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  • Colorado Springs electric rates could soon be less than before Drake fire

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    A second turbine at Martin Drake Power Plant has powered up and that coupled with lower natural gas prices means residential Utilities customers might soon pay 36 cents less a month for electricity than before the fire at the plant. Colorado Springs Utilities CEO Jerry Forte said a...

  • Colorado produce highlighted at luncheon

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's governor and agriculture commissioner are sitting down with some Colorado chefs Wednesday for a gourmet lunch made of all Colorado products. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Secretary John Salazar will be dining on roasted beets, Colorado lamb and a dessert of smoked...

  • Colorado Springs Council OKs new Public Works director

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm Mayor Steve Bach's appointment of Travis Easton as the city's new Public Works director. Easton, an engineer and former mayor of Monument, will be paid an annual salary of $150,000 and is expected to begin Oct. 1,...

  • Denver police testing use of body cameras

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DENVER — Some Denver police officers are using body cameras on patrol as part of a study of their effectiveness. Officers assigned to the downtown area began wearing the cameras in June for the six-month study being conducted by Taser International and the University of Cambridge....

  • Farmers market schedule for Colorado Springs

    By Teresa Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Monday - Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Sept. 29, springsfarmersmarkets.com. - Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October, wmmi.org. Tuesday - Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St., 3-7 p.m.,...

  • Fort Carson drills for terrorist strike

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Tuesday brought the first major disaster exercise at Fort Carson since 2011. It's not that the soldiers there have gone untrained, commanders said. Instead, troops at the post faced the real thing in 2012 and 2013 with the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires. The region's lack of...

  • El Paso County commissioners push deadline for approving ballot measures

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The Board of County Commissioners will be up against a Sept. 5 deadline to potentially pass a pair of ballot questions in time for the November election. One of the measures, approved on first reading Tuesday, would allow El Paso County to use more than $2 million in excess revenue...

  • Democratic opponent wants Klingenschmitt to withdraw from Colorado State Senate race

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Democratic state House candidate Lois Fornander called on her opponent to withdraw a day after Gordon Klingenschmitt made news for comparing Congressman Jared Polis, D-Boulder, to rebel armies in Iraq and Syria that are beheading Christians. The comment - included in a newsletter...

  • Law puts increased attention on elder abuse

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Elders who may be the victims of neglect or abuse appear to be getting more help in the wake of a new law mandating that professionals speak up, officials with several agencies said Tuesday. A wide-ranging education campaign and increased awareness about the law appears to have led...

  • Death of man in Colorado Springs apartment appears to be accidental

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The death of a 56-year-old man at an apartment complex for low-income residents appears to have been accidental, Colorado Springs Police said. Police from the Sand Creek substation responded to a call from Bentley Commons Apartments, near Hancock Parkway and Academy Boulevard, about...

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