• School has four programs coming to feed Colorado Springs homeless

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

    Colorado College plans to replace a two decadelong program offering Sunday meals to the homeless with four new initiatives created by about a dozen students. Beginning this summer or early fall, the students will run a weekly writing and visual arts program, a mobile meals service, a...

  • Victim of Tuesday shooting identified by Colorado Springs police

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

    A Colorado Springs woman who was shot to death on Tuesday has been identified by police as 26-year-old Shelley Dorsey. Dorsey was found with gunshot injuries in the parking lot of the Mountain Country Estates apartment complex in southeast Colorado Springs early Tuesday morning. She...

  • Memorial service for Kara Tippetts scheduled in Colorado Springs

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

    A public memorial service will be held Saturday for a Colorado Springs woman who gained a national following in the debate over physician-assisted suicide. Kara Tippetts, 38, died Sunday after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. The 1:30 p.m. service will be at Village Seven...

  • Colorado's legalization spurred early run of gay marriage, but rate has slowed

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

    Toni and Katy Morrison soon will celebrate their six-month anniversary, and so will Colorado's legalization of same-sex marriage. The lesbian couple was among the first to officially tie the knot in El Paso County after a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Oct. 6, 2014 cleared the way...

  • Teachers' rally shines light on Colorado legislature's work toward education consensus

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

    DENVER - As teachers rallied on the west steps of the state Capitol on Wednesday chanting "more than a score," lawmakers inside scrambled to find consensus on reducing the number of standardized tests. Students starting kindergarten in the fall will be mandated to take close to 30...

  • New Colorado Springs balloon event will offer variety

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A wakeboarding exhibition, beer garden and a food truck competition could join hot air balloons at Memorial Park this Labor Day weekend. Scott Appelman, organizer of the inaugural Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off, said those attractions and others are being considered as part of...

  • 11 local students headed to state National Geographic Bee

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

    What sea in the Arctic Ocean separates the Taymyr Peninsula from the archipelago Novaya Zemlya? The answer is the Kara Sea, and for knowing that correct answer Pranit Nanda, an eighth-grader from Aurora, won last year's Colorado title of the National Geographic State Bee. This year,...

  • El Paso County gets grant to prep for Ebola

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    The El Paso County Board of Health on Wednesday formally accepted $95,000 in federal funding to better prepare the county for the Ebola virus. The funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is part of nearly $2.2 million being allocated across Colorado to...

  • 32 indicted in Colorado illegal marijuana operation

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    DENVER — A Colorado grand jury has indicted 32 people on charges that they illegally grew and shipped thousands of pounds of marijuana to other states, most often Minnesota. The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1Oz2dvs ) reported Wednesday that authorities believe the group made...

  • Edible marijuana must get new look, lawmakers agree

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    DENVER — Edible marijuana sold in Colorado must have a new look. That's according to state senators from both parties who rejected a bill Wednesday to loosen a requirement that pot cookies and candies not look like regular foods. The 0-5 vote was a stunning rejection for a bill...

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