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  • El Paso County DHS to require drug testing, and more for some clients to continue benefits

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

    El Paso County welfare recipients suspected of abusing drugs or alcohol soon will be required to enter and comply with a substance abuse treatment plan to keep benefits. Beginning Monday, people in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, also known as Colorado Works,...

  • Councilman Snider won't seek re-election, guaranteeing three new council members in April

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Val Snider will not seek re-election, and that means at least three new faces on the council in April. Snider broke the news Friday morning on Facebook. "After much thought and personal reflection I have decided I'd like to take my life in a new...

  • Mayor honors five Colorado Springs young leaders

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach presented five people with Mayor's Young Leader awards on Wednesday, honoring individuals for efforts in their field while making a positive impact in the community. The event raised $9,000, which will be used for projects led by young leaders....

  • Police nab laundry room coin thieves after traffic stop in Colorado Springs

    By lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A man and woman were arrested Friday morning after police said they admitted to breaking into coin operated washers and dryers at hotel laundry rooms and apartment complexes across Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs police did not identify the 34-year-old manor the 30-year-old...

  • One dead in crash near Waldo Canyon in El Paso County

    By Lisa Walton The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A 42-year-old Cascade man died in a single car crash on U.S. 24 near Waldo Canyon on Friday afternoon, according to the Colorado State Patrol. A 1995 Toyota Camry was westbound on Highway 24, about five miles west of Colorado Springs, when it lost control shortly before 1:30 p.m. and...

  • Platte Ave. lanes reopen after girl struck by car west of Circle Dr. in Colorado Springs

    By lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A crash that sent an 11-year-old girl to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries, shut down westbound lanes of Platte Avenue, west of Circle Drive for about three hours Friday evening. Police said the girl, who suffered a broken leg, was crossing Platte Avenue in...

  • TSA: Denver International Airport top-5 in nation for checkpoint gun seizures

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    DENVER - Denver International Airport ranks fifth among the nation's airports when it comes to firearms seized at security checkpoints. The Denver Post reported Friday (http://dpo.st/1yNQfaS ) that of the 2,212 guns recovered from carry-on bags in 2014, 70 were found at DIA....

  • Colorado Springs likely to have a new balloon festival

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Hot air balloons are expected to fly again in Colorado Springs this Labor Day weekend. On Thursday, the city's Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax Advisory Committee announced it was backing a proposal to bring a hot air balloon event to the city for the holiday weekend. The event has...

  • Denver woman who tried to help terrorists receives 4 years

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    DENVER — A 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who tried to go to Syria to help Islamic State militants was sentenced to four years in prison Friday, even as she tearfully told a judge that she never wanted to hurt anyone and has disavowed jihad. Shannon Conley told the judge she was...

  • No foul play suspected in death of man found in field, Colorado Springs police say

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    The death of a man found in an open field Monday is not considered suspicious and the investigation into the incident is complete, Colorado Springs police said. The man, whose name has not been released, was found near Interstate 25 and the Martin Luther King Jr. bypass by a passerby...

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