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  • Lathen touts record as county commissioner in bid to be Colorado Springs mayor

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Amy Lathen came out guns blazing with ideas about how she would transform the Colorado Springs mayor's office and local government. She would work to eliminate the business personal property tax; she would move the mayor's office into City Hall for better communication with the City...

  • Questions about petitions to recall Colorado Springs councilwoman raised at hearing

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Southeast Colorado Springs resident Robert Blancken raised many questions Monday about the recall petition against District 4 Councilwoman Helen Collins, including whether people who collect signatures need to be registered voters. Some of the petition pages did not have proper...

  • Colorado Springs kitchen fire causes minor injuries

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A kitchen grease fire sent two people to the hospital Monday afternoon with minor injuries, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said. The fire, on the 1600 block of Acacia Drive, was reported around 2:15 p.m. but was extinguished by people on scene before the fire department arrived....

  • PPCC expands to Teller County with outdoor classroom

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    WOODLAND PARK - With winds gusting up to 20 mph, a chill in the morning air and snow melt creating muddy rivulets, it wasn't easy to pinpoint the origin of Fountain Creek on a topographical map and document the findings in a field journal. But students in Kristen Kubina's mountain...

  • Second recreational marijuana shop to open in Manitou Springs

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The tight-knit Manitou Springs community coupled with the streams of tourists that pass through for the Incline, Pikes Peak and small mountain-town relaxation make the city a prime spot for a new recreational marijuana shop, a spokeswoman for an emerging business says. Emerald Fields,...

  • Klingenschmitt's 'dead bureaucrats' bill goes to graveyard

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    DENVER - Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt unveiled "Mr. Bones" in a House committee Monday, a miniature fake skeleton he said represents all of the dead bureaucrats responsible for some of the 40 bound volumes of administrative rules he would like to see reviewed. But after a few skeletal...

  • 20 people to undergo shots after stray kitten tests positive for rabies in northeast Colorado Springs

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Twenty people must undergo a series of preventative shots after a kitten tested positive for rabies in northeast Colorado Springs. The case, which centers around a family that lives near Woodmen Road and Union Boulevard, involves the first rabid domesticated cat in El Paso County...

  • New-vehicle registrations in El Paso County hit the slow lane in February

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    After hitting a 10-year high last year, the automobile and truck market in El Paso County has gone into reverse. According to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office, the number of new vehicles registered in the county last month fell 15.4 percent from February 2014 to 1,662....

  • Colorado's Second Lady to speak on women and race during International Women's Day event

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council will present an International Women's Day program on Women, Race and Global Minorities on Monday. The guest speaker will be Claire Oberon Garcia, an English professor and director of the Race and Ethnic Studies Program at Colorado College. She...

  • Troop honors 7 teens who stuck it out to earn Eagle Scout rank

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    When 16-year-old John Gaebler got up to thank his parents for supporting him along the road to becoming an Eagle Scout, he decided to start with a little honesty. "I almost quit Boy Scouts when I was in the sixth grade," said Gaebler. "And I'm so glad I didn't." Gaebler, the son of...

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