• Colorado Springs School District 11 agrees to sell parcel it had bought for new school

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 min ago

    Colorado Springs School District 11's Board of Education for the second time has approved the sale of vacant land that years ago was earmarked for a new school. The seven-member board agreed at a meeting Wednesday night to accept an offer of $500,000 for 10.69 acres in the Newport...

  • Mix-up leaves opening of 350-student Colorado Springs military charter school in jeopardy

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 min ago

    Several hundred Colorado Springs-area students' plans to attend a military-style charter school this fall are in jeopardy after organizers failed to get state approval instead of linking up with a local district. Without state approval, Colorado Springs School District 11 would have...

  • Colorado Springs police investigating stabbing in Dorchester Park

    By Ellie Mulder
    Updated: 9 min ago

    Colorado Spring police are investigating a Thursday stabbing in Dorchester Park, according to Tweet. Police have not yet released any other details about the incident.  A Gazette reporter is en route to the scene to find out more information.

  • Closings, delays already announced ahead of storm predicted to hit Colorado Springs

    By Ellie Mulder
    Updated: 20 min ago

    Across the Colorado Springs area, people are preparing for an incoming winter storm - but El Paso County will remain under a red flag warning until 8 p.m. Non-essential personnel should report no earlier than 9:30 a.m. Friday to the U.S. Air Force Academy, and non-mission-essential...

  • Colorado lawmakers boost number of permissible home-grow pot plants to 24

    By peter marcus ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 39 min ago

    Legislation aimed at cracking down on marijuana home-grows was heavily amended to allow medical cannabis patients and caregivers to cultivate up to 24 plants. House Bill 1220 started with a limit of 12 plants before lawmakers upped the count to 16. In the Senate Judiciary Committee...

  • Only in Colorado Springs: Red flag warning, blizzard watch in effect

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 43 min ago

    Forecasters predict an odd combination of Colorado Springs area weather Thursday: A dry, red-flag warning day replaced by a blizzard watch at night along the Palmer Divide. The National Weather Service in Pueblo issued a red flag warning from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and predicted highs of...

  • Small brush fire latest in a wave near homeless camps in Colorado Springs

    Ellie Mulder and Kaitlin Durbin
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    A fire at a homeless camp sparked small explosions that grew flames amid near record-breaking heat and a fire weather watch Wednesday afternoon. The Colorado Springs Fire Department reported the fire about 12 p.m. under the bridge at Cimarron Street and 31st Street near Red...

  • Colorado Senate kills anti-gay conversion therapy bill for third straight year

    By JOEY BUNCH ColoadoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted down a ban on gay conversion therapy for the third year in a row Wednesday. House Bill 1156 would have prevented licensed mental health counselors in Colorado from providing conversion therapy on minors to amend their...

  • Colorado Springs woman reported missing in Montana has been found dead

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MISSOULA, Mont. — A woman who called 911 to report that she was lost has been found dead in the Fish Creek area west of Missoula. Mineral County authorities say 56-year-old Debra Ann Koziel's phone went dead during Friday's 911 call. Her body of was found Tuesday near where her...

  • Iconic Air Force Academy cadet chapel to close for four years to fix leaking spires

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

    The Air Force Academy will close its Cadet Chapel in late 2018 for up to four years to repair leaks that have plagued Colorado's most iconic building since it opened in 1962. The planned $68 million renovation will see the chapel's gleaming aluminum skin and soaring stained glass...

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