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  • Pizza chain consults with Colorado bakers on pot-infused sauce

    By Howard Pankratz, The Denver Post
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    The president and CEO of a Pittsburgh-based pizza chain has an idea for a cannabis-infused sauce, but he's not sure the product will fit his family-oriented business model. Unique Pizza and Subs Corp.'s Jim Vowler said interest in weed-laced pizza and pizza sauce infused with...

  • Colorado gains 4 rigs seeking oil, gas

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose five this week to 1,913. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,589 rigs were exploring for oil and 321 for gas. Three were listed...

  • Larimer deputy resigns after excessive-force claim

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Larimer County jail deputy has resigned after he was charged with official oppression for allegedly using excessive force against an inmate. The sheriff's department says Simon Suarez resigned Friday after he was issued a summons. Official oppression is a...

  • Fort Carson soldier, Olympian cited after poaching deer at Colorado Springs car dealership

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    An Olympic wrestler and Fort Carson soldier was cited Thursday night after he allegedly stalked and shot a deer with a bow and arrow at a car dealership in southwestern Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs police and wildlife officials rushed to Motor City on Thursday night after a man...

  • City politics may push Balloon Classic out of Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    The Colorado Balloon Classic's 38th annual celebration this Labor Day weekend will be its last in Colorado Springs, the organization behind the event announced Friday. Because of "politics within the city, increasingly rigid special event procedures and an onerous 2015 LART (city...

  • Fort Carson community remembers two soldiers who died in combat in Afghanistan

    By carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Gray clouds billowed over Fort Carson on Friday, but a touch of sunlight made its way through the stained-glass windows of Provider Chapel to cast soft rainbows on the pews as two fallen soldiers were memorialized. Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange and Pfc. Keith M. Williams were...

  • Greccio Housing takes on new Colorado Springs apartment complex

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Greccio Housing began managing the East Hills Apartments this week - a move pushing the nonprofit's housing stock above 500 units at a time when the city faces a massive shortage in affordable housing. The organization's management deal, which was signed Thursday, marks the latest in...

  • Courts Roundup: Woman pleads guilty to plotting stepfather's murder

    By lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    - A 34-year-old woman accused of plotting her stepfather's murder last year pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Friday, according to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office. Dawn Richburg could face up to 45 years in prison for the murder of Miguel "Mike" Barajas, according to...

  • Falcon D-49 drops new charter high school from proposed bond question

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Falcon School District 49's board of education agreed Thursday to not ask voters to pay for building a charter high school that remains in the planning stages. The board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday to finalize ballot language for a bond issue and a mill levy...

  • CBI announces accreditation, adherence to higher standards

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    The Colorado Bureau of Investigation announced Friday that is now accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The nonprofit organization issues the accreditations with the aim of enhancing law enforcement practices, capabilities, and standards...

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