• INSIGHTS: Legislation to shape state politics for decades barely got noticed

    By joey bunch ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The day after the legislative session ended May 9, most of the Capitol's top brass met with reporters to size up what had happened the previous four months. They had big-ticket compromises to brag about, for sure. Putting $3 billion into transportation counts. So does fixing a $32...

  • New Woodland Park schools superintendent chosen for his 'heart for kids'

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Steve Woolf, who has been a superintendent at Erie USD 101 in southeast Kansas for the past five years, is replacing Jed Bowman as superintendent of Woodland Park School District RE-2 on July 1. He was selected from about 30 applicants, said board President Beth Huber, and was one of...

  • Defense Secretary Mattis wants troops standing in ethical 'midfield'

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    After shaking the hands of all 984 Air Force Academy graduates under a blazing sun Wednesday, James Mattis looked tired. His white shirt had lost its starch and his gray hair was mussed. His voice was gravelly from what he admitted was "too much talking." But as he sat down with The...

  • Woodland Park Superintendent Bowman bows out on high note

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WOODLAND PARK - A lengthy list of accomplishments is following Woodland Park School District RE-2 Superintendent Jed Bowman out the door. Wrapping up his eighth year, Bowman is retiring and moving his family to Arizona due to his wife's health requiring a change of climate. He's...

  • Colorado Springs lays groundwork for 'downtown at midtown' on North Nevada Avenue

    By Robert D. Loevy Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    It reads like a dream. City planners are working to turn three blocks of North Nevada Avenue, from the bridge over the old Rock Island Railroad tracks to East Fillmore Street, into a highly urbanized area of chic stores and top-quality restaurants. The stores and restaurants will...

  • Memorial Day: Even 10th Special Forces elite must deal with loss, grief

    By Tony peck Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    They call themselves "quiet professionals." Soldiers with the Army's Special Forces - known as Green Berets - are secretive and rarely give interviews. Those with Fort Carson's 10th Special Forces Group are no different. But when discussing the deaths of one of their own, their...

  • Ceremony turns pasture into hallowed ground for veterans

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    For the next century or so, the pasture off Drennan Road will be a place of pilgrimage for the Pikes Peak region. It will be a final home to an estimated 100,000 veterans and family members. It started Friday when veterans gathered to turn the pasture into hallowed ground by...

  • You've seen this gallery on Interstate 25. Meet Ray Shaw, the Colorado artist behind it.

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HUERFANO COUNTY - Ray Shaw is passed by every day. Anyone who's driven down Interstate 25 toward Walsenburg has seen his name on the wall of the little building beside the highway, alone in the fields. The long abandoned outpost of cow pies and graffiti is now the wildlife artist's...

  • Building returned to former WWII internment camp site in southern Colorado

    KEVIN SIMPSON , The Denver Post via AP
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER — If buildings could talk, the dusty storage structure that has rested for decades in a park beneath the Granada's water tower might tell stories about the seventh-graders who giggled and chattered as they assembled floats for the annual homecoming parade. But the building...

  • 3 arrested in raids on suspected illegal marijuana grows in Colorado Springs, El Paso County

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Three men were arrested Thursday in a raid on two suspected illegal marijuana grows, Colorado Springs police said. Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Division detectives and El Paso County sheriff's deputies from the Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit found more than 18 pounds...

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