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  • Parents of Aurora victims slam Rep. Mike Coffman

    Associated Press
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    AURORA — Parents of two people killed in the Aurora theater shooting are calling on Rep. Mike Coffman to support universal background checks. Coffman opposes a bill in Congress that would expand background checks to almost anyone purchasing a firearm. The parents of Jessica Ghawi...

  • 4th grader tries to sell marijuana in northern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    GREELEY — School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus. John Gates, director of safety for Weld County School District 6, said...

  • Colorado Springs City Council gives green light to private marijuana club

    by monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    City Hall chambers erupted with cheers and about 30 supporters hugged and congratulated each other Tuesday when the Colorado Springs City Council allowed a private downtown club for marijuana smokers to remain open. The city administration had sought to close the club - Studio A64 at...

  • Pulitzer Prize winner to give 
presentation Wednesday night at Colorado College

    The Gazette
    Yesterday

    Gazette reporter Dave Philipps will give a presentation about the newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2013 series “Other than Honorable” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the theatre inside at Armstrong Hall on the Colorado College campus, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. The series examined the...

  • Vietnam vet from AFA's first class to be buried Friday at academy cemetery

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Brig. Gen. James Rhodes is coming home to the Air Force Academy on Friday. A member of the first class of cadets to graduate from the school in 1959, the Vietnam veteran will be buried at the cemetery on the campus after a noon service in the Cadet Chapel. His son, Jeff, says that's...

  • Mobile home fire east of Colorado Springs extinguished

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Falcon fire crews battled a mobile home fire on Luther Road, east of Marksheffel Road Wednesday. The blaze was reported by a neighbor shortly before noon, said sheriff's office spokesman Lt. Greg White. Scanner traffic indicated firefighters had...

  • Colorado officials invite Gov. Chris Christie to visit, despite 'quality of life' comments

    News services -
    Yesterday

    Colorado elected leaders have a message for Chris Christie on living in the Rocky Mountain State: Don’t knock it until you try it. Responding to the New Jersey governor’s comments bashing Colorado’s “quality of life,” Sen. Michael Bennet said that Christie is welcome to...

  • Best and Brightest 2014: Haley McCarten, Pine Creek

    By Robin Intemann, Special to The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    This is the third of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. Most 7-year-olds hardly know how to care for themselves. Yet until her grandparents intervened, Haley McCarten was doing just that and tending to her younger sister. Eventually, McCarten's...

  • City Council eyeing charter change to allow it to have its own staff, attorney

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The Colorado Springs City Council needs its own attorney and needs to be able to hire and fire its own staff, council President Keith King says. He says the city's charter, which is the city's constitution, needs to be changed to give the City Council those powers. He proposed the...

  • Colorado Springs-area student earns spot at prestigious science fair (plus list of state winners)

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Parents of science fair participants everywhere will undoubtedly commiserate with Ellie Thompson when she jokes that "sometimes it's a little scary." For several years, her son, Matthew Hileman, has been working on an ion propulsion system in the family basement as part of his...

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