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.
  • 'Urban Living Tour' introduces residents to downtown Colorado Springs lifestyle

    Updated: 45 min ago

    Standing between the exposed brick walls of her Tejon Street loft in downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday, Wylene Carol fielded question after question about her home of 16 years from curious visitors: "Do you feel safe?" Very, she said. "Is it noisy?" Only for about 20 minutes...

  • Storm’s swerve spared Colorado Springs, smacked Pueblo

    Updated: 52 min ago

    A storm heading to Colorado Springs Friday night swerved south and smacked Pueblo with 8 inches of tree-snapping snow, instead, Areas outside the city in El Paso County did get significant snow, with up to 2 feet reported outside Palmer Lake and seven inches of snow at Schriever Air...

  • Juvenile in custody for firing shots into northeast Colorado Springs apartment building

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    A juvenile male was arrested early Saturday after he reportedly fired a handgun at the glass front door of a northeast Colorado Springs apartment complex. Authorities were called to the Flats at Pinecliff, off Rusina Road, just before 3 a.m. for a report of a disturbance, according...

  • El Paso County detox center again facing uncertain future over funding, treatment

    Updated: Thu, Apr 27, 2017

    The future of the local detox center that harbors substance abusers is again in limbo. Reportedly facing pressure from local hospitals, El Paso County is considering major changes to its 40-bed detox center, including finding another organization to run the program. County officials...

  • Services Wednesday for Chuck Brown, former El Paso County commissioner and Colorado Springs councilman

    Updated: Wed, Apr 26, 2017

    A former El Paso County commissioner and Colorado Springs City Council member who on died Friday will be honored in funeral services on Wednesday. Charles "Chuck" Brown will be remembered at 1:30 p.m. at St. George's Anglican Church, 217 E. Pikes Peak Ave., according to a county news...

  • El Paso County looking for bids to get into the drone age

    Updated: Mon, Apr 24, 2017

    With drones, government officials can zoom through rugged canyons in search of missing hikers, hover over charred landscapes to assess wildfire damage and float above roads and bridges for inspection. Like many other public agencies across the country, El Paso County is moving...

  • Science matters: Hundreds rally in Colorado Springs for fact-based policies on climate, environment

    Updated: Sun, Apr 23, 2017

    In the largest protest in Colorado Springs since the Women's March three months ago, more than 800 demonstrators rallied outside of City Hall on Saturday to defend something they believe holds equal weight for people on both sides of the partisan divide: science. The demonstration...

  • Sunny skies return to Colorado Springs Sunday

    Updated: Sun, Apr 23, 2017

    After a dreary Saturday, expect a warm and sunny start to the week. Clear skies, with a high of 71 degrees, are predicted for Sunday, according to Gazette news partner KKTV. The pleasant forecast continues on Monday, with temperatures likely to inch upwards to a high of 75 degrees....

  • Body found in Fountain Creek possibly transient male in his 50s

    Updated: Sat, Apr 22, 2017

    The body of what may be a transient male in his 50’s was found Saturday in Fountain Creek west of Old Colorado City, according to Colorado Springs police and KKTV. A passer-by called authorities just before 7:30 a.m. after spotting the body lying face down in the creek near the 31st...

  • Police findings that were dismissed by DA faulted El Paso County GOP chair in pedestrian's death

    Updated: Sat, Apr 22, 2017

    The head of El Paso County's Republican Party reportedly stopped his vehicle for one second and failed to check his rearview mirrors before backing into and fatally injuring a pedestrian while reversing to reach an angled parking spot on Tejon Street last month, according to details...

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