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  • Judge's ruling puts stalled Colorado Springs project on road to revival

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A federal bankruptcy judge in Denver approved a plan Monday for a committee of lienholders to take over the troubled Colorado Crossing project on Nov. 4, ending a 4½-year bankruptcy that has left the five-building complex unfinished for nearly six years. The decision could help...

  • Colorado Springs call center won't close, after all -- and it's hiring

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    In a dramatic about-face, Firstsource Solutions Ltd. announced Monday that it will keep its Colorado Springs call center open and add 100 employees over the next 18 months after receiving a contract from a major health care plan to enroll new members. The India-based company said in...

  • Colorado's top court upholds 2010 PERA ruling

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A Colorado Supreme Court ruling on Monday upheld the state's 2010 decision to reduce annual cost of living increases for state employee retirees in an effort to make the retirement fund more financially sound. A number of retirees sued the state and the Colorado Public Employees'...

  • Man identified in Colorado Springs shooting; suspect arrested

    Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    A man who was fatally shot Saturday night has been identified and a suspect has been arrested, Colorado Springs police said. The victim, 18-year-old Nickolas Vera of Colorado Springs, was shot around 8 p.m. Saturday night at a home on the 1000 block of Norwood Ave., near Southgate...

  • Colorado proposes edible marijuana ban, then retreats

    KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies. Then the officials quickly backtracked after the suggestion went public. Health officials said Monday that they made the recommendation in response to...

  • Map: Search Halloween events throughout the Colorado Springs area

    Maria St. Louis-Sanchez
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Check out our latest Halloween events!

  • The city's IT department can be fixed for $1.7 million, chief of staff says

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Colorado Springs has a new plan for its Information Technology department, and it's going to need $1.7 million more in the 2015 budget, the city's chief of staff said. The increase is for hardware and a redesign of the system, including close attention to network security, said Steve...

  • Colorado Springs man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    One man was arrested over the weekend after police responding to a physical disturbance heard a gunshot. Aaron Wallace, 25, of Colorado Springs, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, illegal discharge of a firearm and reckless...

  • Colorado Guard unit headed to Guantanamo Bay

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A Colorado National Guard unit headquartered in Castle Rock will leave for a year in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after a Tuesday farewell ceremony. The 130 Guardsmen from the 193rd Military Police Battalion recently completed a three-month training regimen to ready them for the deployment....

  • Pentagon orders Peterson team to prep for domestic Ebola fight

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    U.S. Northern Command leaders worked Monday to assemble a team of military Ebola experts who will be on standby if civilian authorities need assistance with an outbreak. The Peterson Air Force Base Command was ordered by the Pentagon to come up with a 30-member Ebola fighting team...

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