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  • Driver cited in crash that killed teen on Garden of the Gods Road

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A teenage girl was killed in a fatal crash that shut down westbound lanes of Garden of the Gods Road near Nevada Avenue for several hours Thursday evening, Colorado Springs police said. Police said four teenagers were in a 1993 brown Honda Accord traveling east on Garden of the Gods...

  • Colorado State Fair opens with divisive sideshow

    Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PUEBLO — The Colorado State Fair opens Friday — with a carnival sideshow that has been shut down in one Colorado county after parents complained. The Fair in Pueblo plans to again include a sideshow claiming to feature the world's smallest woman. "Little Liz" has appeared at the...

  • Rate hike likely for Colorado Springs Utilities customers, along with staff cuts

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Hefty price tags on emission control projects and possible fuel price increases could force the Colorado Springs City Council to increase electric rates, defer maintenance on water main lines and make staff cuts at Colorado Springs Utilities in 2015. The projected budget is expected...

  • County may ask voters to give $2M in extra cash to parks

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    El Paso County commissioners could ask voters this November to approve using more than $2 million in extra money on parks, including a proposed acquisition of Jones Park in the forest west of Colorado Springs. The ballot question concerning the $2,044,078 in excess revenue from 2013...

  • Colorado Springs may look for event to replace Balloon Classic

    by Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Colorado Springs city officials will likely look for another event next Labor Day weekend to replace the Colorado Balloon Classic, after the organization behind the Classic said Aug. 15 it would be leaving the city. Karen Palus, the city's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services...

  • Colorado marijuana activists challenge taxes

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    DENVER — A handful of marijuana activists in Denver are making a curious legal challenge. They believe that pot should be legal under federal law. But because it isn't, they say the state of Colorado can't collect taxes on the drug. The tax challenge is going before a Denver...

  • Side Streets: It's a miracle on Dale Street! Colorado Springs tree saved from chainsaws

    Bill Vogrin bill.vogrin@gazette.com
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    When I last saw Carol Willis in April, she was hugging a massive old silver maple in front of her Dale Street home. This was not just any tree. This had been her friend, sheltering her home with shade, attracting flickers and squirrels and raccoons to its tangle of branches and...

  • Humane Society pleased despite possibility it will miss lofty adoption goal

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region may not meet its ambitious goal of saving nearly 4,000 cats and dogs to win the ASPCA's $100K Rachael Ray Challenge this summer, but a spokeswoman said the shelter still came out on top. In May, the nonprofit was chosen along with 50...

  • Lankford pleads guilty to double murder, will serve life in prison

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    A 47-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing his wife and another woman during a November shooting rampage in Black Forest. Kenneth Lankford pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, second-degree murder, criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder, and burglary in a plea...

  • 'Soiled Dove' an entrepreneur

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    What: Summer Speaker Series, "Think You Know History," with Pearl de Vere (portrayed by actor Colette Labate) Connection to Colorado Springs: Pearl de Vere was born of a comfortably-appointed Chicago family, but, by her mid-teens, she was working as a prostitute in Denver and then...

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