• House hands Obama stinging defeat with trade authority vote

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The House derailed a high-profile White House-backed trade bill on Friday, a humiliating defeat for President Barack Obama inflicted by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and dozens of union-backed lawmakers from his own party. The 302-126 vote left the legislation in...

  • Colorado outdoor initiative's goal: Get children closer to nature

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    DENVER - Communities across the state can apply for a share of $25 million in grants to help build outdoor spaces and encourage Colorado's youth to use them under a new five-year initiative launched Thursday by Gov. John Hickenlooper. The Inspire Initiative is being funded through...

  • El Paso County bids goodbye to deputy administrator

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Monnie Gore, the deputy administrator for El Paso County, retired this week, weeks after his boss, former County Administrator Jeff Greene, was appointed chief of staff for Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. Gore started with the county in 2004 as director of the facilities...

  • Suthers named to Daniels Fund board

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers has been elected to the board of the Daniels Fund, a Denver-based foundation established by the late Bill Daniels, a cable television pioneer known for his philanthropy. The fund provides scholarships and grants in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and...

  • So much rain creates paradox for Colorado Springs Utilities

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Colorado Springs Utilities is facing a water paradox this spring: While water levels in the company's system are at the highest they have been in years, the abundance of spring moisture could cost Utilities millions of dollars in lost revenue. Record-breaking spring rains in Colorado...

  • BLM reviewing land use designations on 680,000 acres in central and eastern Colorado

    BY LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    The Bureau of Land Management is inviting public comments on an extensive review that will determine how the agency manages 680,000 acres of public land in central and eastern Colorado, including much of the Arkansas River corridor. Expected to take several years to complete, the...

  • Colorado Springs judge in running for state Supreme Court appointment

    BY CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Fourth Judicial District Judge David Prince was nominated Wednesday as one of three finalists to become a Colorado Supreme Court justice. Richard Gabriel of Denver and Melissa Hart of Boulder also were nominated to fill the vacancy left by the Hon. Gregory Hobbs, who is retiring. The...

  • Bill Clinton defends family foundation

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    DENVER — Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that if his wife is elected president he will stop giving paid speeches and, if she asks, step down from the foundation that bears his name and has fueled attacks against her during her nascent campaign. The Clintons have been...

  • While in Colorado, Bill Clinton defends family foundation

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    DENVER — Former President Bill Clinton is defending his foundation's integrity as his wife's presidential campaign heats up. In an interview with Bloomberg Television at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual Denver meeting, Clinton said the foundation's activity shouldn't be viewed...

  • Commission puts Colorado marijuana farm on notice amid odor complaints

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    ASPEN — A pot farm is working to keep the odor from marijuana plants inside its 25,000-square-foot greenhouse as residents complain and commissioners lose patience. The Aspen Times reports (http://bit.ly/1FITOyB ) residents told Pitkin County commissioners that High Valley Farms...

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