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  • Azerbaijan touts itself as alternative to Russian energy as Ukraine crisis deepens

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    America has a pint-sized ally that's working on a solution for easing tensions with Russia in coming years. Azerbaijan, a country on the Caspian Sea with legendary oil wealth, is building a natural gas pipeline to feed the riches of the Baku oil field to Europe in a move that will...

  • Hill Climb overhauls rules for spectators with safety in mind

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Fearful that higher speeds could lead to catastrophe, organizers of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb have taken a proactive stance. New spectator regulations will be put into place this year that will limit viewing to six locations on the course. What was just a few...

  • Hickenlooper has comfortable lead over challengers

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER — A new poll suggests 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 said that 52 percent...

  • Fort Carson 'incident' causes evacuation

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A building on Fort Carson was evacuated Wednesday after a woman displayed threatening behavior and suggested she had weapon during a medical appointment, Fort Carson officials said. The incident was initially reported as a shooting by one news station, but sources at Fort Carson...

  • Colorado lawmaker pushes for school arrest stats

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER — A Colorado state senator says she'll be pushing law enforcement agencies to report statistics showing what happens when trouble at school leads to the arrests of young people, but police see the new requirement as just one more unfunded burden. The Smart School Discipline...

  • Bill prohibiting jail for fines heads to governor

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    DENVER — A proposal to stop jailing poor people for being unable to pay municipal court fines is expected to be signed into law in Colorado. A spokesman for Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday the governor is expected to agree to the measure, which got final approval from the...

  • Auto break-ins at Palmer Park on the rise

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Lorraine Elger loved walking her dogs at Palmer Park in northeast Colorado Springs until her car got broken into and her purse was stolen - in the middle of the day. Unfortunately, Elger is only one of many people who have had their vehicle's burglarized since the weather started...

  • New Manitou Springs spa gets blessing with sacred pipe ceremony

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MANITOU SPRINGS - One by one, about two dozen people on Wednesday morning passed five colorful sacred pipes around a small room on the third floor of a building in Manitou Springs. The group thoughtfully took in the smoke from the pipes, or chanupas as the Northern Ute Tribe...

  • 13-year-old rapper touts environmental message at Pikes Peak Community College

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Think recycling one plastic bottle or turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth doesn't matter? Think again, challenges 13-year-old Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. "How does one college kid make a difference on a global scale? It's simple things in everyday life. It's always going to...

  • Athena Award goes to Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Jan Martin

    by rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    City Councilwoman Jan Martin has followed women who have been role models for her in politics and in the community, and she takes pride in mentoring young people who now follow her. For her mentoring efforts, community work and service to others, Martin was honored as the 2014 Athena...

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