• List: Celebrate Earth Day at Garden of the Gods

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3105 Gateway Road, free; 634-6666, gardenofgods.com; 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com Something else: A shuttle bus will run through the day from Rock Ledge Ranch...

  • Fort Carson soldiers arrested, accused of stealing military equipment to sell on Ebay

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Two Fort Carson soldiers and a third who was discharged last year have been arrested and accused of stealing military equipment that a fourth man, a civilian, allegedly sold on eBay. A criminal complaint alleging three of the men stole Fort Carson property including two iRobots worth...

  • Colorado man's bike trip planned to raise awareness about human trafficking

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    A Colorado man is taking to the streets to spread awareness about human trafficking, and he wants the public's help. Daniel Lemke, 22, is heading out Sunday for a 12,000-mile bike trip around the United States that he's calling "Bike Through Traffic." He plans to make dozens of...

  • Atmel sells its XSense product line, but Colorado Springs employees will stay on the job

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Atmel Corp. said Friday it has sold its XSense product line to a subsidiary of a Texas competitor, which will continue to manufacture the product at Atmel's Colorado Springs plant and retain the roughly 60 employees involved in the operation. In fact, a spokesman for the buyer -...

  • Police, regulators say they will keep tabs on 420 marijuana parties

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    As hordes of tourists, pot smokers and sellers gear up for Colorado's annual 420 marijuana celebrations this weekend, state troopers and regulators have plans, too. The Colorado State Patrol's "#ZeroZero" campaign is pushing for zero fatalities and zero tolerance toward dangerous...

  • Former Colorado Springs teacher found not guilty in sex assault case

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    A former Cheyenne Mountain High School teacher was acquitted by a jury Friday of a charge of sexually assaulting a student. Mark Moore, 32, was arrested in February 2014 after a school therapist told police about an inappropriate relationship between Moore and a student. He was...

  • Colorado Springs school district saves big bucks by having employees stick with one hospital

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Colorado Springs School District 11 saved $1.9 million by switching from Memorial Hospital to Penrose- St. Francis Health Services as its employees' sole hospital provider, district and hospital officials announced Friday. The savings came during the first year of a partnership...

  • Vote on stormwater bill delayed for discussion with southern Colorado farmers, ranchers

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    DENVER - Farmers and ranchers from along the Lower Arkansas River were riled about a bill that would protect governments from being sued over stormwater detention and mitigation systems that impact water flows. Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, said it was a communication issue...

  • Colorado Springs high school taking online learning in a new, more individualized direction

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    An online high school in Academy School District 20 will shift its focus to what the program creator believes is the next generation of online learning. "Initially, the philosophy behind online education was location - the idea that the student could do school from anywhere - and we...

  • Legislative Roundup: Crowdfunding bill signed, voter bill amended

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Online crowdfunding legal for Colorado startups Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Rep. Pete Lee's bill this week enabling Colorado companies to raise capital online through crowdfunding such as Kickstarter where the public invests in the idea. Lee, D-Colorado Springs, introduced the bill...

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