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  • Royal Gorge park reopens Saturday

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    As expected, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will open Saturday for a "soft opening" Labor Day weekend. A June 2013 fire destroyed 90 percent of the park and 48 of its 52 buildings. Multiple phases of repairs and additions are planned to help restore the park, including a new...

  • Driver sentenced in crash that killed Denver-area deputy

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    GOLDEN — An 83-year-old motorist told a judge Friday he didn't remember hitting a sheriff's deputy on a motorcycle and that he has struggled to accept that his mental abilities have declined. Kenneth Martin Hosch was then sentenced to a six-year term in community corrections —...

  • Air Force Academy graduate, decorated combat veteran killed in F-15 crash

    ASSOCIATED PRESS -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BOSTON - The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was an Air Force Academy graduate and decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday. The pilot, Lt. Col. Morris...

  • Convicted elk poacher, a former Boulder cop, avoids prison

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BOULDER — Former Boulder police Officer Sam Carter was spared prison time Friday in the highly contentious Mapleton elk case after a district court judge sentenced the 37-year-old to four years probation and 200 hours of community service in the killing of the trophy animal last year....

  • UCCS continues to grow with record-setting enrollment

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has shattered another enrollment record. Preliminary figures for the fall semester, which began Monday, show that 11,199 students are enrolled. That's 601 more students than last year's record 10,598 enrollees. "We have a happening...

  • Bomb scare closes District 20 school for more than half-hour Friday

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Discovery Canyon School in northern Colorado Springs was on lockdown Friday morning after school officials received a bomb threat at about 9 a.m. According to District-20 spokeswoman Nanette Anderson, the elementary, middle and high schools at the campus on North Gate Boulevard were...

  • Colorado Springs man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault Wednesday after a woman reported that she had been assaulted by an acquaintance. According to Colorado Springs Police, officers went to Memorial Hospital Central to investigate the report that the woman was "forcefully...

  • No foul play suspected of CU-Boulder student from Colorado Springs

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BOULDER — Foul play isn't suspected in the death of a University of Colorado student found dead in his dorm room this week. The coroner identified the student on Thursday as 21-year-old George Graham of Colorado Springs. His body was found Tuesday, the second day of classes of the...

  • Seasonal Halloween stores already scaring up business in Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    It happens every year about this time. Football? Lower temperatures? Aspen leaves getting ready to change? Nah. We're talking about the arrival of seasonal Halloween stores scaring up business in late August, even before the calendar turns to Labor Day. Two of the most widely...

  • Northern Colorado man accidentally shoots self en route to trading in gun

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    LAFAYETTE — A northern Colorado man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself on the way to a sporting goods store to trade in his handgun. The Boulder County Sheriff's Office says 53-year-old David Mitchell of Berthoud was sitting in traffic on U.S. Highway 287 in Lafayette...

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