• Red-light camera ban passes 1st test in Colorado

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    DENVER — A ban on red-light cameras and speed-van enforcement passed its first test Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. But a long afternoon of testimony showed the topic is as divisive as ever. In Colorado, 12 cities use the traffic-enforcement cameras. State lawmakers have...

  • Police investigate office damage as Colorado Springs dentist ousted

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Shattered cupboards and desks left sawdust strewn across a dental office floor at 1750 Telstar Drive. In the Dumpster outside, names clearly labeled boxes of teeth molds amid the broken computers and other rubbish from Suite 200. This was the office of Dr. Joseph Rota, DDS. But it...

  • Colorado lawmakers consider stricter snow-tire requirements

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are considering requiring snow tires or chains on noncommercial vehicles at all times during winter and spring months. The bill goes to the core of what's a maddening experience for skiers and other travelers to the mountain resorts who get stuck in...

  • Colorado House rejects drill-limit penalties

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    DENVER — Democrats in the Colorado House have rejected a proposal to penalize communities that ban the drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The vote Wednesday comes as the GOP Senate voted recently in favor of a similar proposal. The votes show that Republicans...

  • Colorado Springs artist creates family-friendly superheroes

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Jason Meents grew up loving comic books and newspaper comic strips - and never minding the genre was "for kids." A kid he was. "I'd get the newspaper every day and was excited for Sunday because they were bigger and in color," said Meents, 35, who as a boy in Chicago kept binders...

  • Colorado Springs council, mayoral candidates stress need to end strife

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    "Collaboration," "cooperation" and "leadership" were the catchphrases Tuesday night as at-large Colorado Springs City Council and mayoral candidates spoke at the Organization of Westside Neighbors forum. Eleven of the 13 at-large candidates attended; Vickie Tonkins and Vanessa Bowie...

  • 2 Colorado men accused of parachuting 200 feet from crane get tickets

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    BOULDER — Police have ticketed two men accused of climbing a 200-foot crane in downtown Boulder, Colorado, at night and parachuting to the street below. Department spokeswoman Kim Kobel tells the Daily Camera (http://bit.ly/1BaE6xU ) that 24-year-old Scott Murga and 35-year-old...

  • Ex-police chief: JonBenet Ramsey crime scene was mishandled

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    BOULDER — In his most extensive comments on the JonBenet Ramsey case, former Boulder, Colorado, police Chief Mark Beckner says officers botched the initial handling of the crime scene. Beckner participated Saturday in an "Ask Me Anything" session on the social-networking and news...

  • New Memorial Hospital complaint claims employee retirement benefits suffered

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

    Most Memorial Hospital employees moved from one pension plan to another when University of Colorado Health began leasing the facility in fall 2012. But employees in the hospital's pediatric division were offered something entirely different, according to new claims in a lawsuit...

  • Chicago developer wants to build apartment complex near Colorado Springs university

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    University of Colorado at Colorado Springs students may have another off-campus apartment complex to choose from, if plans of a Chicago-based developer materialize. GG Land Group, a limited- liability company developing more than 30 off-campus student apartment sites across the...

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