• More than a home: Single mom labors 350 hours with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity

    Updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2018

    Like most mothers, Jamie O'Brien cautions her children, Jayden and Kaydence, and their friends to be careful to not drop cake on the carpet of her new house. Even before moving in, O'Brien had a lot invested in her new home - 350 hours spent helping build it. On Saturday, Pikes...

  • SIGNING DAY: 4-time state medal winner Mike McFadden among 11 Cheyenne Mountain athletes to sign National Letters of Intent

    Updated: Wed, Apr 11, 2018

    In the spirit of friendly competition, Cheyenne Mountain field hockey coach Megan Psyllos joked that “they saved the best for last” as she introduced one of the 11 students who signed letters of intent Wednesday for National Signing Day. Students in the room chuckled as little did...

  • Colorado Springs hostage report was hoax, but 'swatting' can be deadly

    Updated: Mon, Mar 12, 2018

    A hostage report that turned out to be a hoax sent Colorado Springs police officers to a northeast neighborhood Sunday evening. Just before 7 p.m., a caller told police he had shot and killed his mother and was holding his girlfriend hostage. Police entered the house and found a...

  • Garden of the Gods transportation open house Monday night; feedback wanted

    Updated: Mon, Mar 12, 2018

    The City of Colorado Springs' Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is hosting an open house Monday evening to discuss transportation changes to aid accessibility to Garden of the Gods. The open house will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Westside Community Center...

  • Emily Roehler's latest forecast for Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Mar 12, 2018

    A warm week is forecast for the Colorado Springs area by the National Weather Service office in Pueblo. The high for Monday is expected to reach 53 degrees with a south wind blowing 5 to 10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. The low temperature for Monday will be 22 degrees with an...

  • Police find car engulfed in flames in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Mar 12, 2018

    Colorado Springs police found a vehicle engulfed in fire in a central Colorado Springs neighborhood early Monday morning after calls of an explosion in the area. At about 1:15 a.m. Monday, police received several calls about an explosion and fire from residents in the 2700 block of...

  • Mesa Ridge/Widefield boys' swimming and diving returns after two-year absence

    Updated: Wed, Mar 7, 2018

    Mesa Ridge and Widefield’s boys swimming and diving coach Susan Wickberg may let out a nervous gasp or gesture watching her inexperienced athletes practice diving, but she enjoys coaching a team again. The past two seasons, the District 3 high schools failed to draw enough interest...

  • Gazette Preps 2018 boys' swim, dive preview capsules

    Updated: Wed, Mar 7, 2018

    Liberty High School Coach: Erik Richardson, third season Last year: 3-5 (3-3 5A Colorado Springs Metro) Returning athletes: Troy Legg 200 IM and 100 Breast Other top athletes: Several picked up state experience last year on relays Outlook: We will be a little bit younger, but...

  • Falcon's inability to score costs team in state boys' hoops quarterfinal loss

    Updated: Sun, Mar 4, 2018

    There's perhaps no simpler way to describe the game of basketball than a line from Pepsi's Kyrie Irving's Uncle Drew commercials. "This game has always been and will always be about buckets," Bill Russell says. Falcon's boys' team did enough defensively in the quarterfinals of the...

  • Kids 4-9 can try hockey for free Saturday in Monument

    Updated: Fri, Mar 2, 2018

    Monument Ice Rinks is giving the youth of the Monument and Colorado Springs area an opportunity to lace up a pair of ice skates and try hockey for the first time. Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, children ages 4 to 9 can enjoy free hockey with equipment provided. Children of all skill...

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