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  • Motorcyclist killed in fall in I-70 construction zone

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    AURORA — Police say a motorcyclist was killed on Interstate 70 in Aurora when his handlebars touched another motorcycle, causing him to lose control and fall under the wheels of a truck. Police say the motorcycles were eastbound on I-70 on Monday in a construction zone where the...

  • No injuries after small airplane makes hard landing, bursts into flames at Meadow Lake Airport

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    A single-engine airplane burst into flames following a hard landing at the Meadowlake Airport Monday, but no injuries were reported, according to fire department officials. Falcon fire crews were among emergency responders who rescued the pilot and put out a small grass fire next to...

  • Colorado slows medical marijuana crackdown

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado appears to be giving up on its effort to crack down on medical marijuana growers who are using a legal loophole to grow high numbers of pot plants without the kind of oversight faced by commercial growers. The Colorado Department of Health and Environment said in...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper signs bill increasing Colorado budget reserves

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's rainy day fund will grow again with a bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. The legislation increases the state's general fund reserves from 5 percent to 6.5 percent to $576.4 million. During the recession, the reserves dipped to about 2...

  • Best and Brightest: The Gazette's Class of 2014

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region have been named The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the seniors were recognized for their academic achievements and contributions to their communities and schools. They also...

  • Colorado Springs man subdued with stun gun after allegedly impersonating police officer

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    A Colorado Springs man was accused of trying to impersonate a police officer and with driving under the influence, police said. Willie Greene III, 40, was arrested on suspicion of impersonating a police officer, obstructing a peace officer and driving under the influence, then booked...

  • Colorado marijuana law frustrates Nebraska law officers

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. — Some Nebraska law enforcement officers are increasingly frustrated that their agencies have to bear the cost of jailing and prosecuting people for drug violations tied to Colorado's legalized marijuana. Premium-quality cannabis from Colorado has been appearing in...

  • Best and Brightest 2014: Mark Estrada, Falcon High School

    by robin intemann Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    This is the first of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. Listening to others has always come easily to Mark Estrada, but after being in a painful situation of his own he realized it wasn't enough. "I used to be really, really shy," he said. "But when I...

  • Colorado Springs-area flu season will go down as 'worst in years'

    by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    El Paso County's flu season will go down as one of the worst in years - in particular, hitting an adult demographic that typically fares best against the virus, county health officials say. The same strain that caused the 2009-2010 pandemic came back with a vengeance this year,...

  • Mugshot Monday: Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted in the Pikes Peak region

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Wanted: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued. Christopher Barns, 31, is described as a 200-pound man, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. Barns is being sought...

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