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  • Udall supporters, nonpartisan group work to get people to vote

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Amid a spirited campaign to reclaim his seat in the U.S. Senate, Mark Udall was in Colorado Springs on Saturday morning as part of a bus tour to rally volunteers who were about to canvass across the county. "You're the game changers," Udall said to the dozens of supporters packed into...

  • Library 21c debuts video production studio in Colorado Springs

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Library 21c debuted its Center for Public Media on Saturday in hopes of helping future filmmakers, video producers, musicians and more produce their own high-quality videos. Staffers at Library 21c unveiled a studio with video cameras, lights and editing programs. They will offer...

  • Children have a blast launching rockets and building things at the PPLD Mini Maker Faire

    By Monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Nine-year-old Noah Schneiderman had a plan when he stepped up to the compressed air machine Saturday and prepared to launch his paper rocket. Of the hundreds of children who had gone before him, only a couple of dozen pumped the compressor hard enough to get their rocket to stick in...

  • One person taken to hospital after shooting in south-central Colorado Springs

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    A male was taken to Memorial Hospital late Saturday after a shooting at a home in the Stratton Meadows neighborhood, Colorado Springs police said. No information on the victim's condition was available, but homicide detectives were called to the scene of the shooting in the 1000 block...

  • Pueblo county inmate arrested on suspicion of drug possession, bribing deputies

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    A 38-year-old female inmate was arrested after she allegedly had methamphetamine and tried to bribe deputies with money to dispose of it, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office said in a release. Gretchen Hessleberg turned herself in Oct. 2 to the Pueblo County jail to serve a...

  • Man arrested in connection with Security bank robbery

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    A 22-year-old man was arrested early Saturday in connection to a recent robbery of a UMB Bank in Security. Willie Walk was arrested without incident around 1:30 a.m. at a home at the 1100 block of South Chelton Road, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said. 
The Sheriff's Office...

  • Fort Carson starts burns to reduce wildfire fuels on post, Pinon Canyon

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Fort Carson is planning prescribed burns on about 7,000 acres this fall to reduce fire danger, the post announced. The burns are planned for 21 areas on Fort Carson and at the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site in southeastern Colorado. They will be done on areas with grass and brush that...

  • Udall calls for flight ban on Ebola patients

    The Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    DENVER — Sen Mark Udall on Saturday called for a flight ban on all people being monitored by exposure to the Ebola virus. But he continued to resist calls for an end to all travel from the three West African countries where the outbreak started. Udall, a Democrat, is locked in a...

  • Courts Roundup: Competency undecided in Colorado Springs murder case

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    A man accused of killing an 87-year-old woman in 2011 and assaulting an El Paso County sheriff's deputy while in jail last month is awaiting a competency evaluation at the Colorado State Mental Health Institute in Pueblo, said his attorney, Josh Tolini. A preliminary hearing was set...

  • Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

    KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Sharee Talbot wants her dog back. For now, though, she has to drive out of town to visit Buddy because the two-year-old pit bull isn't allowed in her hometown of Aurora. "Look at him. He's funny. He's goofy," Talbot said on a recent visit with Buddy and his...

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