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  • Colorado Springs Utilities' incentives for energy savers might not grow in 2015

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Colorado Springs Utilities offers millions each year in incentives to customers who buy energy saving appliances and lights but that program won't grow in 2015. Instead, Colorado Springs City Council, which doubles as the Utilities board, moved a proposed increase of $1.9 million out...

  • East-west route through central Colorado Springs gets consistent speed limit

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    There's now a consistent speed limit on Constitution Avenue between Powers Boulevard and Paseo Road. Complaints from neighbors about multiple changes in posted speed limit signs along the stretch prompted city traffic engineer Kathleen Krager to check out the route herself a couple...

  • Colorado Springs ties previous record for highest temperature

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Exactly 17 years ago, a blizzard was starting to roll through Colorado Springs. But on Friday, it was short-sleeve weather, with temperatures tying for the city's warmest-ever Oct. 24. At 3 p.m., the city was just barely short of breaking its record of 78 degrees set in 2011. The...

  • 7 ideas for Colorado adventure on this warm autumn weekend

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    It's summer again in southern Colorado - or at least it feels like it. Though autumn began more than a month ago, the weather forecast is promising lots of sun and temperatures approaching 80 degrees Friday through Sunday. Now's the time to mark off whatever is left of the season's...

  • Smoke from house fire on Apache visible from downtown

    The Gazette
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Firefighters battled a house fire at 1601 Apache Trail on Friday afternoon. The fire was in the attic and burned through the roof of the house, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Firefighters were in the area when they noticed smoke. They found electical wires alive...

  • 2 rifles stolen from northern Colorado police cars

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FORT COLLINS — Two Fort Collins police rifles have been stolen from marked vehicles in northeast Fort Collins. The break-ins were discovered Friday morning. Authorities say the department-issued patrol rifles were stored in rifle locks inside the passenger compartments of the cars...

  • Will the ghost of Emma Crawford haunt the Manitou Springs coffin races?

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Parade of coffins and antique hearses, noon Saturday, coffin races will follow parade, along Manitou Avenue; after-
party with food, drinks, music and costume contests, Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave., Manitou Springs, free 685-5089, manitousprings.org. Coffin race viewing tips: -...

  • Beauprez campaign removes reference to slain prisons chief from ad

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER - Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez agreed to remove a reference to the tragic slaying of Tom Clements, former executive director of Colorado's prison system, after Clements' widow sent a letter requesting her husband not be used as a political tool. "While it is a...

  • Colorado Springs company lays off 105 workers

    By Wayne Heilman and rich laden wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Diamond Wire Material Technologies, a diamond wire cutting business in Colorado Springs, laid off 105 employees - about a third of its workforce - on Friday, the result of one of its prime customers filing for bankruptcy earlier this month. Employment and production at the Diamond...

  • Fossil Brewing celebrates grand opening Friday

    Stephanie Earls
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs brewery population gained a new member Friday, with the grand opening of Fossil Brewing Company, 2-10 p.m. at 2845 Ore Mill Road, Unit 1. “Right now, we’re doing seven beer taps and one ginger ale,” said head brewer and co-founder Josh Bye. “We have a blonde, an...

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