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  • Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach: It's time to step aside

    BY WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach ended speculation Monday about whether he would run for re-election, announcing that he decided to stick to an earlier pledge to serve just one term. Bach, 71, said Monday that he made the decision last weekend with his wife, Suzi, after "talking...

  • Retired Air Force officer appointed to City Council's District 2, will serve 4 months

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Larry Bagley, a retired Air Force officer, likes the City for Champions proposal, believes a stormwater funding plan needs to be developed soon and does not want recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs. Bagley was appointed by City Council on Monday to temporarily fill the...

  • The Country Life: All I want for Christmas is ... a barn, a tractor and a chicken gym

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    My Christmas wish list has changed a lot since moving to the country. Sure, I still wish for peace on Earth, good will to men (and women), all that. But life in the country also has me dreaming of other things, most of which would require deeper pockets than I have. But that's why...

  • Colorado Springs charter school becoming property owner

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A charter high school in Colorado Springs and two others affiliated with Colorado Early Colleges are purchasing their buildings with a $17.3 million loan in a transaction expected to be completed Thursday. Colorado Early Colleges administrator Keith King said in a news release Monday...

  • Health exchange website gets 'droves of people' on deadline day

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Last-minute health insurance shoppers flocked to beat a key enrollment deadline Monday - a rush that included long call wait times to Colorado's exchange and website issues. Droves of people "like we haven't seen thus far in open enrollment" sought health insurance on the last day to...

  • Downtown Colorado Springs police office now open

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs police officers have officially moved in downtown. The grand opening of the police department's downtown satellite office, Peak Station, is Wednesday afternoon, the police department said Monday. The satellite office was originally expected to open in the summer, but...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: From homeless teen to teacher with helping hand from Urban Peak

    By Katie O'Keefe Special to The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. When Evelyn Cruzat was 17 years old, she didn't have any place to go. She had been in and out of foster...

  • Denver crime lab workers exposed to synthetic marijuana

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    DENVER — Two employees at the Denver Police Department's crime lab are recovering after they were exposed to synthetic cannabinoid powder. Department spokesman Matt Murray tells KMGH-TV (http://bit.ly/1GpF0qI ) the employees, whose names have not been released, were working with...

  • Colorado homeowner who killed intruder won't be charged

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    GOLDEN — A homeowner who shot and killed an intruder in Jefferson County will not be charged. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says the man was sleeping in his home in a wooded area near the foothills community of Genesee on Friday morning when he heard a dog barking in his...

  • A closer look at the 10 candidates for vacant Colorado Springs council seat

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    The person appointed to the City Council on Monday will be more than a seat-filler for the next four months. Whoever replaces Joel Miller in the Colorado Springs District 2 seat could be a pivotal member of the council as it prepares to decide in January proposed ballot questions on...

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