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  • Colorado State Patrol DUI stats for 2014 show nearly 20 percent involved marijuana

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The legalization of marijuana in Colorado brought with it a "new era" of impaired driving, the Colorado State Patrol said Thursday. Of more than 5,500 drug- and alcohol-related tickets served to impaired drivers in 2014, 354 of them involved only marijuana. CSP released statewide...

  • Colorado Springs residents arrested after defrauding IRS, skipping sentencing

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Three Colorado Springs residents who tried to defraud the Internal Revenue Service out of millions of dollars were arrested and taken to court Thursday after they failed to show up for sentencing on Wednesday. George Thomas Brokaw, John J. Pawelski and Mimi M. Vigil, all in their 60s,...

  • Priority: Fewer words, more action

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Colorado Springs voters will elect a new mayor and as many as five new City Council members in April and Gazette readers, thinking about the dozen candidates who will make promises over the six weeks, say they want fewer words and more action from their future elected officials. They...

  • Pueblo Chemical Depot inches toward destruction of mustard gas weapons

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PUEBLO - The day when the first chemical weapon was set to be destroyed here has come and passed, again. But leaders at the Pueblo Chemical Depot said Thursday that they're inching toward destroying America's largest stockpile of Cold War-era mustard gas shells. In March, the depot...

  • Colorado Springs company has second layoff in three months

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

    Diamond Wire Material Technologies, a Colorado Springs-based diamond-wire cutting business, laid off 43 employees Wednesday, its second major cutback in the past three months. The reduction leaves Diamond Wire with about 150 employees who develop and manufacture the wire, which is...

  • Brothers from Kansas, Colorado pay hefty fines in Teller County poaching case

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Two brothers have pleaded guilty and paid hefty fines in connection to myriad wildlife charges stemming from a more than three-year poaching investigation into illegal bait sites near the Pike National Forest. Officials found six bait sites on private property and federal lands near...

  • Side Streets: A toast to Enos Mills and his Rocky Mountain National Park 100 years later

    Bill Vogrin
    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Earlier this week, Rocky Mountain National Park marked its 100th anniversary. I enthusiastically joined the celebration, offering a special toast to Enos Mills, a fellow Kansas native who moved to Estes Park in 1885 at age 15, seeking a cure for tuberculosis. Like his mentor John...

  • Academy D-20 to provide community more information on board agenda

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Parents, teachers and community members now will be able to better understand what's going on at Academy School District 20's board of education meetings. The board decided to make some supporting materials for agenda items available to the public before and during school board...

  • Thousands of high-paying jobs coming to Colorado Springs?

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    In one of the more upbeat business forecasts in recent years, a top economic development official said Thursday that Colorado Springs is in the running to snag employers who could bring as many as 2,000 high-paying jobs to town - part of a recent upswing in interest in the Pikes Peak...

  • Man arrested after leading police on chase through northwest Colorado Springs

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    A 24-year-old man was arrested after a lengthy foot chase Thursday afternoon after Colorado Springs police responded to a report of an assault. Jonathan Hall was arrested on suspicion of multiple unspecified felony charges around 4 p.m. after leading officers on a chase through a...

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