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  • Nebraska boy gets his wish: skydiving in Colorado

    Associated Press -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LONE TREE — Seven-year-old Max Vertin has a disease that is weakening his muscles, but not his imagination. Make-A-Wish Colorado says Max, who loves to pretend to fly like a superhero, soared Tuesday at an indoor skydiving facility near Denver called SkyVenture Colorado. The...

  • Colorado budget finalized, heads to governor

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    DENVER — Lawmakers approved a $23 billion budget for Colorado next year, sending to the governor a spending plan that increases money for public schools, colleges, and funds an aerial firefighting fleet. The House approved the budget Tuesday on a 38-26 vote with only one Republican...

  • Cement truck rollover limits Meridian Road traffic

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

    A man was injured Tuesday when the cement truck he was driving rolled over on Meridian Road, northeast of Colorado Springs, according to Falcon Fire officials. The truck driver with Advanced Ready Mix Inc., a concrete supply company in Colorado Springs, sustained minor injuries and...

  • King's Deer resident, family step up to save Colorado Springs-area golf course

    by WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    A King's Deer resident and his father, a North Carolina resident, have teamed up to lease the development's shuttered golf course, with plans to open it next month and buy it once a Nebraska bank forecloses on the property in September. Almond Golf LLC, a company created by Doug...

  • Injured Summit County moose calf improving

    Associated Press -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    SILVERTHORNE — A moose calf with an injured leg is continuing to improve after Colorado wildlife officials asked people in Silverthorne to leave the animal alone. According to the Summit Daily (http://tinyurl.com/k7emhln), the calf and cow moose have been seen venturing at...

  • Marijuana vending machine makes debut in Colorado

    The Washington Times
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    In what seems the natural next step to legalized pot, a Colorado company has brought forward a new vending machine that cuts out the middle man for marijuana sales and gives buyers a speedier, after-hours means of purchasing the drug. It’s called the Zazz machine, and it’s...

  • Side Streets Extra: Gazette's Pulitzer Prize award result of dogged quest to right a wrong

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Something very special happened Monday in Colorado Springs. Absolutely amazing, frankly. A Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, the most prestigious honor in all of journalism, was bestowed on The Gazette and Dave Philipps. It was recognition of his three-day series "Other than...

  • Castle Rock council approves open carry election

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    CASTLE ROCK — The Castle Rock Town Council has agreed to let voters decide whether or not to repeal the town's ban on openly carrying firearms in town-owned buildings and parks. The approval came Monday after a successful petition against council's vote to repeal the ban in...

  • Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con draws thousands

    By Andrea Sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    More than 2,000 people got to hang out with Darth Vader and Chewbacca on Saturday and Sunday at the Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con, the fourth biannual show of its kind and the most successful. This spring's convention hosted 60 vendors and 100 tables filled with toys,...

  • Tuesday is the deadline for health insurance sign-up

    by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    In late March, the state's health insurance exchange announced plans to give shoppers extra time to finish enrolling in plans for 2014 - a nod to crushing demand that left some people waiting in line as the sign-up deadline passed. That leeway is about to end. Most Coloradans have...

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