• Colorado Springs high school grad spends gap year aboard Africa hospital ship

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Senior year was almost finished at Air Academy High School, and Elliana Salter's friends had made their plans. They would go to college or go to work. Now they turned to Salter and asked if she was sure about getting on a ship to Africa. The frequent question she recalls: "You know...

  • Friday's traffic: Water main break closes El Paso Street near downtown

    Liz Forster
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    7:41 a.m. A water main break at El Paso and East High streets has closed both the northbound and southbound lanes of El Paso.

  • Forecast: Temperatures expected to steadily drop throughout the weekend

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

    After a frosty morning in Colorado Springs, temperatures are expected to reach almost 60 degrees Friday before steadily dropping throughout the weekend, meteorologists say. The National Weather Service in Pueblo expects a high of 58 degrees Friday, 54 degrees Saturday and 36 degrees...

  • Fire extinguished at marijuana grow site in eastern El Paso County

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

    Firefighters extinguished a structure fire at a marijuana grow site in Yoder that was spewing smoke early Friday. Crews were called at about 4:30 a.m. to the 3000 block of Fred View Road and dumped over 34,000 gallons of water were dumped on the fire. By 7:30 a.m., no flames were...

  • Colorado Springs officials scramble to save sports and events center

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    With a deadline one year away to start work on City for Champions' downtown sports and event center, Colorado Springs officials are engaged in last-ditch efforts to save the foundering project and avoid forfeiting nearly $28 million in funding earmarked by the state to help build it....

  • AROUND TOWN: Millennials' glittering YOT Club night helps kids have Christmas

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Millennials glittered and sparkled in their holiday best as they partied the night away. It's a tradition, the YOT Club evening. Making it even more special, the more than 600 young adults arrived at The Mansion nightclub Nov. 18 carrying bags of new toys, stuffed animals and books...

  • CDOT: Be winter aware and prep your car for the next storm

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    As last remains of Thursday's snow melt, the Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to prepare for the next blasts of winter weather. "Too often in Colorado, we'll enjoy a period of mild weather with no significant snow, and then when we do receive snowfall, many...

  • Police arrest attempted murder suspect after hourslong standoff

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A man wanted on suspicion of first-degree murder, among other charges, was arrested after a hourslong standoff at a hotel Thursday night in southeast Colorado Springs. Police were called to the 2100 block of Aerotech Drive about 9 a.m. after receiving a tip that Richard Torres, 28,...

  • Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, Dec. 15

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Here's a look at what's going on Friday in the Colorado Springs area:      HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE:      STAGE Through Dec. 23: “Santaland Diaries” — Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Regent Circle, $18 and up. Go online for dates and times;...

  • Man dies after reported fight in southeast Colorado Springs home

    liz forster and Ellie Mulder The Gazette -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Shaundra Reed and her mother had an open home, ready to serve gumbo or offer a place to sleep to anyone in need. Yet the Reed's open-door policy turned deadly Wednesday night after one man killed another in a fight over a woman in their home in the 1800 block of Carmel Drive in...

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