• Colorado sheriff offers safe zones to complete online sales

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    GREELEY — A Colorado sheriff is offering people safe zones to complete sales brokered through online sites like Craigslist in response to the case of a Georgia couple who were killed last month after meeting someone to buy a vintage Mustang. Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams announced...

  • Murder's legacy: Denver-area community center opens

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — A Colorado mother still trying to make sense of her son's murder is opening a center offering young people alternatives to crime. Rhonda Fields, whose son, Javad Marshall-Fields, was killed along with his fiancee in a 2005 before he could testify in a murder case, is to cut...

  • Road crew secrets on how to stay warm in the cold

    BY Eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Road crews may be the ultimate Oracle of Delphi when it comes to staying warm in these frigid temperatures. And they have to do it without breaking the bank. Mike Lovato, a Colorado Springs Utilities crew supervisor, has 11 years experience dealing with all kinds of weather...

  • US to spend $57 million more on stream damage from '13 flood

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — The U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday it will spend another $57 million on recovery work on Colorado rivers and streams that were damaged by the 2013 flood. Most of the work will be done in Boulder, El Paso and Larimer counties, along with other projects in...

  • Man who stole patrol car, setting off chase, gets 10 years

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BRIGHTON — A man who stole a deputy sheriff's patrol car in Adams County and led authorities on a high-speed chase has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Adams County District Attorney's Office says 32-year-old Bernard Jesse Martinez was sentenced Thursday. He previously...

  • Colorado moves ahead on medical pot crackdown

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — A crackdown on medical pot growers in Colorado passed its first and toughest test in the state Legislature Thursday. The bill's 5-0 bipartisan approval in the Senate Health & Human Services Committee gives law enforcement and state pot regulators hope that years of...

  • Snow expected to linger around Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Note: Click here for an updated list of school, military and other closings/delays Thursday. Most districts are on a two-hour delayed start, including Colorado Springs D-11, Falcon D-49, Lewis-Palmer D-38 and Falcon D-49. Click here for flight information at Colorado...

  • Top sergeant gives Air Force Academy cadets a lesson in leadership

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy's 4,000 cadets got a stark leadership lesson from a sergeant on Thursday. "It's not about you," Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody told cadets gathered for the start of the school's annual National Character and Leadership Symposium. Cody, the Air...

  • Hash oil attempt leads to fire, injury in northeast Colorado Springs

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Someone caused a small fire and was injured trying to make hash oil Thursday afternoon in northeast Colorado Springs, according to police. Trying to extract oil from marijuana is illegal and can be dangerous. The person who was injured Thursday on the 300 block of Locust Drive...

  • Another phase completed in Colorado Springs interchange project

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A Wisconsin-based general contracting company looks like it will join a Colorado design firm to build the Interstate 25/Cimarron Street interchange project, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Thursday. Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc., a privately held company from Plain,...

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