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  • Artist Christo says 'Over the River' project at a standstill

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    CANON CITY — The artist Christo says his plan to suspend nearly 6 miles of silvery fabric in sections over the Arkansas River is in a "stand-still situation." The 79-year-old artist updated supporters on his "Over the River" project during a luncheon in Canon City, Colorado, on...

  • Expect Denver International Airport traffic delays this weekend

    By Kristen Leigh Painter, The Denver Post
    Updated: 3 min ago

    Passengers being dropped off at Denver International Airport this weekend will need to factor in an extra 30 minutes to make their flight because of traffic-lane closures on the terminal's east side, officials say. The airport, which is making the final push on its...

  • Four arrested in Fountain after boy found unconscious outside house party

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Four adults were arrested by Fountain police on Tuesday after a 17-year-old was found lying unconcious in a roadway near the site of a house party. According to police, officers were investigating a disturbance when they found the boy who they said was unresponsive. He was taken to a...

  • Plague found in wild rabbit in eastern El Paso County

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    A rash of prairie dogs deaths near Yoder led El Paso County Public Health officials to a wild rabbit that had plague. According to a Public Health report, the rabbit was found dead and tested Thursday for plague. The report said officials also found prairie dog burrows "with no...

  • Sen. Udall touring flash-flood efforts in Manitou Springs

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    United States Sen. Mark Udall will be visiting Manitou Springs on Friday to checkout out flood mitigation work in Williams Canyon. According to The Gazette's news partner KKTV, the senator will be touring the area in the town of more than 5,000 people with Manitou Springs officials....

  • Driver cited in crash that killed teen on Garden of the Gods Road

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    A teenage girl was killed in a fatal crash that shut down westbound lanes of Garden of the Gods Road near Nevada Avenue for several hours Thursday evening, Colorado Springs police said. Police said four teenagers were in a 1993 brown Honda Accord traveling east on Garden of the Gods...

  • Colorado State Fair opens with divisive sideshow

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PUEBLO — The Colorado State Fair opens Friday — with a carnival sideshow that has been shut down in one Colorado county after parents complained. The Fair in Pueblo plans to again include a sideshow claiming to feature the world's smallest woman. "Little Liz" has appeared at the...

  • Rate hike likely for Colorado Springs Utilities customers, along with staff cuts

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Hefty price tags on emission control projects and possible fuel price increases could force the Colorado Springs City Council to increase electric rates, defer maintenance on water main lines and make staff cuts at Colorado Springs Utilities in 2015. The projected budget is expected...

  • County may ask voters to give $2M in extra cash to parks

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    El Paso County commissioners could ask voters this November to approve using more than $2 million in extra money on parks, including a proposed acquisition of Jones Park in the forest west of Colorado Springs. The ballot question concerning the $2,044,078 in excess revenue from 2013...

  • Pro Challenge cycling race turns downtown Colorado Springs into one big party

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ueen said it best: "I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle." Colorado Springs said it big, with a grand downtown celebration, vendor tent city and - by the time Italian road racer Elia Viviani charged over the finish line about 3:30 p.m. - a crowd of thousands. Unlike most...

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