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  • El Paso County says it's not liable for damages sought in lawsuit by Sheriff's Office employees

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    El Paso County says it sought to protect Sheriff's Office employees when allegations surfaced of hostile behavior by former Sheriff Terry Maketa and former Undersheriff Paula Presley and it should not have to pay damages sought by five employees who have filed a lawsuit. The federal...

  • Driver in fatal Colorado crash 2 ½ times above legal alcohol limit

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    GREELEY — A driver suspected of causing a crash that killed himself and three other people in Weld County had more than 2 ½ times the legal limit of alcohol in his system. The Greeley Tribune (http://bit.ly/1M5FqUb ) reports that the final autopsy report released Tuesday for...

  • Bigger things in store for Colorado Springs outdoors retailer

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    At Mountain Equipment Recyclers, part of the proceeds from sales of used and donated gear goes back to the community, and a running tally of goodwill - now exceeding $60,000 - is posted in chalk behind the register for all to see. Soon, a bigger chalkboard might be in order....

  • Colorado Springs crews fill thousands of potholes, can't keep up with deteriorating roads

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    If you think you have been dodging more cracks and holes on Colorado Springs roadways so far in 2015, it's true. "We're on course to do a record number of potholes this year," said Corey Farkas, division manager for the city's streets division. City crews filled 6,281 potholes in...

  • Ring-a-ding-ding: Snowy day means freebies for Colorado Springs jewelry store customers

    By debbie kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    About 160 people in the Pikes Peak region won a Jack Frost jackpot, thanks to 5 inches of snow that fell at the Colorado Springs Airport on Feb. 21. Under a Snow and Ice promotion put on by Luisa Graff Jewelers, customers who purchased items at full price between Jan. 17 and Feb. 14...

  • Giving stray cat a home turned into 'scary' experience for Colorado Springs family

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A 6-month-old kitten that recently was diagnosed with rabies had been checked by a veterinarian and received rabies shots a couple of weeks before showing symptoms of the deadly virus, its owner said Tuesday. But the checkup came too late. The kitten, named Jello, was a stray found...

  • Affidavit: Fort Carson soldier siphoned refund money from inflated tax returns

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A Fort Carson soldier accused of pilfering thousands of dollars through inflated tax refunds appeared to carry out the scheme through an off-post side business, according to an arrest affidavit. Spc. Jeremy Roberson, 27, is accused of stealing more than $22,000 from tax returns for...

  • Mayoral candidate Makepeace says collaboration, leadership key to improving Colorado Springs

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Mary Lou Makepeace hosted a series of roundtable discussions to talk with people about the issues important to them in Colorado Springs. She did that when she was mayor in 1997. And she did that in recent weeks after she announced her intention to run for mayor again. "I'm a very...

  • Colorado Springs mayoral debate set for Wednesday evening

    The Gazette -
    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    At least five of six mayoral candidates are expected to debate Wednesday evening in Broadmoor Hall at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave. The debate, 6:30 to 8 p.m., is sponsored by El Pomar Foundation's Forum for Civic Advancement, The Broadmoor and KOAA-TV. It will be moderated by KOAA's Rob...

  • Colorado lawmakers seek penalties on using drones to invade privacy

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado lawmakers want to criminalize the use of drones when they're used to monitor someone without their consent. The proposal up for a House committee vote Tuesday would make it a crime of first-degree trespassing to take images of someone when they have an expectation...

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