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  • Centennial students turn field trip into song

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

    What do you get when you mix grass, mud, sand, water, history and a lot of enthusiasm? For students at Centennial Elementary School, it was a chance to be songwriters and recording stars for a National Park Service project. In August, they visited Bent's Old Fort, a national...

  • Rep. Doug Lamborn feeling 'no pressure' about military comments despite criticism

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The campaign spokesman for U.S. Rep Doug Lamborn said Saturday that the congressman has felt "no pressure" regarding his comments calling for generals to resign if they disagreed with White House policy. The statements were made Tuesday to a group of conservative voters in Colorado...

  • School begins Monday at Colorado Springs youth facility marred by violence

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    School starts Monday for juvenile offenders being detained or incarcerated at Spring Creek Youth Services Center in Colorado Springs. That's more than a month later than usual, but things haven't been on track at the state-run center for a while. State lawmakers have been demanding...

  • Lego blocks teach Palmer Elementary students new skills

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Every kid knows what Lego blocks are for. In no time, the colorful plastic bricks snap together and become castles, race cars, dinosaurs, robots and other fanciful creations that come from the minds of the young. Now, with the help of technology, Lego toys also are teaching...

  • Denver bank robbery suspect hams it up in mug shot

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — A man captured after authorities say he tried to flee a bank robbery in Denver doesn't seem too upset about his arrest. The mug shot taken after 45-year-old Michael Whitington's Sept. 23 arrest shows him with a broad, toothy smile and his eyes open wide. Police say he...

  • About a 1,000 show up in Colorado Springs for veterans marijuana giveaway

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A free cannabis giveaway at a Colorado Springs hotel Saturday attracted about a thousand people looking for an alternative medication for their physical and mental pain. Roger Martin, the executive director and co-founder of Operation Grow4Vets, which put on the event, said the...

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

    The Gazette
    Yesterday

    Workshops aimed at helping people make the most of a job fair featuring between 6,000 and 7,000 available jobs continue this week. The workshops, titled "Make the Job Fair Work For You!" are hosted by the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, in the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, 1675...

  • Female bear shot, left on trail near Glenwood Springs resort

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Wildlife officers are investigating the death of a female bear found shot to death on a trail near Sunlight Mountain Resort, her cub lingering near the carcass. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers say it's a crime to shoot a bear and leave the carcass to waste....

  • Green Party gubernatorial candidate visits Colorado Springs

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

    If it were up to Green Party gubernatorial candidate Harry Hempy, cities and counties would have the choice to raise their minimum wages individually, the best way for Colorado communities to keep up with the rising cost of living. Hempy, a retired IBM computer scientist with a...

  • Mitt Romney in Colorado Monday to stump with GOP candidates

    Megan Schrader
    Yesterday

    Mitt Romney, the GOP's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, will be in Colorado Monday stumping for Republicans who are in close high-profile races this November. An e-mail from gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez says Romney will be at Heritage High School in Littleton Monday...

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