Access to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Articles – online
Colorado Springs Gazette
Free access to some of the articles in today’s issue.
For electronic access to articles from 1988 to the present, use the Colorado Newsstand database.
Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection , a part of the Colorado Digitization Project, is adding historical issues of the Gazette to its web site, beginning with 1873.
Indexes – online
Pikes Peak Newsfinder
Online index to local news stories and obituaries. The Pikes Peak Library District will provide full text within a week, free.
Articles – paper
Tutt Library keeps the paper form of the Gazette for two months (2nd floor – periodicals). Older issues are available in microform (2nd floor – microform) or in bound volumes.
Indexes – paper
Tutt Library has a partial index to the Gazette, covering March 23, 1872 to December 31, 1929. Paper versions of this index are at the reference desk and in Special Collections. A card catalog version for 1872-1929 plus a few references up to 1958 is in Special Collections, along with a card catalog index for 1941-1945.
The Special Collections department of the Pikes Peak Library District has a paper index covering January, 1930 to December, 1949. They also have a card catalog index of subjects and obituary names covering 1950-1964 and 1973-1999.
The title of this newspaper changed over time. Here is a brief history.
Out West March 23, 1872 – December 26, 1872; July 1873 – December/January, 1873-4
Colorado Springs Gazette and El Paso County News January 1, 1873 – April 27, 1878 (weekly)
Colorado Springs Gazette May 2, 1878 – February 4, 1946 (Both a weekly and daily)
Gazette-Telegraph Feb. 5, 1946 – March 23, 1997
Gazette March 24, 1997 – present day