• Fire prediction technology bill moves through Colorado House

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER AND RYAN MAYE HANDY The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    DENVER - The National Center for Atmospheric Research has fire behavior prediction software that could save lives during a wildfire. When NCAR runs the program using the exact conditions of the Yarnell Hill fire that killed 19 Arizona firefighters in 2013, it predicts the unexpected...

  • Judge denies request to lower $1M bond for former Cascade water district manager

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Terry Malcom, former manager of the Cascade water district, will be kept in the El Paso County jail on a $1 million bond, despite a request for a lower bond, an El Paso County district judge ruled Wednesday. Malcom faces charges of embezzling $800,000 from the water district, forcing...

  • Colorado Springs watershed will finally get restoration plan

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    A $300,000 state grant will help create a flood restoration plan for the Monument Creek watershed, it was announced Wednesday. The 2012 Waldo Canyon fire killed two people and destroyed 346 homes in Colorado Springs. It also denuded hillsides, setting the stage for floods in 2013 that...

  • Colorado Springs senator defends fetal homicide bill

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    DENVER - Senate President Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, defended on Wednesday his fetal homicide bill from accusations that it would allow mothers to be charged with murder for health care decisions like abortions or refusing a potentially life-saving cesarean section. Cadman's...

  • 36th annual ABE luncheon honors local students and art advocates

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Artists and art educators, business people and art advocates came together at the Antlers Hilton hotel Wednesday for the 36th annual Arts, Business, Education luncheon. Walls covered with colorful paintings and black and white sketchings by local elementary, middle and high school...

  • Colorado weighs 'Homeless Persons' Bill of Rights' proposal

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    DENVER -€” Homeless people in Colorado told state lawmakers Wednesday of being kicked by police, blocked from sleeping and thrown in jail for sitting in parks as lawmakers started work on a bill giving homeless people the right to seek civil remedies if they're harassed by authorities...

  • CASA of Pikes Peak region appoints new executive director

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    The executive director of one Colorado Springs nonprofit organization will soon lead another. Jenny Bender has been selected to lead Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, of the Pikes Peak Region and is expected to start on June 8. Bender is currently executive director of...

  • 2 dead after standoff with suicidal man in Canon City

    Chhun Sun
    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    A man who called Canon City police late Tuesday and said he was suicidal and “was going to shoot his wife and dog”  apparently carried out his threat and holed up in his motor home for nearly four hours before shooting at police from his doorway, Police Chief Paul Schultz said...

  • Person dies from injuries related to Woodland Park crash

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    The driver of a car hit by a red light-runner has died from injuries sustained in a crash last week, according to the Woodland Park Police Department. The individual died Saturday from injuries sustained in the April 6 crash, police said Wednesday. The name and gender of the person...

  • April snow showers could bring spring powder days to Colorado ski resorts this weekend

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Jack Frost is back, perhaps by popular demand, but he's a little late to the party since many Colorado ski resorts have closed for the season. An impending storm that could bring much-needed rain to the eastern plains and the Pikes Peak region could also dump up to 2 feet of snow over...

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