• World War II POWs from Colorado get long-delayed medals

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    LAKEWOOD — Stooped with age but still smiling and joking, three Colorado veterans who were taken prisoner by the German military in World War II got their medals Thursday, more than 70 years after they were liberated. "It's overwhelming to me, to see this turnout," 89-year-old John...

  • Audit: Colorado Springs may owe feds millions in mismanaged housing funds

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs housing division must provide documentation to show how it spent more than $9 million of federal funds or pay it back after a new audit revealed problems in how two grant programs were managed. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities to pay $7.1 million to settle lawsuit with Pueblo County rancher

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs Utilities will pay Walker Ranches $7.1 million to settle a lawsuit that prompted a Pueblo County jury to award rancher Gary Walker $4.75 million for damage to his land, or $5.78 million including interest. Utilities announced the settlement Thursday. It had appealed...

  • One dead, one sent to hospital in Colorado Springs shooting

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A man was found dead and a woman was taken to a hospital after a shooting early Thursday at a northeast Colorado Springs apartment complex, according to police. Two young children, whose ages were not immediately available, were in the apartment but are safe with authorities, police...

  • Subsidiary of Colorado Springs medical manufacturer wins $20 million court judgment

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A subsidiary of Colorado Springs-based medical laser manufacturer Spectranetics Corp. has won a $20 million judgment against its co-founder - who developed a competing product while with the company, yet allegedly failed to make it available to the firm. In 2012, AngioScore Inc.,...

  • Colorado camp resort for marijuana users falls through

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    DURANGO — A planned pot-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado has been snuffed before it opened. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities such as hiking and fishing. But a deal with the landowner fell through, and the marijuana-tourism company promoting...

  • Mudslides close campground in Chaffee County

    Elizabeth Hernandez, The Denver Post
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Mudslides forced the evacuation of the Cottonwood Lake campground in Chaffee County Thursday night into Friday, on the eve of the Fourth of July weekend. Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said Cottonwood Lake on County Road 344 saw heavy thunderstorms around 4:30 p.m., which caused...

  • Jury convicts Colorado woman accused of running husband over with car

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    BRIGHTON — A jury has convicted a woman accused of killing her husband by running him over with her car after an argument in Westminster. The Adams County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that 39-year-old Nancy Jo Arias was found guilty of vehicular homicide, DUI and...

  • For 43rd year, Colorado Springs Philharmonic to play free Fourth of July concert

    By Amanda Hancock The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Activities and concessions begin at noon Saturday: Fort Carson 4th Infantry Division Bands noon-3:45 p.m.; USAF Academy Band's Blue Steel at 5:30 p.m.; The Colorado Springs Philharmonic at 7:30 p.m.; fireworks at dusk; Memorial Park, free, http://csphilharmonic.org/concert/summer-...

  • El Paso County Sheriff's Office: Teen missing since May found and is safe

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The El Paso County Sheriff's Office reported around 7 p.m. Thursday that a teen missing for several weeks has been found safely in northeast Colorado Springs. Dorien McClendon, 15, from the Ellicott area, was last seen in eastern El Paso County on May 27, according to the Sheriff's...

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