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  • Denver City Council votes on $3.3M settlement

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    DENVER — The Denver City Council has given its initial approval of a $3.3 million offer to settle abuse claims at the city's jail. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/UHBDrU ) councilors voted on the tentative settlement at a meeting Monday evening and will consider...

  • Fruits of Colorado College students' labor available to public

    By debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Each year, Colorado College students become urban farmers. For an entire year of their undergraduate studies, starting in March, a group of students plans, budgets, plants, maintains and harvests produce for the school cafeteria - and they get paid to do it. This year, there's a new...

  • Flash flood watch in effect for southern Colorado; slow-moving storms are big concern

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    A new round of storms predicted to travel over El Paso, Pueblo and Fremont counties Monday prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch spanning 12 hours, from noon to midnight. The storm system is expected to start growing about noon over the mountains in...

  • Woman robbed at knife point in Citadel Mall parking lot

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Colorado Springs police are on the lookout after a woman reported being robbed at knife point in the Citadel Mall parking lot Saturday. The victim was approaching her car about 2:10 p.m. when a man armed with a knife demanded her property, police said. The robber then got into a...

  • 'Schoolpool' program gives Colorado Springs-area students another option for getting to campus

    By DEBBIE Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Parents who already are dreading the bottleneck congestion that occurs at student drop-off and pick-up areas may want to familiarize themselves with the phrases "bike train" and "walking school bus." Colorado Springs' Mountain Metropolitan Transit offers a free "schoolpool" program...

  • Loveland man crushed to death by tractor

    Associated Press
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    FORT COLLINS — Authorities say an 83-year-old Loveland man died after the tractor he was using rolled and trapped him underneath. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/1k4AUgB ) Ralph Ollila was found crushed under the tractor in southeast Loveland at about 3...

  • Kansas man found dead on Longs Peak identified

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Officials have released the name of a man whose body was found on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says a climber was on the Keyhole Route of the 14,259-foot peak when he and his group saw the body...

  • Homeless Colorado Springs man emboldened by Occupy effort appeals jail time

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Nearly three years ago, Steven Bass' tent led to a police ticket - a ticket that led to a trial, an appeal denied and 160-day sentence in El Paso County jail. Bass, the first person cited under Colorado Springs' camping ban, remains mired in a legal battle backed by a University of...

  • Gazette Exclusive: Manitou Springs recreational marijuana shop to open

    By MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Recreational marijuana sales will begin in Manitou Springs on Thursday. Bill Conkling made the announcement late Friday, saying that the "long process" is finally coming to an end. The first recreational pot licensee in El Paso County and the owner of Maggie's Farm medical marijuana...

  • 56th annual rocket event encourages science, engineering interests

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Some people loved rockets when they were children. Others picked up the hobby as adults, sharing the fun with their own kids. For Dr. Warren B. Layfield, rocketry has been a lifelong passion that was strengthened after working as an engineer with NASA for a decade. About 300 amateur...

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