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  • Senate candidate has a plan, but 2-party system makes him largely unknown

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Steve Shogan and his campaign team hit Colorado Springs and Pueblo this week trying to let voters know there is a third option in the ugly battle between U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, and Republican Rep. Cory Gardner. There are actually fourth, fifth and sixth...

  • Colorado students isolated as expulsion alternative

    Associated Press
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DENVER — A school district in southern Colorado is keeping students isolated in 4-foot by 6-foot rooms for days or weeks during school hours as an alternative to expulsion. According to KMGH-TV (http://bit.ly/1rY9k2Q ), the program in the Center Consolidated School District was...

  • 5 places for trick-or-treating in Pikes Peak region

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    As ghouls and goblins roam the streets Friday night, there also are other places besides homes to take youngsters trick-or-treating on Halloween. Here are a few ideas to keep your princesses and pirates smiling like a jack-o-lantern. - Mall-Oween at The Citadel mall, 750 Citadel...

  • Heightened DUI enforcement underway statewide in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DENVER — Law enforcement agencies across Colorado are increasing DUI enforcement during the Halloween weekend. The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol, along with local police across the state, are increasing enforcement through Monday. Last year's...

  • Side Streets: Readers respond to family in need; mayor responds to neglect

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Time for a couple of updates, and I'll start with a big thank-you to Side Streets readers. It never seems to fail. I mention a Colorado Springs resident facing tough times and immediately hands are raised to help. In this case, it was the story of the Pfennigs family. You might...

  • Colorado House candidates debate in Spanish

    By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    DENVER — Candidates for one of the top congressional races in the country debated in Spanish on Thursday as they compete for a district with a growing Hispanic population. U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman has been furiously studying Spanish for the past year; his Democrat challenger, former...

  • Teenage girl hit by car in dies

    Associated Press
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    AURORA — Aurora police say a teenage girl who was hit by a car while she crossed the street with her younger brother earlier this week has died. The girl, whose name and age have not been released, was struck near the Aurora Hills Golf Course at about 6:30 p.m. Monday. She died...

  • Probation for Fort Carson soldier convicted in solicitation case

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    A Fort Carson soldier accused of asking more than a dozen girls and young women to watch him masturbate for money was sentenced Thursday to 10 years of sex offender intensive supervised probation. Duston Ridner, 44, pleaded guilty in August to one count of sexual obscenity, although...

  • Investigation of Sheriff's Office substantiates claims against Maketa

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa offered an endorsement to a candidate for sheriff in exchange for personal favors, mishandled internal affairs investigations along with Undersheriff Paula Presley, and had inappropriate relationships with three female subordinates resulting in...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes new arrival

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomed its newest resident Wednesday when Hadiah, an 18-year-old Bornean orangutan, gave birth just before midnight. The baby, whose sex is not known, is the second for parents Hadiah and 20-year-old Tujoh. Fewer than 10 orangutans are born each year at...

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