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  • Passengers exit plane on chutes after emergency landing at DIA

    Associated Press
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Video postd by CalNinjaMonkey   DENVER — Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, were forced to slide off the plane on emergency chutes soon after landing in Denver on Wednesday. The plane, operated by U.S. Airways, was taxiing to the gate at...

  • Colorado mountain snowcast: Wintry pattern will be taking a break

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    It was quite a finish to February! Many mountain locations have picked up FEET of snow in the last week to 10 days. Most importantly, the southwest mountains have received the most snow out of any other location. This region had been struggling with a lack of snow for most of the...

  • Colorado can compete for millions in federal grant money

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Colorado is eligible to participate in a $1 billion federal competition designed to grant millions of dollars to cover unmet needs from natural disasters, Gov. John Hickenlooper's office announced Wednesday. The Natural Disaster Resilience Competition, funded by the U.S. Department of...

  • Rocket training will bring the boom at Fort Carson

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Fort Carson neighbors can expect some extra noise Friday as the 4th Infantry Division tests the biggest weapons in its arsenal. Soldiers from the division's Oklahoma-based 214th Fires Brigade are flying in to fire their multiple-launch rocket system during a training exercise that...

  • Last group of Fort Carson soldiers sent to battle Ebola return to U.S.

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    The final 10 soldiers from a Fort Carson unit sent to battle Ebola in western Africa are back in America, the post said Wednesday. The soldiers from the 615th Engineer Company were among 150 the post sent to Liberia to improve infrastructure and build treatment facilities at the...

  • Pikes Peak region student reviews are mixed as controversial state testing begins

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    New, controversial state-mandated exams started this week for many of Colorado's third- through 11th-grade public school students. While there were rumors of walkouts at some local schools, none seemed to materialize, and students reported mixed feelings about the testing debate. "It...

  • Funding fight a preview of what may come in Colorado statehouse

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Democrats lost their battle to increase funding for background checks on gun sales, surrendering on a budget battle that threatened funding for other public safety projects. House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Boulder, said her caucus was "being the adults in the room" by...

  • Former Black Forest fire chief Bob Harvey cleared by DA in use of fire district credit cards

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    The El Paso County District Attorney's Office said it found no wrongdoing during an investigation into former Black Forest Fire Protection District Chief Bob Harvey's use of the district's credit card. Harvey put four charges on the card, all of which the DA's office declared were...

  • Hundreds turn out to voice concerns about possible Colorado Springs Senior Center deal

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Concerns about class changes at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, staff job security and the fast-approaching deal to find a new facility operator highlighted a meeting on the center's future Wednesday. Nearly 275 people, mostly seniors, braved snowy roads to learn more about...

  • Test aims to boost farm efficiency, free up water for cities

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    DENVER — A Colorado water broker and a university researcher are testing underground crop irrigation, hoping it can make farms more efficient and reduce competition between cities and agriculture for the state's scarce water. The first crops will be planted this summer on a 165-acre...

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