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  • One Colorado city: No thanks to 5-cent bag fee

    Associated Press
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    FORT COLLINS — Fort Collins is bagging plans to charge shoppers for using disposable bags. In the face of a grassroots opposition effort, city councilors voted Tuesday to repeal the 5 cent fee set to take effect in April. The Coloradoan ( ) reports...

  • Rep. Doug Lamborn may cruise to reelection with 'non-campaign' strategy

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Voters in the El Paso County-centered 5th Congressional District likely won't see a slew of yard signs for U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. He hasn't purchased TV ad time leading up to Election Day on Nov. 4. And he's refused to debate Democratic challenger Irv Halter. In fact, Lamborn...

  • 'Toxic' Fort Carson battalion commander returns to job despite recommendation of firing

    By tom roeder -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    The commander of a Fort Carson helicopter battalion objected when subordinates talked about a toxic command climate, according to documents obtained by The Gazette. "You want toxic? I'll show you toxic," Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh allegedly told soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 25th...

  • City for Champions supporters tout benefits of downtown Colorado Springs sports venue

    By rich laden -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    For years, downtown Tulsa, Okla., had a reputation as quiet and dull - the kind of place where the sidewalks were rolled up at night. That was before the Tulsa community invested in a major, publicly funded economic development initiative, which included a new downtown civic arena,...

  • I-25 crash sends three to hospital; morning commute slowed

    By Kassondra Cloos -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    A Wednesday morning crash on the southbound entrance ramp at Interstate 25 and Circle Drive sent three people to the hospital on Wednesday. Details about the crash were few as police continued their investigation. Two vehicles were involved with at least one rollover, and least one...

  • State Patrol's Zero Tolerance weekend yields thousands of citations, but one goal not met

    BY lisa walton -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    You may have noticed more state troopers on the road over the weekend or a road sign or two encouraging drivers to buckle up, drive sober and put the phone down. That's because from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Sunday, troopers hit the roads for the Colorado State Patrol's second "Zero...

  • Jogger who died after he was hit by SUV in Falcon identified

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    The jogger who died after being struck Saturday by an SUV in Falcon has been identified as Michael Copote, 38, of Falcon, the Colorado State Patrol said Tuesday in a release. The State Patrol said Copote was jogging with his back to approaching traffic on the east side of Eastonville...

  • FBI: 3 Colorado girls may have tried to join Islamic jihadis

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DENVER — Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions. A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the girls...

  • Study: Walking and texting can have dangerous consequences

    By Kassondra Cloos -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Left, right, left, text. Simply looking both ways before crossing the street isn't enough to keep kids safe anymore - a new study found 40 percent of teens have been hit or nearly hit by cars, bikes or motorcycles while crossing the street. The study, "Teens on the Move," conducted...

  • Wet summer may help city IT budget

    By monica mendoza - the gazette
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    A rainy summer helped the parks department with its 2014 budget, and it just might help the information technology department in 2015. - The city budgeted $3.7 million to water the city's parks in 2014, park officials said Tuesday during the second day of the City Council budget...