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  • Morning commute slowed in Colorado Springs area; chance of snow Thursday

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The Pikes Peak region woke with a light dusting of snow Thursday morning, and may get a second coat of powder by evening. "In most cases, it probably won't accumulate," said Branden Borremans, morning meteorologist at Gazette news partner KKTV. "But we probably can't rule out a few...

  • $1.99-and-under gas comes to Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Yes, Virginia, there is gas under $2 in the Pikes Peak region. A gallon of regular gasoline was selling for $1.98 on Wednesday at the Sam's Club on Colorado Springs' south side, while the city's two Costco Wholesale Clubs and a second Sam's on the north side were selling it for...

  • Denver parents charged after toddler tests for marijuana

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    DENVER — A Denver couple are being prosecuted for child abuse after their 3-year-old daughter tested positive for marijuana use. Prosecutors charged 33-year-old Mario Hollerway and 26-year-old Alysia Lombard with misdemeanor child abuse and having more pot than allowed under Colorado...

  • Pedestrian hit, killed by truck southeast of Denver

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    DENVER — The Colorado State Patrol is investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck on E-470 southeast of Denver. Trooper Nate Reid tells The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1Gu7ek0 ) someone called the Patrol on Wednesday evening saying there was debris on the...

  • Owner of horses seized from Black Forest property pleads not guilty

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The owner of horses seized from a Black Forest property in September pleaded not guilty Wednesday to animal cruelty. Sherri Brunzell, 62, was cited for misdemeanor animal cruelty Sept. 19. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office removed 10 horses and several llamas from her property....

  • Change in relations with Cubans resonates in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Fewer than 900 Cubans live in Colorado Springs, according to census data, but news of the country's improved relations with the United States resonated more than 2,000 miles away from the island nation. Raidel Moreno Armas, a 19-year-old Colorado College sophomore, was born in Cuba...

  • 200-person call center in Colorado Springs to close

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Corinthian Colleges Inc. said Wednesday it will close its 200-employee call center in Colorado Springs on Feb. 28 - the result of an agreement it reached last month to sell most of its campuses to a nonprofit group. Santa Ana, Calif.-based Corinthian said the center, run by its...

  • El Paso County Commissioners look to expand burn ordinance

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Two El Paso County policies are at odds over the regulation of slash pile burns, the cheapest and most efficient way to eliminate dead trees in Black Forest. In fall, when flaming slash piles sent smoke through their neighborhood, Black Forest residents appealed to El Paso County...

  • More than 100,000 sign up for insurance through Colorado exchange

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Colorado's health insurance exchange tallied 108,077 enrollments completed during its first month of open enrollment - largely from people who were covered in 2014. Eighty percent of those who purchased 2015 plans through Connect for Health Colorado had coverage this year, according...

  • Lamborn: Deal brokered to restart Aurora VA hospital work

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached an interim agreement to put construction crews back on the job at its troubled Aurora hospital project. The four-month deal is worth an estimated $220 million and could see workers return to the Colfax Avenue project Monday, U.S. Rep....

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