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  • City Attorney's Office to represent Colorado Springs police in lawsuit

    By monica mendoza -
    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Attorney's Office will represent members of the SWAT team and the city's top police officers in a lawsuit filed against them after an hours-long standoff in 2012 ended with police discharging an explosive device into a man's home. Ronald Brown, an Army...

  • Colorado Springs City Council expected to choose path for Jones Park

    By monica mendoza -By monica mendoza - the gazette
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The fate of 1,200 acres of forestland known as Jones Park remains undecided, but new ideas about what to do with the property emerged from the Colorado Springs City Council on Monday. - Here are some of the considerations for the land, which is owned by the city and managed by Colorado...

  • Colorado Springs school superintendent to receive 'Spirit of Springs' award Tuesday

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the Springs Award to Colorado Springs School District 11 Superintendent Nicholas Gledich at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, in the district administration office, 1115 N. El Paso St. Gledich was named as one the nation’s 15 “Leaders to...

  • Colorado sheriffs unhappy about Biden security costs

    Associated Press
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ASPEN — Two Colorado sheriffs are unhappy about the security costs of vice president Joe Biden's short weekend visit to Aspen. Biden was in town for less than 24 hours to speak at an annual conference hosted by the private equity firm Forstmann Little & Co, the Aspen Daily News...

  • Local law-enforcement agencies take advantage of federal program to obtain military gear, weapons

    By stephen hobbs -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs Police Department acquired nonarmored Humvees so it would not have to repeat what happened after a blizzard shut down the city in October 1997. The Green Mountain Falls Police Department obtained rifles to better deal with bears that could put officers in danger....

  • Blog: Makepeace will make announcement of mayoral run in November

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Former Colorado Springs mayor Mary Lou Makepeace said she is not ready to make a formal announcement about a possible run for mayor in 2015. "I won't make a formal announcement until after November," she said. Makepeace served 18 years on the City Council and six of those were as...

  • Sheriff Maketa defends himself against reports of financial impropriety

    By stephen hobbs -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said in a television interview that controversy surrounding supposed Sheriff's Office "mystery accounts" is unfounded. Maketa told Betty Sexton of Gazette news partner KKTV, in an interview that aired Sunday, that he feels the Sheriff's Office has...

  • Mark your calendar: Events, meetings around Colorado Springs Sept. 22-28

    The Gazette
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Colorado Springs City Council will discuss a series of proposed changes by the City Clerk to the city's business license provisions at its work session at 1 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. The council will be asked to end business licenses for circuses, billiards,...

  • Negative campaign ads dominate Colorado Senate race

    By KATIE KUNTZ Rocky Mountain PBS I-News -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Television campaign attack ads dominating airwaves across the state depict Colorado's senatorial candidates as extreme, harmful and woefully out of step with their fellow Coloradans. Crossroads GPS, a conservative political action committee headed by former Bush administrator Karl...

  • Colorado Springs real estate group to donate land for Olympic Museum

    By Rich laden 
and wayne Heilman The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Colorado Springs real estate company Nor'wood Development Group said Friday that it will contribute a 1.7-acre site in southwest downtown where organizers of a planned U.S. Olympic Museum will build their venue. Nor'wood, one of the Springs' biggest and most active developers, has...