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  • City Council, county commissioners finalize stormwater deal

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach made a last-minute attempt to control the board of a proposed regional stormwater authority, which if approved by voters in November will oversee millions of dollars a year in construction of drainage projects. In a proposal to take the creation of a regional...

  • VA employees face discipline for manipulating data

    The Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — The Department of Veterans Affairs says six employees at a clinic in Fort Collins and the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, should be disciplined for manipulating data about veteran care. The VA has proposed unspecified action against Rocky Mountain Network...

  • BOCC passes resolutions in wake of sheriff's account controversy

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The El Paso County commissioners passed a pair of resolutions Tuesday brought on by uncertainty surrounding a Sheriff's Office bank account that apparently was unnoticed by county auditors for years. The commission made the sheriff's commissary account a part of the county's general...

  • Mental health court produces first graduate

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Too often, mentally ill defendants find that cracks in the criminal justice system lead straight to jail or prison, Deborah Grohs said. She noticed it as a public defender, and then as a 4th Judicial District Court judge. "The jails became the mental health institutions," Grohs...

  • Colorado Supreme Court halts gay marriages in Boulder

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    DENVER — Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday. The court ruling was in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John...

  • Medical marijuana oil bill aims to help children across U.S.

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Parents who flocked to Colorado in search of medical marijuana oil to treat their children's severe epilepsy reacted with guarded optimism to legislation announced Monday aimed at legalizing the oil - calling it a first step at returning home. The bill by a Pennsylvania...

  • Denver City Council votes on $3.3M settlement

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    DENVER — The Denver City Council has given its initial approval of a $3.3 million offer to settle abuse claims at the city's jail. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/UHBDrU ) councilors voted on the tentative settlement at a meeting Monday evening and will consider approving...

  • Gazette Exclusive: Manitou Springs recreational marijuana shop to open

    By MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Recreational marijuana sales will begin in Manitou Springs on Thursday. Bill Conkling made the announcement late Friday, saying that the "long process" is finally coming to an end. The first recreational pot licensee in El Paso County and the owner of Maggie's Farm medical marijuana...

  • PPRTA to spend $12 million on area known as No Man's Land

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority will start a major road project in 2016 on a stretch of highway that has been neglected, deemed blighted and been nicknamed No Man's Land. The authority will spend $12 million on sidewalks, gutters, a center turn lane, bicycle lanes and...

  • Data: El Paso County elections among the most efficient in Colorado

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    El Paso County spent less per registered voter in the November 2013 election than all but two other Colorado counties, according to data that will be released this week through the Accountability in Colorado Elections project launched by the Secretary of State's Office. The data...

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