Liz Forster, The Gazette

Liz Forster

The Gazette

Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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Past articles by Liz:

Trekking into Alaska's warming wilderness

In Colorado, wilderness is sometimes as close as a car ride and short hike. In Alaska, expansive landscapes mixed with limited road access often require hours of driving plus a bump into the forest by plane. → Read More

One person killed in crash on I-25 near Monument

One person is dead after hitting the bridge on southbound Interstate 25 at Colorado 105, Colorado State Patrol confirmed. → Read More

Power outage reported north of Colorado Springs Airport

Forty six people near the Colorado Springs Airport are without power, Utilities reported. → Read More

Power restored to customers in east Colorado Springs

Power has been restored to Colorado Springs Utilities customers. Forty six people near the Colorado Springs Airport are without power, Utilities reported. The outage should be fixed by 9:30 p.m. Police are asking drivers to treat all intersections like four-way stops. → Read More

Behind the numbers of the Air Force Academy Class of 2019

The Air Force Academy consistently graduates exceptional cadets who move on to serve as leaders in the U.S. military. Here's a glimpse at the Class of 2019, members of which will accept their diplomas Thursday. → Read More

Thursday's traffic: I-25 closed to traffic as Presidential Motorcade to Air Force Academy graduation begins

Roundup of Thursday's traffic and road conditions around Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. → Read More

Police investigating homicide in east Colorado Springs

A man was found dead after a reported shooting outside of an apartment complex in east Colorado Springs late Wednesday, police said. → Read More

Residents illegally dumping branches ripped down by Colorado Springs snowstorm

Residents hauling piles of branches ripped down by the May 20 snowstorm have been seen driving around road closure signs to illegally dump their loads in Cottonwood Creek Park in Colorado Springs. → Read More

2019 Air Force Academy graduation marks 58th year of flyovers by the Thunderbirds

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will fly at its 58th Air Force Academy graduation Thursday, dazzling graduates and their families with the expert aerial acrobatics. → Read More

Colorado Springs police searching for male robber

Police are searching for an armed man suspected of robbing a business east of downtown Colorado Springs. → Read More

Forecast: Snow, hail, lightning possible in northern El Paso County and the mountains Tuesday night

Mother Nature is sending a frenzy of weather toward the Pikes Peak region Tuesday, with the possibility of rain, snow, hail, lightning and gusty winds later in the day. → Read More

Cleanup continues after 11 million pounds of boulders crush stretch of Colorado highway

A 2.5-million-pound boulder is now nothing but rubble after road crews blasted the massive rock Sunday night. → Read More

Colorado Springs firefighting giant ready for new season

TUCSON, Ariz. • The Colorado Springs-based Global SuperTanker, the world’s largest firefighting aircraft, is ready for the upcoming wildfire season after a tune-up here. → Read More

Forecast: More sunshine for remainder of Memorial Day weekend

The sun will continue to shine for the remainder of Memorial Day weekend, meteorologists say. → Read More

Regency Tower residents unable to return until Tuesday as fire investigation continues

Residents of the Regency Tower Apartments won’t be allowed back home until Tuesday as the cleanup and investigation of a four-alarm fire Friday on the upper floors continues. → Read More

Man, 23, arrested after allegedly trying to sell stolen goods

A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly stealing items from a car parked at an apartment complex, Colorado Springs police said. → Read More

Colorado drought hits 20-year low

Colorado's drought hit a 20-year low as snow and rain continue to saturate the state. → Read More

Forecast: Rain to clear in time for Memorial Day weekend

Rain and clouds should clear just in time for a warm and sunny Memorial Day weekend in Colorado Springs, meteorologists say. → Read More

UPDATE: Police take man into custody after a nearly eight-hour standoff

Fountain Police arrested a man at a mobile home park after a nearly eight-hour standoff that feature gunfire and flash-bangs. → Read More

Forecast: Possible thunderstorms Sunday afternoon before larger snow, rain event

Make sure to get outside early this morning before a thunderstorm heads to Colorado Springs Sunday afternoon. → Read More