• Crews battling fire in Hanover

    Kaitlin Durbin
    Updated: 2 min ago

    Smoke rising up from a fire in Hanover can be seen in Colorado Springs. The fire, reported about 1 p.m., is on Milne Road, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. No other details were provided. Colorado Springs Fire Department, county crews and Hanover's department...

  • Pueblo police find drugs, guns during traffic stop

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

    Fewer guns and drugs are on Pueblo streets Monday following a weekend arrest. Officers who stopped a suspicious vehicle at East Orman Avenue and Lake Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Sunday uncovered a bag of suspected methamphetamine and three handguns, two of which were stolen, according to...

  • Convicted Colorado Springs sex offender pleads guilty to rape, sentenced 40 years to life in prison

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 24 min ago

    A Colorado Springs man on parole for sexual violence admitted Monday that he returned to old habits in dramatic fashion - slipping into a woman's Ivywild neighborhood home last summer and raping her as he choked her unconscious. In pleading guilty to the July home invasion rape, Gary...

  • CDOT director: Colorado living on 1991 dollars, which are worth 40 cents

    By Joey Bunch ColoradoPolitics.com
    Updated: 44 min ago

    Colorado hasn't raised its gas tax since the last time the Minnesota Twins won a World Series, since you knew everybody's name on "Cheers" and since KFC was called Kentucky Fried Chicken. And that matters - a lot, state highway director Shailen Bhatt told business leaders last week...

  • Pet turtle safe and warm after rescue on Vail Pass

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    VAIL — A pet turtle is safe and warm after being rescued by firefighters following a crash on Vail Pass. Eagle County Paramedic Services says that after all the people hurt in the crash on Interstate 70 had been treated and taken to the hospital Sunday, one of the youngest patients...

  • 2 dead after plane crashes into northern Colorado reservoir

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BERTHOUD — Two men are dead after their small plane crashed into a reservoir in northern Colorado. Authorities say the men were in their single-engine Cessna 172 in the frigid water of Culver Reservoir near Berthoud for 50 minutes before divers were able to pull them out Monday...

  • Sailor from Colorado fatally shot at naval air station

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Navy officials in Virginia are identifying a sailor fatally shot by a Naval Air Station Oceana security officer. News outlets report that the U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Command said Sunday that Seaman Robert Wright, who's from Colorado, crashed through a station...

  • Vacation not probation with pot clubs, says Senate GOP

    By Joey Bunch ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Call this what it is, bias. I'm surprised it's Senate Republicans driving a bill for pot clubs. Sens. Vicki Marble of Fort Collins and Tim Neville of Littleton says it's commonsense and good business, not reefer madness. Neville and Marble are as soft on crime as a hanging judge....

  • Colorado heroes get a pass, as long as they follow steps in House Bill 1179

    By Joey Bunch ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    True heroes can get a free pass on lawsuits and misdemeanors if they follow the steps of how and when to spring into action. House Bill 1179 will grant immunity to good Samaritans who do what they have to to rescue people or pets from locked vehicles. The bill passed the House...

  • How Yo-Yo Ma helped Colorado Springs cope with 9/11

    By Vince Bzdek The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Celebrated cellist Yo Yo Ma came back to Colorado Springs Friday night to help the Philharmonic celebrate its 90th birthday. But it was a special anniversary in another sense, too - the last time Ma played here was the day terrorists brought down the World Trade Center towers in New...

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