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  • Police: Van driver charged in fatal downtown Colorado Springs crash

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A 42-year-old man with a spotty driving record has been charged with careless driving resulting in death in connection with a fatal motorcycle crash in downtown Colorado Springs. Steven Hinman of Calhan was also ticketed for an improper left turn and driving without a valid license...

  • Attend Manitou Springs workshop, leave with your very own 3-D printer

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    If you've wanted to get into 3-D printing but didn't know where to start, a workshop at the Pikes Peak Makerspace at the Manitou Art Center could make it happen. Participants at the three-day workshop, Nov. 7-9, will assemble 3-D printers from kits they buy from a Loveland company....

  • Want a kitty with that book? Springs-area libraries adopt cat-adoption program

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Three fine felines - Hedwig, Chef and Cupcake - stare out from the bookshelves at Cheyenne Mountain 
Library. Hedwig, who shares the name of Harry Potter's owl, is posed next to a Harry Potter book (of course). Cupcake looks like a double for the black cat on the cover of "Nine Lives...

  • Eager beavers in El Paso County get a jump on ballot submissions

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Close to 13,000 voters in El Paso County are apparently eager to make their voice heard, and already turned in their ballots just days after receiving them. Registered Republicans submitted more than 7,000 ballots, compared with about 2,800 for registered Democrats and about 2,700...

  • Widely watched U.S. Senate race offers distinct choices for Colorado voters

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The nation's eyes are on Colorado. If voters pick the younger rising GOP star from the eastern plains over the stalwart mountain-man Democratic incumbent, Republicans have a good shot at taking over the U.S. Senate for 2015. The race between U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, and Sen....

  • UMB Bank in Security robbed

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A UMB Bank in Security was robbed Friday afternoon, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said. Bank tellers told detectives that a man stole an unknown amount of money from the bank at 502 Security Blvd. shortly after 2 p.m. A Sheriff's Office release said it was unknown if the man...

  • Teen arrested in connection with fire at Colorado Springs apartment complex

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of arson Thursday after a fire broke out inside an apartment he was living in, Colorado Springs fire investigators said. The fire at 5030 El Camino Drive, near Academy Boulevard and Flintridge Drive, was reported shortly before 6:30...

  • Stepped up patrols planned throughout Colorado for weekend

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The Colorado State Patrol is increasing enforcement statewide in hopes of a weekend with zero traffic fatalities. Every uniformed trooper in Colorado will participate from 6 p.m. Friday night until midnight Sunday for educational and enforcement duties. Troopers will watch for...

  • Colorado ski season kicks off in style at Arapahoe Basin

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SUMMIT COUNTY - Colorado's 2014-15 ski and snowboard season officially kicked off 9 a.m. Friday when the first set of riders on the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area were swept up and deposited atop the mid-mountain run down High Noon trail....

  • Side Streets: Royalty to attend film about combat vet's recovery from PTSD and embracing Indian heritage

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    American royalty will be on hand Friday as the documentary "Sitting Bull's Voice" plays at Palmer High School. From what I've learned about the film, there are several themes that should resonate with residents of the Pikes Peak region. The documentary traces the life of Ernie...

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