• Future of busy, dangerous Colorado Springs intersection debated at meeting

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 0 min ago

    About four dozen city and elected officials, residents and other Colorado Springs stakeholders gathered Thursday to discuss future plans for the Hancock Expressway and Academy Boulevard intersection project. The area has accessibility and congestion issues, said Todd Frisbie, project...

  • Colorado Springs Rep.'s bill would require transparency from youth corrections facilities

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 29 min ago

    DENVER - A bill to open for public scrutiny reports of incidents like rapes and assaults at the state's youth detention facilities cleared its first committee hearing Thursday as lawmakers work to make the Department of Youth Corrections more transparent and accountable. The...

  • Ballot countdown: Latino group to lunch with mayor hopefuls

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Latino Community Luncheon will host a mayoral candidates forum from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 at Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Dr. Candidates Mary Lou Makepeace, Amy Lathen, Lawrence Martinez and John Suthers have committed to attend. The candidates will be asked to discuss...

  • Advocates of convicted killer stunned by his arrest

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Advocates for a teen killer whose life sentence was commuted two decades after he gunned down his mother expressed shock and despair Thursday amid new allegations that he seriously injured a motorist while fleeing a crash. "Chuck had really done a really good job of turning his life...

  • Remains of Korean War POW returned to Colorado

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — An honor guard and police cars with flashing lights on Thursday accompanied the remains of an Army corporal who died while a prisoner of war in North Korea. His coffin was returned to Colorado 65 years after he disappeared. The body of Army Cpl. Floyd J.R. Jackson was...

  • Sheriffs from 3 states sue over Colorado marijuana law; US rep calls it 'silly'

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — Ten sheriffs from three different states sued Colorado Thursday for legalizing marijuana. The sheriffs from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska say that Colorado's 2012 marijuana legalization vote violates federal law and shouldn't be permitted. "A state may not establish its...

  • Ban on plastic beads in cosmetics advances in Colorado

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — A measure to ban tiny plastic particles from soaps and cosmetic products has advanced in the Colorado Legislature. A Senate committee voted 4-1 Thursday in favor of a bill banning "microbeads" by 2020. The "microbeads" turn up in face scrubs, acne treatments and...

  • Complaint: Councilwoman Helen Collins 'appears' to have violated city's ethics code

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Helen Collins, already facing a recall election, has been hit with an ethics complaint that alleges she participated in a real estate deal with tax-limitation author Douglas Bruce that effectively shielded Bruce from being required to pay a court...

  • Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet in Colorado Springs kicks off riding season

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Freedom Financial Services Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave.; $6-9 at the door, kids 12 and under free; pro-promotions.com, 487-8005. Spring is officially a few weeks away, but for many the celebration begins this weekend with the...

  • Aurora theater shooting trial could begin sooner than expected

    Associated Press
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — With jury selection moving faster than expected, a judge on Thursday set two possible dates in April for opening statements in the Colorado theater shooting case. The trial had been expected to open in May or early June, but Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. tentatively...

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