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  • Air Force Academy remains quiet on new trail rules after on-campus attacks

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy is keeping mum when it comes to a "buddy system" rule that bars solo hiking, running and mountain biking on academy trails and open spaces. Two days after releasing a statement attributing the new rule to on-campus attacks, the academy says it won't...

  • New bike-trail funding plan fails in Colorado legislature

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado needs more recreational bike trails — just not a change to how they're paid for, lawmakers from both parties agreed Thursday as they voted down a bill to direct more Colorado Lottery money to bike trails along state highways. A senator from rural Alamosa County...

  • Clouds over Colorado Springs area Thursday, but how about precipitation?

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Despite the gray skies, precipitation is not likely to hit the Pikes Peak region over the next few days. The National Weather Service in Pueblo forecasts that Colorado Springs, Palmer Lake and Woodland Park will be mostly cloudy Thursday, with highs near 40 degrees. There is a...

  • Colorado man arrested on 12th DUI charge

    Associated Press
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    LONGMONT — Longmont police have arrested a man on suspicion of drunken driving for the 12th time since 1986. Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett says the arrest serves as an example why the state needs a felony DUI law. According to the Longmont Times-Call...

  • Mother of girl shot by Denver police seeks separate autopsy

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter. The demand by Laura Sonya Rosales Hernandez came as the Denver...

  • El Paso County formally takes Jones Park ownership

    BY LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The Board of El Paso County Commissioners on Wednesday formally accepted ownership of the 1,200-acre Jones Park west of Colorado Springs. The transfer ended more than a century of ownership by Colorado Springs Utilities, which purchased the land in the 1890s for a water project that...

  • Riders voice displeasure with proposed change to Colorado Springs bus route

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Jennifer Holt and others who work on Peterson Air Force Base may need to find a new way to get to work. She and a group of five others who work there gathered at a public meeting Wednesday evening to voice their concerns about a specific aspect of the Mountain Metropolitan Transit...

  • Governor pledges to help Colorado Springs attract young professionals

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Gov. John Hickenlooper announced in his State of the State address that courting millennials will be part of his plan to boost Colorado's economy. In a Wednesday address in front of hundreds of members of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, Hickenlooper made it clear...

  • Solar power firm to develop 5 'garden' projects, including one in Colorado Springs

    By Steve Raabe, The Denver Post -
    Yesterday

    Denver-based solar power firm SunShare is looking at brighter prospects with a big financial boost from utility powerhouse NRG Energy. On Wednesday, the companies announced a deal enabling SunShare to grow its community solar portfolio about eightfold. Under the transaction,...

  • Former Fort Carson soldier a humble Medal of Honor recipient

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Clint Romesha's Medal of Honor jingles with the keys and change in the front pocket of his blue jeans. The ribbon that President Barack Obama hung around his neck two years ago is now wrinkled but still sky blue. The gilded medal, the nation's highest honor for battlefield valor, is...

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