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  • Colorado Springs couple accused of trying to elude police in stolen car

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    A couple remained in jail Thursday after allegedly trying to run from police in a stolen car, according to police reports. J.D. Sutcliffe, 24, was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft, eluding and five felony warrants, records show. Amanda Dillehay, 20, was taken into...

  • Trail Talk: Plan could boost Colorado Springs' status as bike-friendly city

    By Susan Davies, Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    A week ago, the bicycle was king in Colorado Springs. We caught the excitement of hosting world-class cyclists, parked our cars and keys, and donned bicycle helmets. Some of us joined one of the community rides and marveled at the well-organized "bike valet." We celebrated motion on...

  • Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird draws a crowd at Colorado Springs movie screening

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Most people don't get to meet a Kentucky Derby winner, let alone pet one before watching a movie about him. But Mine That Bird, the unlikely winner of the 135th Kentucky Derby in 2009, was at a local theater Wednesday night to help raise money for a horse-riding program that helps...

  • Downtown Ice Bucket Challenge scheduled for Thursday postponed

    The Gazette
    Yesterday

    The Ice Bucket Challenge organized by Side Streets columnist Bill Vogrin for noon Thursday has been postponed. Vogrin and Gazette video anchor Eric Singer will update you on when it's rescheduled.

  • NORAD sends fighter jets to escort flight after passengers' 'disruptive behaviour'

    By Robert S. Johnson, rob.johnson@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A Sunwing Airlines flight to Cuba was escorted into Toronto by two Canadian fighter jets on Wednesday evening, NORAD said. Sunwing Flight 656 was about midway through its flight from Toronto to Cuba when the pilot of the 737 aircraft was alerted to a fight between passengers and...

  • Bach uses proclamation to officially oppose stormwater initiative

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    In another volley fired in the campaign on a proposed stormwater initiative, Mayor Steve Bach issued a proclamation Tuesday listing reasons he believes the plan is flawed. Bach, who has issued one other proclamation since he took office in June 2011, said this is an important...

  • Front Range veterans health system to resume surgeries

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    DENVER — The Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System is restarting surgical procedures. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1qAGxnp ) that surgeries resume Thursday. The system ceased surgical procedures on Friday over concerns about its air-handling units....

  • Cripple Creek district, library board reach agreement; books to stay in high school

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    After a summer of conflict that included preparing to pick up and move shop, the public library in Cripple Creek is staying put. At a monthly meeting Monday, the school board for Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 gave final approval on a 20-year memorandum of understanding...

  • What do people want from downtown Colorado Springs? Survey gives insight

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    It's no surprise: frequent visitors to Colorado Springs and city residents want a downtown that is vibrant, safe and clean. They also want more attention paid to recruiting new businesses and filling vacancies, making the area more accessible to walking and biking, and reducing...

  • Colorado Springs unemployment rate falls to nearly six-year low

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The Colorado Springs area job market continued its dramatic improvement in July as the local unemployment rate fell sharply for the third consecutive month, hitting 6.5 percent - the lowest since November 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. The local jobless...

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