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  • Crash blocking part of I-25 cleared

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    A two-car crash on northbound I-25 temporarily blocked all lanes of the highway Tuesday morning as emergency responders worked to clear the scene. The crash, north of Tejon Avenue, was reported at 7:53 a.m., according to Colorado Springs police. The center and right lanes have...

  • Proposed racetrack gambling amendment on Colorado ballot; Colorado Springs-area funding on both sides

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The casino-funded groups on opposing sides of a proposed racetrack gambling amendment to Colorado's constitution are paying prominent Colorado Springs men who publicly back the respective campaigns. Patrick Davis, a Colorado Springs-based political consultant who owns a consulting...

  • The Country Life: Cruelty to animals - Is there a difference between pets and farm animals?

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    How do you define cruelty to animals? Colorado statutes offer a detailed definition that includes such actions as torturing, tormenting, needlessly mutilating or depriving an animal of "necessary sustenance." But while it seems pretty black and white, the issue, in reality, involves...

  • Air Force Academy leaders will say no more about athletic department inspection

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy says leaders have said all they can about a review of the school's athletic department that came after a player misconduct scandal. A spokesman, Lt. Col. Brus Vidal, says Air Force regulations mandate that the review, called an "inspection" in the service's...

  • Colorado proposes edible marijuana ban, then retreats

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies. Then the officials quickly backtracked after the suggestion went public. Health officials said Monday that they made the recommendation in response to...

  • Judge's ruling puts stalled Colorado Springs project on road to revival

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A federal bankruptcy judge in Denver approved a plan Monday for a committee of lienholders to take over the troubled Colorado Crossing project Nov. 4, ending a 4½-year bankruptcy that has left the five-building complex unfinished for nearly six years. The decision could help...

  • Colorado Springs rally focuses on increased transit funding

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Dozens of people marched through downtown Colorado Springs on Monday, holding banners reading "Transit Matters!" and urging the City Council to approve increased funding for bus service. "With a good transit system, quality of life in a city really develops," said Katherine Fatica,...

  • Cañon City man pleads guilty to child porn charge

    Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine — A Cañon City man has pleaded guilty to sending a picture of himself engaged in sexually explicit behavior with a minor to an undercover federal agent in Maine. David William Burkman, of Cañon City, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland...

  • Motorcyclist dies after crash west of Colorado Springs

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A Colorado Springs motorcyclist who crashed Sunday morning on U.S. 24 died Sunday night from his injuries, according to Colorado State Patrol. Ronald Watson, 69, was westbound on U.S. 24 near mile marker 295, about 5 miles west of Colorado Springsm when he failed to make a left-hand...

  • Hillary Clinton in Colorado to help Udall again

    Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    AURORA — Hillary Clinton is coming back to Colorado. The former Secretary of State was in town last week for a fundraiser for embattled Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. On Tuesday she will headline a get-out-the-vote rally for Udall, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Democratic congressional...

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