• Police in Colorado issue dozens of citations at 4/20 marijuana events

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    DENVER — Marijuana tourists in town are already celebrating Monday's unofficial stoner holiday of 4/20. One of the biggest festivals concludes Sunday in downtown Denver's Civic Center Park. Rapper Rick Ross is performing a free concert. Other festivals and celebrations are planned...

  • CU reopening campus after 3 years of 4/20 closures

    Associated Press
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    BOULDER — The University of Colorado is open to the public on this 4/20 marijuana holiday for the first time in three years. The university has blocked public access in recent years in an effort to snuff out crowds smoking pot to mark the unofficial celebration. But CU President...

  • Best & Brightest: The Gazette's Class of 2015

    The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region have been named The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the seniors were recognized for academic achievements and contributions to their communities and schools. They also were...

  • Get a Job Monday: Calling all call center workers

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Take a few minutes to polish up your interview skills. This Get a Job Monday segment features positions from an outbound call center in northwest Colorado Springs. Graven Austin & Drake, in business since 1991, is hiring telephone sales representatives. Experience is not...

  • Increased space defense a key talking point at Space Symposium

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Record crowds, a galaxy of vendors and talk of new programs put a spring in the step of defense contractors at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. After tough years of federal belt tightening and a postwar military drawdown that cut more than $1 billion in annual Pentagon space...

  • Fireball hula hoopers light up the night in Manitou Springs

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    When dark descended on Manitou Springs on Sunday night, a few faces in Schryver Park were lit by small balls of fire. Attached to a hula hoop, five Kevlar-reinforced fireballs swirled over the head of Laurel Barrett, fleetingly lighting up her face in the fading twilight. Barrett's...

  • 5 things To Know at the Colorado statehouse

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    DENVER — The end is in sight for the 2015 state Legislature. That means the days are growing longer as lawmakers scramble to finish their work by May 6. Some of the highlights from the coming week: ___ BUDGET FINALLY SET Both chambers have finished work on the 2015-16 state...

  • Man finds rare Grand Canyon bird near Colorado town

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    CORTEZ — A California condor "missing and feared dead" from near Grand Canyon National Park has been found by a seasonal park ranger 200 miles from home near Cortez, the Cortez Journal reported (http://tinyurl.com/qd2zxul). Franz Carver, who drives around looking for birds on his...

  • Residents asked to stay inside because of Pueblo fire

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    A fire broke out in Pueblo early Sunday morning almost causing some residents to vacate their homes. The Pueblo County Sheriff's office and Rural Fire responded to a fire on the property of American Iron and Metal on the 1800 block of La Crosse Ave. Highway 50C is  closed...

  • Researcher denied flight out of Colorado after tweet poking United security

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked. The researcher, Chris Roberts, attempted...

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