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  • 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...

  • Greeley school parents' fury forces oil and gas driller to back down

    the Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    An oil and gas industry proposal to drill 19 wells within 900 feet of an elementary school in Greeley ignited such parent fury that company officials on Monday backed down. Mineral Resources Inc. officials said withdrawing their application to drill by the Frontier Academy school is...

  • Manitou to power its municipal buildings from SunShare's solar garden

    by wayne heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Manitou Springs has agreed to buy all of the electricity for city-owned facilities from a solar array that will be built in the Security area by Colorado Springs-based SunShare, becoming what the company says is the first city in the nation to have all of its facilities powered by a...

  • Colorado Springs City Council votes 7-1 to spend $2 million on potholes

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council voted 7-1 Tuesday to allocate $2 million from the city's reserve fund for pothole repair. Council member Joel Miller cast the lone no-vote. Check back at Gazette.com for updates to this story.

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