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  • SDS construction reaches Colorado Springs ahead of schedule, under budget

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Huge pipes being tunneled underground near the intersection of Powers Boulevard and Constitution Avenue is the first big sign after almost two decades of work to increase the water available to the Colorado Springs area by a third. The pipeline is part of the Southern Delivery System...

  • Former treasurer, Sheriff Maketa have conflicting reports about account that held nearly $1 million

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

    Something doesn't jibe when it comes to almost a million dollars of county money. Conflicting reports Wednesday between Sheriff Terry Maketa and former county treasurer Sandra Damron about a sheriff's office account raised more concerns amid accusations surrounding the embattled...

  • Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler's free Las Vegas trip gets the OK

    Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER — The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission says Secretary of State Scott Gessler can attend a Republican National Lawyers Association seminar in Las Vegas next month at the organization's expense. The Denver Post reports (http://tinyurl.com/o695cwz ) the commission...

  • Movement to make stretch of Arkansas River a national monument passes first hurdle

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A bill to designate Browns Canyon in Chaffee County as a national monument passed its first legislative hurdle Wednesday. The measure, which would protect a 22,000-acre stretch of the Arkansas River between Buena Vista and Salida, was approved by the Senate National Parks...

  • Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DENVER — A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal. Judge Raymond P. Moore's ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six...

  • Gov. Christie: Colorado winnable for GOP; stands by comments blasting state for marijuana law

    Associated Press
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    DENVER — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is visiting political battleground Colorado for a fundraiser with the state's GOP gubernatorial candidate, Bob Beauprez, before heading to Aspen for events with other party leaders. Christie will be at a noon fundraiser in Denver on Wednesday...

  • Colorado Springs council raises some fees, leave others intact

    By monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    After much talk from elected officials about the need to reduce city fees for Colorado Springs businesses, developers and citizens, Tuesday's City Council meeting ended with all existing fees intact and an increase in golf and cemetery fees. The City Council was unable to override...

  • Communities move to regulate where electronic cigarettes can be used

    By John Aguilar, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    LAKEWOOD — Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, which have experienced an explosive growth in popularity in the last few years, are beginning to face stiff resistance in Colorado as an increasing number of communities crack down on the battery-powered devices. Last week, both...

  • Pueblo County clerk ‘reluctantly’ stops issuing same-sex marriage licenses

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com —
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Pueblo County has stopped issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at the request of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. County clerks in Pueblo and Boulder began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples after the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction in...

  • Lamborn defends Veteran's Affairs committee attendance record

    by Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    DENVER - U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn says he must juggle his time sitting on three committees and six subcommittees at Capitol Hill, but his opponents are questioning why he's missed more than half of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs meetings in the past two years. "Sometimes three...

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