The Gazette is a daily newspaper based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. It has the second largest circulation in Colorado, behind the Denver Post.
ad in the Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph
with the misprinted telephone number that led to the NORAD Tracks Santa
In 1946, the Colorado Springs Gazette and the Colorado Springs Evening Telegraph merged to form the Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph. The same year, it was purchased by R.C. Hoiles's. Freedom Newspapers.
An ad by a Colorado Springs-based Sears store in the Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph in December 1955 with a misprinted telephone number to call Santa Claus sparked numerous Christmas Eve telephone calls by children on December 24, 1955 to the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado asking about Santa Claus and led to the current NORAD Tracks Santa program.
The paper was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for feature writing. Its name was changed to The Gazette in 1997.
The sale of The Gazette to Clarity Media, a subsidiary of The Anschutz Corporation, closed on November 30, 2012. Joe Hight of The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), another Anschutz-owned newspaper, was named editor.
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