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  • Runners sneak in final treks on the Manitou Incline before repairs

    By LANCE BENZEL The Gazette -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    As the president of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Colorado Springs, John Stumbo challenged his employees to tackle the notorious Manitou Incline at least once before it closed for repairs. Stumbo took up the challenge himself Monday morning - starting 11 minutes before the...

  • Castle Rock voters decide future of open carry law

    Associated Press
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    CASTLE ROCK — Castle Rock voters may have to wait to find out who gets to say whether people are allowed to openly carry firearms in public spaces. A mail-in special election on the matter ends Tuesday. A lawsuit challenging the election was dismissed Monday. Town officials have...

  • Colorado 'Purge' rumor creates stir on social media

    9news
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    LAKEWOOD- A Hollywood horror movie based on the idea of 12 hours without laws has led to an online threat of a real life "Purge" in Colorado, according to 9News in Denver.  The movie "The Purge" and the sequel "The Purge: Anarchy" are based on the idea of the government lifting...

  • New Colorado Springs VA clinic gets mostly positive reviews from some first-day patients

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Eschewing two old, crammed buildings for one new one, the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday opened its long-awaited Colorado Springs health care clinic - framing it as a way to expand care and ease wait times for the region's fast-growing veteran population. Patients bustled...

  • Colorado Springs firefighters respond to kitchen blaze

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    A kitchen in a home near Memorial Park caught fire late Monday afternoon, displacing six people, Colorado Springs firefighters said. No one was injured in the blaze. About 30 firefighters responded to the home at 1125 E. Las Animas St., near Hancock Expressway, firefighters said.

  • 13 kids hospitalized after visiting Colorado hotel pool

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    DENVER — Thirteen children were briefly hospitalized Monday after complaining of burning eyes and itchy throats after swimming in a hotel pool. The boys and girls were aged 6 to 17. All swallowed water from a pool Sunday at a Homewood Suites near Denver International Airport....

  • Pueblo man accused of shooting teen over marijuana

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    A young teen was hospitalized after he was apparently shot in the chest with a pellet gun and the pellet ricocheted downward and stopped "between vital organs," according to KKTV. Pueblo police say they found him lying in the middle of the street near Pine and Summit. His clothing...

  • UCCS shows off new parking garage with rooftop sports field

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Everyone's heard of park and ride. But park and punt? The unusual architectural twist of building a sports field on top of a parking garage is here, and after seeing it for the first time Monday, many were marveling about the concept. "I was amazed," said Maryanne Fisco, a club...

  • Police: Man linked to three bank robberies in Colorado Springs

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    A man police said has only lived in Colorado Springs for a few months was accused of robbing two banks and trying to rob a third bank in a one-week period, according to police reports. Kurtis Robert Alva, 28, was arrested Friday on suspicion of aggravated robbery and attempted...

  • Candlelight vigil planned Monday in Colorado Springs for teen slain in Ferguson

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Youth members of the Colorado Springs NAACP chapter will hold a candlelight vigil Monday night to honor the life of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager killed Aug. 9 by police in Ferguson, Mo..
The circumstances surrounding Brown's death have sparked nightly protests and...

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