• Former Colorado Springs teacher found not guilty in sex assault case

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A former Cheyenne Mountain High School teacher was acquitted by a jury Friday of a charge of sexually assaulting a student. Mark Moore, 32, was arrested in February 2014 after a school therapist told police about an inappropriate relationship between Moore and a student. He was...

  • Colorado Springs school district saves big bucks by having employees stick with one hospital

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs School District 11 saved $1.9 million by switching from Memorial Hospital to Penrose- St. Francis Health Services as its employees' sole hospital provider, district and hospital officials announced Friday. The savings came during the first year of a partnership...

  • Vote on stormwater bill delayed for discussion with southern Colorado farmers, ranchers

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    DENVER - Farmers and ranchers from along the Lower Arkansas River were riled about a bill that would protect governments from being sued over stormwater detention and mitigation systems that impact water flows. Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, said it was a communication issue...

  • Colorado Springs high school taking online learning in a new, more individualized direction

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    An online high school in Academy School District 20 will shift its focus to what the program creator believes is the next generation of online learning. "Initially, the philosophy behind online education was location - the idea that the student could do school from anywhere - and we...

  • Legislative Roundup: Crowdfunding bill signed, voter bill amended

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Online crowdfunding legal for Colorado startups Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Rep. Pete Lee's bill this week enabling Colorado companies to raise capital online through crowdfunding such as Kickstarter where the public invests in the idea. Lee, D-Colorado Springs, introduced the bill...

  • Man shot in hand after dispute at Monument Safeway store

    By jakob rodgers and Kassondra Cloos -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    A coffe-throwing spat may have been what led to a man being shot in the hand Friday at a Safeway parking lot in Monument. Mark Brady, 61, was arrested Friday night after the shooting, which happened around 3:40 p.m. at the Safeway at 624 Colorado Highway 105, said Lt. Steve Burk, a...

  • Ben & Jerry’s teams up with Colorado brewery to make ice cream-flavored beer

    Fox 21 News
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A Colorado brewery is coming out with a new beer that is guaranteed to satisfy ice cream lovers’ taste buds too. Colorado’s New Belgium Brewery is teaming up with Ben & Jerry’s to bring an ice cream inspired beer. “We’re big fans of New Belgium Brewery,...

  • Crews battle blaze at oil, gas wastewater site in Greeley

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Greeley firefighters were on the scene of a fire at the site of a wastewater injection well just northeast of the Greeley-Weld County Airport. It wasn’t immediately clear how the fire began, however, firefighters had the fire contained and were working with officials from NGL Water...

  • Indie and country bands' tour bus crashes on I-70 in multi-vehicle crash

    The Gazette and News Services -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Click here for an up-to-the minute list of closings and delays. Click here for road updates from CDOT. DENVER (AP) — A dozen people were injured in a crash involving tour buses for two different bands and two trucks on a foggy stretch of Interstate 70 east of Denver on Friday, as a...

  • Alabama officials reviewing why "military mistress" released

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    MOBILE, Ala. — Alabama authorities say they are reviewing why a sheriff's deputy released a woman who's wanted in three states and dubbed the "Military Mistress" for her multiple suspected encounters with service members and their bank accounts. The Mobile County Sheriff's Office...

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