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  • Colorado Springs sales tax collections inch upward in March

    by Rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Colorado Springs sales tax collections - a key revenue source that funds city government spending - rose slightly last month, continuing an early trend of slow gains in 2014. Sales tax revenues totaled $9.1 million in March, a 1.1 percent increase over the same month a year earlier,...

  • Legacy of the Ludlow Massacre lives on

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    On a windswept prairie near Trinidad, nestled in a grove of trees, a little-seen roadside memorial still preserves a place remembered as the "death pit." It's where two women and 11 children suffered fiery deaths during a Colorado National Guard raid on a camp of striking coal miners...

  • Sierra Club calls 3-state area 'climate disrupter'

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Sierra Club has branded a geological formation that includes portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming as one of six "climate disrupter" regions in the country due to its potential for major fossil fuel development. The environmental organization, in a report...

  • Man arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run in Thornton

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    THORNTON — Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Thornton. Officer Matt Barnes says officers were called just before 10 p.m. Thursday on reports that a man lying motionless in the street had just been hit by a vehicle. Investigators...

  • Denver police investigating fatal hit-and-run

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding the driver who hit and killed a pedestrian on Interstate 25 in Denver. Police say the pedestrian, whose name and age have not been released, was hit in the northbound lanes of I-25 near Auraria Parkway at about...

  • Pulitzer-winning series used as tool to lobby for change

    by Dave Philipps dave.philipps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    After a combat tour in Iraq, Kris Goldsmith was discharged from the Army in 2007 for attempting suicide. His superiors wrote him up for malingering and not being on a plane to his second combat deployment - a flight he missed because he was locked in an Army hospital psychiatric...

  • Ramblin' Man: Ford Mustang's magic, mystique is America

    by name Newspaper -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The Mustang isn't just a car, it's a culture. It just celebrated its 50th birthday. But for multiple generations of car lovers, male and female, it was the car of a lifetime. And it's proof that 50 is still sexy. I had two Mustangs, both here in Colorado. There was the 1966...

  • Springs-based Young Life expanding into Missouri

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Colorado Springs-based Young Life, a nondenominational Christian ministry, is planning a $21.5 million expansion on land it owns near Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri, with a goal of offering gatherings beyond the traditional summer camps. Young Life representatives said...

  • Pikes Peak region YMCA names Boyd Williams president and CEO

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has named a new president and CEO. Boyd Williams, who has been with the YMCA for two decades, succeeds Dan Dummermuth who accepted a position with the YMCA of Middle Tennessee in February.Williams will oversee eight YMCA family centers, 15 child care...

  • Hunters indicted in connection to highway chain that killed motorcyclist

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Two hunters have been indicted on homicide and manslaughter charges after investigators said a motorcyclist ran into a chain the two had allegedly stretched across a highway in southern Colorado while trying to retrieve an elk. Mark Valdez, 47 and Kevin Keener, 43 face multiple felony...

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