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  • New Manitou Springs spa gets blessing with sacred pipe ceremony

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 35 min ago

    MANITOU SPRINGS - One by one, about two dozen people on Wednesday morning passed five colorful sacred pipes around a small room on the third floor of a building in Manitou Springs. The group thoughtfully took in the smoke from the pipes, or chanupas as the Northern Ute Tribe...

  • 13-year-old rapper touts environmental message at Pikes Peak Community College

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com
    Updated: 47 min ago

    Think recycling one plastic bottle or turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth doesn't matter? Think again, challenges 13-year-old Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. "How does one college kid make a difference on a global scale? It's simple things in everyday life. It's always going to...

  • Athena Award goes to Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Jan Martin

    by rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 51 min ago

    City Councilwoman Jan Martin has followed women who have been role models for her in politics and in the community, and she takes pride in mentoring young people who now follow her. For her mentoring efforts, community work and service to others, Martin was honored as the 2014 Athena...

  • Fort Carson reports an incident on post; no shots fired

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    An incident at Fort Carson put the post on lockdown Wednesday. Leaders there described the incident as minor and said there had been no injuries in what one television station initially described as a shooting. A Fort Carson source said no shots were fired. The post is expected...

  • Parents of Aurora victims slam Rep. Mike Coffman

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    AURORA — Parents of two people killed in the Aurora theater shooting are calling on Rep. Mike Coffman to support universal background checks. Coffman opposes a bill in Congress that would expand background checks to almost anyone purchasing a firearm. The parents of Jessica Ghawi...

  • 4th grader tries to sell marijuana in northern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    GREELEY — School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus. John Gates, director of safety for Weld County School District 6, said...

  • Colorado Springs City Council gives green light to private marijuana club

    by monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    City Hall chambers erupted with cheers and about 30 supporters hugged and congratulated each other Tuesday when the Colorado Springs City Council allowed a private downtown club for marijuana smokers to remain open. The city administration had sought to close the club - Studio A64 at...

  • Colorado lawmaker pushes for school arrest stats

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    DENVER — A Colorado state senator says she'll be pushing law enforcement agencies to report statistics showing what happens when trouble at school leads to the arrests of young people, but police see the new requirement as just one more unfunded burden. The Smart School Discipline...

  • Pulitzer Prize winner to give 
presentation Wednesday night at Colorado College

    The Gazette
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Gazette reporter Dave Philipps will give a presentation about the newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2013 series “Other than Honorable” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the theatre inside at Armstrong Hall on the Colorado College campus, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. The series examined the...

  • Vietnam vet from AFA's first class to be buried Friday at academy cemetery

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Brig. Gen. James Rhodes is coming home to the Air Force Academy on Friday. A member of the first class of cadets to graduate from the school in 1959, the Vietnam veteran will be buried at the cemetery on the campus after a noon service in the Cadet Chapel. His son, Jeff, says that's...

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