• Alice in Chains set to play in Colorado Springs

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Longtime rock band Alice in Chains will stop by Pikes Peak Center on Oct. 18. Tickets are $49.50-$79.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Call 888-929-7849 or go online to axs.com or pikespeakcenter.com. The group became famous in the early 1990s and was one of the more successful...

  • El Paso County deputy fired, accused of sneaking drugs into jail

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    An El Paso County sheriff's deputy accused of helping inmates sneak illegal narcotics into the jail was fired Wednesday, the day after his arrest, said sheriff's spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby. Steven D'Agostino, 35, who joined the Sheriff's Office in 2013, was arrested June 12 on...

  • Colorado Springs ministry names new CEO

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Geof Morin has been named CEO of Colorado Springs-based Biblica, The International Bible Society, after nearly 11 years with the American Bible Society in Philadelphia. He comes to Biblica eight months after former CEO Carl Moeller resigned and the CEO job as well as six other...

  • Man chasing burglars in northern Colorado Springs backs down when crooks open fire

    By tony peck Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A do-gooder backed away in the face of gunshots early Monday after chasing burglars through a subdivision near Pine Creek High School in Northern Colorado Springs. Police say the trouble began just after 3 a.m. when a resident on Forest Creek Drive awoke to his garage door opening....

  • Dial 211 for help recovering from last week's hailstorm in El Paso County

    By RACHEL RILEY rachel.riley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Help is available for El Paso County residents whose property was damaged in Wednesday's destructive hailstorm. People can dial 211 and leave their contact information and details about their needs at Pikes Peak United Way's information and referral line. A staff member will refer...

  • Sunday rainfall in Colorado Springs did little to combat wildfire risk or boost local water reserves

    BY CONRAD SWANSON conrad.swanson@gazette.com ­-
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Many Colorado Springs residents likely welcomed Sunday's cooling rain, but it didn't quell the region's ever-rising wildfire risk or boost Colorado Springs Utilities' water reserves. The Colorado Springs Airport received about a quarter-inch of rain, while the Black Forest got up to...

  • Marijuana industry spreading its Colorado campaign contributions on both sides of the aisle

    By Marianne Goodland ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Although the marijuana industry is more likely to pump big money into ballot initiatives, their dollars are also showing up on the balance sheets of political campaigns in Colorado, a sign of the industry's growing role in public affairs. Donors range from dispensary owners,...

  • Marijuana industry a growing political force at the Colorado Capitol

    By David Olinger and Burt Hubbard, Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The marijuana industry in Colorado has grown quickly into a potent lobbying force at the Colorado Capitol. Marijuana businesses, law firms, consultants and trade organizations spent at least $720,000 on lobbyists during the 2018 legislative session that ran through May 9, according...

  • 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb schedule and fan guide

    The Gazette
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Here's a look at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb schedule of events in and around Colorado Springs during the 2018 race week. Sunday, June 17 4-8 p.m.: Merchandise sales (Hotel Eleganté) Monday, June 18 (Technical inspection) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Race day ticket sales...

  • Crews work to contain Colorado fire as dry weather returns

    BY JONATHAN ROMEO The Durango Herald -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DURANGO - An inch of weekend rain stalled the 416 fire's growth, but dry, hot weather the rest of the week could enable the 34,161-acre fire to spread. "While the threat to people and values has been significantly reduced, it is important to remember that the fire is not yet 'out,'"...

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