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  • LART committee wants to alter application process to for organizations seeking money

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Colorado Springs-sponsored events may have to do more to get funding next year, the chairman of the Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax committee told the City Council at a work session this week. Popular events like the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Rocky Mountain State Games and the...

  • GOP campaign arm spending money to get candidates in office and stay there

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 min ago

    A new campaign arm of the Republican Party started targeting close state legislative races Thursday, including the central Colorado Springs Senate District 11 race, with a controversial campaign finance group expected to spend millions in an attempt to get Republicans elected. "This...

  • Castle Rock votes to repeal open-carry ban

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 34 min ago

    CASTLE ROCK — Castle Rock voters have overturned a ban on the open carry of firearms on city property. Results from a special election on the open carry of firearms were announced Thursday. Voters narrowly approved a measure that repeals restrictions set by the town manager on the...

  • Rural Logan County approves 1st hemp greenhouse

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    STERLING — Commissioners in rural Logan County in northeast Colorado have approved an application for an industrial hemp research and development processing facility, as well as a 2-acre greenhouse. The hemp greenhouse will be Colorado's first and could eventually employ between 15...

  • Who took more presidential vacations?

    USA Today
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Q: Is it true that George W. Bush took more vacation days than Barack Obama? A: Yes. Before his two-week trip to Martha's Vineyard in August, Obama's count was 125 full or partial days and Bush's total at the same point in his presidency was 407. Our inbox is chock full of...

  • Colorado Springs police officers to begin wearing cameras in October

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Colorado Springs police officers will soon be outfitted with body-worn cameras as part of a five-month pilot program, a change many police departments throughout Colorado have already adopted. Beginning Oct. 1, officers from all of the department's subdivisions will rotate use of...

  • Bach uses proclamation to officially oppose stormwater initiative

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    In another volley fired in the campaign on a proposed stormwater initiative, Mayor Steve Bach issued a proclamation Tuesday listing reasons he believes the plan is flawed. Bach, who has issued one other proclamation since he took office in June 2011, said this is an important...

  • Cripple Creek district, library board reach agreement; books to stay in high school

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    After a summer of conflict that included preparing to pick up and move shop, the public library in Cripple Creek is staying put. At a monthly meeting Monday, the school board for Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 gave final approval on a 20-year memorandum of understanding...

  • Colorado Springs business alliance funding a hot potato for council, mayor

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    It seems that city funding for an economic development organization in Colorado Springs has become a game of hot potato. The City Council, which gave the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance $70,000 last year from its Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax, is tossing the...

  • State leaders 'appalled' by report of drug prescriptions to juveniles in Colorado correction facilities

    By megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    DENVER - Juveniles in the state's correctional facilities have been prescribed psychotropic and other medications without proper parental consent, pertinent medical screenings or adequate record keeping of symptoms and diagnosis, according to a report released Tuesday by the Colorado...

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