• Colorado's plan for meeting rising water demand turns 2 with growing pains ahead

    By Marianne Goodland ColoradoPolitics.com -by name ColoradoPolitics.comBy marianne goodland - colorado politics
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Cotton is the symbol for the second anniversary: According to one definition, cotton is both a symbol of increasing strength and an ability to adapt. That seems an appropriate way to describe Colorado's water plan, which recently hit its second anniversary. The plan, under the...

  • Falcon-area man's disappearance among growing number of Senior Alerts

    By Liz Forster and Kaitlin Durbin The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Carl Wilber Newcomb and his wife spent many days taking long drives, exploring Colorado in an attempt to help her dementia. After she died, Carl, 78, continued the habit as a way to keep her memory alive. "He'd say, 'I'm going out for a drive with your mom,'" said his son, Roy...

  • Flight takes children on fantasy trip from Colorado Springs to the North Pole

    By Joe Purtell joe.purtell@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    With a flying sleigh provided by SkyWest Airlines, therapy dogs dressed as reindeer, stand-ins for Santa Claus and the missus, volunteer elves - and some sleight of hand - 30 children were flown Saturday from Colorado Springs to the North Pole. The annual Fantasy Flight gives...

  • Colorado Springs chosen for pilot recycling program

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Colorado's recycling rates lag far behind the national average and even further behind states with a progressive environmental agenda, a report shows. "Colorado likes to say it's a green, environmentally conscious state, but it's pretty dirty when it comes to waste," said Laurie...

  • Family with Colorado Springs ties spearheading relief efforts in Puerto Rico in aftermath of Hurricane Maria

    Kaitlin Durbin kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A former Colorado Springs resident now living in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is spearheading efforts to help fellow islanders struggling amid catastrophic damage left behind by Hurricane Maria. Ben Tutt and his wife, Adeliz, a Puerto Rican with family on the island, have been running...

  • New traffic configuration at Woodmen and Union begins; more construction expected this week

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Woodmen and Union. The dreaded intersection for so many who travel on the Springs' east side. "It is a nightmare," said Catherine Mast, who used to live nearby. And beginning Sunday and continuing to the following Saturday, expect traffic near the intersection to get even slower....

  • Charities giving Colorado Springs-area kids first set of wheels

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Two different events, same goal: provide children in the Colorado Springs area with their first bicycles. Kids on Bikes, a local nonprofit that offers free bikes and training, hosted a 24-hour riding marathon at the Colorado Springs Olympic Center Velodrome that wrapped up late...

  • Colorado man asks for— and gets — maximum sentence

    Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.— A 62-year-old man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder after stabbing two men with a knife in the Grand Junction area was granted his request for a sentence that will send him to prison for life. John Merell Siviter was sentenced 32 years in prison on Friday...

  • Flare-up from fire at Fort Carson training range put out Sunday

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A flare-up from a fire that started Saturday at Fort Carson was put out Sunday afternoon, officials said. No injuries or structure damage were reported. A rocket launched during a training exercise at Fort Carson sparked a grass fire Saturday in a training range. The size of the...

  • Two injured in drive-by shooting in southeast Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Two people suffered minor injuries in a drive-by shooting in southeast Colorado Springs early Sunday morning. Police responded to a report of a shooting around 3 a.m. near the intersection of Hancock Expressway and South Circle Drive. Three people were stopped in their car when a...

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