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  • Clouds over Colorado Springs area Thursday, but how about precipitation?

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 min ago

    Despite the gray skies, precipitation is not likely to hit the Pikes Peak region over the next few days. The National Weather Service in Pueblo forecasts that Colorado Springs, Palmer Lake and Woodland Park will be mostly cloudy Thursday, with highs near 40 degrees. There is a...

  • Colorado man arrested on 12th DUI charge

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LONGMONT — Longmont police have arrested a man on suspicion of drunken driving for the 12th time since 1986. Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett says the arrest serves as an example why the state needs a felony DUI law. According to the Longmont Times-Call...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park offers plenty of activities for 100th birthday

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Rocky Mountain National Park - At 10,200 feet, Loch Vale is frozen solid and wind and snow fill a place of austere beauty. This lake in a towering canyon normally draws a crowd, but on Saturday, the icebound Loch had all but rolled up the welcome mat. Gusts came with such force that...

  • Air Force Academy remains quiet on new trail rules after on-campus attacks

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy is keeping mum when it comes to a "buddy system" rule that bars solo hiking, running and mountain biking on academy trails and open spaces. Two days after releasing a statement attributing the new rule to on-campus attacks, the academy says it won't provide more...

  • Mother of girl shot by Denver police seeks separate autopsy

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter. The demand by Laura Sonya Rosales Hernandez came as the Denver...

  • Lottery money for bike trails under debate in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — A recreational bike trail from Wyoming to New Mexico is a goal set by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. A proposal before the Colorado Senate Thursday could play a part in that goal. The Senate Finance Committee starts work on a bill to encourage both the Division of Parks...

  • El Paso County formally takes Jones Park ownership

    BY LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Board of El Paso County Commissioners on Wednesday formally accepted ownership of the 1,200-acre Jones Park west of Colorado Springs. The transfer ended more than a century of ownership by Colorado Springs Utilities, which purchased the land in the 1890s for a water project that...

  • Riders voice displeasure with proposed change to Colorado Springs bus route

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Jennifer Holt and others who work on Peterson Air Force Base may need to find a new way to get to work. She and a group of five others who work there gathered at a public meeting Wednesday evening to voice their concerns about a specific aspect of the Mountain Metropolitan Transit...

  • Governor pledges to help Colorado Springs attract young professionals

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Gov. John Hickenlooper announced in his State of the State address that courting millennials will be part of his plan to boost Colorado's economy. In a Wednesday address in front of hundreds of members of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, Hickenlooper made it clear...

  • Solar power firm to develop 5 'garden' projects, including one in Colorado Springs

    By Steve Raabe, The Denver Post -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Denver-based solar power firm SunShare is looking at brighter prospects with a big financial boost from utility powerhouse NRG Energy. On Wednesday, the companies announced a deal enabling SunShare to grow its community solar portfolio about eightfold. Under the transaction,...

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