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  • Northern Command chief talks disaster response, missile defense at Aspen Security Forum

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ASPEN - Chaos in the Middle East means an increased threat of terrorist attacks on American soil, U.S. Northern Command chief Gen. Chuck Jacoby told a crowd Saturday. Jacoby covered a range of issues during his talk at the Aspen Security Forum, from military response to natural...

  • PPRTA to spend $12 million to fix up area known as No Man's Land

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority will start a major road project in 2016 on a stretch of highway that has been neglected, deemed blighted and been nicknamed No Man's Land. The authority will spend $12 million on sidewalks, gutters, a center turn lane, bicycle lanes and...

  • Obama signs Summit County affordable housing bill

    The Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    FRISCO — New federal legislation will allow the U.S. Forest Service to sell land to Summit County for a planned affordable housing development. On Friday, President Barack Obama signed a bill making the 40-acre parcel along Interstate 70 near Frisco and Dillon available to Summit...

  • Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Yesterday

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder. How those veteran voters respond...

  • Analysis: Colorado gun law based on flawed estimate

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    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: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    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: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    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...

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