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  • Winter homeless shelters get permits to open in Colorado Springs

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs city planners approved permits Wednesday for two winter homeless shelters, clearing the way for each facility to operate every night from Nov. 1 through April 15, the head of the city's housing division said. The permits, approved by the city's Downtown Review Board,...

  • Side Streets: Readers add to list of Colorado Springs standouts

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Who knew so many famous people once lived in the Pikes Peak region? Clearly not me, judging by the flow of emails and calls from readers nominating more names for the list I began compiling a couple of weeks ago. While I didn't learn of any more scandalous singers, I did learn more...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park proposes fee increase

    By Lance Benzel, The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — Rocky Mountain National Park is seeking public feedback on a proposal to increase the cost of entrance passes and camping fees. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/1vKvfzG ) the park wants to add a $20 single-day pass to its existing options of...

  • Colorado Springs looking at options to move bus station

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs' downtown bus terminal may be relocated to a more eye-pleasing site amid rider safety concerns and issues with buses entering and exiting the current station, Mountain Metro Transit's director said. A $190,000 study seeking land for a new terminal is awaiting final...

  • Fired Denver schoolteacher charged in lab fire

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    DENVER — A Denver school chemistry teacher who was fired after four students were burned in a science experiment gone wrong now faces a criminal charge. Prosecutors filed a third-degree assault charge, a misdemeanor, against 22-year-old Daniel Powell on Wednesday. Powell couldn't be...

  • Colorado boy's 'best shirt ever' found after social media plea

    Denver Post
    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    The Best Shirt Ever has been located. The family of 12-year-old Joe Archibold, of Longmont, recently sent out a social media solicit, looking for a specific blue, white and gray polo shirt — in the same style Joe has worn for every school picture since second grade. He outgrew the...

  • Police: 3 men, 1 woman team up to rob Colorado Springs convenience store

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs police say three men and a woman robbed a Western Convenience Store at gunpoint just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. The four robbers threatened the clerk at the store, at 1905 W. Uintah St., with two pistols and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash and...

  • Hatchet-toting Colorado Springs burglary suspect arrested

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    A wanted man wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a hatchet has been arrested by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Austin Joseph Hood, 25, of Colorado Springs, was arrested just before midnight Tuesday by members of the Sheriff's Office SWAT team in cooperation with other local...

  • Frontier offers one-way flights from Denver for as low as $39

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Are you looking for a cheap flight before Thanksgiving? If you book by Thursday, Frontier Airlines might be for you. The airline is offering one-way flights as low as $39 for some flights if you buy your ticket by Thursday and fly out of Denver. Destinations for the one-way flight...

  • One Colorado city: No thanks to 5-cent bag fee

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — Fort Collins is bagging plans to charge shoppers for using disposable bags. In the face of a grassroots opposition effort, city councilors voted Tuesday to repeal the 5 cent fee set to take effect in April. The Coloradoan (http://noconow.co/1rqhEr5 ) reports...

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