• Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Thursday, June 29

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: Sat, Jun 24, 2017

      Here's a look at a variety of events Saturday around Colorado Springs and beyond:

  • 3-car crash in Colorado Springs sends 4 to hospital

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A three-car crash east of the Olympic Training Center sent four people to a hospital Tuesday night, Colorado Springs police said. The crash was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. at East Willamette Avenue and Prairie Road, police said. Gazette news partner KKTV reported that speed...

  • Colorado Springs City Council OKs higher Comcast fees and medical marijuana business fees

    BY CONRAD SWANSON conrad.swanson@gazette.com ­-
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    With reluctant votes by some members and failed amendments by others, the Colorado Springs City Council passed a controversial ordinance Tuesday to increase the fees cable TV providers pay the city. Those increases will be passed on to customers. Over more than two years, the...

  • Man dies in commercial rafting accident in northern Colorado

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    FORT COLLINS — Authorities say a 64-year-old man died during a commercial rafting trip in northern Colorado. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports the Severance man, whose name wasn't released, was on a trip run by Rocky Mountain Adventures when the raft he was in flipped on the Poudre...

  • Maketa trial: 22 potential jurors already decided ex-sheriff was guilty

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Twenty-two potential jurors said they had made up their minds: Ex-El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is guilty. All were thanked for their service and sent on their way. Roughly one-third of the 90 people called for jury selection Tuesday were dismissed on the opening day of...

  • Broadmoor names French Laundry veterans as chefs at top 2 restaurants

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    The Broadmoor hotel has named chefs from The French Laundry, the nation's top-rated restaurant, as chefs de cuisine of the Penrose Room and Summit, its two top restaurants, and promoted its longtime executive sous chef to executive chef, overseeing the resort's 20 restaurants, cafés...

  • Where to celebrate Fourth of July in Colorado: Fireworks, parades and events

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS AND EVENTS SATURDAY - La Veta - Independence Day Parade: 10 a.m., Main Street; lavetacucharachamber.com. - Pueblo - Car Racing and Fireworks: 6 p.m., I-25 Speedway, Pueblo, go online for admission costs; i25speedway.com. - Peyton - Falcon Freedom Days:...

  • Colorado Springs police arrest attempted murder suspect wanted since May

    Kaitlin Durbin kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    A man wanted after a May shooting was arrested in Colorado Springs during a search early Tuesday. Freddie Edwards Jr., 37, was found at a home in the 4500 block of Crimson Circle South during a search by police and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. It was the same area police searched...

  • Women protest health-care bill in Colorado Springs moments before Senate delays vote

    By hugh johnson hugh.johnson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    About 15 women dressed as handmaids assailed GOP efforts at health care reform as "pure evil" during a protest Tuesday outside Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner's downtown Colorado Springs office. Holding signs reading "We support Planned Parenthood" and "I am pro choice," they took...

  • Colorado Springs police giving Slurpee coupons to help youth 'Chill' this summer

    Kaitlin Durbin kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Colorado Springs police will serve "well-deserved" justice to city youth this summer. Slurpee justice, that is. Tuesday, officers started passing out thousands of Slurpee coupons to area children as a part of 7-Eleven's Operation Chill program. Officers will "give them out at...

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