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  • Steam engine that transported President Taft is coming back

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    ANTONITO — A locomotive that once transported President William Taft to Gunnison and spent most of its 50-year working life hauling train cars over Cumbres, Marshall and La Veta passes for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad is headed back to southern Colorado after spending...

  • Willie Nelson will launch own brand of weed, chain of marijuana stores in US - including Colorado

    New York Daily News
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Country music legend Willie Nelson is launching his own brand of weed and a chain of marijuana stores across the country. The 81-year-old longtime cannabis enthusiast plans to open up shops in states, including Colorado, where pot is legal starting in 2016, he told the Daily...

  • Victim's family refuses Klingenschmitt donation

    Megan Schrader, The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The family of Michelle Wilkins, the pregnant Longmont woman whose baby girl was cut out of her body, gave back a donation from Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt Friday after the Colorado Springs Republican called the attack “a curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent...

  • Father of hiker who died in Blodgett Peak fall asks for Search and Rescue donations in son's honor

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The father of a man who died after a fall from Blodgett Peak is asking people to donate to El Paso County Search and Rescue in his honor. Chris Schumacher, 28, was found badly injured after falling 60 to 100 feet on Blodgett Peak in northwest Colorado Springs on Sunday. He lived in...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park to allow mountain bikes

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Mountain biking in Rocky Mountain National Park is close to reality. The National Park Service has finalized a report that allows mountain biking on a 2-mile stretch of trail on the park's west side near Grand Lake. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports...

  • Tax season surprise: Some Coloradans find they have to pay up despite having health insurance

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    For John Soderberg, a $237 tax bill wasn't much of a concern considering the thousands of dollars in health insurance costs he saved through the Affordable Care Act. "Tax season for me was essentially a wash," Soderberg said. But for thousands of other people in Colorado, a few...

  • 15 Colorado Springs-area high school seniors named Daniels Scholars

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Fifteen high school seniors from Colorado Springs are among the 239 students selected as 2015 Daniels Scholars. The program provides scholarships to any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States and covers expenses that remain after all other scholarships and...

  • DIA turning off prominent lights for Earth Hour

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    DENVER — Denver International Airport is turning off several prominent lights for Earth Hour, including the infamous statue titled "Mustang," a blue horse with blazing red fiery eyes at the entrance to the airport. This is the third year that DIA has participated in Earth Hour by...

  • Air Force Academy cadets help with cleanup after Oklahoma tornado

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    A group of Air Force Academy cadets building homes on spring break assisted in cleaning up after a tornado caused damaged to a community near Oklahoma City. The 15 were in Moore, Okla., when the tornado tore the roofs of homes and damaged street signs and trees after touching down on...

  • Popular Colorado bike path reopens for season

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS— Transportation officials have reopened a popular bike path through Glenwood Canyon. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1IG6clH ) maintenance crews have been trimming trees, patching holes and sweeping the path over the past week....

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