Hickenlooper: Welcome refugees after security checks

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado's governor insists that Syrian refugees are subject to the strictest security checks — and to turn them away will hurt the war on terror.

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday while federal...

Snow day forces Pikes Peak region courts to play catch up

By: MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com

A snow day Tuesday for the 4th Judicial District Court turned into a frantic game of catch-up on Wednesday at courthouses in downtown Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek.

District administrator Danny Davis...

Report: Colorado Springs plant is costly, rates high when compared nationally

By: BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com

Colorado Springs Utilities' residential electric rate is comparatively high despite reliance on the old downtown coal-burning plant, a federal report shows.

And continued use of the Martin Drake Power Plant...

What Colorado officials say about admitting Syrian refugees

By: The Gazette

Some Colorado officials have weighed in on whether Syrian refugees should be allowed to settle in the state. Here are some of their comments:


"A few short days ago we witnessed another senseless...

Former governors supporting push to change Colorado redistricting rules

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Two former governors want to ask voters to overhaul the way Colorado draws congressional and state legislative districts to end the gerrymandering that has created safe-districts for the majority of the...

Monument Creek meeting canceled


The Tuesday meeting on Monument Creek's restoration plan has been canceled because of bad weather. The second meeting, set for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, still is scheduled at the Discovery Canyon Campus, 1810 North...

Neck-and-neck race for Manitou Springs mayor finally decided

By: BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com

In an oddly tidy outcome, Nicole Nicoletta kept her 10-vote lead over Coreen Toll to become mayor of Manitou Springs in final election results released Monday.

"I think it's a classic ending to a really...

Gov. Hickenlooper says Colorado will accept Syrian refugees

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - In the wake of several Republican governors announcing they would stop participating in a Syrian refugee relocation program, Colorado's governor said the state would accept Syrian refugees despite recent...