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  • Apple orchards dodge a weather bullet, growers say

    BY ANDREA SINCLAIR and MATT STEINER
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The spring storm that passed over Colorado Springs didn't leave behind as much snow as originally predicted, but enough to make 2013-2014 the snowiest season in 13 years, according to the National Weather Service. The official report from the Colorado Springs Airport was 1.5 inches,...

  • Total lunar eclipse to be visible in Colorado Monday night

    Jimmy Westlake, Steamboat Today
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Total eclipses of the moon are unusual, but not rare. Someone on the Earth gets to see one almost every year, but from any given location, you can expect to see a total lunar eclipse about once every 2 1/2 years on average. The last one seen from Colorado was Dec. 21, 2010, so we’ve...

  • Ethics panel dismisses complaint against Hickenlooper

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DENVER - An ethics complaint against Gov. John Hickenlooper was dismissed Monday in a 4-1 vote by the Independent Ethics Commission. Commissioners ruled that Hickenlooper did not violate state ethics laws by using state employees to help prepare for a Democratic Governors Association...

  • Spend or save? Marijuana tax debate far from settled

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's legal pot industry may be booming, but state lawmakers aren't sure how to spend the windfall. A legislative budget committee decided not to vote Monday on a $54 million plan from Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to spend marijuana revenues on education and...

  • Udall concerned military cuts could impact firefighting readiness

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Colorado's U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said the military is ready for another season of battling wildfires from the air, but remains worried that planned cuts could impact readiness. The Democrat visited U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs on Monday and met...

  • Colorado Springs high school band coach arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    David Hurd, a contract band coach, has been arrested on charges of multiple counts of felony sexual exploitation of a child and obscenity, after allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student at Air Academy High School. An El Paso County Sheriff's school...

  • Colorado Springs woman arrested after family fight

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    One person suffered minor stab wounds and one woman was arrested Monday after police said a family disturbance got out of hand in Colorado Springs. Lindsey Rebecca Graham, 23, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and menacing and booked into the El Paso County jail,...

  • Garbage truck rolls over in northeast Colorado Springs

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The driver of a Springs Waste Systems garbage truck may have been going too fast through a residential neighborhood in northeast Colorado Springs, causing the vehicle to roll over, according to police. Lt. Catherine Buckley said the garbage truck rolled over on its side on the 4600...

  • Tuition hike cap, college funding boost approved in Colorado Senate

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's public colleges and universities will have lower tuition increase caps next year under a bill that won unanimous approval Monday in the state Senate. The Senate gave voice approval to a bill to lower maximum tuition hikes from 9 percent to 6 percent. The bill...

  • 3 arrested for selling synthetic marijuana in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    LOVELAND — The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force says it has arrested the owner, manager and an employee of a Loveland smoke shop for selling synthetic marijuana. The Denver Post reported Monday (https://tinyurl.com/psob2dl ) that detectives seized more than 700 grams of so-called...

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