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  • Colorado officials worry about fire dangers from target shooting

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Target shooters, beware. As summer nears, temperatures will rise, winds will pick up, forest fuels will dry out and the increasingly popular hobby that sends loud cracks of gunfire echoing through U.S. Forest Service lands will become more dangerous. A recent brush fire near...

  • Randi Zuckerberg to speak at UCCS

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Randi Zuckerberg, former Facebook executive, author and Broadway singer, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, in the Gallogly Events Center. The sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the social media company's former director of...

  • Colorado Springs Office Max employee hit with laptops trying to stop thief

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Colorado Springs police say an Office Max employee suffered minor injuries when she got hit with two laptop computers while trying to stop a thief. Police say a man cut alarm cords to two computers on Sunday and ran to the front of the store with the computers in hand. Police say...

  • Law enforcement from neighboring states agree, Colorado has strongest marijuana in the world

    by garrison wells garrison.wells@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    When it comes to quality and potency, Colorado pot is at the high end of the spectrum. "There is no place in the world where you can buy as strong marijuana legally as you can in Colorado," said Mark Overman, sheriff of Scotts Bluff County, Neb. "It's the most powerful stuff you can...

  • Mike Kopp, Scott Gessler make their way onto Republican primary ballot for Colorado governor

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    BOULDER - In the five-way Republican showdown for the governor's office Saturday, former state lawmaker Mike Kopp and Secretary of State Scott Gessler eked their way onto the primary ballot. At the daylong event at the University of Colorado Coors Events Center, 3,961 voting GOP...

  • This week: Your calendar of events around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Here's a look at what's happening around Colorado Springs this week: - The Colorado Springs Police Department will host a neighborhood and business watch program training class Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sand Creek Division, 4125 Center Park Drive. The class is open to...

  • Colorado Springs police working toward 50 percent female workforce

    Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    A police force that's 50 percent female might be a farfetched notion, but that's the goal nonetheless for the Colorado Springs Police Department. On Tuesday the department will begin accepting applications for its January 2015 police academy, and they're pushing for a larger...

  • Police: Connecticut teenager threatened Columbine

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    LITCHFIELD, Conn. — Before she was arrested on allegations of planning to shoot up two high schools, a Connecticut teenager was suspected of making threats against Columbine High School in Colorado. Natalie Carpenter, 18, is accused of phoning in a threat to Columbine, The Register...

  • Four hospitalized after multiple car pileup near Monument Hill

    By Andrea Sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Four people were hospitalized Sunday after an eight-car pileup on southbound Interstate 25 near Monument Hill, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Two people suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries and two others had minor injuries from a crash that involved eight...

  • Spring storm prompts winter weather warning for Pikes Peak Region

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Winter weather is back in the Pikes Peak region, but it will be anyone's guess how much snow will stick to the roads in Colorado Springs. A winter storm warning for northern and western El Paso County and all of Teller County remained in effect until midnight Sunday, when the snow...

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