The Gazette (Colorado Springs)

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The Gazette
The June 16, 2009, front page of
The Gazette .
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Clarity Media Group
Publisher Dan Steever
Editor Joanna Bean
Founded 1946 (1946) (as Gazette-Telegraph)
Headquarters 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
Circulation 64,394 (Daily), 81,102 (Sunday)[1]

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.


1955 Sears ad in the Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph with the misprinted telephone number that led to the NORAD Tracks Santa Program

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.[2]

The paper was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for feature writing and the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for national reporting. 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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Avery, Greg (November 30, 2012). "Anschutz buys Colorado Springs Gazette". Denver Business Journal. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Roeder, Tom (December 24, 2007). "NORAD will Track Santa's Trip". The Gazette (Colorado Springs). Retrieved 2009-12-31. 

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