• Colorado Springs native featured in recruitment spot for Marine Corps

    By tony Peck Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    A local Marine got a taste of Hollywood in the Corps' newest recruitment advertisement that debuted during the Super Bowl. Cpl. Karissa Tanguay-Jones, or Tangy as she is known to her friends, is a crew chief aboard a MV-22 Osprey. She can be seen racking back a .50-caliber heavy...

  • Insights: When did knowing too much become so political?

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

    Normally, it's Democrats who want the public to know more about the effects of energy production near people, flora and fauna, but not so much on wind energy. That irony came to visit when Rep. Paul Lundeen brought a bill this session to create a state-approved online clearinghouse...

  • Vince Bzdek: Mayor Suthers to headline Community conversation on homelessness

    By Vince Bzdek The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The city of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, the police department, religious organizations, nonprofits, private businesses, foundations, community leaders, health care organizations and local activists all do their share to address homelessness in Colorado Springs. Yet the problems...

  • Colorado Springs' State of the Outdoors to include gubernatorial candidates, local economic figures

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    A second-of-its-kind celebration of the region's outdoors will have a first-of-its-kind flair. On March 15, in Colorado Springs' downtown City Auditorium, six gubernatorial candidates will sound off on issues related to the Front Range's natural escapes, including access and impact...

  • Dramatic video shows deadly encounter at unlicensed Colorado Springs marijuana shop

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A surveillance camera inside an unlicensed marijuana shop in east Colorado Springs captured the moment that an intruder opened fire on a man who worked inside, killing him with seven shots from an assault-style rifle. Conte Smith-El, 24, cried out for help after the Oct. 30 shooting...

  • Marijuana fuels Trinidad's revival - and a rise in black market arrests in neighboring states

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Trinidad should have a green cloud obscuring its vistas. By numbers compiled by Colorado marijuana regulators, it's the most stoned city in the Rockies and possibly the planet, with nearly $300 in monthly marijuana sales for every man, woman and child in Las Animas County. While...

  • New Life Church shooting survivor focuses on helping a growing group

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Laurie Works visits the memorial erected in honor of her two sisters just a couple of times a year. "I don't come here a ton, but more than the cemetery," she said Friday. "It's a special place - it's the last place I saw them. I feel them here, when I come." Her family's van was...

  • Toll lane gets thumbs down at meeting on I-25 "Gap" project

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

    The 50 people at Lewis-Palmer High School on Saturday were nearly unanimous on the Interstate 25 "Gap" project: no tolls. The meeting was one of nine held by the Colorado Department of Transportation in the past month for residents with questions, concerns or suggestions about the...

  • Colorado is one of a few states that allows victims of school violence to sue school districts

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Credible as well as unfounded threats at schools have increased nationwide since the Feb. 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. Awareness is particularly heightened in Colorado, one of a few states that waives governmental immunity on acts of school violence and allows civil...

  • By the numbers: Per-capita marijuana sales for Colorado counties

    The Gazette
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Colorado recreational marijuana per-capita sales for December in counties with three or more retail stores. Statewide average: $17.38 --- Las Animas County: $285.92 Ouray County: $94.33 Summit County: $83.72 Morgan County: $83.18 Costilla County: $76.38 Pitkin County:...

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