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  • Man hospitalized after shooting self in foot

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    A 53-year-old Colorado Springs man was seriously injured after he shot himself in the foot in his home, Colorado Springs Police said. Police said the man, who lives on the 1900 block of south El Paso Street, shot himself with a handgun on Friday morning around 10:55 a.m. The man, who...

  • Analysis: Colorado gun law based on flawed estimate

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    DENVER — A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report. The discovery has...

  • Weekend will see traffic holdups in Colorado Springs, statewide - partially due to cone zones

    By Stephen Hobbs, stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Drivers should expect delays this weekend and next week due to construction zones throughout the region. As part of construction on Austin Bluffs Parkway, the right eastbound lane from Mallow Road to the west entrance of UCCS will be closed for paving from 7 a.m. Friday until 5 p.m....

  • National tournament sends billiards numbers spiraling at State Games

    by Kevin Carmody kevin.carmody@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    When Frank Friedl and his mom Gayla Richardson embarked on their journey from Tulsa, Okla., to play billiards in the Rocky Mountain State Games, they had no idea who they'd meet in scotch doubles play at the Antique Billiards Museum. As it turned out, not many contestants were there...

  • Colorado Springs airmen ready for wildfire battle

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Airmen from the 302nd Airlift Wing in Colorado Springs are ready to be called to battle against wildfires raging in the Pacific Northwest as troops from U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base coordinate military efforts to fight the blazes. Lt. Col. Luke Thompson with the...

  • Man arrested in alleged sexual assault near Colorado Springs swim area

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    A 41-year-old Colorado Springs man was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman near the swim area of Prospect Lake. William Graham Jr., Colorado Springs police said, allegedly assaulted a 32-year-old woman sometime between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. Graham was...

  • Texas woman drowns while rafting the Arkansas River, extending fatality record on Colorado waterways

    By Matt Steiner, The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Another rafter died Thursday after the vessel that a 57-year-old Texas woman was riding became lodged in a suck hole and capsized, the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office said. Mary Johnson, who was on a rafting expedition on the Arkansas River about 14 miles north of Buena Vista, became...

  • Crews keep northwest Colorado fire from growing

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    CRAIG — Firefighters have kept a 32-square-mile blaze from spreading in northwestern Colorado as scattered showers fall in the area. Lynn Barclay of the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit said Friday the Alkali Fire remained 50 percent contained with full containment expected...

  • Marijuana may be legal, but Colorado homeowner agreements can ban

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    DENVER — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners' associations. Though a few HOAs have willingly changed their rules to...

  • Body found in desert north of Grand Junction

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    GRAND JUNCTION — Deputies are investigating whether a body found in the desert north of Grand Junction is that of a woman reported missing on Tuesday. A passer-by reported finding the body Thursday afternoon. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (http://tinyurl.com/k6fhxqm)...

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