• Klingenschmitt removed from statehouse committee

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER - Republican leadership removed Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt from one of his committee assignments Monday in response to the lawmaker's comments about a pregnant woman who was attacked in Longmont. "I was very disturbed by Rep. Klingenschmitt's comments last week, and want to...

  • Colorado Springs organizations hit the streets to encourage voters to cast ballots

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Volunteers from two local organizations knocked on doors around Colorado Springs on Monday in an effort to get out the vote. For weeks, volunteers from the Citizens Project and Pikes Peak Equality Coalition - both nonpartisan civic organizations - have been sending post cards and...

  • Timeline: Klingenschmitt rhetoric makes waves

    Maria St. Louis-Sanchez
    Updated: 8 hr ago

  • Colorado bill to regulate powdered alcohol becomes law

    Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed legislation to regulate the sale of powdered alcohol in Colorado. The bill Hickenlooper signed into law Monday gives the state's liquor enforcement division authority to regulate powdered alcohol like liquid alcohol and to tax it. The...

  • Legislators changes course on audit of Colorado's tourism incentive program

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Colorado lawmakers backed away from an audit of the millions of dollars pledged to developments through the Regional Tourism Act on Monday and instead are asking economic development officials to come before the joint Audit Committee in June. Rep. Dan Nordberg, R-Colorado Springs,...

  • Cascade residents live in fear of being washed away below Waldo Canyon burn scar

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Tom Harris never sleeps when it rains in Cascade. He listens to the rain and knows that if he can hear the water coming down the mountain, it's too late. "Two weeks ago, when it rained all night up here, we didn't sleep all night," said Harris, who says he is shellshocked by memories...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    The Gazette
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    El Pomar Foundation's Forum for Civic Advancement is hosting a lecture on international threat assessment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Penrose House Conference Center, 1661 Mesa Ave. Retired Air Force generals Gene Renaurt and Kevin P. Chilton will give their assessment on current...

  • Colorado attorney general worried over legal marijuana lawsuit

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    GRAND JUNCTION — A lawsuit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska that asks the U.S. Supreme court to curtail Colorado's new recreational marijuana law could have dire consequences for all three states, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said. Colorado argued in a response to the...

  • Colorado lawmakers start debating annual state budget

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado budget writers have spent months assembling the state's spending plan for next year, and this week their fellow lawmakers will begin debating, tinkering, and voting on it. The process will begin in the Senate. By Thursday, the chamber is expected to pass it over to...

  • New buses, routes, times coming to Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    New bus routes kick in April 6, with more frequent stops for some, Mountain Metropolitan Transit has announced. Route 5, which connects the downtown terminal with The Citadel transfer center, will have stops every 15 minutes instead of 30 minutes, and Saturday service will be restored...

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