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

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 25 min ago

    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: 1 hr ago

    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...

  • Medical marijuana oil bill aims to help more children across US

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Federal legislation announced Monday could legalize marijuana oil that appears to ease symptoms of debilitating epilepsy - a move that could offer hope to families from across the nation who flocked to Colorado seeking help for their children. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., said he will...

  • Kansas man found dead on Longs Peak identified

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Officials have released the name of a man whose body was found on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says a climber was on the Keyhole Route of the 14,259-foot peak when he and his group saw the body...

  • Kitten killer to be sentenced Monday

    News services
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A man who pleaded guilty to video recording himself torturing and killing a kitten is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, according to our news partners at KKTV. Robert Heckmann faces up to 18 months in prison. Heckmann pleaded guilty to the charges for a second time in May, after a...

  • Homeless Colorado Springs man emboldened by Occupy effort appeals jail time

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Nearly three years ago, Steven Bass' tent led to a police ticket - a ticket that led to a trial, an appeal denied and 160-day sentence in El Paso County jail. Bass, the first person cited under Colorado Springs' camping ban, remains mired in a legal battle backed by a University of...

  • Gazette Exclusive: Manitou Springs recreational marijuana shop to open

    By MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Recreational marijuana sales will begin in Manitou Springs on Thursday. Bill Conkling made the announcement late Friday, saying that the "long process" is finally coming to an end. The first recreational pot licensee in El Paso County and the owner of Maggie's Farm medical marijuana...

  • 56th annual rocket event encourages science, engineering interests

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Some people loved rockets when they were children. Others picked up the hobby as adults, sharing the fun with their own kids. For Dr. Warren B. Layfield, rocketry has been a lifelong passion that was strengthened after working as an engineer with NASA for a decade. About 300 amateur...

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