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  • Fire and rain: Region girds for disasters

    by Matt Steiner matt.steiner@gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Wildfire ravaged the mountains west of Colorado Springs on a hot, dry day in June 2012 after smoke billowed out of Waldo Canyon. Two lives, 347 homes and acre upon acre of national forest and a city neighborhood were destroyed. As residents began to adapt to post-disaster life, many...

  • Cottonwood Artists' School building in Colorado Springs hit with foreclosure notice

    by Rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The nonprofit Cottonwood Artists' School, which operates the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, has been hit with a foreclosure notice on its downtown building where artists rent studio space and conduct classes and workshops. The Cottonwood Artists' School owes $2.6 million toward its...

  • Injuries in Larimer County school bus accident

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — A car rear-ended a school bus carrying nine children near Fort Collins early Friday, slightly injuring three children and the bus driver and critically injuring the lone person in the car, authorities said. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the driver of...

  • Bonfils offers other ways to help 10-year-old who needs bone marrow transplant

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Gazette readers who wish to help 10-year-old Aden Knar, who suffers from lymphoblastic leukemia, but cannot make it to the bone marrow drive this weekend have other opportunities to help. The Gazette published Wednesday...

  • Coalition of Colorado faith leaders steps up to support same-sex marriage equality

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The day before oral arguments began Thursday in an Oklahoma same-sex marriage lawsuit, a coalition of 215 faith leaders - including representatives from Colorado Springs - spoke up in support of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. The announcement Wednesday by the group,...

  • Colorado Springs cannabis enthusiasts gear up for 420 festivities

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    As Denver braces itself for what's being touted as the biggest "420" celebration yet, Colorado Springs has enough going on Sunday to keep cannabis enthusiasts enjoying the day without traveling north on what has become the annual day of marijuana celebration. One of the top events...

  • Colorado adds 3,300 jobs from February to March

    Associated Press -
    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado added jobs for the 29th straight month in March, and as the good economic news mounts, more people are seeking work, the state's chief economist said Friday. Alexandra Hall told reporters the additional job seekers could put pressure on unemployment figures even...

  • Colorado angles to expand hemp industry

    Associated Press -
    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado is just starting its experiment with industrial hemp production, but interest in the new crop is so strong that the state is moving to expand the number and size of farms growing marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin. A bill that won unanimous approval in a Senate...

  • Iraqi sentenced in rape of Colorado Springs woman

    Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    An Iraqi immigrant convicted in a rape case that left a woman nearly dead and bleeding internally was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison. Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon, also known as Jay Hendrix, received the sentence Friday from 4th Judicial District Court Judge Barbara Hughes....

  • Colorado Springs police ID suspect in pharmacy robbery

    by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Colorado Springs police identified the 55-year-old man suspected of robbing a pharmacy at gunpoint Thursday afternoon. Roy Pollette remained held at the El Paso County jail on $50,000 bond Friday, a day after detectives suspect he fired a shot into the ceiling of a pharmacy while...

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