• Colorado backcountry enthusiasts warned of avalanche danger

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    FRISCO — Avalanche forecasters are cautioning backcountry enthusiasts after a series of recent storms and with more snow expected over the weekend. Ethan Greene, director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, tells The Summit Daily (http://bit.ly/1BEo2WW ) "there's...

  • Another phase completed in Colorado Springs interchange project

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    A Wisconsin-based general contracting company soon may join a Colorado design firm to build the Interstate 25/Cimarron Street interchange, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Thursday. Edward Kraemer & Sons Inc., a privately held company from Plain, Wis., was selected...

  • New hearing set for Air Force Academy cadet in sexual assault case

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    A new hearing will air evidence against an Air Force Academy cadet charged with sexual assault on a classmate. The case against junior cadet Brock Mangum stalled last fall after the woman told a military hearing officer that she considered Mangum a friend and didn't want to see him...

  • Top sergeant gives Air Force Academy cadets a lesson in leadership

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    The Air Force Academy's 4,000 cadets got a stark leadership lesson from a sergeant on Thursday. "It's not about you," Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody told cadets gathered for the start of the school's annual National Character and Leadership Symposium. Cody, the Air...

  • Large fire in Chipita Park

    KKTV
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A huge fire started in Chipita Park Thursday night. It is in the 9000 block of Mohawk Trail. Flames are visible for miles away. Firefighters say two people were able to escape and there were no injuries. The freezing temperatures and snow made it hard for the firefighters to...

  • Colorado sheriff offers safe zones to complete online sales

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    GREELEY — A Colorado sheriff is offering people safe zones to complete sales brokered through online sites like Craigslist in response to the case of a Georgia couple who were killed last month after meeting someone to buy a vintage Mustang. Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams announced...

  • Murder's legacy: Denver-area community center opens

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    DENVER — A Colorado mother still trying to make sense of her son's murder is opening a center offering young people alternatives to crime. Rhonda Fields, whose son, Javad Marshall-Fields, was killed along with his fiancee in a 2005 before he could testify in a murder case, is to cut...

  • Road crew secrets on how to stay warm in the cold

    BY Eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Road crews may be the ultimate Oracle of Delphi when it comes to staying warm in these frigid temperatures. And they have to do it without breaking the bank. Mike Lovato, a Colorado Springs Utilities crew supervisor, has 11 years experience dealing with all kinds of weather...

  • US to spend $57 million more on stream damage from '13 flood

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    DENVER — The U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday it will spend another $57 million on recovery work on Colorado rivers and streams that were damaged by the 2013 flood. Most of the work will be done in Boulder, El Paso and Larimer counties, along with other projects in...

  • Man who stole patrol car, setting off chase, gets 10 years

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    BRIGHTON — A man who stole a deputy sheriff's patrol car in Adams County and led authorities on a high-speed chase has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Adams County District Attorney's Office says 32-year-old Bernard Jesse Martinez was sentenced Thursday. He previously...

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