• Colorado attorney general worried over legal marijuana lawsuit

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GRAND JUNCTION — A lawsuit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska that asks the U.S. Supreme court to curtail Colorado's new recreational marijuana law could have dire consequences for all three states, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said. Colorado argued in a response to the...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    The Gazette
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    El Pomar Foundation's Forum for Civic Advancement is hosting a lecture on international threat assessment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Penrose House Conference Center, 1661 Mesa Ave. Retired Air Force generals Gene Renaurt and Kevin P. Chilton will give their assessment on current...

  • Colorado lawmakers start debating annual state budget

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado budget writers have spent months assembling the state's spending plan for next year, and this week their fellow lawmakers will begin debating, tinkering, and voting on it. The process will begin in the Senate. By Thursday, the chamber is expected to pass it over to...

  • New buses, routes, times coming to Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    New bus routes kick in April 6, with more frequent stops for some, Mountain Metropolitan Transit has announced. Route 5, which connects the downtown terminal with The Citadel transfer center, will have stops every 15 minutes instead of 30 minutes, and Saturday service will be restored...

  • Colorado Springs candidates trumpet transit needs, spurring high hopes

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs bus system is "a joke" to many people who depend on it, but city election candidates have inspired hope among the disillusioned. "I'm very optimistic that all the front-runners are aware of the issue and the situation ... I'm optimistic we'll get there in this...

  • Steamboat police chief and deputy chief put on leave

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations by former Detective Dave Kleiber that his bosses created "a hostile work environment" with "heavy-handed...

  • Victim's family refuses Klingenschmitt donation

    Megan Schrader, The Gazette
    Yesterday

    The family of Michelle Wilkins, the pregnant Longmont woman whose baby girl was cut out of her body, gave back a donation from Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt Friday after the Colorado Springs Republican called the attack “a curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent...

  • Colorado law kept Boulder DA from charging Lane with murder

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    DENVER - A woman accused of brutally cutting an unborn child from the womb of a woman who was 7 months pregnant will not face homicide charges - even though the infant did not survive the attack. Republican lawmakers say the lack of a homicide charge in the case proves there is a gap...

  • Woodland Park gets grant of more than $870k for equipment upgrade

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Woodland Park was awarded more than $870,000 Friday for an upgrade of a fleet maintenance facility, according to a news release. The project includes a 6,250-square-foot addition to a 2,215-square-foot facility and plans to make its doors large enough for modern equipment, the...

  • Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DENVER — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law. The filing marks the first time Colorado has...

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