This week: Events in and around Colorado Springs

By: Gazette staff

El Paso County Parks will host a Ute Pass Regional Trail open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Ute Pass Elementary School.

Stations will be set up for information presenting the goals of the project, the...

John Suthers gets heaps of praise for first 90 days as Colorado Springs mayor

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

Call him Mr. Congeniality. As Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers marks his 90th day in office Sunday,observers are impressed by his keen ability to play well with others.

"He's getting along with all sorts...

Commission ruling: No changes on net metering in Colorado

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado's Public Utility Commission has ruled that no changes are needed to the state's net metering process, which means that homeowners with solar installations will continue to receive retail rates for...

Colorado attorney general to join in suit on Obama's Clean Power Plan

By: Jesse Paul, Denver Post

Colorado has joined a growing list of states that will sue the Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to stop the implementation of President Obama's controversial Clean Power Plan.

Attorney General...

4th congressional hearing planned on Colorado mine blowout

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — A fourth congressional hearing is planned on the release of tainted wastewater from a Colorado gold mine that affected three states.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee announced...

COTrip website gets new look

By: STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com

You're not the only person who heads to COTrip for guidance during commute hours or after a weekend in the mountains.

And now the service, run by the Colorado Department of Transportation, has a new...

Colorado death penalty debated as 2 mass killers get life

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — A Denver jury's refusal to give the death penalty to a man who stabbed five people to death in a bar, coming on the heels of theater shooter James Holmes' life sentence, has many wondering whether the...

Proposed Woodland Park hotel will need a redesign before construction begins

By: MATT STEINER Matt.steiner@gazette.com

The city of Woodland Park and the residents speaking out at Thursday's meeting of the Planning Commission agreed that a Best Western hotel could be good for the Teller County town, but the five-story structure...