Latest El Paso County, Colorado Stories
By Andrea Brown, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 27--Wearing masks and gloves and wielding cans of red spray paint, about 25 teens took to the streets Saturday.
By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 27--Even those who strongly support a pipeline to meet future water needs in Colorado Springs -- and who would benefit from it most -- are concerned that a proposed reservoir at Jimmy Camp Creek in eastern Colorado Springs is a costly mistake.
By The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 15--Wind shifts erased the gains made Tuesday by firefighters at Fort Carson, who initially contained a grass fire by 50 percent before watching the high winds trigger the flames to full capacity about 3:30 p.m.
By Dave Philipps, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 10--Hidden in a grassy basin on the eastern plains, the Paint Mines is a trove of whimsical hoodoos made from bright, sherbetcolored stone. For generations, this geologic oddity on the plains has drawn people to it.
By Pam Zubeck, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 6--Colorado Springs' proposed $1 billion Southern Delivery System came under sharp criticism in the nearly 400 comments submitted to a federal agency preparing an environmental report on the water pipeline project.
By Barry Noreen, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jun. 25--Manitou Springs, eclectic home to covens, a cog railway and the fruitcake toss, must have a lot going for it.
By The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jun. 18--Three wildfires scorched hundreds of acres of pastureland and destroyed two buildings on the plains east of Colorado Springs this afternoon, authorities said. No one was hurt.
By Brian Newsome, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Mar. 22--No one knows why, but more Colorado Springs residents kill themselves than do residents in all other major U.S. cities but one.
Cattle and cannon fire are a poor mix, but ranch families and the Army have been mixing them together on 200,000 acres at Fort Hood, Texas, for more than 50 years.
The U.S. Air Force Academy, hit by a cheating scandal and other bad behavior, has asked its cadets to spend the weekend in self-examination. The school's 4,300 cadets were restricted to campus, the Washington Post said.