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  • No workplace injuries mean another award for MechOne Inc.

    By Wayne Heilman -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    For a company whose employees make and install sheet metal in commercial air conditioning and heating systems, you'd expect at least one on-the-job injury a year. But MechOne Inc. of Colorado Springs has never had an injury that caused an employee to miss work in its 14-year history....

  • Colorado teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DENVER — Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and...

  • Vandalism investigated at 10 national parks, including Rocky Mountain National Park

    Lance Benzel
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The National Park Service says it is investigating reports of vandalism in at least 10 national parks in Colorado, Arizona, California, Oregon and Utah. "While we can’t discuss details of a case under investigation, we take the issue of vandalism seriously," the park service said in...

  • Winter homeless shelters get permits to open in Colorado Springs

    By jakob rodgers -
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs city planners approved permits Wednesday for two winter homeless shelters, clearing the way for each facility to operate every night from Nov. 1 through April 15, the head of the city's housing division said. The permits, approved by the city's Downtown Review Board,...

  • Side Streets: Readers add to list of Colorado Springs standouts

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Who knew so many famous people once lived in the Pikes Peak region? Clearly not me, judging by the flow of emails and calls from readers nominating more names for the list I began compiling a couple of weeks ago. While I didn't learn of any more scandalous singers, I did learn more...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park proposes fee increase

    By Lance Benzel, The Gazette
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    FORT COLLINS — Rocky Mountain National Park is seeking public feedback on a proposal to increase the cost of entrance passes and camping fees. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports ( ) the park wants to add a $20 single-day pass to its existing options of...

  • Colorado Springs looking at options to move bus station

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Colorado Springs' downtown bus terminal may be relocated to a more eye-pleasing site amid rider safety concerns and issues with buses entering and exiting the current station, Mountain Metro Transit's director said. A $190,000 study seeking land for a new terminal is awaiting final...

  • Fired Denver schoolteacher charged in lab fire

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    DENVER — A Denver school chemistry teacher who was fired after four students were burned in a science experiment gone wrong now faces a criminal charge. Prosecutors filed a third-degree assault charge, a misdemeanor, against 22-year-old Daniel Powell on Wednesday. Powell couldn't be...

  • List: Halloween events for adults in the Colorado Springs area

    By Carlotta, The Gazette -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Oct. 24-31: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" - Presented by Fire and Ice Theatrical, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25, Oct. 29-31, Club Q, 3430 N. Academy Blvd., for ages 18 and older, $10-$20; 422-9423, Oct. 25: BloodLux Bash - Food trucks, creative drinks, entertainment...

  • Colorado boy's 'best shirt ever' found after social media plea

    Denver Post
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Best Shirt Ever has been located. The family of 12-year-old Joe Archibold, of Longmont, recently sent out a social media solicit, looking for a specific blue, white and gray polo shirt — in the same style Joe has worn for every school picture since second grade. He outgrew the...