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  • Fort Collins OKs 5-cent bag fee despite opposition

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — Shoppers in Fort Collins will have to pay 5 cents for every disposable bag they use starting next April. City councilors approved the fee Tuesday night after hearing from many residents who opposed the idea. The Coloradoan (http://noconow.co/1thd96P ) reports...

  • Will businesses on Colorado Springs bike race route win big?

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    With crowds expected to line parts of downtown and west Colorado Springs for the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race this week, businesses can expect to profit. Or maybe not. Business owners in the city's two key urban shopping districts have mixed feelings about the benefits and...

  • Aspen planning 12-hour uphill endurance race

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    ASPEN — Aspen Mountain is set to host a new kind of endurance race next month — to see how many times endurance runners can run up the mountain in 12 hours. The race is a quirky successor to the former 24 Hours of Aspen. That was a downhill skiing endurance event canceled in 2004....

  • Colorado Springs women's chamber honors Janska president

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    This is turning out to be a banner year for Jan Erickson. In March, the president of Colorado Springs-based clothing manufacturer Janska LLC was named Colorado Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. On Tuesday, she received another honor: the...

  • Myron Stratton Home hires new director

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    A new executive director will lead the Myron Stratton Home beginning in mid-October. Daniel O'Rear, a longtime executive of Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, was named to the nonprofit's top post on Tuesday, after a monthslong search for a successor to Mark Turk....

  • El Paso County commissioners OK creation of regional stormwater authority, ballot question

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The El Paso County commissioners on Tuesday followed the Colorado Springs City Council's approval last week of the creation of the Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority. The board voted 4-0 to adopt the intergovernmental agreement of the county, Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs,...

  • Colorado Springs embraces new accessibility icon

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Lisa Harrison-Hall doesn't let a wheelchair keep her from being active in every facet of her life: She is a peer specialist at the Independence Center in Colorado Springs, she is a mother, and she plays sled hockey - her favorite sport. With a new accessibility symbol unveiled by...

  • Colorado Springs leaders ask public to join campaign to avert troop cuts at Fort Carson

    By Tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance on Tuesday kicked off an effort to keep troops at Fort Carson through thousands of love 
letters. The post faces cuts of up to 16,000 of its 24,000 soldiers under a Pentagon doomsday plan that projects $900 billion in Defense Department...

  • Castle Rock: No immediate call on open carry vote

    The Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    CASTLE ROCK — Castle Rock voters may have to wait a week to find out the results of their election on firearms in public spaces. Town officials said Tuesday night that they won't have results for up to seven days. The all-mail election had garnered 8,100 ballots by late afternoon....

  • Colorado Springs fatal shooting victim identified, suspect arrested

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    The man killed in an early morning shooting Tuesday has been identified as Kenneth Wayne Bentley, 39, of Colorado Springs, police said.
His death has been ruled a homicide, according to the El Paso County Coroner's Office. 
David Jason Barker, 32, also of Colorado Springs, was arrested...

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