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  • 3 new laws will benefit Colorado veterans

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    A measure that will allow military honors to be displayed on handicap license plates is one of three veteran-friendly Colorado General Assembly measures becoming law Wednesday. Colorado Springs Republican Rep. Kit Roupe said she wrote HB-1026 to give extra honor to those disabled in...

  • Colorado Springs Airport starts donation program with Care and Share

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Airport launched a new program Friday for passengers at the security checkpoint to donate spare change to Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. Care and Share hopes to get $25,000 a year in donations from a large metal box placed at the entrances to the...

  • Woman testifies she stabbed Colorado Springs man to stave off rape

    BY CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Bionca Rogers said she felt desperate to save herself and her daughter when she pulled a knife from her boot and stabbed Grant Frazier to death. Moments earlier, Frazier had pulled down his pants and began masturbating, Rogers testified on Friday in her murder trial. "I didn't want to...

  • Investigation into former sheriff Terry Maketa referred to 18th Judicial DA, sources say

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The investigation into former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa has been referred to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, which could prosecute if criminal charges are brought against Maketa, according to sources. The office is the latest agency involved in an ongoing...

  • El Paso County man arrested on suspicion of harboring teen runaway

    BY ELLIE MULDER ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Devonte Price, 20, was arrested Thursday in relation to a missing juvenile case, according to an El Paso County Sheriff's Office release. In an interview with detectives, Price said he knew Sabrena Waite was a runaway and helped her hide. Waite was found within 24 hours of the...

  • El Paso County commissioners to consider Yankowski as full-time administrator

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Board of El Paso County Commissioners on Aug. 11 will decide whether to remove Henry Yankowski's interim tag to make him permanent El Paso County Administrator. Yankowski has been interim administrator since June 4, when he was appointed to replace Jeff Greene, who left the...

  • Pueblo health care provider moves to downtown Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    A fast-growing Colorado-based health care provider has traded one historic building in Pueblo for another in Colorado Springs. The American Vein & Vascular Institute, a network of seven clinics in Colorado and Texas, has moved its business headquarters to the 101-year-old Hibbard...

  • Human remains found at Colorado Springs-area construction site could be thousands of years old

    By Ellie mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Thomas Carr, a senior archaeologist with Colorado Archaeologist's office, determined Friday that the remains of a young girl found at a Fountain construction site are at least several hundred, and maybe even several thousand years old. Engineers installing a drainage pipe at the...

  • Traffic clears on northbound I-25 near El Paso County Line

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Traffic is beginning to clear up on northbound Interstate 25 after miles of traffic were backed up, possibly caused by a traffic crash near the El Paso and Douglas county line, according to Colorado State Patrol and traffic cameras. Colorado State Patrol says an accident was reported...

  • Ozone alert for Front Range Friday, Saturday

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    An Ozone Action Day Alert kicks in at 4 p.m. Friday, from El Paso County up to Larimer and Weld counties, as sunshine and calm winds return ozone concentrations to moderate to unhealthy levels for sensitive groups. The alert will remain in effect until at least 4 p.m. Saturday, as...

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