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  • GOP governor hopefuls pledge repeal of gun laws

    Associated Press
    Updated: 22 min ago

    Three Republicans sparring for the right to challenge Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper in the November election were united on several issues in a debate Thursday, including their opposition to new gun restrictions. The GOP gubernatorial candidates differed slightly on same-sex...

  • Lyft brings free ride-sharing to Colorado Springs

    by WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    San Francisco-based Lyft Inc. has expanded its free ride-sharing company that operates like a taxi service into 23 additional cities, including Colorado Springs. Lyft, which started operating in Denver in September, launched in Colorado Springs at 7 p.m. Thursday. The company...

  • Doctor to run as independent for Colorado Senate

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — A neurosurgeon says he wants to run as an independent in Colorado's U.S. Senate race. Steve Shogan announced his candidacy Thursday. He needs to gather 1,000 signatures to be placed on the November ballot to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. Republican Rep. Cory...

  • Colorado lawmakers plan to boost marijuana profits

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it also has made clear it doesn't agree with the move and may try to stop it, if isn't tightly controlled. Instead of...

  • 5 Things to Know about Colorado marijuana revenue

    KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — Some Colorado lawmakers want to use $3.5 million in recreational pot tax revenue to seek a matching Medicaid grant from the federal government, which considers pot illegal. Here are five things to know about the state's marijuana income: — HOW IT'S GOING: Recreational...

  • Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy students chat with space station astronauts

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com
    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Students at Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy had a real out-of-this-world experience on Thursday. Eighth grader Ian Robertson got to bid "good morning" to two NASA astronauts, and sixth grader Karen Arvizo asked how they eat their food since there's no gravity in space. "It was very...

  • Two more alleged victims come forward in Coronado sex assault case

    By Lisa Walton, lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Two additional alleged victims have been identified in a sex assault case involving a former Coronado High School education assistant who was arrested in February, Colorado Springs police said. Benjamin Wilkerson, 26, was arrested Feb. 18 after allegedly having an inappropriate...

  • Colorado on the Web: Lessons of Columbine strengthen community

    by Dalton Walker dalton.walker@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    For some in Colorado, April 20 is not known for marijuana. April 20 is a harsh reminder of one of the most infamous days in Colorado history. Fifteen years ago this month, Columbine High School was attacked by two teenagers who killed 12 fellow students and a teacher and injured...

  • Fort Carson 'incident' causes evacuation; woman detained

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    A building on Fort Carson was evacuated Wednesday after a woman displayed threatening behavior and suggested she had weapon during a medical appointment, Fort Carson officials said. The incident was initially reported as a shooting by one news station, but sources at Fort Carson...

  • Former Colorado police officer accused of stealing from dead man

    Associated Press
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ALAMOSA — A former Antonito police officer faces charges of theft and official misconduct in connection with the alleged theft of money from a dead man. Authorities say Don Mendoza of Alamosa was on duty in Antonito Jan. 4 when he responded to assist a coroner. Authorities found...

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