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  • Owner of horses seized from Black Forest property pleads not guilty

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The owner of horses seized from a Black Forest property in September pleaded not guilty Wednesday to animal cruelty. Sherri Brunzell, 62, was cited for misdemeanor animal cruelty Sept. 19. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office removed 10 horses and several llamas from her property....

  • Change in relations with Cubans resonates in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Fewer than 900 Cubans live in Colorado Springs, according to census data, but news of the country's improved relations with the United States resonated more than 2,000 miles away from the island nation. Raidel Moreno Armas, a 19-year-old Colorado College sophomore, was born in Cuba...

  • 200-person call center in Colorado Springs to close

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Corinthian Colleges Inc. said Wednesday it will close its 200-employee call center in Colorado Springs on Feb. 28 - the result of an agreement it reached last month to sell most of its campuses to a nonprofit group. Santa Ana, Calif.-based Corinthian said the center, run by its...

  • El Paso County Commissioners look to expand burn ordinance

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Two El Paso County policies are at odds over the regulation of slash pile burns, the cheapest and most efficient way to eliminate dead trees in Black Forest. In fall, when flaming slash piles sent smoke through their neighborhood, Black Forest residents appealed to El Paso County...

  • More than 100,000 sign up for insurance through Colorado exchange

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Colorado's health insurance exchange tallied 108,077 enrollments completed during its first month of open enrollment - largely from people who were covered in 2014. Eighty percent of those who purchased 2015 plans through Connect for Health Colorado had coverage this year, according...

  • Lamborn: Deal brokered to restart Aurora VA hospital work

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached an interim agreement to put construction crews back on the job at its troubled Aurora hospital project. The four-month deal is worth an estimated $220 million and could see workers return to the Colfax Avenue project Monday, U.S. Rep....

  • Downtown Colorado Springs police station is officially open

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Police Department unveiled its downtown satellite office in a grand opening ceremony Wednesday. Located at 6 Tejon St., at the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue, Peak Station features an intercom system, 10 desks, computers, phones, a break area and a street-level...

  • Marketing effort boosts passenger numbers at Colorado Springs Airport

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Passenger numbers at the Colorado Springs Airport in October jumped from a year ago by the biggest percentage in nearly seven years as a marketing campaign aimed at leisure and business travelers in Houston, Seattle and Illinois paid big dividends. Passenger traffic for the month was...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Salvation Army helps couple get back on its feet

    By Ellie cole Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Three years ago, Melissa and her husband, David, lost good jobs because of the economy. "We were...

  • Man convicted in 1979 Denver church slaying

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    DENVER — A jury has convicted a man accused of beating a woman to death in a Denver church in 1979. The Denver District Attorney's Office says 53-year-old James Scott was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder and second-degree murder in the Oct. 25, 1979, death of Martha...

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