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  • County Commissioner Amy Lathen says she'll run for Colorado Springs mayor

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    On Monday, El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen announced her intent to run for Colorado Springs mayor in April's municipal election. Lathen, who represents District 2 as a county commissioner, said in a statement that she changed her mind from an earlier decision not to run....

  • HOMELESS DAY ONE: Details, more about homeless youth in Colorado Springs

    By Elise Schmelzer The Gazette -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    According to the city's 2014 Point in Time survey - a one-day snapshot of homelessness conducted in January - 116 youths ages 18 to 24 were homeless in Colorado Springs that day. But Shawna Kemppainen, executive director of Urban Peak youth shelter in Colorado Springs, said the survey...

  • This week: Mark your calendar for these events in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its 45th Labor Day Fall Festival on Monday. The festivities kick off with a parade at 10 a.m., and the festival continues until 4 p.m. at John Metcalfe Park. Colorado College's Opening Convocation is at 9 a.m. Monday in Shove...

  • HOMELESS DAY TWO: A day in the life of a Colorado Springs family

    by Elise Schmelzer 
and Emily Donovan The Gazette -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    As Josephine and Timothy Thill wrangle their three kids out of a store in Colorado Springs, the oldest stops in the doorway to ask what other errands they need to run. "Next stop - the shelter!" Josephine says. "You seriously said that out loud?" Amiracle says. Josephine shrugs....

  • 5 things to know about driving high on marijuana

    JOAN LOWY, Associated Press
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in...

  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize marijuana?

    JOAN LOWY, Associated Press
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects...

  • Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver

    Associated Press
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    ERIE — All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said. The Piper PA-46 airplane crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport about 11:50 a.m., NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Sunday...

  • Mugshot Monday: Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Wanted: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued.
 Shaun Gill, 29, is described as a 170-pound man, 5 feet 6 inches, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Gill is being sought on suspicion...

  • Labor Day closings and events around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Closings Banks and credit unions: Most banks and credit unions closed Monday; check with individual banks or credit unions. Buses (Metro Transit): Regular bus service Monday. Government offices: City, county, state and federal offices closed Monday. Libraries: All Pikes Peak...

  • Labor Day's Balloon Classic launch scrapped because of weather

    KKTV
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    The winds picked up Monday morning making it too risky to launch hot air balloons on the final day of the 2014 Balloon Classic. Balloons were seen rising initially from Memorial Park in Colorado Springs before officials announced red flag conditions, causing flights to be...

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