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  • Iowa woman will face trial in slaying of Colorado Springs man

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A 4th Judicial District Court judge found probable cause Tuesday to charge an Iowa woman with the first-degree murder of a Colorado Springs man whose body was found stuffed in the trunk of his abandoned car in Iowa after he was reported missing. Bionca Charmaine Rogers, 21, was denied...

  • Pueblo pot sales reach $7 million in 6 months

    By Jeff Tucker, The Pueblo Chieftain
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Recreational sales of marijuana in Pueblo County set a record in June and are averaging more than $1 million a month through the first half of the year. The Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder’s Office reported that $1.6 million worth of marijuana was sold from the county’s seven...

  • Communities move to regulate where electronic cigarettes can be used

    By John Aguilar, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    LAKEWOOD — Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, which have experienced an explosive growth in popularity in the last few years, are beginning to face stiff resistance in Colorado as an increasing number of communities crack down on the battery-powered devices. Last week, both...

  • Denver agrees to pay $3.3M to settle jail abuse case

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DENVER — Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally beat him and scalded his genitals with hot water. The...

  • Body found in Colorado Springs motel on July 8 identified; cause of death unknown

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A woman found dead at a Colorado Springs motel on July 8 has been identified as Ursulee Herried, a 35-year-old Colorado Springs woman. The El Paso County Coroner's Office has ruled the cause and manner of death as undetermined. Herried was found unresponsive in a motel room at the...

  • Southern Colorado man dies after leap from Oregon falls

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    ASTORIA, Ore. — Authorities say a 45-year-old Colorado man died when he jumped from Youngs River Falls near the Oregon Coast and drowned. Chief Ron Tyson of the Olney-Walluski Fire Protection District told The Daily Astorian newspaper (http://is.gd/ItEfta ) that a dive team and...

  • Man whose body was found in Fountain church parking lot committed suicide, police said

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A 29-year-old man whose body was found in the parking lot of Valley Christian Church in Fountain on Monday night committed suicide, Fountain police said. The El Paso County coroner on Tuesday determined a self-inflicted gunshot was the cause of death, Fountain police Sgt. Scott...

  • Denver police chief apologizes for UberX traffic stop

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DENVER — Denver's police chief is apologizing to a Seattle man for his interaction with an officer who stopped the UberX car that was giving him a ride to the airport. Colorado legislators passed a law this year to implement a regulatory structure for ride-sharing companies like...

  • The Country Life: The strange life of the spadefoot toad

    By Bill.Radford bill.radford@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    I was walking last week through our pasture, which had been transformed into swampland by days of relentless rain, when something jumped from the weeds. I squinted my eyes and spotted a tiny toad on the muddy ground. I scooped it up, and my wife and I studied it. It was, we...

  • Basic cadets begin long stay at Jack’s Valley

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    More than 1,200 basic cadets from the Air Force Academy, led by their cadet cadre, started 11 days of training at Jack's Valley on Monday. The basic cadets will be doing various drills and team-building exercises during one of the most physically demanding parts of their summer...

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