• UCHealth Memorial plans $10.3 million cancer center in northern Colorado Springs

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    UCHealth Memorial plans to begin construction next month on a $10.3 million cancer center at its Memorial Hospital North campus, part of a $15 million expansion and upgrade of its Colorado Springs cancer facilities. It will be Memorial's second location for cancer patients to get...

  • Mayoral candidate still favors recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs

    BY CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Mayoral candidate Mary Lou Makepeace on Monday reiterated her support for recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs, saying the tax proceeds could be used to address the city's persistent pothole problem. "I say it's time for Pot for Potholes," she said in a news release. In...

  • Broadmoor hotel postponing plans for equestrian center, Bear Creek horseback riding

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    The Broadmoor hotel has called a time out on its planned equestrian center near Bear Creek Regional Park, a project that drew vocal opposition from some residents in the neighborhood. But Broadmoor President Jack Damioli said Monday that the decision to delay the project isn't related...

  • March brings improved occupancy, higher rates for Colorado Springs hotels

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Local hotels recovered in March from a snowy February, with occupancy increasing from the same month a year earlier for the third time in the past four months, according to the Rocky Mountain Lodging Report. The occupancy rate for local hotels rose to 54.6 percent in March from 52...

  • Groups want review of Shell's Arctic regulatory filings

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two groups petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and what the groups call misstatements in regulatory filings regarding the risk of a catastrophic oil spill from Arctic offshore drilling....

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Dems push higher pay for Senate workers

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports about a Senate cafeteria worker who makes so little money he is homeless are prompting calls for change from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers led by the No. 2 Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, released a letter Monday urging the Senate Rules...

  • Asian markets tepid ahead of major earnings, Fed meeting

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lukewarm Tuesday, taking a cue from losses on Wall Street ahead of earnings from major Asian companies and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 outperformed the region, gaining 0.5 percent to...

  • Tuna company, 2 managers charged in death of worker in oven

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bumble Bee Foods and two managers were charged by Los Angeles prosecutors Monday with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna. Jose Melena was performing maintenance in a 35-foot-long oven at the...

  • Truckers strike at huge seaport complex; impact minimal

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers who haul goods from docks at the nation's busiest seaport complex walked off the job Monday in a dispute over their earnings and employment status, but port officials said the impact on international commerce appeared to be minimal. The ports of Los...

  • Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. While skeptics question whether the company's future is tied too much to one product, the iPhone's popularity was the reason Apple...

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