• Cripple Creek city council to decide if casinos can sell alcohol around-the-clock

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Last call may be a thing of the past in Cripple Creek. All but two casinos in Cripple Creek are vying to allow around-the-clock alcohol sales - part of a burgeoning trend in the state's gambling industry that aims to match liquor sales with gambling hours. Last month, Black Hawk...

  • Hundreds show up to protest methadone clinic in Monument

    By KKTV
    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Hundreds of people gathered in Monument on Monday night to fight a methadone clinic coming into town. The management company for the clinic heard their comments and complaints. There was no decision made at the meeting, but Mayor Rafael Dominguez said the proposed methadone...

  • City of Colorado Springs to hold public hearing on Comcast contract renewal

    By Ellie mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    The city of Colorado Springs' franchise agreement with Comcast is up for renewal, but before proceeding, the City Council wants to give the public ample opportunity to provide input. The council decided at a work session Monday that it will hold a hearing at 6 p.m. on Aug. 10 for...

  • El Paso County commissioner sworn in as president of National Association of Counties

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark was sworn in on Monday as the president of the National Association of Counties, according to a news release from the county. Clark, who represents the western District 3 in the county, was first elected as a commissioner in 2004, and was most...

  • Mark your calendar: What's happening this week around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Here's what is happening this week in the Colorado Springs area: - Interstate 25 at Fillmore Street will be closed from 9 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday for overnight work as part of the ongoing interchange project. Traffic will be detoured via the exit and entrance ramps. ...

  • Business leaders' message to Colorado Springs City Council: Diversify local economy

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Still basking in the victory that brought minimal troop cuts to Fort Carson this week, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and Colorado Springs City Council nonetheless girded Friday for future threats as well as opportunities. Dirk Draper, the alliance's president and...

  • Expanding code enforcement a priority for some in Colorado Springs

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Colorado Springs might seem to be awash in code enforcement officers, but most of those 10 officers handle more than 100 cases a week. Whether because of the city's many aging, historic neighborhoods, record rainfall resulting in tremendous weed complaints or the housing stock...

  • Colorado campaign to allow gun permits for marijuana users fizzles

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    DENVER — Organizers of a push to ask Colorado voters to let marijuana users carry a concealed firearm say they didn't collect enough signatures for their effort this year. But they say the goal remains to put the question on the November 2016 ballot and they'll relaunch a...

  • Colorado Springs City Council plans ask voters to approve tax to fix roads

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    A recent survey to help Colorado Springs set its budget priorities drew responses from 2,698 residents - or 0.6 percent of the population. While their numbers were few, the respondents' message was resounding and familiar: fix the roads. The City Council will take the first step...

  • Supermax accused of violating rules for treating mentally ill

    Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post
    Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Officials at the nation's highest security prison are ignoring their own newly created policies regarding mentally ill prisoners as they fail to treat those who carve holes in their bodies with chicken bones and smear feces on themselves, a new filing in a federal lawsuit says....

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