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  • Longtime Teller County gallery owner is shutting down, but cultural mission remains

    By debbie kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The man who many say has been the voice of the Woodland Park art community for nearly two decades has 
decided to call it quits. Seven Arrows Gallery, which Ralph Holloway opened in 2008, is closing Friday. Since 1997, when he and his wife, Darlene, moved from the Dallas-Fort Worth...

  • Medical marijuana oil bill aims to help children across U.S.

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Parents who flocked to Colorado in search of medical marijuana oil to treat their children's severe epilepsy reacted with guarded optimism to legislation announced Monday aimed at legalizing the oil - calling it a first step at returning home. The bill by a Pennsylvania...

  • Kitten killer sentenced in Pueblo

    News services
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The only thing the defense attorney and prosecutors disagreed on at a sentencing hearing Monday for an admitted animal abuser was how long he should be on probation. But District Judge Victor Reyes determined that Robert Heckmann’s past criminal behavior and second and third chances...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 receives $2.5 million grant

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 has received a $2.5 million grant to create an innovative program that will focus on some of education's hottest topics, including biotechnology and engineering. The program, for students in grades 4 through 12, is called "The Systemic Bridge...

  • Denver City Council votes on $3.3M settlement

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    DENVER — The Denver City Council has given its initial approval of a $3.3 million offer to settle abuse claims at the city's jail. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/UHBDrU ) councilors voted on the tentative settlement at a meeting Monday evening and will consider approving...

  • Fruits of Colorado College students' labor available to public

    By debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Each year, Colorado College students become urban farmers. For an entire year of their undergraduate studies, starting in March, a group of students plans, budgets, plants, maintains and harvests produce for the school cafeteria - and they get paid to do it. This year, there's a new...

  • Flash flood watch in effect for southern Colorado; slow-moving storms are big concern

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    A new round of storms predicted to travel over El Paso, Pueblo and Fremont counties Monday prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch spanning 12 hours, from noon to midnight. The storm system is expected to start growing about noon over the mountains in...

  • Woman robbed at knife point in Citadel Mall parking lot

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Colorado Springs police are on the lookout after a woman reported being robbed at knife point in the Citadel Mall parking lot Saturday. The victim was approaching her car about 2:10 p.m. when a man armed with a knife demanded her property, police said. The robber then got into a...

  • 'Schoolpool' program gives Colorado Springs-area students another option for getting to campus

    By DEBBIE Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Parents who already are dreading the bottleneck congestion that occurs at student drop-off and pick-up areas may want to familiarize themselves with the phrases "bike train" and "walking school bus." Colorado Springs' Mountain Metropolitan Transit offers a free "schoolpool" program...

  • Loveland man crushed to death by tractor

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — Authorities say an 83-year-old Loveland man died after the tractor he was using rolled and trapped him underneath. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/1k4AUgB ) Ralph Ollila was found crushed under the tractor in southeast Loveland at about 3...

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