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  • Woman dies in El Paso County Courthouse

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    A 63-year-old woman died in the El Paso County Courthouse Monday afternoon due to an unknown medical problem. Elizabeth Thomas sat down on a bench and slumped over, according to Danny Davis, district administrator. People noticed and called for medical help, but Thomas was pronounced...

  • Verizon job cuts in the U.S. hits some Colorado Springs workers

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Verizon is laying off fewer than 10 people at its Colorado Springs software development and network operations center, which has about 800 employees, a company spokesman said Tuesday. Job cuts are taking place nationwide in the company's information technology workforce, and aren't...

  • Colorado Springs police dog aides in arrest of man suspected of child sex crime

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    A police dog aided in catching a man suspected in a child sex assault case, according to Colorado Springs police. Edgar Gonzalez was arrested Monday night after he was seen leaving a business on North Academy Boulevard. Police said Gonzalez complied when he was ordered to lie on the...

  • State marching band winners announced

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Six local high schools placed in the finals of the 2014 Colorado Bandmasters Association state marching band competitions. In the 4A division, Air Academy High School placed first for the fifth consecutive year. Liberty High School took second, Rampart High School placed fourth and...

  • Marijuana business incubator to open in Denver, courtesy of Colorado Springs company

    By David Migoya, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    A Colorado Springs company that leases property to marijuana growers has acquired a former bank building in south Denver with plans to turn it into the industry's first business incubator. And if a consortium of marijuana businessmen cobble together the state's first cooperative...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities outage affects 8,000

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    An equipment failure believed to be a blown transformer plunged 8,000 Colorado Springs Utilities customers into darkness unexpectedly on Tuesday morning. Or, it would have, had it not been a bright and sunny day. The power outage affected some traffic lights, and Colorado Springs...

  • The Country Life: Colorado rancher opens door to farming's past with annual event

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    On Sunday morning, I walked through a door into the past - and, boy, was it noisy back then. The 1916 Case steam engine was running, with a chug-chug-chug, as was the vintage, belt-driven separator that the engine was powering. Bundles of oats were being loaded into the separator....

  • Denver police, feds conduct large-scale raids on marijuana sites

    The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Denver police and federal agents on Tuesday morning raided multiple marijuana growing operations across Denver. At one site, a Denver police officer was seen in a blue hazmat suit entering a building on North Bryant Street. The officer's suit reeked of marijuana. He told The Denver...

  • Tips for kids, adults for safe and fun Halloween

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Halloween is less than a week away and parties are already in full swing. Here are seven tips from AAA for trick-or-treaters and adults to have a safe and fun time. Trick-or-Treaters and Parents 1. Look for light, bright and reflective costumes that make trick-or-treaters easy to...

  • Bill Clinton holds 2nd rally in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    LAKEWOOD — Former President Bill Clinton is holding a second get-out-the-vote rally for embattled Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, this time in Jefferson County, a key swing area. Also attending Tuesday's rally in Lakewood will be Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is also in a tough re-election...

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