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  • Super Ditch in Colorado tries new water deal

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    PUEBLO — The Arkansas Valley Super Ditch is trying to find water after previously coming up dry. Advocates are proposing to lease up to 500 acre-feet of water from the Catlin Canal to Fountain, Security and Fowler under new state legislation. Under the plan, Fowler would get about...

  • Fire destroys homes in west Vail

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    VAIL — A fire in west Vail has forced residents from 11 homes. The fire on Saturday engulfed three single-story homes and caused extensive damage to adjacent homes. Interim Vail fire chief Steve Pischke says four of 11 units suffered extensive damage and the building will be...

  • Colorado wrestling team lost in woods, rescued after dark

    By David Migoya, The Denver Post
    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Eleven members of a Denver Public Schools high school wrestling team and two adult coaches were rescued Saturday from Roxborough State Park after they had gotten lost during a team workout, according to Douglas County sheriff's deputies. The members of the wrestling squad were...

  • Some holiday travelers choose Colorado Springs airport, and share main reason

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Scott and Connie Kumpf and their three sons were exactly the type of passenger the Colorado Springs Airport hoped to attract during the traditionally busy Thanksgiving holiday travel week. The Castle Rock family was traveling Saturday from the Springs to Guatemala to visit their son...

  • Hundreds gather as Waldo Canyon fire memorials are dedicated

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    On Saturday morning, John and Sheryl Everett listened as elected officials and neighbors in the Mountain Shadows community recounted the harrowing days in June and July 2012, when 347 homes were destroyed and 18,000 acres burned in the Waldo Canyon fire. And the stories from one...

  • Demolition of Colorado Springs 'eyesore' will clear the way for road projects

    By STEPHEN hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    The decrepit former Express Inn building at U.S. 24 and 8th Street will be demolished, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Friday. Removal of the building, called an eyesore by city and transportation officials, will begin Monday and could take about two weeks, said...

  • Side Streets: First black governor of Massachusetts has family roots Colorado Springs

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    What historic link possibly could exist between the Pikes Peak region and Deval Patrick, the first black governor of Massachusetts who was raised by a single mother in a Chicago housing project? A team of genealogists recently turned up strong ties and, in the process, uncovered a...

  • DEA agent arrested in Douglas County domestic violence incident

    By David Migoya, The Denver Post
    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Douglas County sheriff's deputies on Friday arrested a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency agent on charges of domestic violence and criminal mischief. Special agent Stephen Conor, 47, is in the county detention center through the weekend, a sheriff's spokesman said, and is expected to...

  • CU-Boulder facing Title IX lawsuit from male student suspended in sex assault case

    By Sarah Kuta, Boulder Daily Camera
    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    An anonymous male student is suing the University of Colorado for violating his civil rights under Title IX, the federal gender equity law, after he was found guilty of sexual assault by the Boulder campus last year. The student, identified in court documents only as "John Doe," says...

  • Customer information stolen from RTD kiosks

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    DENVER — Authorities are warning RTD customers who used credit cards to buy their tickets in the Denver metro area that some of their information may have been stolen. The transit authority discovered three card skimmers on Nov. 4 and assured customers none of their information had...

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