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2008-07-27 12:00:28

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.

2008-07-27 12:00:28

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.

2008-07-15 21:00:18

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.

2008-07-10 09:00:42

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.

2008-07-06 18:00:15

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.

2008-06-25 15:00:00

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.

2008-06-18 21:00:12

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.

2008-03-22 21:00:15

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.

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2008-03-10 12:00:00

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.

2007-02-10 00:00:11

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.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.