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  • Summit County mine gets pollution-prevention plug

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    DILLON — State and local officials are marking a milestone for Summit County's environmental cleanup efforts by plugging part of the abandoned Pennsylvania Mine east of Keystone, tackling one of Summit County's biggest environmental headaches. On Friday, County Commissioner Karn...

  • Colorado Springs-based company ranks high on 2014 Philanthropy 400 list

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Colorado Springs-based Compassion International ranks 22nd in the 2014 Philanthropy 400, The Chronicle of Philanthrophy's list of America's biggest charities ranked by the most money raised from private sources in the 2013 fiscal year. Six of nine Colorado companies that made the...

  • Rally held for man shot in southern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    ROCKY FORD — A crowd of about 200 people attended a rally in Rocky Ford for a man shot to death a week ago by a police officer. The event was held Saturday to remember 27-year-old Jack Jacquez, who was shot in his home by Rocky Ford Police officer James Ashby on Oct. 12. The event...

  • Stormwater measure picks up broad support as opponents point out flaws

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The campaign on stormwater has become a David vs. Goliath match in terms of spending and visible support. Proponents of El Paso County Measure 1B, which would spend $40 million a year to plan, build and maintain drainage and flood control projects in four cities and portions of the...

  • Brotherhood of vets who served secretly in southeast Asia meet in Colorado Springs

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    ince their first meeting in Dayton, Ohio, in 1998, the Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood has donated $475,000 in goods and services to the people in the Southeast Asian countries where they once secretly served. "We don't take any money from any government or country," Bill...

  • Side Streets: Football game a respite during year of suffering for Colorado Springs family

    By Bill Vogrin bill.vogrin@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    A year ago, I introduced readers to Jonah Pfennigs, a Doherty High School freshman who had suffered a recurrence after being deemed cancer-free almost 11 years. I had hoped this update would be full of good news. But it's not. It has been a tough year on the 15-year-old and his...

  • Colorado Springs mom finds new way to solicit leads in son's killing

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    It has been almost nine years since 20-year-old Tommy Kinslow was gunned down in front of his Colorado Springs home on Constitution Avenue. With no one in custody, no suspect and no leads, the case has gone cold. Pam Kinslow, mother of the slain college student, is working to change...

  • Custer County officials find boy who went missing on hunting trip

    News services
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    UPDATE Custer County authorities on Sunday morning have located a boy who was reported missing while on a hunting trip with family. Custer County Search and Rescue says Clayton Jones, 13, has been found, according to a report by the Canon City Daily Record. Clayton went missing...

  • 1 dead in Pueblo home invasion

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    PUEBLO — Pueblo police say one person was found dead after officers responded to an early morning home invasion report. The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://tinyurl.com/mpb6gse) police responded to a reported home invasion with shots fired around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say they...

  • Side Streets: List of famous Colorado Springs-area residents lengthens

    By Bill Vogrin, The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Turns out my list of famous Colorado Springs residents was far from complete. Luckily, plenty of Side Streets readers were happy to fill in some of the gaps with their suggestions after my column last week. None quibbled with my suggestion that silent movie superstar Lon Chaney,...

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