• Colorado considers background checks for youth sports leagues

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: 0 min ago

    DENVER — Colorado is considering becoming the first state to require background checks for people who work for youth sports organizations. The state Senate starts work Wednesday on a proposal to require background checks for employees to address concerns about sex abuse in youth...

  • A done deal: Colorado Springs company finally acquires angioplasty product line

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 58 min ago

    Spectranetics Corp. completed its $30 million acquisition of the Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon product line from Covidien plc on Tuesday - its second major angioplasty deal in seven months. The Colorado Springs-based medical laser manufacturer announced the deal in...

  • Unsuccessful bovine ice skaters rescued from Fountain pond, banned from cow-olympics

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Two daring cows possibly trying to cool off during near record-breaking heat - or maybe just up to no good - fell into an icy pond Tuesday in Fountain. Fountain firefighters, who appear in photos to be attached to safety ropes on shore, swiftly rescued the cattle from a pond at...

  • Colorado Springs recall question goes to ballot despite disagreement

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

    The Colorado Springs City Council voted Tuesday to put the Helen Collins recall question on the April ballot despite concerns from District 4 citizens that the city has not allowed 
the proper protest period. Robert Blancken, who lives in District 4, said the city's charter gives...

  • Worst flu season in at least a decade may have peaked

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

    The most virulent flu season in years appears to be losing steam. Flu-related hospitalizations in El Paso County dipped below five last week, adding credence to suspicions that the worst flu season in at least 10 years may have hit its peak. As of Saturday, 249 people have been...

  • Colorado Springs council says no to ballot measure, yes to stormwater promise

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

    There will be no Colorado Springs bond election in April for capital improvement projects. Instead, the City Council made a promise to residents that it will spend $19 million a year from the city's general fund and Colorado Springs Utilities on stormwater projects. It was the City...

  • As snow blows in northeast, Colorado Springs ties decades-old high temp record

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Summer in January is coming to an end almost as quickly as it began, providing a brief and enjoyable - but not-quite historic - respite from record-breaking cold. Colorado Springs and Pueblo 
tied daily records for high temperatures Tuesday. In Colorado Springs, the high topped out at...

  • Juvenile responsible for starting Colorado Springs grass fire

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Shortly after a small grass fire sent up a plume of smoke in southwestern Colorado Springs on Tuesday, firefighters had the 3-acre fire under control. The fire in Stratton Open Space was reported just after 1 p.m. on a warm, dry day when temperatures in Colorado Springs were above 
60...

  • Side Streets: 'Selma' film a shocking reminder of America's racist past and it echoes loudly in today's headlines

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Recently, Brown Bomber Joe Morgan urged students at Holmes Middle School to go see "Selma," a movie about the civil rights movement and the violent clashes in Alabama 50 years ago that awakened America to thriving Southern racism and ultimately led to passage of the Voting Rights Act...

  • Prosecutors promise thorough probe of Denver police killing of teen

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DENVER — Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities said struck an officer with a stolen car. The request came after about 20 people rallied outside District Attorney...

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