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  • Trial underway for Colorado Springs murder suspect; man accused in death after Fourth of July brawl

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Opening statements began Tuesday in the murder trial of 22-year-old Damian Martez Evans, accused of gunning down a man during a brawl at a Fourth of July house party in Colorado Springs last year. Christopher Vazquez, 21, was found dead in the early hours of July 5 outside a home on...

  • Gunnison police seek woman in infant's death

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    MONTROSE — Gunnison police are looking for a 39-year-old woman who has been indicted in the death of her 5-month-old son. The Montrose Daily Press reported Tuesday (http://tinyurl.com/kl5so7p ) Corrina Denham faces charges of criminally negligent homicide and fatal child abuse in...

  • Colorado lawmakers trying to restrict solitary confinement

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    DENVER — A year after a Colorado inmate held in solitary confinement allegedly gunned down the state prisons chief upon being released, lawmakers are moving to restrict use of the punishment for the mentally ill. The bill continues the efforts that Colorado Department of...

  • Greeley school parents' fury forces oil and gas driller to back down

    the Denver Post
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    An oil and gas industry proposal to drill 19 wells within 900 feet of an elementary school in Greeley ignited such parent fury that company officials on Monday backed down. Mineral Resources Inc. officials said withdrawing their application to drill by the Frontier Academy school is...

  • Manitou to power its municipal buildings from SunShare's solar garden

    by wayne heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Manitou Springs has agreed to buy all of the electricity for city-owned facilities from a solar array that will be built in the Security area by Colorado Springs-based SunShare, becoming what the company says is the first city in the nation to have all of its facilities powered by a...

  • Colorado Springs City Council votes 7-1 to spend $2 million on potholes

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs City Council voted 7-1 Tuesday to allocate $2 million from the city's reserve fund for pothole repair. Council member Joel Miller cast the lone no-vote. Check back at Gazette.com for updates to this story.

  • U.S. House members question officials about Aurora VA hospital delays

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    DENVER - U.S. House of Representatives members grilled officials from Veterans Affairs Tuesday about the over-budget and delayed VA Hospital project in Aurora that is mired in litigation. The Aurora VA Replacement Medical Center was originally bid for $604.1 million in Nov. 2011, but...

  • USDA awards $6 million for climate change study; CU given grant

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the...

  • FAA investigating drone flying over Denver marijuana rally

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating reports of a drone aircraft that was seen flying over the 4/20 marijuana rally in Denver on Sunday. FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said Tuesday people need permission to fly aircraft over crowded areas. According to...

  • Fort Collins woman cited in school bus crash

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    FORT COLLINS — A Fort Collins woman has been charged with careless driving causing injury after her car slammed into the back of a Poudre School District bus, injuring her, the bus driver and three students. Trooper Nate Reid says 24-year-old Ashlie Dickerson was released from the...

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