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  • Council told to abandon Colorado Springs' master plan, instead focus on short-term fixes

    by monica mendoza The Gazette -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Colorado Springs' city staff asked the City Council to abandon a three-year plan to update the city's master plan and instead spend the money on some short-term fixes. Peter Wysocki, the city's planning and development director, told the council Monday that there might not be enough...

  • Traffic stop in Colorado Springs leads to drug bust

    by name Newspaper -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    A March traffic stop in Colorado Springs where police say they found cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine led to a larger drug bust in the city on Monday. Four people, including the driver in the traffic stop, were jailed and more than seven pounds of drugs were seized, according to a...

  • Rock slide closes Colorado Highway 24 near Minturn

    Associated Press
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MINTURN — A rock slide early Tuesday closed Colorado Highway 24 near Minturn. The rock slide occurred about halfway between Minturn and Redcliff, an area south of Vail. The Colorado Department of Transportation says there is no estimate when the highway will reopen.

  • Hantavirus case reported in Garfield County

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says a Garfield County resident has the first confirmed case of hantavirus in the state this year. The health department said Tuesday there were two confirmed cases last year. The most cases reported in a...

  • Georgia offender arrested in Denver-area sex sting

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    DENVER — Authorities say a convicted child molester from Georgia has been arrested in suburban Denver for trying to lure a teenage girl to have sex with him. The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office charged 51-year-old James Lee Pierce on Tuesday with crimes including...

  • Divisive vaccine proposal abandoned in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado has one of the nation's most lax vaccination requirements. And a bill to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children has been largely abandoned. The state Senate voted Tuesday to strip required vaccination education from the bill. The...

  • Preliminary hearing held for two men accused in Colorado Springs kidnapping, shooting

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Two men accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman before allegedly shooting her in the head and leaving her to die had been at an apartment party with her hours before she was found alive on Dec. 28 near Old Colorado City, according to investigators. At a preliminary...

  • Flood risk outlined at local meetings Tuesday and Thursday

    Staff reports
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Two El Paso County flash flood awareness meetings will include discussion of flood danger and give updates on mitigation projects by county, Manitou Springs, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Coalition for the Upper South Platte. Videos of the programs will be available...

  • Colorado Springs victim: Good deed turned into assault

    By Lisa Walton, lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    A man suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting another man on April 14 allegedly forced his victim to take drugs and drink alcohol while they drove around and sat in a car together for more than 12 hours, according to court documents. The victim, a convenience store employee,...

  • Only 3 seek restitution in tainted Colorado cantaloupe case

    Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Prosecutors say only three people have submitted restitution claims totaling $13,000 from two Colorado cantaloupe farmers linked to a deadly listeria outbreak. KRDO-TV reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/kham3o2 ) the requests included doctor bills, attorney fees and funeral...

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