• Full I-25 closure overnight Wednesday in south Colorado Springs

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

    Interstate 25 will be closed overnight Wednesday from South Nevada Avenue to West Bijou Street, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. The closure includes the northbound and southbound ramps at Cimarron Street. The southbound lanes of I-25 will be closed from...

  • How to have fun, be safe and stay out of trouble with fireworks this Fourth of July around Colorado Springs

    By hugh johnson hugh.johnson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Fourth of July is all about fireworks but El Paso County residents who aren't careful about what kinds of fireworks they light where, could end up paying a hefty fine or worse, spend some time in jail. While some fireworks are allowed in unincorporated El Paso County, they are...

  • Two Colorado rafting deaths reported, one on Arkansas River

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — A man on a private rafting trip in central Colorado has died after falling into the Arkansas River. The Chaffee County sheriff's office says the man fell into the water Tuesday afternoon in the Browns Canyon area while traveling over Class III, or intermediate, rapids....

  • Thunderbirds headline September air show over Colorado Springs

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

    More than three dozen aircraft including the Air Force Thunderbirds will soar over the Colorado Springs Airport for the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show in September. Tickets for the two-day event went on sale Wednesday online at pprairshow.org. Adults are $25 plus fees, children ages...

  • Judge agrees to prosecutors' request to drop 2 charges against ex-sheriff Terry Maketa

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

    Lack of proof led prosecutors to drop two of the nine counts against ex-El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa days before his trial began, a prosecutor confirmed Wednesday. "We have two witnesses who are very certain that two very different things happened," lead prosecutor Mark...

  • Traffic blog: East Colorado Springs intersection reopens after rollover crash sends one to hospital

    Hugh Johnson hugh.johnson@gazette.com
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The intersection of Marksheffel Road and Fontaine Boulevard is now open after a rollover crash blocked multiple lanes early Tuesday morning. 

  • Evacuations underway in Manitou Springs after gas line hit

    Hugh Johnson
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    People are being evacuated in the area of Manitou Avenue and Crystal Hills Boulevard as construction crews hit a gas line in the area Wednesday morning, El Paso County’s public information office said.   The incident happened right in front of the Emerald Fields marijuana...

  • Massive marijuana bust dismantles illegal trafficking ring in Denver metro area

    TOM MCGHEE, The Denver Post
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A Denver grand jury has indicted 62 people and 12 businesses, some of whom met while attending a metro area high school, on charges related to their involvement in a marijuana trafficking organization that reaped millions of dollars by illegally growing marijuana and then selling it...

  • Colorado Springs man proposes to girlfriend in Utah after a journey, and video, of 500 miles

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

    Colorado Springs resident Michael Baker was ready this month to take the next step with his girlfriend, or more like the next "500 miles" worth of steps. Getting creative with The Proclaimers' song, "I'm Gonne Be," Baker shot a video of himself walking "500 miles" to propose to his...

  • Wildlife officials setting trap for Colorado Springs bear that's stolen food, broken into garage

    By Rachel Riley rachel.riley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The same bear that snatched ice cream M&M's from a Broadmoor area resident's freezer on Tuesday surprised another homeowner just a few blocks away. A video the woman provided to The Gazette, which begins with a frantic "AHHHH!," shows the bear moseying around the garage. From...

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