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  • Unleashed dogs interfere with weed-eating goats working in Colorado Springs park

    By Monica mendoza -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A herd of weed-eating goats trying to do their job in Bear Creek Regional Park are being harassed on a daily basis by dogs, whose owners are illegally allowing them to run off leash. Every year for the past 15 years, about 550 goats have worked the park, eating noxious weeds and...

  • Colorado students isolated as expulsion alternative

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER — A Colorado school superintendent said Friday he will keep disciplining students by placing them in isolated, 4-by-6-foot rooms to study during school hours as an alternative to expulsion and as a way to reduce a high dropout rate. The punishment is preferable to allowing the...

  • Honk and waves remain part of election season in El Paso County

    By Debbie Kelley -
    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    The sun was barely up, but Kevin Walker and crew had been at it for a while. Shaking signs and waving at traffic whizzing by, backers of El Paso County's stormwater tax proposal manned the corners at Fountain and Academy boulevards Thursday. It had been a good morning, Walker said....

  • Child rape suspect charged in Colorado attack

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER — Prosecutors have charged a man accused of attacking a woman in Denver during a cross-country crime spree after he cut off a GPS monitoring device. The Denver District Attorney's Office charged 26-year-old Gregory Lewis on Friday with attempted first-degree murder, three...

  • Successful Aging Expo scheduled Saturday in Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Gazette is hosting its first Successful Aging Expo 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Drive. The event is free and open to the public. There will be demonstrations, workshops, presentations and speakers that are of interest to the 50-plus community, in...

  • Denver-area women killed in shooting ID'd, suspect apologizes

    Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER — Police say a man arrested in the killings of two women in a Denver apartment told them he got into an argument with them before he shot them. Court documents released Friday say 22-year-old Jose Gabriel King told police the women were his roommate and a friend. The Denver...

  • State Patrol: One dead after semi-trailer, sedan collide near Hartsel

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    One person was confirmed dead Friday afternoon after a semi-trailer and sedan collided head-on near Hartsel on U.S. 24, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash happened about 1:30 p.m. Troopers were still assesing the scene as of about 2 p.m. and had closed the highway....

  • Halloween marijuana-candy scare baseless so far

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DENVER — Police in Colorado have warned parents to look out for pot-laced Halloween candy. But parents don't seem too worried. A Denver-based testing company offered 1,000 free kits to parents wanting to screen their trick-or-treaters' haul for marijuana's psychoactive chemical. Only...

  • Off-track betting parlor moves to south of Colorado Springs

    By Wayne Heilman -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    And they're off. A second off-track betting parlor opened Thursday in the Pikes Peak region, as the owners of Post Time on Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs moved a betting facility they had operated in Trinidad to the Country Bar in Fountain, south of the Springs. Post Time...

  • Note to Gazette subscribers: Beware of fake renewal offers

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    It has been brought to our attention that there may be renewal offers reaching Gazette subscribers that are not from The Gazette.  Our return address for payment, as shown on our Renewal Notices, is Colorado Springs Gazette, LLC, PO Box 71253, Denver, CO 80271-2523. Do not...