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  • Hickenlooper campaign hauls in nearly $4 million in two weeks

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Two fundraising committees lobbying to keep Gov. John Hickenlooper in office recently dumped nearly $4 million into the race. The committees, each called Making Colorado Great, far outpaced spending by Hickenlooper, a Democrat, or Republican challenger Bob Beauprez in a race marked...

  • Merrifield has 'misleading' edge in fundraising for Senate seat

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    The fundraising battle over one of Colorado's most contentious state Senate seats favors the race's Democratic challenger. Heading into the election's home stretch, Michael Merrifield has outgained and outspent Republican incumbent Bernie Herpin by about $48,000 in the race for Senate...

  • New executive director named at TESSA

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    TESSA's deputy director has been promoted to lead the nonprofit agency. Becky Gundrum was selected as the nonprofit's new executive director, replacing outgoing leader Janet Kerr. Kerr had worked her way up from clinical intern in 1987 to the organization's leader in 2012. Gundrum...

  • Colorado Springs teen sentenced for killings of Fort Carson soldier and pregnant wife

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Macyo Joelle January’s defining act after escaping a juvenile offenders’ halfway house involved gunning down newlyweds while ransacking their home. In all likelihood, he will never walk free again. Calling the case “heartbreaking,” 4th Judicial District Court Judge Deborah Grohs on...

  • Winter homeless shelters get permits to open in Colorado Springs

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs city planners approved permits Wednesday for two winter homeless shelters, clearing the way for each facility to operate every night from Nov. 1 through April 15, the head of the city's housing division said. The permits, approved by the city's Downtown Review Board,...

  • Colorado Springs looking at options to move bus station

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs' downtown bus terminal may be relocated to a more eye-pleasing site amid rider safety concerns and issues with buses entering and exiting the current station, Mountain Metro Transit's director said. A $190,000 study seeking land for a new terminal is awaiting final...

  • Colorado Springs rally focuses on increased transit funding

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Dozens of people marched through downtown Colorado Springs on Monday, holding banners reading "Transit Matters!" and urging the City Council to approve increased funding for bus service. "With a good transit system, quality of life in a city really develops," said Katherine Fatica,...

  • Colorado Springs police work to improve response to burglary calls despite high rate of false alarms

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The call on Bassett Drive was like thousands fielded by Colorado Springs police every year: a home burglary alarm had been tripped. But that day, newlywed homeowners who had been told about the alarm arrived before police and died at the hands of an armed teenage thief. The tragedy...

  • From parks to marijuana, Pikes Peak region voters have plenty to think about

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Spend $2 million on parks serving thousands of people or get tax credits of $8.41? That question facing El Paso County voters ranks among roughly a dozen non-school related measures on the November ballot, including retail marijuana sales measures, term-limit questions and a possible...

  • State health offices name Denver hospitals as go-to place for advanced Ebola care in Colorado

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    People who contract Ebola in Colorado will have to go to Denver if they need advanced care, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Friday. Denver Health, University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - all in the Denver metro area - were...