• Colorado Senate approves repeal of new gun background checks

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    DENVER — Senate Republicans voted to undo new Colorado background checks for firearm sales conducted online and between private sellers, but their repeal is expected to hit a wall in the House. The Senate on Wednesday voted 18-17 with only Republican support to repeal the...

  • Colorado Springs-area Jimmy John's employee forced into freezer by suspected robbers

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    A Jimmy John's employee alone in the Monument shop early Wednesday morning was forced into the freezer while two men robbed the safe, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said. The employee was not harmed. She arrived at the restaurant early to get it ready for opening, and she was...

  • Colorado Springs police release findings in death of woman, 26

    BY MARIA ST. LOUIS-SANCHEZ maria.sanchez@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    A woman who was found outside a south-side apartment complex early Tuesday died of a gunshot wound, Colorado Springs police said. The 26-year-old woman's death was ruled a homicide by the El Paso County Coroner's Office, police said. Her name has not been released. Police said...

  • CDOT's interstate highway bus service delayed

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation has delayed the launch of its interstate highway bus service. The service was expected to begin in April, but CDOT spokeswoman Amy Ford tells the Glenwood Springs Post Independent (http://bit.ly/1xfELOw ) it's now on...

  • Colorado may give up on changing the look of edible marijuana

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado may give up on one of its toughest marijuana problems to emerge in the new market — making sure that edible pot products can't be confused with regular foods. A bill up for its first vote Wednesday would repeal a 2014 Colorado requirement requiring pot foods to have...

  • El Paso County couple arrested in Arizona for illegal gun sales

    By Maria St. louis-sanchez maria.sanchez@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Two people were arrested this month in Arizona and are awaiting extradition to El Paso County after authorities say they fraudulently sold guns and left Colorado. Peter and Mary Malone were operating under the business names Falcon Sportsman and Maxx Tactical in 2014 when they used a...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities customers to get slight decrease in rates

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Colorado Springs Utilities customers will see a small decrease in their electric bills - 72 cents a month for a typical residential user - effective April 1. The rate decrease was unanimously approved by the City Council on Tuesday, with Council President Keith King absent. The...

  • Colorado's gun debate will likely rage on for years

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    DENVER - Colorado's mandatory background checks on private gun sales and a ban on high-capacity magazines are unlikely to be repealed this year, but only because of a razor-thin margin. "I think eventually they will be overturned, who knows when, but I think eventually," says Rep. Ed...

  • 13 Pikes Peak region Girl Scouts earn top Gold Award

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Thirteen area Girl Scouts are among 50 statewide who will receive the 2014-2015 Gold Award, the organization's highest honor that reflects participants' commitment to community service, leadership abilities and citizenship skills. The award culminates with a final project girls in...

  • Colorado Springs park-and-ride could expand for Bustang

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    A Colorado Springs park-and-ride could be expanded to accommodate an increase in users expected with the start of an interregional bus service, according to the city's transit director. Mountain Metropolitan Transit is eying 6 acres southwest of the South Tejon Street and...

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