- 5:05 pm - Sun, Mar 11, 2012
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Mike Potter of Colorado Springs walks atop a rock outcropping in Palmer Park Sunday afternoon, March 11, 2012. Potter says he lives near the park and hikes there regularly when he has a day off. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to high 60’s all week in the Pikes Peak Region. (Mark Reis, The Gazette)
- 5:34 pm
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Paleotech David Livingston worked on the largest dinosaur to ever walk the halls of the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, which made it’s first appearance on on Friday. The giant 3D skeleton is 80 ft. long and 17 feet high and was constructed in one day. The center is a temporary home for the dinosaur, but will permanently reside at a center in Union City, Tenn. that will open in 2013.
To see more photos of the Apatosaurus and other dinosaurs being building by the Dinosaur Resource Center for the new center in Tenn., go to www.pikespeakparent.com or gazette.com (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
- 7:56 pm - Sun, Mar 4, 2012
Almost 90 percent of the members of the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Colorado Springs voted today to split with the church’s main governing body in the United States.
The church, which has over 4,000 members, is one of the largest in the country. The vote has been a long time coming as church leaders have tried to distance themselves from the mainstream governing body which voted in May 2011 to allow openly gay ministers to be ordained. Church leaders said there were also many other reasons for the split.
The church will align itself with the newly-formed Evangelical Covenant Order.
PHOTO: Church members at the First Presbyterian Church sing during services before voting on whether to sever ties with the church’s main governing body. (Mark Reis, The Gazette)
- 4:59 pm
What would you do if you were driving home with your 3-year-old son and suddenly realized you were having a stroke?
That’s exactly what happened to Kristen Keegan one day after she had picked up her son Keegan from preschool. Her face went numb, her vision blurry and she couldn’t find her way home.
Luckily, Keegan could.
Read the rest of this amazing story and meet all of our Home Town Hero Award recipients.
PHOTO: Christian Murdock, The Gazette
- 6:20 pm - Fri, Feb 24, 2012
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On Feb. 23, 2011 Allen Rose, an Iraq veteran, was dragged 1.4 miles down Platte Ave. behind Detra Farries in her modified SUV before he slipped out of his boots and came free from the cable.
A year and a day later, Farries has been found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident, manslaughter and vehicular homicide, along with a number of lesser charges.
PHOTO: Detra Farries, right, stands with her attorneys next to Allen Lew Rose’s tow truck Tuesday, February 14, 2012, as jurors toured the scene at the Park Hill Apartments. Jurors were able to see Farries’ SUV and Rose’s tow truck in the parking lot of the apartments. (Mark Reis, The Gazette)
- 5:05 pm - Mon, Feb 20, 2012
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While Manitou Springs got their Mardi Gras on this weekend, Rio de Janiero celebrated in a Beatles-themed street party, “Sargento Pimenta,” Portuguese for “Sergeant Pepper,” at the Aterro do Flamengo urban park. Rio funk blended with classic Beatles tunes as party-goers painted in Beatles attire marched down the street in the festivities.
PHOTOS: The Associated Press
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Amazing. Which brings up the only stumbling block I encountered that night. With so many shocking, impossible feats parading before your eyes, you can become numb to it. You can forget to be amazed and settle into couch-potato mode. Don’t. Pinch yourself. It’s all real.
Our theater critic, T.D. Mobley-Martinez, loved Cirque du Soleil’s “Dralion,” which opens this Wednesday and runs through the 26th. Read her entire review of the show and then check out her behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put on a show of this magnitude.
PHOTOS: Christian Murdock, The Gazette
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