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  • Weather has Wahl siblings waiting to attempt historic swim

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Danielle, Devin and Dustin Wahl are delayed in their bid to make history. The Wahls want to become the first three siblings to each swim across the 21-mile English Channel at the same time, but their attempts to swim have been repeatedly put off since Tuesday. Weather and boat...

  • Judge strikes down Longmont fracking ban

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 10 min ago

    LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A district judge has struck down Longmont's voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing, but stayed her decision while the city considers an appeal. Judge D.D. Mallard ruled Thursday that the ban conflicted with state regulations and Colorado's interest in...

  • Air Force Academy vision includes raising tourist levels to pre-9/11 numbers

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 min ago

    The Air Force Academy's visitor center would move outside the gates of the 18,500-acre campus under a plan tied to the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The academy announced Thursday that the $20 million attraction would be located just east of the academy's northern...

  • Flood advisory issued until 8:15 p.m. for Western El Paso County, Waldo burn scar

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 47 min ago

    The National Weather Service extended its flood advisory until 8:15 p.m. for western El Paso County, including the Waldo Canyon burn scar. Showers and storms will move over the burn scar this evening. Western Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and Cascade may experience flooding, the...

  • Head of Colorado health insurance exchange leaving for job with Cigna

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The head of Colorado's health insurance exchange will leave in August to take a job with Cigna. Patty Fontneau, who helped create Connect for Health Colorado and who oversaw the exchange's opening on Oct. 1, 2013, will become the presidnet of private exchange business for the massive...

  • Judge: James Holmes sanity exam can be recorded

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — A psychiatrist will be allowed to video-record the second sanity evaluation of the man charged with a mass killing in a Colorado movie theater, despite his lawyer's objections, a judge ruled Thursday. It wasn't clear whether the video of defendant James Holmes could be...

  • Colorado on the Web: Hot enough for you? Just wait, Colorado Springs

    By Dalton walker dalton.walker@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    I've lived in Colorado long enough to know how quickly weather can change, but it has been hot this week. It's the kind of hot where it's a struggle at times to breathe or purposely do any fun outdoor activity without checking your sanity. Who doesn't like chatting about weather? Or,...

  • Two dead in Fort Collins shooting

    By Jason Pohl, The Coloradoan
    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Two men are dead in a reported murder-suicide in southwest Fort Collins. Fort Collins police and other emergency personnel responded to the shooting incident in the city's southwest corner shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday. An informant told police that her husband had shot a family...

  • Northwest Colorado fire quadruples in size; cabin, barn destroyed

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CRAIG — A wildfire in northwestern Colorado has quadrupled to more than 31 square miles. Fire managers said Thursday the Alkali Fire has destroyed a cabin, barn and propane tank. No injuries have been reported. Three head of cattle have been killed and ranchers have moved other...

  • Colorado Springs website encourages kid writers from across the Internet

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Children from around the world could be inspired to become writers if a kids writing website gets financial support through a crowdfunding site. KidsAreWriters.com, a website founded by Colorado Springs resident Michelle Lynn Senters, has silly photos and poses questions like "Is...

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