• El Paso County GOP chief invites Kanye West to party's Lincoln Day Dinner

    BY CONRAD SWANSON conrad.swanson@gazette.com ­-
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    El Paso County Republicans are looking for some high-wattage star power for their annual marquee fundraising dinner this year. Party Chairman Josh Hosler tweeted an invitation Thursday to hip hop superstar Kanye West, asking him to attend the GOP's Lincoln Day Dinner next month. He...

  • Second teen arrested in west Colorado Springs double homicide

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Apr 26, 2018

    A second teen is accused in the slayings of a man and woman found shot to death Saturday in a vehicle near Bear Creek Regional Park, Colorado Springs police said Thursday. Marquis Dantre Hazard, 19, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder, court records...

  • Environmental Assessment for I-25 "Gap" project to be released for public comment Friday

    By liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Apr 26, 2018

    The Colorado Department of Transportation will release its environment assessment on the Interstate 25 "Gap" project with the added toll lane for public comment Friday morning. "This is a major milestone for CDOT and an even more important step forward toward saving people's lives,"...

  • Time capsule a no-show for Colorado Springs elementary's 50th anniversary celebration

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Apr 26, 2018

    It's apparently not time for the 25-year-old time capsule at Andrew Jackson Elementary School to be unearthed. It seems to be lost. Jackson's former physical education teacher, Dan Hugill, and a few other treasure hunters shoveled a chunk of land in the front yard of the school by...

  • Lawsuits: Two Olympic Training Center taekwondo coaching legends accused of sexual abuse

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Two former taekwondo athletes endured years of sexual abuse by prominent coaches employed by the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, according to federal lawsuits filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Denver. Steven and Jean Lopez - members of the so-called First...

  • Nonprofit donates $17,500 to aid El Paso County, Colorado Springs fire victims

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

    The El Pomar Foundation has donated $17,500 to help victims from the 117 fire in southern El Paso County and the Sunstone Townhomes fire in Colorado Springs. "We are charged with promoting the well-being of the people of Colorado and there are few more certain times of need than...

  • Air Force Academy cracks down on hazing, reports progress on sexual assault prevention

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

    The Air Force Academy is cracking down on hazing across the campus in the wake of incidents involving the school's swimming and lacrosse teams. Academy boss Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria on Wednesday told the school's civilian oversight board that investigations into the incidents are...

  • Colorado Springs girl Bella Ritch, 3, suffered trauma akin to a car crash before her death, documents say

    BY Kaitlin Durbin kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    David Lake was a fan of corporal punishment, several children who lived with him told police following the death of 3-year-old Bella Ritch. In interviews with police the children described his many preferred methods of discipline: "dead legs," where he'd screw his knuckle into their...

  • Colorado teachers rally: What's happening and which schools have canceled classes

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

    What's happening Thursday and Friday at the State Capitol in Denver? A "Day of Action," during which up to 10,000 public school teachers from around the state, including up to 1,000 from the Pikes Peak region, are marching, rallying, speaking with legislators and calling for...

  • 'Gateway to Colorado Springs' : Air Force Academy unveils first look at its new visitor center

    By TONY PECK The Gazette -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy on Friday unveiled ambitious plans to make its new $35 million visitor center a "Gateway to Colorado Springs," including nearby hotels, offices, an indoor skydiving facility and a Sante Fe Trailhead Center. The proposed development - part of Colorado Springs'...

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