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  • Opening day, not time, is firm for Manitou pot shop

    By MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 55 min ago

    Maggie's Farm aims to open the first recreational marijuana store in El Paso County on Thursday. But the company has not nailed down a time the Manitou Springs store's doors will open. Owner Bill Conkling announced last week that the store would open Thursday, pending the results of...

  • Department of Revenue makes tweaks to immigrant licensing, ID program

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 55 min ago

    Officials continue to smooth out the kinks in a program that, beginning Friday, will give undocumented immigrants the opportunity to obtain Colorado driver's licenses and identification cards at five locations across the state. In the weeks leading up to the Friday rollout of the...

  • VA reform legislation clears House

    BY Nick Beadleston nick.beadleston@gmail.com -
    Updated: 55 min ago

    Both sides of the aisle took a step toward an improved Veterans Affairs Department on Wednesday when the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act cleared the House. The bill, a product of the Joint House-Senate VA Reform Conference Committee, sailed through with a vote of 420-5....

  • Manitou Incline expected to close to hiking Aug. 18

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 55 min ago

    Manitou Incline fiends, prepare to go without your fix. The milelong march up jumbled railroad ties in Manitou Springs is on pace to close Aug. 18 for four months' worth of improvements. The date's not official - yet - but the city of Colorado Springs plans to begin its $1.6 million...

  • Recent rains bring only slight relief from drought

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 55 min ago

    Recent monsoonal thunderstorms have soaked the Front Range with more rainfall than usual, but Colorado is not out of the dust bowl. Because droughts are fixed with snow, not rain. According to the most recent report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, there has been some improvement in...

  • Colorado Springs boy could face attempted murder charge after grocery store altercation

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 55 min ago

    A 16-year-old could be charged with attempted murder after he allegedly fired a handgun during an altercation Tuesday at a Colorado Springs Safeway store. The alleged teen shooter was also arrested on suspicion of accessory to attempted first-degree murder and possession of a handgun...

  • No injuries after shots fired in east Colorado Springs

    By andrea sinclair and Lisa Walton andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Police are looking for a man who shot at a moving car from a Colorado Springs apartment complex parking lot Wednesday morning. Around 11:30 a.m., Colorado Springs police received reports that a man armed with a rifle had fired several rounds at a dark colored sedan as it traveled...

  • 46 charges for man accused in wild car-theft chase

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    GOLDEN - A man accused of hijacking one car, stealing two others and trying to take more during a wild chase west of Denver has been charged with a list of felonies, including aggravated robbery and assault. Prosecutors on Wednesday formally charged Christopher Sullivan, 37, in...

  • Man sentenced for sex assault of at-risk woman

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    BRIGHTON — A man convicted of sexually assaulting a 55-year-old woman at a group home for mentally ill patients in Aurora has been sentenced to 10 years to life in prison. The Adams County District Attorney's Office says 50-year-old William Jesse Rattler was sentenced Wednesday. He...

  • State Sen. Steve King charged with 3 felonies

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    GRAND JUNCTION — Republican state Sen. Steve King is facing three felony charges alleging he falsified time cards and defrauded two former employers out of thousands of dollars. King, a longtime resident of western Colorado's Grand Valley, was issued a summons Wednesday on felony...

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