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  • Colorado Springs car crash puts woman in ICU

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    A car wreck in northeast Colorado Springs Tuesday morning sent three people to the hospital, including one woman with life-threatening injuries, Colorado Springs police said. Police said a 2000 GMC Jimmy slammed into the back of a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan that was stopped at a light...

  • County commissioners to learn findings of Sheriffa Maketa investigation

    by stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    County officials expect findings from an investigation into employee-related complaints against El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa to be presented in an executive session for the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, but there is uncertainty as to what results, if any, will be...

  • Council approves a $1 billion Utilities budget with electric rate hike

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Maybe it's time to buy some heavy-duty blankets. The Colorado Springs City Council on Tuesday approved a $1 billion Colorado Springs Utilities budget for 2015 that calls for a 5.5 percent electric rate increase just in time for the new year. It adds up to about a $48 increase a...

  • Special cat reunited with family after being missing for years

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Sometimes it pays to have a big head. That's the case for Sheldon, anyway. The brown tiger cat is home after three years of adventure somewhere. It all started in 2011, when Sheldon ended up in the shelter of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. The 4-month-old kitten was...

  • Americorps working with Pikes Peak region shelters for disaster preparation

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    A group of Americorps volunteers working in the Pikes Peak region are helping emergency workers prepare for the possibility of another disaster. Over the course of several weeks, a team of eight volunteers working under Americorps' FEMA branch, will visit hundreds of predesignated Red...

  • Study: USA Pro Challenge '14 brought $130M in spending to Colorado

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The USA Pro Challenge, a seven-day professional cycling race, brought an estimated $130 million in spending to Colorado in August, according to a study commissioned by the race organizer. Sponsorship Science, a sports research firm, said spending from this year's event increased 12...

  • 'No beer ... no women': Former Army football coach defends his recruiting trips

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    When Army football recruits took a bus trip with coach Bobby Ross, there was no drinking or dancing in the aisles like a trip for recruits earlier this year. Ross came out of retirement to coach the Black Knights from 2004 to 2006, and he did take cadets and prospects for a ride down...

  • Colorado Springs police searching for man suspected of sexual assault

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Police are searching for a 56-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a female acquaintance, Colorado Springs police said. Officers responded to a home on the 2900 block of Tejon Steet Tuesday afternoon to investigate reports of a disturbance. After speaking with a woman at the...

  • Detective: Apartment fire sparked by spurned lover

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    DENVER — An investigator says a woman accused of starting a fire that injured eight people in a suburban Denver apartment building did it because she was furious about a recent breakup. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1sBAifR ) 23-year-old Naomi Almodovar appeared in...

  • Loft in downtown Colorado Springs has million-dollar view — and bigger price tag

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    A loft in downtown Colorado Springs is on the market for $1.1 million, and if it goes for the full amount, it would be the most expensive condominium to sell downtown. It may seem to be a sign that the cost of living in the city's core - already on the higher end for condos in...

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