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  • State politicians don cowboy clothes at annual State Fair fundraiser

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PUEBLO - The state's top politicians and political hopefuls donned their cowboy hats and boots for the Colorado State Fair's annual legislative barbecue - a key networking event in a particularly competitive election year. Gov. John Hickenlooper touted the state's strong agricultural...

  • Udall pledges permanent to get federal funding for watershed protection

    By mEGAN sCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    U.S. Sen. Mark Udall pledged Friday in flood-ravaged Williams Canyon to work at the federal level to secure permanent funding for watershed protection at the federal level so future emergencies do not leave cities scrambling to find money for repairs. "We need to make the funding...

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

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 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: 17 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...

  • Colorado Springs may look for event to replace Balloon Classic

    by Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Colorado Springs city officials will likely look for another event next Labor Day weekend to replace the Colorado Balloon Classic, after the organization behind the Classic said Aug. 15 it would be leaving the city. Karen Palus, the city's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services...

  • Colorado marijuana activists challenge taxes

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    DENVER — A handful of marijuana activists in Denver are making a curious legal challenge. They believe that pot should be legal under federal law. But because it isn't, they say the state of Colorado can't collect taxes on the drug. The tax challenge is going before a Denver...

  • Humane Society pleased despite possibility it will miss lofty adoption goal

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region may not meet its ambitious goal of saving nearly 4,000 cats and dogs to win the ASPCA's $100K Rachael Ray Challenge this summer, but a spokeswoman said the shelter still came out on top. In May, the nonprofit was chosen along with 50...

  • Colorado's Mark Udall gets ad boost in Senate race

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Republican Senate hopeful Cory Gardner's opposition to abortion rights "is way too extreme for Colorado," women voters say in ads Senate Democrats' campaign arm began running Thursday. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, or DSCC, ordered $1 million in ads to...

  • Colorado won't see gay marriage yet

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    DENVER — Gay marriage isn't coming to Colorado yet. A federal appeals court on Thursday extended a stay on a ruling from last month that found the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals noted that the court has stayed similar rulings in other...

  • Ben Carson expected to draw crowds in Colorado Springs this weekend

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    When Colorado Springs resident Mick Hartley mentions Ben Carson he gets either an excited proclamation about the need to get Carson to run for president of the United States or a confused "Who's Ben Carson?" It's the dichotomy of being a rising star in the GOP with no political...

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