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  • Youth tanning bed limits rejected in Colorado

    Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    DENVER — A proposal to ban children from artificial tanning beds has been rejected in the Colorado Legislature. A Senate committee voted 4-3 against the tanning bed proposal on Wednesday. The measure had already passed the House. At least 33 states and Washington, D.C., limit or...

  • Here we go again: Snow possible Wednesday in Colorado Springs

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Colorado Springs residents shouldn't put away their winter wear yet, because the National Weather Service in Pueblo is forecasting a storm that could dump a few inches of snow on the Pikes Peak region Wednesday. The storm system could drop up to two inches of snow on El Paso County,...

  • Colorado Springs police search for suspect in robbery at cell phone store

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Colorado Springs police are asking for the public's help to identify a man they say threatened employees at a Sprint store and stole merchandise. Detectives believe the man could be linked to a string of robberies targeting cell phone and electronic stores, with the most recent one...

  • Educators: Colorado Springs area ripe for innovation

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Seeds of innovation have been planted in the field of education in the Pikes Peak region, and what's growing now is just the beginning, according to the cultivators. "I tell our students, you're not only competing with students in your classroom but with kids globally. We want to...

  • Republican convention scouts visit Denver

    Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    DENVER — Denver is putting out the welcome mat for a group from the Republican National Committee on the first of six visits to potential hosts for the party's national convention in 2016. Committee officials want to take a closer look at venues, hotels and financing on Wednesday....

  • Tests on meatballs after Colorado dogs poisoned

    Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    GUNBARREL — Two meatballs suspected of being poisoned have been sent to a laboratory at Colorado State University for chemical testing and another will be tested for human DNA after as many as three dogs were suspected of being poisoned at a Gunbarrel park. Animal control...

  • Colorado Springs police working toward 50 percent female workforce

    BY Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A police force that's 50 percent female might be a far-fetched notion, but that's the goal for the Colorado Springs Police Department. On Tuesday, the department began accepting applications for its January 2015 police academy, and leaders are pushing for a larger percentage of women...

  • Flood, fire mitigation work around Colorado Springs will soon be complete, but land won't heal as quickly

    by Matt Steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Pikes Peak area residents don't have to travel far to see reminders of what two years of fires and floods have done to communities and the land that surrounds them. They see it up close and personal in Black Forest, Manitou Springs, Mountain Shadows and along almost every stretch of...

  • Colorado wildfire conference a chance to share lessons learned

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Fire officials, emergency managers and disaster planners from across Colorado will be in Glenwood Springs this week at a wildfire conference. Doug Paul, chairman of the organizing committee for the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference, said the gathering ran for more than a decade...

  • City for Champions organizers plan to visit other downtown stadiums

    by Monica Mendoza Monica.Mendoza@Gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Organizers of the City for Champions plan to visit at least 11 cities that have built downtown sports and event centers in search of the secrets to their success. The travel itinerary includes stops in Texas, Alabama, Georgia and Florida to name a few, said Laura Neumann, former...

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