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  • Controversial ad a topic of last governor's debate

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday he was dumbfounded by a television ad from Republican challenger Bob Beauprez referencing the death of state Corrections Director Tom Clements in an effort to criticize Hickenlooper's public-safety record. In their...

  • Tips for kids, adults for safe and fun Halloween

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Halloween is less than a week away and parties are already in full swing. Here are seven tips from AAA for trick-or-treaters and adults to have a safe and fun time. Trick-or-Treaters and Parents 1. Look for light, bright and reflective costumes that make trick-or-treaters easy to...

  • Colorado Springs company lays off 105 workers

    By Wayne Heilman and rich laden wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Diamond Wire Material Technologies, a diamond wire cutting business in Colorado Springs, laid off 105 employees - about a third of its workforce - on Friday, the result of one of its prime customers filing for bankruptcy earlier this month. Employment and production at the Diamond...

  • Courts roundup: Trials set in two Colorado Springs cases

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Therapist's trial set for March 2 A 50-year-old therapist accused of twice having sex with a patient earlier this year pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday, according to court records. Colorado Springs police said Darrell Wainright was employed with Peak View Behavioral Health...

  • One critically injured in crash in Fountain

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    One person was hospitalized with critical injuries following a crash between a car and a motorcycle in Fountain, firefighters said. The crash was reported about 3:30 p.m. Friday at Fountain Mesa Road and Mesa Ridge Parkway, said Fountain fire Chief Darin Anstine. Eastbound lanes of...

  • Man stabbed in south Colorado Springs early Friday morning

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A 33-year-old man was stabbed Friday morning with an "unknown object," Colorado Springs police say. The Colorado Springs resident reported a stab wound to the lower back around 7:10 a.m. after seeking help from a business on South Nevada Avenue. The man was taken to the hospital...

  • Bill Elder wants to restore stability, respect in El Paso County Sheriff's Office

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Even though he must wait until Nov. 4 for the official word, Bill Elder is prepared to take over as the next El Paso County Sheriff. Elder, who is running unopposed in the General Election, acknowledges that he will likely be the sheriff-elect in less than two weeks since there isn't...

  • New executive director named at TESSA

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    TESSA's deputy director has been promoted to lead the nonprofit agency. Becky Gundrum was selected as the nonprofit's new executive director, replacing outgoing leader Janet Kerr. Kerr had worked her way up from clinical intern in 1987 to the organization's leader in 2012. Gundrum...

  • Water pipeline project to close Space Village Avenue for a week

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The Southern Delivery System water pipeline project will close Space Village Avenue between Marksheffel Road and Colorado 94 beginning next week, as crews install pipeline across the road. Police will be in the area to monitor driver speeds during the closure, which is expected to...

  • Colorado Springs ties previous record for highest temperature

    bylisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Exactly 17 years ago, a blizzard was blowing through Colorado Springs and the Front Range. It was a different scene on Friday, as temperatures in Colorado Springs peaked at 78 degrees, tying the record high set in 2011. Record or near-record temperatures are also expected for...

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