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7 months 1 week ago

Bach tells staff to ignore veto override

COLORADO SPRINGS - Mayor Steve Bach was quite clear about what he thought of city council's override of one of his vetoes . "I am directing city staff to disregard council's actions that are illegal, that violate the charter," Bach said during a news conference Thursday. That remark...

2 years 6 months ago

CSPD to honor officers and civilians

The Colorado Springs Police Department and members of the community will be celebrating the CSPD Annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, January 26th at 6:00 PM. The ceremony at Stargazers will recognize the Civilian Employee of the Year, followed by 19 citizens who have assisted in the prevention of a...

2 years 6 months ago

Empty Stocking Fund exceeds goal

For the fifth consecutive year, The Gazette-El Pomar Empty Stocking Fund drive surpassed its $1 million goal. The Fund benefits 15 health and human services agencies in the Pikes Peak region on the front lines of helping people in crisis and assisting others in attaining self-sufficiency. "Once again,...

2 years 6 months ago

Hearing their wounds

For many returning soldiers, the longest wounds to heal can't be seen. This weekend, LifeQuest asked veterans to turn those wounds into songs. Staff Sergeant Kenneth Sargent is one of these veterans. He returned from Iraq with severe spine damage. "They told me I would never walk again," said Sargent....

2 years 6 months ago

County Commissioners to keep on praying

El Paso County Commissioners say they have no plans to stop saying prayers before each meeting despite a decision Tuesday by the Supreme Court of the United States to reject an appeal from a North Carolina board of county commissioners who were found to have violated the Establishment Clause of...

2 years 6 months ago

Vectra Bank robbed

The Vectra Bank on Highway 50 in Pueblo was robbed this afternoon. Police blame the same man who robbed and Ent Credit Union branch yesterday and a Sunflower Bank a few days ago. The man showed the teller a note which demanded cash. He did not show a weapon....

2 years 6 months ago

Bowie Jewelers robbery suspects in custody

Colorado Springs police have taken three robbery suspects into custody following a morning robbery at Bowie Jewelers in the 2200 block of Pikes Peak Avenue. Two suspects entered the store, took gold and silver jewelry, assaulted the clerk and escaped in a vehicle driven by a third suspect. ...

2 years 7 months ago

Search for bank robber turns up empty.

Colorado Springs Police searched a southside apartment complex for more than three hours Thursday unsuccessfully looking for a man who robbed a nearby bank. The robbery took place just after 10:00 a.m. at the Key Bank in the Mission Trace Shopping Center on South Academy. Bank employees watched the...

2 years 9 months ago

Colorado Springs joins the "occupy" movement

The Occupy Wall Street protests that started in New York City have now spread across the country. Protestors are speaking out against corporate greed and the government's involvement in big business. Now the movement has come to Southern Colorado The Occupy Colorado Springs movement actually started up last Friday....

2 years 10 months ago

9-11 memorials join Air Force and UCCS

A piece of steel, once surrounded by concrete and glass high above the New York skyline now stands watch over Colorado Springs. The artifact is part of a permanent memorial dedicated Monday morning at the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. Our community remains closely tied to the events September...

2 years 10 months ago

Stepping closer to a cure

An estimated 1,500 people laced up their sneakers and hit the trails near America the Beautiful Park Saturday morning to help fight juvenile diabetes. The walk is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Colorado Springs branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Events Coordinators Lauren...

2 years 11 months ago

Reusing roof shingles in Colorado roads

Road projects across Colorado are now testing asphalt shingle mixes in order to achieve environmental and cost benefits. It's the topic of the City of Colorado Springs next "Green" bag Lunch-n-Learn. Reusing asphalt roof shingles in asphalt roads is a natural fit, yet road materials are required to meet...

2 years 11 months ago

City installing new signal light this morning

Colorado Springs is installing another pedestrian-crossing signal at the intersection of 17th St. and Colorado Ave. They put in a similar signal light at the start of the year near Edison Elementary. The goal of the signals, called hybrid pedestrian beacons, is to increase pedestrian safety and improve traffic...

3 years 2 days ago

Free school carpool matching service

The City of Colorado Springs Metro Rides group is offering a free Schoolpool service that can help with transportation needs, this coming school year. The Metro Rides' program provides a free carpool matching service for parents. To sign up, just fill out a Schoolpool application by clicking here . ...

3 years 4 days ago

Flooding problem areas in Colorado Springs

The heavy afternoon rain and hail we've seen lately have combined to produce severe flash flooding and street flooding. In Colorado Springs there are some areas that are worse than others, "Some of our most problematic areas are the Academy corridor, specifically between Austin Bluffs and N. Carefree, as...

3 years 1 week ago

Bears on the hunt for food

Our dry weather has been hard on bears, the Colorado Division of Parks & Wildlife says the grasses and plants they usually eat this time of year, aren't growing as well as they usually do. Now they're on the hunt for other food. Overnight a bear broke into a pen...

3 years 1 month ago

Timber! Trees in downtown Colorado Springs come down

Work is underway to remove about 100 trees from neighborhoods in downtown Colorado Springs; the city says they've suffered severe drought damage. The tree removal area is bordered by Fillmore Street, Fountain Boulevard, Wahsatch Avenue and Cascade Avenue, work started along Cascade today. Contractors have been hired to remove the...

3 years 1 month ago

Memorial Hospital, Trauma Team drill

Went into the busiest emergency department in the state this morning, at Memorial Hospital, to see how their Trauma Team operates. Memorial's central location gets around 100,000 visits per year, around 2,000 of those are admitted with a traumatic injury. The Trauma Team works with around 40% of those patients....

3 years 1 month ago

Help preserve Colorado Springs history

A small group of people made up of Colorado Springs residents and a City Council member, are trying to save a historical building downtown. The old steam plant and ice house, built in the early 1900's, is located downtown off W. Vermijo. Part of it was torn down sometime last...

3 years 2 months ago

PPCC announces new president

Pikes Peak Community College has announced that Lance Bolton, Ph.D. has been appointed as the school's new president. Bolton is currently the president of Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado. He will assume his new role on June 13. Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System...

3 years 2 months ago

Family fishing clinic at Quail Lake

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hosting a family fishing clinic from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., June 4, at Quail Lake in the Springs. Free fishing rods and reels will be given away to the first 500 children accompanied by an adult. "Wildlife officers will be on hand to...

3 years 2 months ago

Upcoming free "Learn-to-Swim" days in the Springs

The "Learn-to-Swim" days are designed to introduce children to swimming lessons or refine current swimming skills. The Colorado Springs Swim School is hosting the event. Free upcoming Learn-to-Swim Days: Saturday, May 28 10:00-11:00am Wilson Ranch Pool 10:00-11:00am Portal Pool 10:00-11:00am CS Rec Center Saturday, June 25 8:30-10:00am...

3 years 2 months ago

U.S. Womens Open neighborhood meeting

The 2011 U.S. Women's Open is coming to the Springs this July at the Boradmoor. If you live near or in the Broadmoor area you'll want to attend a meeting this week, hosted by the City of Colorado Springs and U.S. Women's Open officials. The meeting is this Thursday, May...

3 years 2 months ago

Watch out for wildlife on the roads

Last night, Cyndi Walker got closer to Mother Nature than she would have liked. She was driving home along Austin Bluffs just east of Union when she spotted a large black bear running across the road toward her vehicle. "I'm like, alright I'll swerve to the right and I...

3 years 2 months ago

On wildlife accidents and road kill permits

Earlier I posted a story about Cyndi Walker who was hit by a bear last night as she was driving home from work along Austin Bluffs Parkway. A spokesperson for the Colorado Spring Police Department says drivers should report all traffic accidents involving wildlife even in situations like Cyndi's where...

3 years 2 months ago

Free tickets to AFA graduation

500 free tickets to the Air Force Academy graduation will be given out to the public tomorrow morning. The giveaway is at the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce offices from 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. A maximum of four tickets per person are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Chamber...

3 years 2 months ago

El Paso County Commissioners meeting canceled

The El Paso County Commissioners meeting scheduled for this Thursday, May 5th has been canceled. City officials say the County Administration and affiliated agencies aren't requesting either formal or informal consideration of any items. The next regularly scheduled Commissioner's meeting will be next Tuesday, May 10, 2011 starting at...

3 years 2 months ago

Mayoral candidates promote small business

Two competing politicians were on the same side today, promoting small business. Steve Bach and Richard Skorman, the two Colorado Springs mayoral candidates were at the grand opening for a new small business. Roosters Men's Grooming Center is a throwback barbershop; it's even got the traditional barber chair. Both...

3 years 3 months ago

Colorado Springs pothole update

Since starting the "pothole push" on April 4, the Colorado Springs Streets Division has filled 3,579 potholes. The city says they only have about 50 pothole requests to fill, the city continues to ask the public for help in reporting potholes. There are several ways you can report; call 385-ROAD...

3 years 3 months ago

AFA grad to pilot space shuttle Endeavor

U.S AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - An Air Force Academy graduate will pilot the space shuttle Endeavour and carry an Air Force Academy physics experiment into space. The Endeavour is scheduled to launch this Friday at 1:47 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, from Cape Canaveral for NASA's STS-134 mission. Piloting the...

3 years 3 months ago

How a local woman lost 80 pounds

A local woman has lost 80 pounds and is at her goal weight after just a year. Heading out to get some of her weight loss tips and find out how she did it. Her name is Peggy Mosteller, she participates in the Metabolic Max program at Jenny Craig which...

3 years 3 months ago

Local business needs your shoes

Spectrum Rehabilitation in Colorado Springs is hosting a Soles4Souls shoe drive until April 22nd. Soles4Souls is a nationwide nonprofit that collects new and gently used shoes, and distributes them in the US and worldwide to people in need who don't have shoes, "Of course, right now a lot of...

3 years 3 months ago

Donate your shoes to help those in need

Spectrum Rehabilitation in Colorado Springs is hosting a Soles4Souls shoe drive until April 22nd. Soles4Souls is a nationwide nonprofit that collects new and gently used shoes, and distributes them in the US and worldwide to people in need who don't have shoes!Currently the organization is shipping many shoes to...

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