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  • Two wrecks clog up southbound Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Two separate car wrecks about an hour apart on southbound Interstate 25 are slowing traffic on the highway and adding to motorists' woes Thursday. The first two-vehicle crash without injuries was reported about 11:50 a.m. at Fillmore Street over southbound Interstate 25, Lt. John...

  • Rain expected to linger over Pikes Peak region

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 min ago

    Recent thunderstorms and heavy rain could be blamed for loosening the mountain side Thursday and helping some rocks to roll near U.S. 24 about a mile west of Manitou Springs, according to Colorado Department of Transportation officials. The rocks rolled onto the shoulder about 6:45...

  • Colorado to begin licenses for immigrants

    Associated Press
    Updated: 7 min ago

    DENVER — Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants who are in the country illegally or have temporary legal status. The documents will start being issued Friday amid high demand. About 9,500 people are signed up for appointments through the...

  • Hit-and-run driver steals vehicle to avoid Colorado Springs police

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    A hit-and-run crash quickly escalated to a pursuit Thursday when the unidentified driver tried to steal three cars to flee from Colorado Springs police. A green Chrysler was involved in a hit-and-run crash about 10:20 a.m. at the Boulder Street and Cascade Avenue intersection near...

  • New Manitou Springs marijuana shop to open Thursday at 4:20 p.m.

    By MATT STEINER and Stephen Hobbs
    Updated: 17 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...

  • Colorado Springs woman threatened at gunpoint while taking out the trash

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 58 min ago

    Police say a woman was threatened at gunpoint by three men when she was taking the trash out at her northeast Colorado Springs home Thursday morning. The victim was placing garbage cans at the curb of her home about 6:50 a.m. on the 6800 block of Bartlet Court, off Stetson Hills...

  • Red Cross ending service to give Colorado Springs-area vets ride to medical appointments

    By Stephen Hobbs, stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Greg Barry was scheduled to receive an MRI in June and needed to get from Colorado Springs to his appointment at the VA Medical Center in Denver. A Colorado Springs VA Transportation Program shuttle, run through the Disabled American Veterans organization, takes veterans to and from...

  • Driver of car in fatal crash near Durango cited; Fremont County woman among victims

    By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The driver of a car that hit an SUV head-on near Durango, killing three people, has been cited for the deaths. The fatal collision happened about 10:25 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 550 near Tamarron Drive north of Durango, the Colorado State Patrol said. Kenneth Johnson, 60, of...

  • Ash borer detected in new places in Boulder

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    BOULDER — The Colorado Department of Agriculture says a destructive beetle called the emerald ash borer has been detected in additional places in Boulder. After the beetle was found in Boulder last September, the city was divided into a grid of one-square-mile sections and branches...

  • Chicago landlord wants Colorado restaurant evicted for marijuana machine

    Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    EAGLE — A Chicago real estate developer wants to evict an Avon restaurant for displaying a marijuana edibles vending machine, claiming the media and social media attention damaged the company's reputation. No pot products were in the Zazzz machine when it was on display at Montana's...

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