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  • Judge could approve $3.3M Denver jail-abuse payout

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    DENVER — A federal judge says he will likely accept a proposed $3.3 million settlement offer from the city of Denver to a former inmate who said a sheriff's deputy encouraged other inmates to beat him. But U.S. District Judge John Kane said after a closed hearing Thursday...

  • Judge strikes down Longmont fracking ban

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A district judge has struck down Longmont's voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing, but stayed her decision while the city considers an appeal. Judge D.D. Mallard ruled Thursday that the ban conflicted with state regulations and Colorado's interest in...

  • Air Force Academy vision includes raising tourist levels to pre-9/11 numbers

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy's visitor center would move outside the gates of the 18,500-acre campus under a plan tied to the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The academy announced Thursday that the $20 million attraction would be located just east of the academy's northern...

  • Head of Colorado health insurance exchange leaving for job with Cigna

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The head of Colorado's health insurance exchange will leave in August to take a job with Cigna. Patty Fontneau, who helped create Connect for Health Colorado and who oversaw the exchange's opening on Oct. 1, 2013, will become the presidnet of private exchange business for the massive...

  • Former treasurer, Sheriff Maketa have conflicting reports about account that held nearly $1 million

    By MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Something doesn't jibe when it comes to almost a million dollars of county money. Conflicting reports Wednesday between Sheriff Terry Maketa and former county treasurer Sandra Damron about a sheriff's office account raised more concerns amid accusations surrounding the embattled...

  • SDS construction reaches Colorado Springs ahead of schedule, under budget

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Huge pipes being tunneled underground near the intersection of Powers Boulevard and Constitution Avenue is the first big sign after almost two decades of work to increase the water available to the Colorado Springs area by a third. The pipeline is part of the Southern Delivery System...

  • Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler's free Las Vegas trip gets the OK

    Associated Press
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    DENVER — The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission says Secretary of State Scott Gessler can attend a Republican National Lawyers Association seminar in Las Vegas next month at the organization's expense. The Denver Post reports (http://tinyurl.com/o695cwz ) the commission...

  • Movement to make stretch of Arkansas River a national monument passes first hurdle

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    A bill to designate Browns Canyon in Chaffee County as a national monument passed its first legislative hurdle Wednesday. The measure, which would protect a 22,000-acre stretch of the Arkansas River between Buena Vista and Salida, was approved by the Senate National Parks...

  • Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    DENVER — A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal. Judge Raymond P. Moore's ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six...

  • Gov. Christie: Colorado winnable for GOP; stands by comments blasting state for marijuana law

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    DENVER — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is visiting political battleground Colorado for a fundraiser with the state's GOP gubernatorial candidate, Bob Beauprez, before heading to Aspen for events with other party leaders. Christie will be at a noon fundraiser in Denver on Wednesday...

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