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  • Garage fire forces evacuation of two Colorado Springs homes

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    An early morning garage fire near downtown Colorado Springs forced the evacuation of two homes but no was hurt, Gazette news partner KKTV said in a report. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 4 a.m. Friday, KKTV said. The fire was first reported about 3 a.m. at a house on...

  • Pikes Pub: A whirlwind web ride of beer

    By Robert S. Johnson rob.johnson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    As craft beer has gotten more popular, so too have websites dedicated to tasty suds. That’s helpful when cruising the Internet for beer column ideas, so in lieu of something interesting or useful like my last beer blog on Hop Theory, I thought I’d share a few beer tidbits from the web....

  • Centura Health, including Penrose-St. Francis, to partner with Children's Hospital Colorado

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The corporate parent of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services struck an alliance this week with Children's Hospital Colorado, the hospital systems confirmed Thursday. Centura Health, which oversees 15 hospitals in Colorado and western Kansas, signed a letter of intent with Aurora-based...

  • Fluoride debate hits Colorado's largest water utility

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado's largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride — if any — to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced new standards in April. The discussion at Denver Water, which serves about one out of...

  • Plan to build Ute Pass trail closer to completion

    BY LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    A longstanding plan to build a multiuse trail up Ute Pass is one step closer to being complete. El Paso County planners this month unveiled a proposed route for a 5-mile segment between Manitou Springs and the Ute Pass Elementary School in Chipita Park, which represents the missing...

  • Remains found at Fountain construction site could be 75 years old

    By ELLIE MULDER ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The 50- to 75-year-old skull of a teen girl was found by engineers at a Fountain construction site Wednesday at about 2 p.m., according to Fountain Police Cpl. Marshall Trujillo. Engineers were installing a drainage pipe at the Ventana subdivision project on the 10000 block of Old...

  • Colorado Springs-based Diamond Materials Tech lays off 46 in cost-cutting move

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Meyer Burger Technology Ltd., the Swiss-based owner of Colorado Springs-based Diamond Materials Tech Inc., confirmed a 46-employee layoff Wednesday, the third such cost-cutting move the company has made since October. Diamond Materials, a diamond-wire cutting business, said Wednesday...

  • Colorado Springs chef turns mountain fine dining eatery into a distillery offering smoked meats

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Victor Matthews is never at a loss of ideas for starting new projects or repurposing old concepts. Such is the case for his new Black Bear Distillery (repurposing) and Big Daddy's BBQ (new). His Black Bear Restaurant, 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, was closed March 17,...

  • Favorites on display at Colorado Grown Festival in Colorado Springs

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., free, $5-$10 per workshop, $15-$30 unlimited workshops, free 12 and younger with paid adult; 385-5990, cspm.org. Colorado has plenty to love, including its people, history and food. The Colorado Grown Festival at the...

  • Vince Gill won't need to showboat at Colorado Springs show

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    7 p.m. Wednesday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $47-$62; 520-7469, ticketswest.com. Country music star Vince Gill may have sold more than 26 million albums, won 20 Grammys (the record for a male country artist) and 18 Country Music Association awards, but he still comes off...

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