• Once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse turns little Casper, Wyoming, into a boom town

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CASPER, Wyo. - Finn Lynch stood in the middle of the party with his telescope. "It's called a hydrogen alpha," the man said to the people who stopped along Second Street in Casper's downtown, which on any other day could be called modest with its old Western storefronts and 1960s...

  • Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Tuesday, August 22

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: Sat, Aug 19, 2017

    Here's a look at a variety of events Tuesday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      STAGE  “After Dark” — Through Aug. 24, The Butte Theater, 130 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, $11-$20; buttetheater.com. “Annie, Get Your Gun” — Through Aug. 26, The...

  • Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued. Justin Cordova, 29, is described as a 200-pound man, 6 feet tall, with brown hair and green eyes. Cordova is being sought on suspicion of...

  • Gazette's comment policy respects free - not hate - speech

    By vince bzdek vince.bzdek@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Back in the 1980s, when I was playing basketball for Colorado College, we once drove our bus to Colby, Kan., for a game on a bleak December weekend. I remember a few of us players going into a bar there and we started talking basketball with a farmer who was wearing a Dekalb hat and...

  • Air Force Academy's new boss judging success by what cadets go on to achieve

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    New Air Force Academy boss Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria isn't judging his 4,000 cadets by what he's seen so far since returning to Colorado Springs. Instead the veteran fighter pilot who ran the air war in the Middle East in his most recent job said how those cadets later perform in Syria,...

  • Charlottesville solidarity rally in Colorado Springs tense despite common cause

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    About 1,000 people attended a rally Sunday at the Colorado Springs City Hall to show solidarity with protesters who opposed white nationalists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12. While they came with common cause, they didn't always find common ground, however....

  • Air Force man from Buckley found dead; investigation underway

    By TOM MCGHEE, The Denver Post
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    An investigation is underway after a member of the Air Force who was stationed at Buckley Air Force Base was found dead late Friday. Commerce City police notified the Air base that Tech. Sgt. Jason Friday, who was assigned to the 460th Civil Engineer Squadron, was found deceased....

  • Colorado Springs astronomer realizing a dream: a window on the stars

    BY RACHEL RILEY rachel.riley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    When Bryan Gibson began taking pictures of astronomical wonders more than 40 years ago, he had a tripod and a film camera. Technology has expanded his toolkit. Digital cameras and filter-equipped telescopes have enabled him to capture gaseous glows of remote planets and solar...

  • VDARE founder blames 'communist propaganda' for cancellation in Colorado Springs

    By joey bunch ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Violence in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12 led Colorado Springs officials and residents to take a closer look at VDARE, an immigration advocacy group with ties to the rally's white nationalist organizer that had booked a conference at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Under pressure from...

  • Three teens arrested after crashing into Colorado Springs police car, another vehicle

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Three juveniles were arrested Sunday after they allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle into a police car and hit another vehicle in which a mother was driving with two children, Colorado Springs police said. No serious injuries were reported. Officers responded to a suspicious vehicle...

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