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  • Commission: Olympic museum or bust for Colorado Springs' City for Champions

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Without the Olympic museum the City for Champions project won't be a success, members on the Colorado Economic Development Commission said Thursday, when they proposed making 16 percent of state funding for the project contingent on completion of the museum. "This was really sold to...

  • Dozens gather on the steps of Colorado Springs City Hall as part of national peaceful protest

    by lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    "Hands up, don't shoot!" Demonstrators gathered on the steps of City Hall in downtown Colorado Springs on Thursday night to join thousands of people around the country in a peaceful protest called National Moment of Silence. Demonstrators raised their hands and their signs to protest...

  • Candidates clash in Colorado congressional debate

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Republican Rep. Mike Coffman and his Democratic challenger, Andrew Romanoff, clashed over immigration, campaign finance and the budget on Thursday, in the first debate in one of the most competitive, expensive and closely watched House contests in the nation....

  • OneRepublic lead singer in Hickenlooper campaign ad

    Megan Schrader
    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder tries to teach Colorado's governor how to play "Counting Stars" on guitar and concludes in the political ad that Gov. John Hickenlooper should stick to his day job. "This is going to break your heart," Tedder says after hearing Hickenlooper sing and play...

  • Ferguson solidarity rally planned at Colorado Springs City Hall on Thursday

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    The Colorado NAACP is holding a "peaceful moment to show support for justice" in the shooting death by a police officer of Michael Brown last weekend in Ferguson, Mo. The event is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday in front of Colorado Springs City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. The "Solidarity...

  • Experts: Robin Williams' suicide could 'trigger' others to do the same

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Inundated by graphic press accounts of acclaimed actor and comedian Robin Williams' apparent suicide, mental health experts fear the celebrity's death could cause a spike in suicides across in the nation among people on the brink of despair. Their message: Help is available....

  • Dueling press conferences could set tone for stormwater campaign

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Dueling press conferences on Wednesday over a proposed stormwater funding plan may signal a long campaign season ripe with accusations, political rhetoric and name calling. Mayor Steve Bach held a press conference in the morning to announce that he will not support the proposed...

  • Northern Colorado town approves 13 oil and gas wells near houses

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    ERIE — Leaders in Erie have approved the development of 13 oil and gas wells near two subdivisions even though opponents say some violate state setback regulations. Town trustees voted unanimously to approve the Encana wells Tuesday night. Many opponents urged the board to reject...

  • Woodland Park gets new mayor in unconventional manner

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    The Woodland Park mayoral race came down to a tiebreaker. And after two names were tossed in a bowl, Neil Levy's name was pulled out, making him the Teller County town's new mayor. "It's amazing," Levy said just moments after the unconventional ending to the city council's vote. "I...

  • Finishing touches for Colorado Capitol gold dome

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    DENVER — Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new gold leaf covering the state Capitol's dome. They began rappelling down the dome around sunrise Wednesday morning in preparation for the upcoming dedication and reopening of the Capitol's observation deck. The dome was...

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