A 13-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 6½ years in the Department of Youth Services for his role in the slaying of a Colorado Springs liquor store owner, the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office said Thursday. Donat Herr, 68, was fatally shot Feb. 15 in his store, Empire Liquor,...

  • Astronaut wows crowd of Colorado Springs youngsters with stories of space

    Updated: Wed, Nov 15, 2017

    The first question, Col. Jack Fischer said, was predictable. "What do you do to pee in space?" one little girl asked Fischer, a NASA astronaut and Air Force Academy graduate. He was taking questions from a crowd of more than 100 kids at a southeast Colorado Springs Boys & Girls...

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