• Colorful Colorado: The mythical rocks of Spanish Peaks country

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

    Huerfano County - From Interstate 25, it's as impossible to miss as the wind turbines that break the view of the mighty twin peaks: a 300-foot mound of what looks like black rubble, a miniature volcano in a field of yucca, cactuses and cow pies. Huerfano Butte is but one "volcanic...

  • Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Unveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including embracing a tactic employed by some of the global strongmen he admires: the death...

  • Uber suspends self-driving operations after car hits, kills pedestrian

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Police in a Phoenix suburb say one of Uber's self-driving vehicles has struck and killed a pedestrian. Police in the city of Tempe said Monday that the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel when the woman walking outside of a crosswalk was...

  • 'Sex in the City' star Cynthia Nixon running for governor

    MARY ESCH, Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon said on Twitter Monday that she'll challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York's Democratic primary in September. Her announcement sets up a race pitting an openly gay liberal activist against a two-term incumbent with a $30...

  • John Oliver takes on Mike Pence, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    On the March 18 edition of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver delivered a segment that excoriated Vice President Mike Pence, with a particular concentration on policies he's supported that are widely seen as homophobic. Pence has attempted to refute at least some of his critics...

  • Blues icon Buddy Guy to perform in Colorado Springs

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist Buddy Guy will perform at Pikes Peak Center this summer. He'll be joined June 19 by Tom Hambridge. Tickets are $39.50-$75 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Call 888-929-7849 or go online to axs.com or pikespeakcenter.com. The iconic musician...

  • Colorado Springs hotels hit 15-year high in February

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Mild winter weather helped the Colorado Springs hotel industry stay on a roll in February, posting the highest occupancy rate for that month in 15 years, according to the Rocky Mountain Lodging Report. The 57.9 percent occupancy rate last month was up from 55.4 percent in February...

  • David Ramsey: Case Keenum will thrive as Denver Broncos quarterback

    David Ramsey
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD – Case Keenum delivered a Drew Brees-like season in 2017. Highly accurate. Impressive ratio of touchdowns to interceptions. Solid, consistent leadership. The doubters will say Keenum’s season was a fluke, the tale of a journeyman quarterback who produced because he was...

  • Claire's, the ear-piercing mall chain, files for bankruptcy

    The Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Mar 19, 2018

    NEW YORK — Claire's, the mall chain that has pierced the ears of millions of teens, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company said Monday that its stores will remain open as it restructures its debt. It's just the latest retailer to seek bankruptcy protection,...

  • Air Force Academy officials call for outside review after recent athletic suspensions

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy is seeking an outside review of its sports teams in the wake of hazing incidents that have rocked its swimming and lacrosse programs. The move was confirmed by academy Athletic Director Jim Knowlton who said the incidents, which remain under investigation, have...

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