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.
  • Fishing restrictions lifted at Ramah Reservoir in El Paso County

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    At a wildlife reservoir in northeastern El Paso County, bad news for fish is good news for fishermen. Water levels at the Ramah Reservoir are so low that Colorado Parks and Wildlife has lifted all bagging and possession requirements, allowing licensed anglers to catch and take as...

  • El Paso County marking Waldo Canyon fire with picnic and Flying W Wranglers tonight

    Updated: Mon, Jun 26, 2017

    Five years and three days after the Waldo Canyon fire started, a community picnic and concert will mark the anniversary of the deadly blaze. The event will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mountain Shadows Community Park at Flying W Ranch Road and Champagne Drive. Residents will have...

  • El Paso County modernizing its digital presence

    Updated: Mon, Jun 26, 2017

    Report potholes, reserve park pavilions or make other requests on a smartphone app - and receive feedback from county officials. El Paso County spokesman Dave Rose says that the eventual goal. But the county's first to-do item on its digital presence agenda is to revamp and...

  • Mother's murder conviction upheld in Colorado Springs arson that killed 3 children

    Updated: Sat, Jun 24, 2017

    The state's highest court on Monday upheld the murder convictions of a Colorado Springs woman who let her three children burn to death in the hopes of cashing in on insurance payoffs. Deborah Nicholls was found guilty on more than a dozen counts in 2008, roughly five years after the...

  • Sex assault suspect arrested following downtown Colorado Springs disturbance

    Updated: Wed, Jun 21, 2017

    A 51-year-old sexual assault suspect was arrested on Monday after he was pinned down by several other men in downtown Colorado Springs. Timothy Richard Turpin was taken into custody at an address in the 200 block of Wahsatch Avenue, where police had been called to investigate a...

  • Manitou Springs mayor to seek re-election in race against longtime community activist

    Updated: Wed, Jun 21, 2017

    Manitou Springs Mayor Nicole Nicoletta will pursue a second term in November, when she will vie with a retired attorney who has been an area resident for decades and a community activist for nearly as long. Nicoletta, who won the last election in 2015 by just 10 votes, will run...

  • Weekly updates on 'No Man's Land' construction near Colorado Springs made available online

    Updated: Tue, Jun 20, 2017

    Residents and businesses along the stretch of West Colorado Avenue bridging Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City can look forward to weekly briefings on the corridor's ongoing transformation. El Paso County's new social media specialist has begun posting regular updates to Facebook...

  • Asset forfeiture change costly for Colorado Springs-area drug agencies

    Updated: Thu, Jun 15, 2017

    With the stroke of a pen, Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday slashed a revenue source worth up to a half-million dollars a year for Pikes Peak regional drug agents, eliminating money that could be spent on busting organized crime rings, police say. Newly obtained figures show how...

  • Workshop to offer Colorado Springs seniors advice on avoiding exploitation, abuse

    Updated: Wed, Jun 14, 2017

    Local seniors and their caregivers can attend a crash course Thursday to learn about avoiding financial abuse and expectation. The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Senior Center at 1514 N. Hancock Ave., will include presentations from...

  • Local businesses to receive notices of personal property value via mail

    Updated: Wed, Jun 14, 2017

    The El Paso County Assessor’s Office will mail notices of personal property value to area businesses on Wednesday. Each notice will include a figure representing the value of a business’ furniture, fixtures and equipment.  When a business has assets that are valued at $7,400 or...

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