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  • D-49 charter school will not be tied to bond issue

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The application for a proposed charter high school in Falcon School District 49 gained approval from the district's board of education Tuesday night, but it will not be tied to voter approval of a November bond issue. The measure passed on a 4-1 vote, with board members Tammy Harold,...

  • Cost of air travel to rise slightly

    By Elise Schmelzer elise.schmelzer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs airline passengers and millions of others around the country are paying more for plane tickets because of an airline security fee hike that went into effect Monday. Fees for a roundtrip flight from Colorado Springs to Denver, for instance, will jump from $5 to...

  • Iowa woman will face trial in slaying of Colorado Springs man

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A 4th Judicial District Court judge found probable cause Tuesday to charge an Iowa woman with the first-degree murder of a Colorado Springs man whose body was found stuffed in the trunk of his abandoned car in Iowa after he was reported missing. Bionca Charmaine Rogers, 21, was denied...

  • Pueblo pot sales reach $7 million in 6 months

    By Jeff Tucker, The Pueblo Chieftain
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Recreational sales of marijuana in Pueblo County set a record in June and are averaging more than $1 million a month through the first half of the year. The Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder’s Office reported that $1.6 million worth of marijuana was sold from the county’s seven...

  • Communities move to regulate where electronic cigarettes can be used

    By John Aguilar, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    LAKEWOOD — Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, which have experienced an explosive growth in popularity in the last few years, are beginning to face stiff resistance in Colorado as an increasing number of communities crack down on the battery-powered devices. Last week, both...

  • Denver agrees to pay $3.3M to settle jail abuse case

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DENVER — Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally beat him and scalded his genitals with hot water. The...

  • Body found in Colorado Springs motel on July 8 identified; cause of death unknown

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A woman found dead at a Colorado Springs motel on July 8 has been identified as Ursulee Herried, a 35-year-old Colorado Springs woman. The El Paso County Coroner's Office has ruled the cause and manner of death as undetermined. Herried was found unresponsive in a motel room at the...

  • Southern Colorado man dies after leap from Oregon falls

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    ASTORIA, Ore. — Authorities say a 45-year-old Colorado man died when he jumped from Youngs River Falls near the Oregon Coast and drowned. Chief Ron Tyson of the Olney-Walluski Fire Protection District told The Daily Astorian newspaper (http://is.gd/ItEfta ) that a dive team and...

  • Bronco safety's hearing on Denver assault charge delayed

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DENVER — A court hearing for Broncos safety T.J. Ward on charges stemming from an incident at a strip club has been delayed until next month. Ward appeared in a Denver courtroom with his attorney Abraham Hutt Tuesday morning. Hutt asked the judge for more time because of evidence...

  • Man whose body was found in Fountain church parking lot committed suicide, police said

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A 29-year-old man whose body was found in the parking lot of Valley Christian Church in Fountain on Monday night committed suicide, Fountain police said. The El Paso County coroner on Tuesday determined a self-inflicted gunshot was the cause of death, Fountain police Sgt. Scott...

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