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  • Developers, construction businesses put money behind school bond measures

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Colorado Secretary of State's office show that developers and others involved with the real estate industry have a heavy hand in backing local school property tax proposals. Of the six local school districts asking voters to...

  • Wait to act on vehicle recall, auto dealers advise

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may have issued a warning Monday for people to act "immediately" on a massive recall of vehicles with potentially defective airbags, but auto dealers are saying "not so fast." Most dealers are still in the dark about how to proceed,...

  • Cost of funding city election a sticking point

    By monica mendoza - the gazette
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    There is $600,000 budgeted for 2015 city elections. - Some council members question whether that is enough. What if there is a mayoral runoff, as there was in 2011, some council members asked City Clerk Sarah Johnson. - Johnson said at the council's budget meeting Tuesday that if there...

  • Anonymous tip helps deputies locate alleged bank robber

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    An anonymous tip led authorities to a 22-year-old man suspected of robbing a UMB Bank in Security Friday afternoon, according to an arrest affidavit. Willie Walk was arrested after a brief standoff Saturday at a residence on the 1100 block of Chelton Road, the El Paso County...

  • Colorado man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    SIDNEY, Mont. — A Colorado man plans to plead guilty to killing a Montana teacher in a case that drew attention to the darker side of the Northern Plains' oil boom. A plea agreement with prosecutors filed Tuesday calls for a 100-year sentence for 25-year-old Michael Spell on a charge...

  • California group buys retail center in northern Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A California group has paid $4.63 million to buy a roughly 15,000-square-foot building that's part of the Northgate Plaza retail center, southeast of InterQuest and Voyager parkways on Colorado Springs' north side. LBK II 1994 Trust of California purchased the property from a limited...

  • Order to remove Colorado newspaper copies reversed

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — A Colorado county clerk has reversed her order that a university remove copies of its student newspaper from boxes outside its student union Tuesday because the front page had coverage of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall's visit to campus. Larimer County Clerk Angela Myers,...

  • Prescribed burns scheduled for Teller, Douglas counties

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A prescribed burn could be coming to Teller and Douglas counties this week, the U.S. Forest Service announced in a release. Crews are planning to carry out a burn Friday and Saturday about 9 miles north of Woodland Park on Friday and Saturday, if weather allows. About 550 acres...

  • Terminal case: Colorado Springs Airport dealing with challenges 20 years after building's opening

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -By wayne heilman - the gazette
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    On Oct. 22, 1994, a few days after a blowout community celebration that lasted nearly 10 hours, a 12-gate passenger terminal opened to great fanfare and high hopes just a few miles south of the old Colorado Springs Airport building near Powers Boulevard. - "The larger terminal will...

  • Feds say mine operators warned before accident

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    DURANGO — Federal mine inspectors say operators were warned numerous times of potential danger before two men died of carbon-monoxide poisoning in 2013. Mine Safety and Health Administration administrator Joe Main said Tuesday managers of the Revenue-Virginius Mine near Ouray...

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