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  • City Council eyeing charter change to allow it to have its own staff, attorney

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The Colorado Springs City Council needs its own attorney and needs to be able to hire and fire its own staff, council President Keith King says. He says the city's charter, which is the city's constitution, needs to be changed to give the City Council those powers. He proposed the...

  • Colorado Springs-area student earns spot at prestigious science fair (plus list of state winners)

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Parents of science fair participants everywhere will undoubtedly commiserate with Ellie Thompson when she jokes that "sometimes it's a little scary." For several years, her son, Matthew Hileman, has been working on an ion propulsion system in the family basement as part of his...

  • Red flag warning Wednesday for southeast Colorado

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Gusty winds and dry conditions throughout most of southeastern Colorado prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The weather service said wind gusts up to 35 mph with relative humidity levels below 12 percent could cause extreme...

  • Police: Colorado Springs man robbed people he knew at gunpoint

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Police said a man is on the run after he robbed his companions at gunpoint Tuesday night at an apartment complex in east Colorado Springs. An unidentified man and a group of people he knew went to an apartment on the 1400 block of Alvarado Drive, off East Fountain Boulevard, about...

  • Rockslide cleared on US Highway 24 near Minturn

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    MINTURN — U.S. Highway 24 near Minturn has been reopened after workers cleared a rockslide that brought down more than 150 tons of rock onto the roadway early Tuesday. The rockslide occurred about halfway between Minturn and Redcliff and caused significant damage, punching holes in...

  • Colorado Springs ranks as one of the best US cities for asthma sufferers

    by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Breathe easy, Colorado Springs. Dealing with asthma apparently comes easier here than elsewhere in the nation. Colorado Springs ranks as one of the best cities in the country for people suffering from the condition, placing sixth out of the largest 50 cities, according to NerdWallet....

  • Gov. Hickenlooper has comfortable lead over Colorado challengers

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — A new poll shows that Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has a comfortable lead over his potential Republican challengers, backed by support from women and unaffiliated voters. The poll from Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-ih-pee-ak) University released Wednesday found that 52 percent...

  • Trial underway for Colorado Springs murder suspect; man accused in death after Fourth of July brawl

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Opening statements began Tuesday in the murder trial of 22-year-old Damian Martez Evans, accused of gunning down a man during a brawl at a Fourth of July house party in Colorado Springs last year. Christopher Vazquez, 21, was found dead in the early hours of July 5 outside a home on...

  • Gunnison police seek woman in infant's death

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    MONTROSE — Gunnison police are looking for a 39-year-old woman who has been indicted in the death of her 5-month-old son. The Montrose Daily Press reported Tuesday (http://tinyurl.com/kl5so7p ) Corrina Denham faces charges of criminally negligent homicide and fatal child abuse in...

  • Colorado lawmakers trying to restrict solitary confinement

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    DENVER — A year after a Colorado inmate held in solitary confinement allegedly gunned down the state prisons chief upon being released, lawmakers are moving to restrict use of the punishment for the mentally ill. The bill continues the efforts that Colorado Department of...

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