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  • Grab your wallets; Colorado Springs apartment rents hit another record high

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Whether it's a luxury three-bedroom unit, an aging efficiency or just any old room with a view, apartment rents are soaring in Colorado Springs - hitting another record high during the second quarter, a new report shows. Lifestyle changes among younger and older residents have helped...

  • Michelle Obama urges thousands to vote in Colorado campaign stops

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    DENVER - First lady Michelle Obama urged a Denver crowd of about 1,500 supporters Thursday to be the votes that tip the scales for Democrats in Colorado during next month's midterm elections. "A lot of people were shocked when Barack won because they were counting on people like us to...

  • Hundreds of pot shop ATMs shut down

    By David Migoya The Denver Post -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Hundreds of ATMs in medical marijuana dispensaries - the lifeblood of businesses otherwise forced to work in cash - were shut down Wednesday, just days after similar machines were unplugged from recreational shops. The machines in Colorado and Washington were connected to a network...

  • Transit is the topic at City Council budget hearing

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Cianna Reider was late to the City Council budget meeting Thursday. Her bus was late, she said. Again. Reider, 24, asked the council to consider pumping up the 2015 transit budget to increase bus routes, frequency and hours. It has been a struggle, she said, to find a job near bus...

  • Night of drinking, drug use ends in teen's 'accidental' death

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    An 18-year-old Colorado Springs man who was shot and killed Saturday night had been drinking, smoking pot and playing with a gun with friends when it went off and fatally injured him, according to an arrest affidavit. Nickolas Vera was with two friends, including the suspect,...

  • Manitou Springs adds fireworks show to Coffin Races weekend

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    The City of Manitou Springs wants the annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races to be much more than a short afternoon of fun for tourists. That's why they're kicking off the weekend with a fireworks show following Crawford's "wake" on Friday night. Rebecca Tonn,director of public relations...

  • Testing concerns a hot topic at Colorado Springs roundtable discussions

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    What should an effective statewide assessment system include? How can Colorado improve standardized testing? Are local assessments valuable? About 50 parents of public school students, teachers, administrators and community members answered these questions Thursday night, in a...

  • Registration open for Colorado Springs education summit

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Registration is open for the 8th annual Educating Children of Color Summit in January. Educating Children of Color nonprofit organization aims to reduce the burden on public assistance programs and eliminate the "cradle to prison pipeline" through education. The day-long event will...

  • Pueblo police investigating fatal stabbing

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    PUEBLO — Authorities are investigating after a 54-year-old man was stabbed to death in Pueblo. The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/12lpvkK ) officers were called to a home near Runyon Lake at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday and found the man lying in the doorway. The victim,...

  • Boulder potty peeper sues jail for discrimination

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BOULDER — A man who hid in the tank of a portable toilet at a yoga festival in 2011 to spy on women is suing the Boulder County Jail and the sheriff's office for discrimination. The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/12lS2qC ) 34-year-old Luke Chrisco is seeking $99,999, saying...

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