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  • Sculpture, dance, bluegrass, progressive music at Green Box Arts Festival

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Green Mountain Falls channels the vibrant performing arts culture of New York City for a week and a half every July. The Green Box Arts Festival is a surfeit of music, dance, art, classes, hikes, stargazing and more, offered mostly for free in multiple venues and locations throughout...

  • Police arrest Colorado Springs mom who allegedly kidnapped child

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    A 28-year-old woman accused of forcibly taking her daughter from a home earlier this week was taken into custody Thursday morning in the northeast part of the state, Colorado Springs police said. Kiri McMillion and her five-year-old daughter Sidney were located by the Yuma County...

  • Live video: Aurora movie theater shooting trial, Day 42

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    CENTENNIAL — Live coverage from the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes resumed Thursday morning from the Arapahoe County Justice Center.  Wednesday recap: Video shows theater shooter acting oddly right after arrest CENTENNIAL — As the chaos of a shooting at a...

  • Colorado by trail: 5 classic backpacking trips in the state

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    You've inventoried your gear, cleaned your water filter and replaced your boot laces. And now that the snow is melting from the high country, it's all about to pay off. Here are five suggested backpacking trips - all of them Out There tested and approved - to reacquaint you with...

  • Colorado school district sees drop in marijuana-related expulsions

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    GRAND JUNCTION - School officials in Grand Junction are crediting counseling and a campus security officer with decreasing expulsions for students caught with marijuana. The Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1IR4tZ3) there were 32 drug-related expulsions last academic year...

  • Star Wars characters will be part of Colorado Springs balloon festival

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Get your lightsabers ready. Darth Vader and Yoda are coming to Colorado Springs. Attendees of the Sept. 5-7 Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off will have a chance to see the two Star Wars characters among about 75 other special and regularly shaped hot air balloons at Memorial Park,...

  • Eleven Mile Canyon recreation areas to reopen after 2-week closure

    By Ellie mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Eleven Mile Canyon will be reopened at 8 a.m. Friday to campers, hikers and anglers after more than two weeks of a flood-related closure, according to a news release. Water levels in the South Platte River have decreased enough to allow visitors, the release said. The facilities...

  • Authorities have person of interest in Dylan Redwine case

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    A person of interest has been identified by the La Plata County Sheriff's Office in the Dylan Redwine case, according to a former FBI criminal profiler who has been working as an investigator. Dylan, of Monument, was 13 when he went missing while visiting his father in Vallecito over...

  • Mayor wants age limit, evaluations for Colorado Springs judges

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Colorado Springs will lose half of its dozen municipal judges over the next several years under a mandatory retirement age of 75 sought by Mayor John Suthers. Three of those judges are 72, the age at which state and Denver County judges must retire. Three others are 70, 68 and 63....

  • Colorado Springs-area homebuilding jumps in June

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The pace of Colorado Springs-area homebuilding rose last month as more people who moved to the area, a better economy and a tight supply of re-sale properties helped propel the new home market. The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department in June issued 285 single-family home permits...

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