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  • Body found in desert north of Grand Junction

    Associated Press
    Updated: 46 min ago

    GRAND JUNCTION — Deputies are investigating whether a body found in the desert north of Grand Junction is that of a woman reported missing on Tuesday. A passer-by reported finding the body Thursday afternoon. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (http://tinyurl.com/k6fhxqm)...

  • Texas woman drowns while rafting the Arkansas River

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office says Mary Johnson of Dallas died Thursday while rafting the Arkansas River near Buena Vista. Johnson, 57, was on a guided rafting tour that hit a rough section of river several miles outside Buena Vista, the sheriff's office said. According to...

  • El Paso County sheriff's spokesman Jeff Kramer reassigned

    By MATT STEINER The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Lt. Jeff Kramer will no longer be public information officer for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Kramer, who was the primary spokesman for Sheriff Terry Maketa for more than two years, announced Thursday that he is moving to a job in the Sheriff's Office patrol division. Kramer...

  • Colorado Springs medical center gets trauma treatment upgrade

    The Gazette -
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    St. Francis Medical Center has moved up a notch in its ability to treat trauma patients. The hospital in northeast Colorado Springs has received a Level IIIcq trauma designation from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the hospital announced Thursday. The...

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

    By Stephen Hobbs, stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 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....

  • Moderate job growth forecast for Colorado

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    BOULDER — The University of Colorado business school is predicting moderate job growth in the state for the rest of the year. The Leeds School of Business forecast released Friday was based on business registration data from the Secretary of State's Office. Nearly 25,000 new...

  • Man accused of bar hopping on mower facing DUI

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    GREELEY — A 53-year-old Weld County man accused of bar hopping in Garden City on a lawnmower is facing a DUI charge. The Greeley Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1lBDl5s ) Kenneth Welton was arrested at about 10 p.m. Tuesday after visiting two area bars. A deputy said the man had...

  • Side Streets: Colorado Springs neighborhood sends messages into future, teaches us about community

    By Bill Vogrin, The Gazette -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    The dining room table in Vic Appugliese's Old North End home is covered with the history of the neighborhood north of downtown Colorado Springs. There are dozens of photos and typed stories of neighbors past and present. On the floor, by the table, is a 6-foot-long PVC tube that...

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

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 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...

  • State Patrol asks drivers to slow down in wake of recent construction-zone incidents

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

    The circumstances of the death in the Interstate 25 expansion project construction zone last Friday was exactly what Colorado State Patrol Corporal Ryan Novotny feared. At about 1:30 a.m. on July 18, a 36-year-old Monument man driving a 2007 Ford truck swerved into the middle lane of...

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