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  • Rural Logan County approves 1st hemp greenhouse

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    STERLING — Commissioners in rural Logan County in northeast Colorado have approved an application for an industrial hemp research and development processing facility, as well as a 2-acre greenhouse. The hemp greenhouse will be Colorado's first and could eventually employ between 15...

  • Ozone in Colorado mountains surprises researchers

    DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    DENVER — Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado's Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the mountains from urban and rural areas below. "Really, all the way up to the Continental Divide you...

  • Bear cub spotted near major road in north Colorado Springs

    Andrea Sinclair
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Colorado Springs police tweeted a wildlife alert at about noon Thursday after it received reports of bear cub walking around the area of Vincent Drive and Woodmen Road. This is just east of Interstate 25 in north Colorado Springs. No other information was available.

  • Prank suspected of launching Colorado SWAT call

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    LITTLETON — A prank caller is suspected of launching a SWAT response in suburban Denver that locked down several schools. The suspected "swatting" incident started when someone called 911 Wednesday to report that he had shot two co-workers and was holding hostages at a Littleton,...

  • Think you know Pikes Peak region history? Meet Blanche Burton and Laura Belle McDaniel

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    What: Summer Speaker Series, "Think You Know History," with Blanche Burton and Laura Belle McDaniel (portrayed by actors Dianne Hartshorn and Diana Hall) Blanche Burton Connection to Colorado Springs: A savvy businesswoman, Burton was the first madam to set up shop in the all-male...

  • Colorado Springs massage parlors busted in sting operation

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    A sting operation conducted at two southeast Colorado Springs massage parlors led to the arrest of several people Tuesday, police said. Arworn Hamilton, Misook Sledge, and Sang White were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, pimping, prostitution, pandering and providing a...

  • Bystander's CPR may have saved Colorado Springs man's life after car crash

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Bystander CPR might have saved the life of a man who likely suffered a heart attack while he was driving in northern Colorado Springs Wednesday afternoon, police said. According to witnesses, the driver was found unconscious and not breathing in his car after hitting a curb and two...

  • Old Stage Road to open over Labor Day weekend

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    El Paso County officials plan to reopen Old Stage Road for weekend travel beginning Friday afternoon. The reopening of the dirt road west of Colorado Springs comes nearly a year after severe flooding made the road impassable. Most repair work has been completed, though some grading...

  • North Cheyenne Canon Park roads close due to flooding

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Flood damage roiled access to North Cheyenne Cañon Park on Wednesday, though repairs are expected to be complete by this weekend. Rain gouged deep ruts into Gold Camp Road above Helen Hunt Falls, prompting a closure just below the parking lot at the High Drive gate, said Kurt...

  • Crews quickly put out structure fire in northeast Colorado Springs

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Colorado Springs fire crews made quick work of a structure fire Thursday at the New Horizon Apartments off North Union and Academy Boulevards, according to fire officials. The blaze was first reported about 9 a.m. from the 4900 block of El Camino Drive, east of Fremont Park....

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