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  • Union apparently giving up its Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs

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

    The Union Printers Home, a nursing home and assisted living facility that has been a Colorado Springs landmark since 1892, is reportedly being sold by one of the nation's largest labor unions, marking the first time in 122 years that the facility has not been owned by the...

  • WATCH: Monument's Miguel Dakota misses out on $1M 'America's Got Talent' payday

    By JEN MULSON jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Rhode Island magician Mat Franco was the big winner of NBC's "America's Got Talent" TV show finale on Wednesday. Local fan favorite Miguel Dakota, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Monument, finished last out of six finalists, much to the disappointment of the booing crowd at...

  • One of Colorado Springs' oldest businesses closing after 110 years

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Couture's Fabric Care will end its run next month as one of Colorado Springs' oldest businesses, closing its dry cleaners and laundromat after 110 years and three generations of family ownership. The dry cleaners portion of the business, at 801 N. Tejon St., will accept its last...

  • 5 things going on inside Martin Drake Power Plant

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoz@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A fire erupted inside Martin Drake Power Plant May 5, shutting down all operations. Colorado Springs Utilities employees, contracted cleanup crews, and contracted engineers have worked around the clock since then to bring up two of the three boilers. The last boiler, known as Unit 5,...

  • Colorado on the Web: Loving Lord Stanley's Cup

    By Dalton Walker dalton.walker@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    I grew up in hockey-rich Minnesota, but never played ice hockey. At age 32, I still haven't put on ice skates - and probably never will - yet I'm giddy to see the NHL's Stanley Cup when it comes to town later this month. The Cup will be on display 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at The Broadmoor...

  • New poll shows Gov. Hickenlooper with 10-point deficit

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    By all accounts, the race for Colorado governor will be close this November. A poll released Wednesday found Gov. John Hickenlooper and GOP candidate Bob Beauprez were still tied, but a second poll showed Hickenlooper had dropped 10 points back among likely Colorado voters. "Pundits...

  • Penrose-St. Francis offering free flu vaccinations throughout Pikes Peak region

    By lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Free flu shots will be available at eight community clinics held throughout Colorado Springs beginning this month. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has partnered with Walgreens, the Colorado Springs Fire Department, and several local organizations to offer the clinics, where...

  • Sheriff: Chaffee County man found in crawl space near explosives had committed suicide

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    A 92-year-old man found dead in a home full of explosives Friday afternoon committed suicide, according to the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office. The body of Edwin Bartheld of Turret was found in the crawl space of his home surrounded by explosives, chemicals, homemade detonators and...

  • Southern Colorado residents speak up about issues important to them

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Transportation, broadband and cellphone access and water were some of the topics discussed Wednesday morning at a meeting about important issues for residents of southern Colorado. The group Action 22 held the meeting to give citizens, business leaders and local government officials...

  • Some Colorado Springs officials may want to keep Jones Park

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The Jones Park land discussion took an unexpected turn Wednesday with some City Council members saying maybe Colorado Springs Utilities ought to keep the 1,200-acre swath of forestland. The notion was raised as the City Council, sitting as the Colorado Springs Utilities board,...

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