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  • Gas leak in Denver leads to evacuation

    By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The Denver Fire Department has evacuated some buildings on Lawrence Street after a construction crew hit a high-pressure gas line Tuesday morning. The accident happened at 10:11 a.m. at 1401 Lawrence St., said fire department spokesman Mark Watson. Watson didn't know how many...

  • Colorado Springs brewer apologizes for Twitter brewhaha

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    What is said in 140 characters or less often requires a whole lot more to adjust or unsay, if such a thing is even possible in an age of digital eternity. Still, Jason Yester would like to try. Trinity Brewing Co.'s founding brewer ignited a minibrewhaha on social media last week...

  • Man killed in northeast Colorado Springs crash

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    An unidentified man was killed in an early morning crash Tuesday in Colorado Springs. Police were told about the crash, in the 7400 block of Adventure Way, shortly before 6 a.m. An investigation is ongoing, but preliminary reports show the man lost control on a left curve in the road...

  • Government funds help form a 'community quilt' for Black Forest mitigation

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    For the first time since it was settled more than a century ago, community fire prevention projects are starting in Black Forest, with the help of state and federal fire mitigation grants. Cutting down trees and cleaning up dead pine needles are nothing new to many residents of Black...

  • Administration seeking deal on Aurora VA hospital

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    AURORA — Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson is coming to Denver to seek an agreement on a stalled contract to build a new VA hospital in Aurora. Contractor Kiewit-Turner has indicated it is open to some sort of deal after a federal board ruled the VA had breached its...

  • Colorado man gets prison, Texas prostitution case

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas — A Colorado man has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison in a prostitution and online case linked to Texas and Wyoming. Matthew Ross Cummings of Aurora, Colorado, was sentenced Monday in Wichita Falls. The 24-year-old Cummings pleaded guilty...

  • Southwest bag workers to protest at 16 airports

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    DENVER — Baggage handlers for Southwest Airlines are protesting the company's slide in on-time performance. Workers plan to do informational picketing and hand out leaflets to passengers Tuesday at 16 airports across the country on Tuesday, including Denver, Dallas, Seattle and Los...

  • Fort Carson joins study of Army job standards

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Fort Carson is participating in a study to help set physical performance standards for Army occupational specialties, starting with jobs that are currently closed to women. Soldiers are scheduled to perform activities Tuesday that simulate specific tasks while researchers gather data...

  • Fort Carson combat hospital getting new commander

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital is getting a new commander. Col. Kimberlee A. Aiello (eye-ELL'-oh) will take charge of the unit in a change-of-command ceremony on Tuesday. Aiello's last assignment was serving as a medical plans and operations officer for the North...

  • Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach: It's time to step aside

    BY WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach ended speculation Monday about whether he would run for re-election, announcing that he decided to stick to an earlier pledge to serve just one term. Bach, 71, said Monday that he made the decision last weekend with his wife, Suzi, after "talking...

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