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  • Garcia's April Fool's Day move: Push amendment to defund agency he wants to preserve

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 min ago

    DENVER - Call it an April Fool's joke or a sly political maneuver, on Wednesday Sen. Leroy Garcia pushed an amendment to the state's $25 billion budget that would have defunded the state agency he's been working to save. It was one of 51 amendments to the long bill asking for an...

  • El Paso County jail dies working to fix issues from audit

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The El Paso County jail had some issues when health care auditors visited in October, but the Sheriff's Office said it has fixed most of them and plans to submit proof of compliance two months ahead of its deadline. In February, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care...

  • Wildfire burning near Fowler

    KKTV and news services
    Updated: 13 min ago

    A large wildfire burning near Fowler has forced authorities to request that Hwy 50 be closed from the town of Fowler to Hwy 209, according to several media reports. Nine agencies are now on scene, according to the La Junta Fire Department, with most fire activity occuring along...

  • Police: Uber driver took woman to airport, returned to break in

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    DENVER — A Colorado Uber driver is accused of trying to break into the home of a woman he drove to the airport. Gerald Montgomery, 51, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted second-degree burglary. Police said he dropped off the passenger at the airport Thursday, returned...

  • Man tries to rob check-cashing business, but clerk hid too quickly

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    A man who tried to rob a check-cashing business on Wednesday was thwarted when the cashier hid in another room, according to Colorado Springs police. The alarm at Ace Cash Express, on South Murray Boulevard, went off around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. The cashier ran to another room when the...

  • Lack of votes holding up bill that could stave off water lawsuit for El Paso County

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER AND RYAN MAYE HANDY The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER - It's a "no-brainer" to pass a law this session that protects fire mitigation efforts in El Paso County from the threat of water rights enforcement, said Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling. But his bill is facing an uphill battle. "We're still trying to find a compromise. I...

  • Autopsy released for Colorado Springs man who set house on fire

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    A Colorado Springs man accused of setting his home on fire in early March shot himself before first responders were able to get to him, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday. Peter Spellman, 80, died March 5 of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. The autopsy report...

  • Insights at Large: Nicholas Lee

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Nicholas Lee is most assuredly the only one of 13 at-large Colorado Springs City Council candidates who's opening a gin joint this summer. The 34-year-old entrepreneur, with cousin Ian, started Tins.ly software company several years ago with a QR code named QRlette. Now they plan to...

  • Insights at Large: Jesse Brown Jr.

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Jesse Brown Jr.'s campaign for Colorado Springs City Council can be summed up in one word. Inclusion. Whatever the issue, the pastor of Christ Temple Community Church likely will view it through the prism of inclusiveness. "If we do not set the climate of inclusion, other companies...

  • Colorado Springs bus service adds three routes

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Mountain Metro Transit plans to make several service changes beginning Sunday, including the addition of Saturday service to three routes. Routes 4, 6 and 8 - which run along 8th Street, Wahsatch Avenue and Cache La Poudre Street, respectively - will run on Saturdays, the transit...

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