• Colorado Senate Education Committee approves test opt-out bill

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Senate Education Committee approved a bill Thursday that would explicitly allow opting students out of required assessments, though its political prospects moving forward are questionable. The result of an alliance of conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats, Senate...

  • Man accused of threatening girlfriend, children in Colorado Springs

    BY STEpHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    A 33-year-old man is accused of telling his girlfriend he would "kill her children" and threatening her with a knife and gun, according to an arrest affidavit. Michael David Young was taken into custody Tuesday night on suspicion of kidnapping and felony assault. He is being held...

  • Colorado expanded snow tire requirement passes toughest test

    By KRISTEN WYATT The Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DENVER - A bill to require all motorists to use snow tires or chains during snowy months on Colorado's major mountain highway has passed its toughest test in the state Legislature. The measure cleared the Senate Transportation Committee 5-0 - but not before the committee chairman and...

  • Insights at Large: Longinos Gonzalez Jr.

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Longinos Gonzalez Jr. naturally opposes sales of recreational drugs, having done counter-drug work during half of his 20-year stint in the Air Force. And Gonzalez's opposition to marijuana in Colorado also appears to be tied to his concern for children and teens. He has taught science...

  • Eagle man arrested in Vail in connection with Colorado Springs crime

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    A 33-year-old man was arrested in Vail on suspicion of a recent sexual assault committed in Colorado Springs, police said. Oscar Saucedo Lopez, of Eagle, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of kidnapping and sexual assault, Colorado Springs police said. An investigation involving...

  • Denver Zoo welcomes newborn anteater named Salvador

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER — The Denver Zoo is welcoming its latest addition with the birth of a southern tamandua, which is a type of anteater. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1HRyGrR ) Salvador was born earlier this month as part of an ongoing effort to ensure healthy populations and...

  • Spring excitement in the air at Colorado ski resorts

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Children from kindergarten through the fifth grade are eligible to ski for free at Vail Resorts next year - provided they sign up by Memorial Day. The promotion is part of the Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack, which provides four days of free skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek,...

  • Colorado officials, pot industry support more regulation in wake of massive bust

    by Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER - As Colorado grapples with a loophole in medical marijuana laws, state and federal prosecutors on Thursday unveiled details of a large-scale illegal grow that trafficked tens of thousands of pounds of pot out of Colorado. The 32-person indictment is being called the largest...

  • Role of pot candy probed in apparent suicide in Colorado

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    BRECKENRIDGE — Authorities in Colorado are investigating whether marijuana candy played a role in the suspected suicide of a 22-year-old Oklahoma man. Luke Gregory Goodman of Tulsa died Tuesday at a hospital after apparently shooting himself in the head. Witnesses say he ate several...

  • Owner of Denver's beloved Tattered Cover bookstore retiring

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER — The longtime owner of Denver's beloved Tattered Cover bookstores is retiring and her successors are two prominent industry figures. According to a Tattered Cover statement Thursday, Len Vlahos and his wife Kristen Gilligan are moving to Denver from Stamford, Conn. and over...

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