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  • 13 children hospitalized after 1 sickened by Denver hotel pool water

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Thirteen juveniles were hospitalized Sunday night after at least one of the children was sickened by drinking swimming pool water at a hotel near the Denver International Airport, a Denver fire official said. Fire crews responded to the Homewood Suites on Airport Way about 8 p.m....

  • Broadmoor deal falls through; expect 'business as usual' at Norris-Penrose Event Center

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    A month after announcing it was buying the Norris-Penrose Event Center, The Broadmoor hotel has withdrawn from the deal. The hotel made the decision about a week ago after it completed research of the acquisition, Broadmoor President and CEO Steve Bartolin said Friday. He declined...

  • Garden of the Gods golfers have close encounter with lightning strike

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Lloyd Strode, 62, felt the force of the lightning's current when it struck close to him and his friend, knocking them down as they were leaving the Kissing Camels Golf Course at Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs Sunday afternoon. "I felt like I was lifted off the ground and...

  • 3 months later, deadly Colorado slide constantly monitored

    NANCY LOFHOLM, The Denver Post
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    GRAND JUNCTION — The colored lines spanning a graph on Mesa County surveyor Frank Kochevar's computer screen are flat. Unlike in an intensive care unit, this is good news. The lines remotely show Kochevar and other landslide watchers that the massive and deadly rock avalanche that...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Why can't law enforcement track down some crooks?

    By Betty Sexton, KKTV
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Good Guys 2, Crooks 0! Thanks for spreading the word! I'm happy to report that since last Monday's article I've heard from two families who said they read my column in the nick of time and did not become victims of the grandparent scam. One told me I saved her from wiring $2,500...

  • CASA has helped thousands of El Paso County children over its first 25 years

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    An infant, left bound and nearly dead in a shower spewing cold water, needed a legion of doctors and specialists to help her recover from that day's harrowing abuse. But it was a volunteer, a retired nurse in Manitou Springs, who sought to help ensure the girl's next home would be...

  • Man, dog displaced after early morning fire destroys Colorado Springs home

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    A man and a dog were forced out of their home early Sunday morning after a fire destroyed their trailer at an RV park in Colorado Springs, fire officials said. About 20 firefighters responded to a one-alarm fire at the Northwoods Village RV Park off West Fillmore Street and North...

  • Lightning strikes zap areas throughout Pikes Peak region

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Dry air colliding with storm clouds traveling over mountain tops in the Pikes Peak region sparked plenty of lightning over west Colorado Springs, starting small grass fires in Bear Creek Park and Garden of the Gods Park Sunday. In Bear Creek Park, lightning knocked down electric...

  • Officials: Driver hits 2 Colorado deputies, triggers chase

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    WESTMINSTER — A woman speeding away from a traffic stop struck and injured two Adams County sheriff's deputies before leading authorities on a chase that hurt another driver. Sheriff's Sgt. Paul Gregory tells KMGH-TV (http://bit.ly/1lc1eGh ) that the two deputies and the person...

  • Army criminal investigators warn of romance scammers pretending to be troops

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    You've met the soldier of your dreams online. It's true love, even if they need a little cash. That's no GI, the Army's Criminal Investigation Command says. It's a scam. The command sent out a nationwide news release in a bid to warn lonely women about phony troops who use tales of...

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