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  • Colorado Springs City Council votes 7-1 to spend $2 million on potholes

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council voted 7-1 Tuesday to allocate $2 million from the city's reserve fund for pothole repair. Council member Joel Miller cast the lone no-vote. Check back at Gazette.com for updates to this story.

  • U.S. House members question officials about Aurora VA hospital delays

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    DENVER - U.S. House of Representatives members grilled officials from Veterans Affairs Tuesday about the over-budget and delayed VA Hospital project in Aurora that is mired in litigation. The Aurora VA Replacement Medical Center was originally bid for $604.1 million in Nov. 2011, but...

  • USDA awards $6 million for climate change study; CU given grant

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the...

  • FAA investigating drone flying over Denver marijuana rally

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    DENVER — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating reports of a drone aircraft that was seen flying over the 4/20 marijuana rally in Denver on Sunday. FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said Tuesday people need permission to fly aircraft over crowded areas. According to...

  • Fort Collins woman cited in school bus crash

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — A Fort Collins woman has been charged with careless driving causing injury after her car slammed into the back of a Poudre School District bus, injuring her, the bus driver and three students. Trooper Nate Reid says 24-year-old Ashlie Dickerson was released from the...

  • Council told to abandon Colorado Springs' master plan, instead focus on short-term fixes

    by monica mendoza The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs' city staff asked the City Council to abandon a three-year plan to update the city's master plan and instead spend the money on some short-term fixes. Peter Wysocki, the city's planning and development director, told the council Monday that there might not be enough...

  • Traffic stop in Colorado Springs leads to drug bust

    by name Newspaper -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A March traffic stop in Colorado Springs where police say they found cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine led to a larger drug bust in the city on Monday. Four people, including the driver in the traffic stop, were jailed and more than seven pounds of drugs were seized, according to a...

  • Hantavirus case reported in Garfield County

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says a Garfield County resident has the first confirmed case of hantavirus in the state this year. The health department said Tuesday there were two confirmed cases last year. The most cases reported in a...

  • Georgia offender arrested in Denver-area sex sting

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    DENVER — Authorities say a convicted child molester from Georgia has been arrested in suburban Denver for trying to lure a teenage girl to have sex with him. The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office charged 51-year-old James Lee Pierce on Tuesday with crimes including...

  • Divisive vaccine proposal abandoned in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado has one of the nation's most lax vaccination requirements. And a bill to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children has been largely abandoned. The state Senate voted Tuesday to strip required vaccination education from the bill. The...

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