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  • USGS: High Plains Aquifer groundwater declining

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Groundwater levels are declining in an aquifer that serves parts of Oklahoma and seven other states, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey. The report documents changes in groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer, also known as the Ogallala...

  • Frontier extends $19 airfare sale; Spirit Airlines offers Colorado holiday deal

    The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    More than one airline is in the spirit of offering good flight deals this week. On Tuesday, Spirit Airlines announced its Festival of Flights Hanukkah sale, offering one-way flights as low as $23.10 between Denver and Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, San Diego and other cities....

  • Reaction to Mayor Steve Bach's decision not to seek re-election

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach announced Monday that he will not run for a second term in April's election. Here is some of the reaction:  Council president Keith King: King said he respects Bach’s decision not to seek re-election. “I understand that these offices are time demanding...

  • 2 charged in shooting deaths of 3 in suburban Denver

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    BRIGHTON — Two men arrested in the shooting deaths of three men in Adams County last week have been charged. Forty-one-year-old Gabriel Flores, the alleged gunman, was charged Tuesday with three counts of first-degree murder. He was also charged with one count of attempted murder...

  • Gas leak in Denver leads to evacuation

    By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The Denver Fire Department has evacuated some buildings on Lawrence Street after a construction crew hit a high-pressure gas line Tuesday morning. The accident happened at 10:11 a.m. at 1401 Lawrence St., said fire department spokesman Mark Watson. Watson didn't know how many...

  • Colorado Springs brewer apologizes for Twitter brewhaha

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    What is said in 140 characters or less often requires a whole lot more to adjust or unsay, if such a thing is even possible in an age of digital eternity. Still, Jason Yester would like to try. Trinity Brewing Co.'s founding brewer ignited a minibrewhaha on social media last week...

  • Man killed in northeast Colorado Springs crash

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    An unidentified man was killed in an early morning crash Tuesday in Colorado Springs. Police were told about the crash, in the 7400 block of Adventure Way, shortly before 6 a.m. An investigation is ongoing, but preliminary reports show the man lost control on a left curve in the road...

  • Government funds help form a 'community quilt' for Black Forest mitigation

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    For the first time since it was settled more than a century ago, community fire prevention projects are starting in Black Forest, with the help of state and federal fire mitigation grants. Cutting down trees and cleaning up dead pine needles are nothing new to many residents of Black...

  • Administration seeking deal on Aurora VA hospital

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    AURORA — Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson is coming to Denver to seek an agreement on a stalled contract to build a new VA hospital in Aurora. Contractor Kiewit-Turner has indicated it is open to some sort of deal after a federal board ruled the VA had breached its...

  • Colorado man gets prison, Texas prostitution case

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas — A Colorado man has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison in a prostitution and online case linked to Texas and Wyoming. Matthew Ross Cummings of Aurora, Colorado, was sentenced Monday in Wichita Falls. The 24-year-old Cummings pleaded guilty...

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