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  • Castle Rock voters decide future of open carry law

    Associated Press
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CASTLE ROCK — Castle Rock voters may have to wait to find out who gets to say whether people are allowed to openly carry firearms in public spaces. A mail-in special election on the matter ends Tuesday. A lawsuit challenging the election was dismissed Monday. Town officials have...

  • Colorado 'Purge' rumor creates stir on social media

    9news
    Yesterday

    LAKEWOOD- A Hollywood horror movie based on the idea of 12 hours without laws has led to an online threat of a real life "Purge" in Colorado, according to 9News in Denver.  The movie "The Purge" and the sequel "The Purge: Anarchy" are based on the idea of the government lifting...

  • New Colorado Springs VA clinic gets mostly positive reviews from some first-day patients

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Eschewing two old, crammed buildings for one new one, the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday opened its long-awaited Colorado Springs health care clinic - framing it as a way to expand care and ease wait times for the region's fast-growing veteran population. Patients bustled...

  • Colorado Springs firefighters respond to kitchen blaze

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A kitchen in a home near Memorial Park caught fire late Monday afternoon, displacing six people, Colorado Springs firefighters said. No one was injured in the blaze. About 30 firefighters responded to the home at 1125 E. Las Animas St., near Hancock Expressway, firefighters said.

  • 13 kids hospitalized after visiting Colorado hotel pool

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — Thirteen children were briefly hospitalized Monday after complaining of burning eyes and itchy throats after swimming in a hotel pool. The boys and girls were aged 6 to 17. All swallowed water from a pool Sunday at a Homewood Suites near Denver International Airport....

  • Pueblo man accused of shooting teen over marijuana

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    A young teen was hospitalized after he was apparently shot in the chest with a pellet gun and the pellet ricocheted downward and stopped "between vital organs," according to KKTV. Pueblo police say they found him lying in the middle of the street near Pine and Summit. His clothing...

  • Police: Man linked to three bank robberies in Colorado Springs

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

    A man police said has only lived in Colorado Springs for a few months was accused of robbing two banks and trying to rob a third bank in a one-week period, according to police reports. Kurtis Robert Alva, 28, was arrested Friday on suspicion of aggravated robbery and attempted...

  • Candlelight vigil planned Monday in Colorado Springs for teen slain in Ferguson

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Youth members of the Colorado Springs NAACP chapter will hold a candlelight vigil Monday night to honor the life of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager killed Aug. 9 by police in Ferguson, Mo..
The circumstances surrounding Brown's death have sparked nightly protests and...

  • New planes could have helped firefighters locate Waldo Canyon fire before it grew

    By RYAN HANDY Special to The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    On the searing-hot morning of June 23, 2012, Chris Como and his wife were hiking on Waldo Canyon trail when they saw a puff of smoke. "I guess it was around noon, and my wife was looking over my shoulder," Como recalled two years later. She thought she saw something; he saw nothing....

  • 'A game-changer:' PC-12s put Colorado firefighters ahead of the curve

    By RYAN HANDY Special to The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    State officials closed the deal last week to add two rare multimission aircraft to Colorado's Firefighting Air Corps, a move that will usher in a new age of tech-savvy firefighting. The two PC-12s will be equipped with remote sensing thermal technology designed to see through smoke,...

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