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  • Colorado Springs ties previous record for highest temperature

    bylisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 min ago

    Exactly 17 years ago, a blizzard was blowing through Colorado Springs and the Front Range. It was a different scene on Friday, as temperatures in Colorado Springs peaked at 78 degrees, tying the record high set in 2011. Record or near-record temperatures are also expected for...

  • Several pets rescued from Colorado Springs house fire, one cat died

    By Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 min ago

    Several cats, two small brown chihuahua-terriers and a sugar glider were in Colorado Springs home that caught fire Friday afternoon. One cat died in the blaze, and three others remained missing around 3:30 p.m., according to the pet's owners. All the other animals were safely pulled...

  • Bill Elder wants to restore stability, respect in El Paso County Sheriff's Office

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Even though he must wait until Nov. 4 for the official word, Bill Elder is prepared to take over as the next El Paso County Sheriff. Elder, who is running unopposed in the General Election, acknowledges that he will likely be the sheriff-elect in less than two weeks since there isn't...

  • Woman gets 35 days in jail for abduction hoax

    The Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    GREELEY — A 21-year-old woman convicted of lying about being kidnapped and raped by a former co-worker in Windsor has been ordered to serve 35 days in jail and six months under electronic home monitoring. Katherine Elizabeth Bennett was sentenced Friday in Greeley. Last November,...

  • East-west route through central Colorado Springs gets consistent speed limit

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    There's now a consistent speed limit on Constitution Avenue between Powers Boulevard and Paseo Road. Complaints from neighbors about multiple changes in posted speed limit signs along the stretch prompted city traffic engineer Kathleen Krager to check out the route herself a couple...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities' incentives for energy savers might not grow in 2015

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Colorado Springs Utilities offers millions each year in incentives to customers who buy energy saving appliances and lights but that program won't grow in 2015. Instead, Colorado Springs City Council, which doubles as the Utilities board, moved a proposed increase of $1.9 million out...

  • Colorado Springs Airport bond rating remains 'stable'

    By wayne heilman newspaper -
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Moody's Investors Service affirmed its Baa1 rating with a stable outlook Thursday on bonds issued by the Colorado Springs Airport. The bond rating agency said the rating reflects a weak competitive position, with passengers going to Denver International Airport. But it said...

  • 7 ideas for Colorado adventure on this warm autumn weekend

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    It's summer again in southern Colorado - or at least it feels like it. Though autumn began more than a month ago, the weather forecast is promising lots of sun and temperatures approaching 80 degrees Friday through Sunday. Now's the time to mark off whatever is left of the season's...

  • 2 rifles stolen from northern Colorado police cars

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FORT COLLINS — Two Fort Collins police rifles have been stolen from marked vehicles in northeast Fort Collins. The break-ins were discovered Friday morning. Authorities say the department-issued patrol rifles were stored in rifle locks inside the passenger compartments of the cars...

  • Will the ghost of Emma Crawford haunt the Manitou Springs coffin races?

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Parade of coffins and antique hearses, noon Saturday, coffin races will follow parade, along Manitou Avenue; after-
party with food, drinks, music and costume contests, Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave., Manitou Springs, free 685-5089, manitousprings.org. Coffin race viewing tips: -...

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