Freedom Communications, Inc.










The Gazette
30 S. Prospect St.
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
719-632-5511
FAX: 719-636-0118
www.gazette.com
www.coloradosprings.com

CONTACTS


Dan Steever
Publisher
(719) 632-5511
dsteever@gazette.com

Carmen Boles
Director of Content
(719) 632-5511
carmen.boles@gazette.com

Founded:
1872. Joined Freedom Communications Inc. in 1946.

Circulation:
Daily: 81,388; Sunday: 92,460

Philosophy:
The Gazette and gazette.com are the primary information and advertising sources for our area. We provide a full-service newspaper with local, state, national and international coverage.

Awards:
Finalist, Pulitzer Prize for local reporting, 2010 (won for feature writing in 1990); Numerous awards for Colorado Press Association, Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters.

THE COMMUNITY

Location:
At the foot of Pikes Peak, serving El Paso and Teller counties, an hour south of Denver on Interstate 25; 40 minutes north of Pueblo on Interstate 25.

Market:
Colorado Springs is a young, relatively affluent outdoors-oriented high tech market.  The area’s chief economic drivers are the military, tourism, and information and technology.  It also is a major center for amateur sports, and home of the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

Things to do:
We sit at the base of “American’s Mountain,” Pikes Peak.  Because of our location, opportunities abound for hiking and mountain biking.  Some of the best skiing in the world is approximately 100 miles away.  Although we’re only 70 miles south of Denver, snowfall is minimal.  It’s not uncommon to have winter days in the 60s.

Population:
Colorado Springs: 416,427
El Paso County: 622,263
Teller County: 23,350
Two-county market area: 645,613

Median home price:
$210,000