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  • Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con draws thousands

    By Andrea Sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    More than 2,000 people got to hang out with Darth Vader and Chewbacca on Saturday and Sunday at the Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con, the fourth biannual show of its kind and the most successful. This spring's convention hosted 60 vendors and 100 tables filled with toys,...

  • Tuesday is the deadline for health insurance sign-up

    by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    In late March, the state's health insurance exchange announced plans to give shoppers extra time to finish enrolling in plans for 2014 - a nod to crushing demand that left some people waiting in line as the sign-up deadline passed. That leeway is about to end. Most Coloradans have...

  • Legislation sprouts from the ashes; disaster-related measures expected to win bipartisan approval

    by Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    DENVER - Colorado lawmakers are gearing up for the 2014 fire season, prepping to spend millions on a new firefighting air fleet, tax incentives for fire mitigation and an improved statewide fire information website. Chairs of the state's wildfire and flood task forces say lawmakers...

  • Dog owners warned of poisoned meatballs in park

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    GUNBARREL — Boulder County authorities are warning pet owners about an apparent attempt to poison dogs with tainted meatballs in a Gunbarrel park. According to the Boulder Daily Camera (http://tinyurl.com/mqd9b29 ), at least one dog has been treated so far for suspected poisoning....

  • The Country Life: Loving the long ears, aka mules and donkeys

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    It was a "little renegade" of a mule that got Linda Geist hooked on mules. Her first love was horses: "I've always been a horse person, since I was a little girl," Geist said. After her husband got a mule, the Geists were invited to the inaugural meeting of the Pikes Peak Long Ears...

  • Colorado Democrats enter abortion-rights debate

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    DENVER — A symbolic election-year fight over abortion rights is headed to the Colorado Senate. A bill up for debate Tuesday is described as a guarantee that state or local policies won't interfere with reproductive decisions such as abortion and contraception. Democratic sponsors...

  • Colorado bill banning traffic camera advances

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — A measure to ban red-light and speeding cameras in Colorado advanced Monday, but the proposal faces strong opposition from local governments and police. A Senate committee approved the measure on a bipartisan 3-2 vote, referring it for a full debate in the chamber...

  • Apple orchards dodge a weather bullet, growers say

    BY ANDREA SINCLAIR and MATT STEINER
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The spring storm that passed over Colorado Springs didn't leave behind as much snow as originally predicted, but enough to make 2013-2014 the snowiest season in 13 years, according to the National Weather Service. The official report from the Colorado Springs Airport was 1.5 inches,...

  • Total lunar eclipse to be visible in Colorado Monday night

    Jimmy Westlake, Steamboat Today
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Total eclipses of the moon are unusual, but not rare. Someone on the Earth gets to see one almost every year, but from any given location, you can expect to see a total lunar eclipse about once every 2 1/2 years on average. The last one seen from Colorado was Dec. 21, 2010, so we’ve...

  • Ethics panel dismisses complaint against Hickenlooper

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DENVER - An ethics complaint against Gov. John Hickenlooper was dismissed Monday in a 4-1 vote by the Independent Ethics Commission. Commissioners ruled that Hickenlooper did not violate state ethics laws by using state employees to help prepare for a Democratic Governors Association...

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