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  • Oklahoma-based bank's acquisition brings it into Colorado Springs, Denver

    By Paul Monies The Oklahoman -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Bank SNB - with locations in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas - will expand its footprint into Colorado with its parent company's $41.7 million acquisition of First Commercial Bank. Stillwater-based Southwest Bancorp Inc. said Wednesday it entered into a cash and stock...

  • Head of building department could become El Paso County administrator

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    The head of the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department could take over as interim El Paso County administrator when the post becomes vacant in June. Henry Yankowski, the regional building department's chief executive, has been tabbed to possibly fill the void left by Jeff Greene, who...

  • Colorado Springs-area woman accused of animal cruelty defends treatment of horses

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    A woman accused of multiple counts of animal cruelty after the remains of 14 horses were found in a barn where she kept the animals testified Thursday that she believed she gave adequate care to her horses. Sherri Brunzell, 63, was cited after the animals were found in September on...

  • Longtime El Paso County resident is first to announce commissioner candidacy

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Scott Turner, a local banker and longtime Salvation Army volunteer board member, is running in 2016 for El Paso County Commission in District 4. Turner, 56, the first candidate to say he's running for a commission seat, made his announcement Thursday at the Fountain Valley Senior...

  • Animal causes Colorado Springs power outage affects 5,600

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    A raccoon or other animal that got into a transformer caused a power outage Thursday night that affected about 5,600 customers on Colorado Springs' south side, according to Colorado Springs Utilities spokeswoman Patrice Lehermeier. The first calls received about the outage came in at...

  • Eastbound Manitou Avenue reopened to traffic in Manitou Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    The eastbound lanes of Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs, from U.S. 24 to Serpentine Drive, were reopened to traffic Thursday afternoon after the Colorado Department of Transportation removed rocks that fell onto the road on Memorial Day, according to CDOT. However, a half-mile...

  • Jurors hear from Holmes on video that he regretted attack

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    CENTENNIAL — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial heard for the first time in the gunman's own words that he regretted the attack and sometimes cried about it at night. James Holmes' comments came about two years after the shooting, in a videotaped interview with a...

  • Family mulling freedom of religion lawsuit against Florence High

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    While a teacher in a southern Colorado school district filed a civil rights lawsuit this week, a family had been on the verge of suing the same district for the same reasons, according to an organization that promotes upholding the separation of church and state. The Freedom From...

  • Highway 24 shortcut will ease traffic, save millions

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    The former site of a decrepit hotel will become a shortcut for drivers traveling in west Colorado Springs. As part of the Interstate 25 and Cimarron Street interchange project, which broke ground on Wednesday, a four-lane road will cut through the previous location of the Express Inn...

  • List: Loads of free summer concert series in Pikes Peak region parks

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Clean up the folding chairs, pack a picnic and head to a free concert in one of the numerous parks across the Pikes Peak region. This summer, you can find live music almost every night of the week, with opportunities to hear your favorite local bands or to check out new musicians from...

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