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  • 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...

  • Bach joins challenge to end veteran homelessness as dozens attend Stand Down in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    As more than 150 homeless veterans got haircuts, dental checks and a meal at the annual Stand Down in Colorado Springs on Thursday, Mayor Steve Bach pledged to join the nationwide Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. Bach set a goal of housing 100 veterans and cutting the...

  • New hospital planned for Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    A company specializing in free-standing emergency rooms plans to build a three-story hospital with up to 52 beds along the fast-growing North Nevada Avenue corridor in Colorado Springs. First Choice Emergency Room plans to construct the 86,600-square-foot hospital, which would create...

  • Focus on the Family denounces broadcaster's Ebola comments

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    A Focus on the Family official said comments made this week by a Christian radio broadcaster about Ebola were off the mark and astray of views Christians ought to take in light of the outbreak. "Our first response as Christians to tragedies such as Ebola ought to be one of concern and...

  • Hurdles remain, but homeless shelter expected to open on time

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Despite several remaining hurdles - including a critical permit and the need for $25,000 - city and nonprofit officials expressed cautious optimism Monday that a 100-bed winter homeless shelter will open as planned on Nov. 1 on the southeast edge of downtown Colorado Springs. "We're...

  • Large development to replace ballfields on Focus on the Family land in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Focus on the Family and a North Carolina developer are planning a $50 million to $60 million retail complex with high-end shopping and dining, beginning with land where baseball diamonds host Little League baseball games. The Highlands at Briargate project, a nearly 30-acre...

  • Trader Joe's opens to crowd, long lines in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Follow @RichLaden  and  @JakobRodgers of The Gazette on Twitter for live updates from the 8 a.m. Friday opening of the Trader Joe's in Colorado Springs. You can also use the hashtag #cstraderjoes to see updates. An estimated 200 customers were lined up before the doors...

  • Thousands of job openings in Pikes Peak region draw unemployed, underemployed

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Having applied for about 95 jobs since March, Kirsten Boudreau said job searching is like a black hole of online job applications and phone calls that go unreturned or lead nowhere. But Wednesday was different. The out-of-work satellite technician joined about 1,850 people courting...