Rachel Riley

Local and Breaking news

Rachel Riley covers local and breaking news. The recent Boston University graduate joined The Gazette's staff after interning at the newspaper in Summer 2016. During her undergraduate career, she held part-time positions at two New England newspapers, an investigative journalism nonprofit and an environmental magazine based in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Free event in Colorado Springs on Saturday to showcase tiny houses

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Curious about the tiny house trend? Now's your chance to get a look inside one. Tumbleweed Tiny House Company will hold a free event showcasing several of the miniature structures from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at its factory at 1450 Valley St. in Colorado Springs. Tiny...

  • El Paso County continues to be a magnet for new residents

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    El Paso County is a magnet even among the other fast-growing counties along Colorado's Front Range, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. El Paso County's population rose the most in 2017, increasing by 12,526 people, followed by Weld County with 10,390 people and Denver County with...

  • El Paso County gets a piece of USS Arizona for hometown Pearl Harbor survivor

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    El Paso County Commissioner Stan VanderWerf got a 150-pound special delivery on Thursday. The hunk of rust-covered steel was once a part of the USS Arizona, the ship that local resident Donald Stratton narrowly escaped during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Stratton, 95, is one...

  • EPA extinguishes tire fire in southern El Paso County, reports oil contained

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The tire fire burning in the Midway Ranches has been extinguished by Environmental Protection Agency officials, though a few hotspots remain, El Paso County officials tweeted. The Environmental Protection Agency assumed command of the Carson Midway Fire Tuesday due to concerns...

  • Fremont County clerk and recorder jailed, accused of embezzlement, witness intimidation

    Updated: Wed, Mar 21, 2018

    The Fremont County clerk and recorder was jailed without bond Tuesday after results of a months-long investigation accused her of misappropriating and stealing taxpayer dollars for personal use. Katie Barr, 37, is suspected of embezzlement of public property, witness intimidation,...

  • Thieves target unlocked cars in east Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Mar 20, 2018

    Police are looking for one or more culprits in a series of car break-ins and thefts reported in the Stetson Hills area on Tuesday. At least 16 unlocked cars were entered, and one vehicle was stolen after the keys were left inside, according to Colorado Springs police. Various items...

  • El Paso County policy change gives slain deputy's family quicker access to his pension

    Updated: Tue, Mar 20, 2018

    The family of slain El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick now has choices on how and when to receive his pension. The county's Board of Retirement voted unanimously Monday to amend its policies to create options for the beneficiaries of Flick, an 11-year Sheriff's Office...

  • Colorado Springs ambulance company's response time an 'imminent threat,' according to complaints

    Updated: Mon, Mar 19, 2018

    American Medical Response's ambulances have consistently been late in responding to emergency calls, representing an "imminent threat" to the public's safety, according to complaints. Last year, the company paid more than $300,000 in penalties to Colorado Springs and El Paso County...

  • Opposing tolls could endanger I-25 'Gap' widening, state transportation official says

    Updated: Fri, Mar 16, 2018

    A local transportation official is concerned that removing toll lanes from a proposal to widen the Interstate 25 "Gap" could hurt El Paso County's chances of obtaining a $65 million federal transportation grant. State Transportation Commissioner Rocky Scott told The Gazette on...

  • Woodland Park candidates question city budget priorities

    Updated: Tue, Mar 13, 2018

    At a candidate forum for Woodland Park's April 3 municipal election, fiscal policy took center stage. Several candidates for mayor and three City Council positions said the city should trim its budget and increase its emergency reserve. The reserve has "reached critical levels,"...

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