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  • Urban renewal at heart of dueling bills in Colorado Statehouse

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Colorado counties are again trying to get a say in how and when property tax dollars are pledged to urban renewal projects. Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed a bill in 2014 that attempted to do just that, but state lawmakers are trying again this year. In an interesting twist, however,...

  • Lil' Sammy shows off his wheels at Colorado Springs pet event

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Like other babies, Lil' Sammy wears a diaper and is dressed in outfit that protects his legs when he crawls. His mother bounces him on her hip when she holds him. Unlike human babies, Lil' Sammy, a 6-year-old paralyzed daschund, will likely never be without a diaper. But his owner,...

  • Steady Colorado Springs storm could bring some snow

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The rain that has fallen in the Pikes Peak region throughout Sunday has been great for lawns, but it's barely been enough to fill a glass to drink. Peggy Perales, a hydrometeorlogical technician with the National Weather Service in Pueblo, said less than half an inch of rain has been...

  • Get a Job Monday: Community Health Partnership

    BY Eric Singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Community Health Partnership, a nonprofit that is committed to improving the health of people in the Colorado Springs area, is hiring. Benefits include medical/dental insurance, paid time off, a matching 401(k) program and a flexible work environment. Open positions include...

  • 1 dead after Larimer pursuit in Fort Collins

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FORT COLLINS — One person is dead after a high-speed chase ended when the driver being chased hit a tree. Authorities say a Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to contact the driver of vehicle that was blocking an intersection and three people got out of the car. The...

  • 'Batman' killer studied brain disorders before Colorado theater shooting

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammunition, and slipped into a midnight premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." He was a sought-after neuroscientist-in-training, but...

  • Best & Brightest: The Gazette's Class of 2015

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region have been named The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the seniors were recognized for academic achievements and contributions to their communities and schools. They also were...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Teen aims to merge interests in science, art

    By Robin Intemann Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    This is the sixth of 20 profiles about The Gazette’s Best and Brightest Class of 2015. For Allison Grossberg, the distance between art and science is not vast, which is why someday she wants to merge her interest in both. “Eventually what I’d love to do is transfer my...

  • 5 things To Know at the Colorado statehouse

    Associated Press
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER — With less than two weeks to go, lawmakers are scrambling like they do every year to finish all their work before the legislative session ends May 6. Some of the highlights from the coming week: ___ FETAL HOMICIDE In what's expected to be one of the most emotionally...

  • Nevada lawmakers check out Colorado's marijuana industry

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    CARSON CITY, Nev. — A bipartisan delegation of Nevada lawmakers visited their counterparts in Colorado over the weekend, talking pot policy and touring businesses to see the recreational marijuana industry in action. Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom said the trip to the Denver area on...

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