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  • Third-party candidates likely won't win, but they can make difference in gubernatorial election

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    His campaign slogan - The Most Interesting Politician in the World - explains it all. Mike Dunafon, the mayor of Glendale who is running as an independent candidate in the heated two-way governor's race between Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez, is backed by rappers Wyclef Jean...

  • Man gets 32 years in prison for killing mother

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    CENTENNIAL — A man who stabbed his mother to death during a drug-fueled argument at a Littleton home has been sentenced to 32 years in prison. The Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that 33-year-old Darin Allen Ninneman was sentenced for the May 5, 2012,...

  • Regulators urge doctors, pharmacists to clamp down on prescription drug abuse

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Colorado regulators told more than 600 pharmacies and prescribers Thursday that at least one of their clients might be "doctor shopping" - notices designed to nudge doctors and pharmacists to better clamp down on prescription drug abuse. The announcement marked the first such...

  • Senate candidate has a plan, but two-party system makes it hard to get message out

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Steve Shogan and his campaign team hit Colorado Springs and Pueblo this week trying to let voters know there is a third option in the ugly battle between U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, and Republican Congressman Cory Gardner. There are actually a fourth, fifth and...

  • Colorado Springs City Council lauds mayor's budget, but wants change process changed

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Mayor Steve Bach's proposed 2015 budget sailed through a City Council markup session Thursday with hardly a change to spending. However, the City Council is expected to propose a series of changes to the overall budget process that would increase the number of budgeted departments,...

  • Investigation of Sheriff's Office substantiates claims against Maketa

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa offered an endorsement to a candidate for sheriff in exchange for personal favors, mishandled internal affairs investigations along with Undersheriff Paula Presley, and had inappropriate relationships with three female subordinates resulting in...

  • Three-car crash backs up traffic for 7 miles on I-25

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A three-car crash at Woodmen Road and Interstate 25 slowed traffic for 7 miles Thursday evening, Colorado Springs police said. Police said two lanes of traffic were closed while the crash was cleaned up. One person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries....

  • Teen arrested after running away from police during traffic stop

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Police said a 17-year-old girl led them on a lengthy foot chase Thursday afternoon after she failed to stop during a traffic stop. Police said an officer tried to pull over a grey SUV at Templeton Gap Road and Dublin Boulevard, just east of North Powers Boulevard. Instead of stopping,...

  • County clerk: Ballots should be mailed by Thursday

    The Gazette
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    If you still haven't voted, time is running out. Election Day is Tuesday, but the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's Office said voters should mail their ballots - with a recommended 70 cents postage - by Thursday to ensure that they will be received by 7 p.m. Voters also can drop...

  • Prescribed burns planned northwest of Colorado Springs

    Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Authorities plan to take advantage of good weather conditions to set prescribed burns near Colorado Springs. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Friday that one burn — weather permitting — is set for late this week on U.S. Forest Service land nine miles north of Woodland Park off...

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