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  • 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...

  • For some, storms prove Flying W mitigation work is holding up

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Storms lashed the Flying W Ranch this month, washing out service roads and dislodging a couple of dozen erosion barriers from a fire-ravaged hillside. But along with those reminders of nature's fury, the weather also brought cause for hope, say those working to revive the...

  • This week: Mark you calendar for these events around Colorado Springs

    By Matt Steiner, The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Woodland Park is celebrating 25 years of its Mayor's Cup Footrace on Saturday. Events for the annual event will include a kid's fun run, 5K and 10K races, and a 5K walk. The event begins with a 7 a.m. registration, which can be done at city-woodlandpark.org. The Colorado Springs...

  • Northern Command chief talks disaster response, missile defense at Aspen Security Forum

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    ASPEN - Chaos in the Middle East means an increased threat of terrorist attacks on American soil, U.S. Northern Command chief Gen. Chuck Jacoby told a crowd Saturday. Jacoby covered a range of issues during his talk at the Aspen Security Forum, from military response to natural...

  • Obama signs Summit County affordable housing bill

    The Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    FRISCO — New federal legislation will allow the U.S. Forest Service to sell land to Summit County for a planned affordable housing development. On Friday, President Barack Obama signed a bill making the 40-acre parcel along Interstate 70 near Frisco and Dillon available to Summit...

  • Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder. How those veteran voters respond means...

  • Analysis: Colorado gun law based on flawed estimate

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    DENVER — A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report. The discovery has...

  • Weekend will see traffic holdups in Colorado Springs, statewide - partially due to cone zones

    By Stephen Hobbs, stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Drivers should expect delays this weekend and next week due to construction zones throughout the region. As part of construction on Austin Bluffs Parkway, the right eastbound lane from Mallow Road to the west entrance of UCCS will be closed for paving from 7 a.m. Friday until 5 p.m....

  • Nearly 2 dozen apply for 5-seat Pueblo marijuana board

    By Peter Roper, The Pueblo Chieftain
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    There are 22 people — count ‘em, 22 people — applying for the new five-member Pueblo Marijuana Licensing Board. That’s startling because it can be a challenge getting people to volunteer to serve on city boards and commissions, such as the Zoning Board of Appeals. “When I first...

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