5:05 pm - Sun, Mar 11, 2012
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Picture of the Day
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)

Picture of the Day

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)

9:37 pm - Fri, Mar 9, 2012
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A big congratulations to the Air Force Academy Kadets girls’ basketball team who just took down D’Evelyn 72-53 to take home the 4A State championship.
PHOTO: Kevin Kreck, Special to the Gazette

A big congratulations to the Air Force Academy Kadets girls’ basketball team who just took down D’Evelyn 72-53 to take home the 4A State championship.

PHOTO: Kevin Kreck, Special to 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)

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

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

10:04 pm - Fri, Mar 2, 2012
Beating the Buzzer
Check out the scoreboard/shot clock in this picture. Tied at 63-63 and with only 4 seconds left to play, Sierra’s Wesley Gordon was able to break away and make the game winning shot over D’Evelyn and to move on to the 4A state semi finals.
PHOTO: Brent Briggemen, The Gazette

Beating the Buzzer

Check out the scoreboard/shot clock in this picture. Tied at 63-63 and with only 4 seconds left to play, Sierra’s Wesley Gordon was able to break away and make the game winning shot over D’Evelyn and to move on to the 4A state semi finals.

PHOTO: Brent Briggemen, The Gazette

8:23 pm - Tue, Feb 28, 2012
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Fatima Maddox, aka TNT of the Harlem Globetrotters, came home to Mesa Ridge High School where she was honored with the retirement of her No. 30 jersey.

Maddox is the ninth female Globetrotter and the only female on the roster right now.

PHOTOS: Mark Reis, The Gazette

6:49 pm
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Suspect in Chardon High School shooting chose victims randomly
The teenage suspect in an Ohio school shooting that killed three students and wounded two didn’t know his victims and chose them randomly, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Suspect T.J. Lane, 17, admitted firing 10 shots with a .22-caliber pistol Monday morning at Chardon High School, Geauga County prosecutor David Joyce said at a juvenile court hearing.
Photo by Aaron Josefczyk | Reuters

columbusdispatch:

Suspect in Chardon High School shooting chose victims randomly


The teenage suspect in an Ohio school shooting that killed three students and wounded two didn’t know his victims and chose them randomly, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Suspect T.J. Lane, 17, admitted firing 10 shots with a .22-caliber pistol Monday morning at Chardon High School, Geauga County prosecutor David Joyce said at a juvenile court hearing.

Photo by Aaron Josefczyk | Reuters

7:03 pm - Sat, Feb 25, 2012
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Vampires, Vulcans and all other sorts of sci-fi and steampunk characters took over downtown Colorado Springs for GalaxyFest 2012.

These folks weren’t dressing up for nothing though. The three-day convention was a fundraiser for the nonprofit Colorado Literacy Foundation that promotes programs to help kids read and write.

PHOTOS: Jerilee Bennett, 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)

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)

4:30 pm - Tue, Feb 21, 2012
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csbj:

The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel scheduled to open downtown this spring, announced today that it is now accepting reservations for June 1 and beyond.

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

4:10 pm

Capt. Ryan P. Hall, 30, was one of four airmen killed in the crash, which happened as they returned from a mission near Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa.

An Air Force Academy graduate, 1st Lt. Justin J. Wilkens, 26, also died in the crash, the Air Force said.

3:58 pm
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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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