• Authors of Colorado's Amendment 64 want increase in public use of recreational marijuana

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DENVER - Authors of the constitutional amendment that legalized marijuana in Colorado want to legalize public recreational pot clubs in Denver, while Colorado Springs officials work in the opposite direction. Denver, which does allow private pot clubs, forbids the consumption of...

  • Audit: Colorado Springs may owe feds millions in mismanaged housing funds

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs housing division must provide documentation to show how it spent more than $9 million of federal funds or pay it back after a new audit revealed problems in how two grant programs were managed. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of...

  • List: Fourth of July closings in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Closings Banks and credit unions: Most banks and credit unions closed Saturday. Some may be closed or have shortened hours Friday. Check with individual bank or credit union for hours. Buses (Metro Transit): Buses running on Sunday schedule Saturday. Government offices: City,...

  • Mayor wants age limit, evaluations for Colorado Springs judges

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs will lose half of its dozen municipal judges over the next several years under a mandatory retirement age of 75 sought by Mayor John Suthers. Three of those judges are 72, the age at which state and Denver County judges must retire. Three others are 70, 68 and 63....

  • Second Calhan official resigns amid probe of possible water theft

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Calhan's mayor resigned Wednesday amid an ongoing investigation into allegations of water theft. Blair Bartling, who became mayor in 2006, submitted a letter of resignation around 8 a.m. Wednesday, town clerk Cindy Tompkins said. "Please accept this letter as notification that I am...

  • Colorado senators team up to prevent major cuts to Pikes Peak region military facilities

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    DENVER - Colorado's senators crossed party lines last week and teamed up to ask the secretary of defense to look kindly on the state when making decisions about reducing forces at military installations. "As you grapple with difficult force structure decisions and the confines of the...

  • 19 new laws take effect Wednesday in Colorado; homemade hash oil, cyberbullying addressed

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    DENVER — People who make marijuana hash oil with hazardous materials at home will face felony charges in Colorado, and online bullies will be subject to penalties for harassment under new state laws taking effect Wednesday. Licensed manufacturers of pot concentrates won't be affected...

  • Paul to Denver crowd: Government should mind its business

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    DENVER - A few hours after meeting with leaders of Colorado's marijuana industry, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul didn't talk about legalizing pot when he addressed a crowd of about 300 packed into a bar in Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood Tuesday. The Republican presidential hopeful from...

  • Colorado's TABOR law will be reviewed in appeals court

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    DENVER - The U.S. Supreme Court didn't take up a legal challenge to Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, known as TABOR, and instead remitted the case back to the federal court of appeals for reconsideration Tuesday. A group of 33 plaintiffs, including current and former lawmakers,...

  • Contract details Senior Center agreement between Colorado Springs, YMCA

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Colorado Springs will bear the financial risk of any budget shortfalls at the Colorado Springs Senior Center when a new operator takes over this summer, documents show. The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region's contract to run the Colorado Springs Senior Center largely insulates the...

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