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  • Analysis: Colorado gun law based on flawed estimate

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    DENVER — A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report. The discovery has...

  • Weekend will see traffic holdups in Colorado Springs, statewide - partially due to cone zones

    By Stephen Hobbs, stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Drivers should expect delays this weekend and next week due to construction zones throughout the region. As part of construction on Austin Bluffs Parkway, the right eastbound lane from Mallow Road to the west entrance of UCCS will be closed for paving from 7 a.m. Friday until 5 p.m....

  • Nearly 2 dozen apply for 5-seat Pueblo marijuana board

    By Peter Roper, The Pueblo Chieftain
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    There are 22 people — count ‘em, 22 people — applying for the new five-member Pueblo Marijuana Licensing Board. That’s startling because it can be a challenge getting people to volunteer to serve on city boards and commissions, such as the Zoning Board of Appeals. “When...

  • Air Force Academy vision includes raising tourist levels to pre-9/11 numbers

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy's visitor center would move outside the gates of the 18,500-acre campus under a plan tied to the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The academy announced Thursday that the $20 million attraction would be located just east of the academy's northern...

  • Judge could approve $3.3M Denver jail-abuse payout

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    DENVER — A federal judge says he will likely accept a proposed $3.3 million settlement offer from the city of Denver to a former inmate who said a sheriff's deputy encouraged other inmates to beat him. But U.S. District Judge John Kane said after a closed hearing Thursday...

  • Judge strikes down Longmont fracking ban

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A district judge has struck down Longmont's voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing, but stayed her decision while the city considers an appeal. Judge D.D. Mallard ruled Thursday that the ban conflicted with state regulations and Colorado's interest in...

  • Head of Colorado health insurance exchange leaving for job with Cigna

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    The head of Colorado's health insurance exchange will leave in August to take a job with Cigna. Patty Fontneau, who helped create Connect for Health Colorado and who oversaw the exchange's opening on Oct. 1, 2013, will become the presidnet of private exchange business for the massive...

  • Former treasurer, Sheriff Maketa have conflicting reports about account that held nearly $1 million

    By MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Something doesn't jibe when it comes to almost a million dollars of county money. Conflicting reports Wednesday between Sheriff Terry Maketa and former county treasurer Sandra Damron about a sheriff's office account raised more concerns amid accusations surrounding the embattled...

  • SDS construction reaches Colorado Springs ahead of schedule, under budget

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Huge pipes being tunneled underground near the intersection of Powers Boulevard and Constitution Avenue is the first big sign after almost two decades of work to increase the water available to the Colorado Springs area by a third. The pipeline is part of the Southern Delivery System...

  • Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler's free Las Vegas trip gets the OK

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    DENVER — The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission says Secretary of State Scott Gessler can attend a Republican National Lawyers Association seminar in Las Vegas next month at the organization's expense. The Denver Post reports (http://tinyurl.com/o695cwz ) the commission...

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