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  • Manitou Springs women move forward, adapting to a 'new normal' after last summer's disaster

    By Cary Vogrin cary.vogrin@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Last summer's floods have changed the way many residents think, how they operate their businesses and, in some cases, even how they live. Natalie Johnson of Manitou Springs bought and renovated an RV - a home that she can move to higher ground if Mother Nature deems it necessary....

  • Side Streets: Disaster nothing new for area so be prepared

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Disasters are a very real part of life in Colorado. - Things here burn. And flood. And they slide down mountainsides. And once in a while things shake. We even get the occasional twister. - Today's special pull-out section of The Gazette shows how locals can prepare for the disasters...

  • Fire and rain: Region girds for disasters

    by Matt Steiner matt.steiner@gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Wildfire ravaged the mountains west of Colorado Springs on a hot, dry day in June 2012 after smoke billowed out of Waldo Canyon. Two lives, 347 homes and acre upon acre of national forest and a city neighborhood were destroyed. As residents began to adapt to post-disaster life, many...

  • Packed Colorado Springs City Council agenda might be streamlined

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The clock struck midnight on April 8, and Colorado Springs City Council was still in session. The council convened at 11:30 a.m. in City Hall for a planning session and went into its regular meeting at 1 p.m. There was a short dinner break and then the council hunkered down for a...

  • Colorado officials worry about fire dangers from target shooting

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Target shooters, beware. As summer nears, temperatures will rise, winds will pick up, forest fuels will dry out and the increasingly popular hobby that sends loud cracks of gunfire echoing through U.S. Forest Service lands will become more dangerous. A recent brush fire near...

  • Randi Zuckerberg to speak at UCCS

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Randi Zuckerberg, former Facebook executive, author and Broadway singer, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, in the Gallogly Events Center. The sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the social media company's former director of...

  • Colorado Springs Office Max employee hit with laptops trying to stop thief

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Colorado Springs police say an Office Max employee suffered minor injuries when she got hit with two laptop computers while trying to stop a thief. Police say a man cut alarm cords to two computers on Sunday and ran to the front of the store with the computers in hand. Police say...

  • Law enforcement from neighboring states agree, Colorado has strongest marijuana in the world

    by garrison wells garrison.wells@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    When it comes to quality and potency, Colorado pot is at the high end of the spectrum. "There is no place in the world where you can buy as strong marijuana legally as you can in Colorado," said Mark Overman, sheriff of Scotts Bluff County, Neb. "It's the most powerful stuff you can...

  • Mike Kopp, Scott Gessler make their way onto Republican primary ballot for Colorado governor

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    BOULDER - In the five-way Republican showdown for the governor's office Saturday, former state lawmaker Mike Kopp and Secretary of State Scott Gessler eked their way onto the primary ballot. At the daylong event at the University of Colorado Coors Events Center, 3,961 voting GOP...

  • This week: Your calendar of events around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Here's a look at what's happening around Colorado Springs this week: - The Colorado Springs Police Department will host a neighborhood and business watch program training class Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sand Creek Division, 4125 Center Park Drive. The class is open to...

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