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  • Kelsey Grammer forgives man who killed his sister in Colorado Springs, but doesn't want him released

    By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post
    Yesterday

    BUENA VISTA — Actor Kelsey Grammer on Tuesday offered his forgiveness to the man who raped and killed his sister in 1975, but he said he wants to see him remain behind bars. Grammer, speaking via video conference from Denver, testified at the parole board hearing for inmate...

  • Colorado pays nearly $18 million to wildfire victims

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    DENVER — People impacted by a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state have gotten their compensation payments from the government. The payments disbursed this week total nearly $18 million for about nearly two dozen parties with outstanding claims from the Lower North Fork Fire....

  • Colorado Springs group holds Gaza vigil, hopes to raise awareness of US policies

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is 7,000 miles away, but Pikes Peak region residents gathered Monday night in support of the Palestinians who have died, lost loved ones or been displaced by the fighting. Several dozen community activists and residents gathered for the candlelight...

  • Woodland Park man overcomes disability on 2,663-mile trek

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Wesley Trimble hikes with a unique cadence and sets his own pace. When he started on the Pacific Crest Trail in Southern California in mid-April, fellow hikers saw his loping gait and assumed Trimble had developed a "hiker hobble," a euphemism for the body's revolt after going too...

  • Soldiers get $92 million in debt relief under settlement

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Thirteen states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement that is expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel. Deceptive practices by Rome Finance Co., more recently doing business as Colfax Capital...

  • Longtime Teller County gallery owner is shutting down, but cultural mission remains

    By debbie kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The man who many say has been the voice of the Woodland Park art community for nearly two decades has 
decided to call it quits. Seven Arrows Gallery, which Ralph Holloway opened in 2008, is closing Friday. Since 1997, when he and his wife, Darlene, moved from the Dallas-Fort Worth...

  • Medical marijuana oil bill aims to help children across U.S.

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

    Parents who flocked to Colorado in search of medical marijuana oil to treat their children's severe epilepsy reacted with guarded optimism to legislation announced Monday aimed at legalizing the oil - calling it a first step at returning home. The bill by a Pennsylvania...

  • Kitten killer sentenced in Pueblo

    News services
    Yesterday

    The only thing the defense attorney and prosecutors disagreed on at a sentencing hearing Monday for an admitted animal abuser was how long he should be on probation. But District Judge Victor Reyes determined that Robert Heckmann’s past criminal behavior and second and third chances...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 receives $2.5 million grant

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 has received a $2.5 million grant to create an innovative program that will focus on some of education's hottest topics, including biotechnology and engineering. The program, for students in grades 4 through 12, is called "The Systemic Bridge...

  • Denver City Council votes on $3.3M settlement

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    DENVER — The Denver City Council has given its initial approval of a $3.3 million offer to settle abuse claims at the city's jail. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/UHBDrU ) councilors voted on the tentative settlement at a meeting Monday evening and will consider approving...

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