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  • Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 20 min ago

    DENVER — A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal. Judge Raymond P. Moore's ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six...

  • Gov. Christie: Colorado winnable for GOP; stands by comments blasting state for marijuana law

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is visiting political battleground Colorado for a fundraiser with the state's GOP gubernatorial candidate, Bob Beauprez, before heading to Aspen for events with other party leaders. Christie will be at a noon fundraiser in Denver on Wednesday...

  • State gives Texas energy company OK to drill test wells near Calhan

    by Katherine Blunt katherine.blunt@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A new energy company is one step closer to testing whether El Paso County can capitalize on Colorado's oil and gas boom. Agave Oil & Gas, a Fort Worth-based private development company, received state approval last week to drill two exploratory oil wells near Calhan, about 40...

  • Former treasurer, Sheriff Maketa have conflicting reports over nearly $1 million in county money

    By Matt Steiner
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Something doesn't jibe when it comes to almost a million dollars of county money. Conflicting reports Wednesday between Sheriff Terry Maketa and former county treasurer Sandra Damron about a sheriff's office account raised more concerns amid accusations surrounding the embattled...

  • James Holmes' lawyers question firearms analysis

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case attacked the reliability of firearms analysis Wednesday, saying it is subjective and lacks statistics to measure its accuracy. A state crime scientist testified at a pretrial hearing that he matched bullets and...

  • Man wears name tag while allegedly robbing Colorado bank

    Denver Post
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A man arrested on suspicion of robbing a Denver bank Tuesday morning was wearing a name tag identifying himself when he approached tellers and demanded cash, according to court papers. John Martinez, 68, walked into the bank's Pecos Street and West 38th Avenue branch wearing a...

  • Woman allegedly breaks into Colorado Springs home, cooks breakfast

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A woman was arrested Wednesday after police said she allegedly broke into an apartment and started cooking herself breakfast, then was connected to another burglary nearby. Josefina Gonsalez-Nieves, 27, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and booked into the El Paso County jail,...

  • Air Force Academy training flight lands off course

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    No injuries were reported after a T-53A aircraft conducting flight training operations landed off course Wednesday on Air Force Academy grounds. Academy spokesman Warthen Meade said the aircraft landed about 9 a.m. on the north part of the military installation near Interstate 25 with...

  • Climber injures leg in fall at Garden of the Gods

    Emily Donovan
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A Colorado Springs woman injured her leg while rock climbing at Garden of the Gods Wednesday.   The woman was practicing climbing techniques four or five feet off the ground at Montezuma Tower in Garden of the Gods when she stepped off incorrectly. She was sent to a local...

  • Lawyers' letters highlight friction between El Paso County Sheriff's Office, county attorney

    By Matt Steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa will be on his own if he wants to continue using high-profile defense attorney Pamela Mackey to defend recent accusations against him. Senior assistant county attorney Diana May reiterated that the county would no longer pay for Mackey's services...

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