• Gay Boy Scout leaders statement has Klingenschmitt under fire again

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 min ago

    DENVER - Rep. Grodon Klingenschmitt, a Colorado Springs Republican who frequently finds himself in trouble for his religious-right speech, admonished the Boy Scouts of America for ending a ban on gay leaders, saying it opened the door for child molestation. There was an immediate...

  • Comcast whiffs on customer service as Colorado Springs contract is up for renewal

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 31 min ago

    Comcast isn't the most popular company in Colorado Springs or across the nation. City Council is preparing to renew the firm's local franchise contract, but Comcast again has ranked among the worst in the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The company's already dismal score on...

  • Council resolution will funnel Colorado Springs money to Fountain Creek Watershed

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Take heart, water users downstream of Colorado Springs. A City Council resolution approved Tuesday lets Mayor John Suthers start funneling city money to the Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control and Greenway District. "It's a big deal," says district Executive Director Larry...

  • Lamborn legislation would ban acquisition of some fetal tissue

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn announced legislation Tuesday aimed at banning the acquisition of fetal tissue from induced abortions - meaning researchers might only be able to get it from stillborns or fetuses lost in miscarriages. The legislation comes amid scrutiny of Planned Parenthood...

  • Flood risk sparks Manitou Springs debate about relocation of city hall, police station

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    The consequences of a serious flash flood in Manitou Springs could be so severe, its fleet of police vehicles could be washed down the main drag, rendering police unable to provide emergency response services. Police Chief Joe Ribeiro told Manitou Springs City Council members Tuesday...

  • Colorado board's history class review leads to recall effort

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    GOLDEN — Critics of a suburban Denver school board that considered reviewing a U.S. history course to emphasize patriotism turned in signatures Tuesday to force a recall election for three conservative members responsible for the push. The clash in Colorado's second-largest school...

  • California-based payroll company to bring 1,700 jobs to Denver

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -

    DENVER - ZenPayroll, a California-based firm that helps small businesses manage payroll, will bring about 1,700 jobs to Denver in the next few years as part of an expansion announced Tuesday on the steps of the state Capitol. The state and city teamed up to offer the company a...

  • Colorado adds regulations for trampoline courts, adventure rides

    By Ellie mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    At the Springs Trampoline Park, new Colorado regulations for trampoline courts and aerial adventure parks mean annual inspections will be conducted by a third party and injuries will be reported to the state. What won't change is the standard to which the park holds itself, according...

  • Colorado Springs-area events and meetings this week

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The Colorado Springs City Council work session begins at 1 p.m. Monday in council chambers in City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs Sister Cities International will have an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., to...

  • Colorado legislators working to draft drugged driving bill

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    DENVER - Driving high and driving drunk carry the same charge in Colorado, and that's a problem for those who want to track the impact, if any, of legalized marijuana on the safety of the state's roads and highways. It's impossible to break out state-wide statistics about the number...

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