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  • Weekend will see traffic holdups in Colorado Springs, statewide - partially due to cone zones

    By Stephen Hobbs, stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 min ago

    Drivers should expect delays this weekend and next week due to construction zones throughout the region. As part of construction on Austin Bluffs Parkway, the right eastbound lane from Mallow Road to the west entrance of UCCS will be closed for paving from 7 a.m. Friday until 5 p.m....

  • Texas woman drowns while rafting the Arkansas River

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 27 min ago

    The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office says Mary Johnson of Dallas died Thursday while rafting the Arkansas River near Buena Vista. Johnson, 57, was on a guided rafting tour that hit a rough section of river several miles outside Buena Vista, the sheriff's office said. According to the...

  • Road closures Friday and Saturday for Rocky Mountain State Games, downtown celebration

    By Matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Several roads in downtown Colorado Springs will be closed a various times Friday and Saturday for events related to the Rocky Mountain State Games. Closures of Tejon Street and Pikes Peak Avenue will begin at 10 a.m. Friday for the State Games' Downtown Celebration. More downtown...

  • Moderate job growth forecast for Colorado

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    BOULDER — The University of Colorado business school is predicting moderate job growth in the state for the rest of the year. The Leeds School of Business forecast released Friday was based on business registration data from the Secretary of State's Office. Nearly 25,000 new...

  • Man accused of bar hopping on mower facing DUI

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    GREELEY — A 53-year-old Weld County man accused of bar hopping in Garden City on a lawnmower is facing a DUI charge. The Greeley Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1lBDl5s ) Kenneth Welton was arrested at about 10 p.m. Tuesday after visiting two area bars. A deputy said the man had...

  • Side Streets: Colorado Springs neighborhood sends messages into future, teaches us about community

    By Bill Vogrin, The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The dining room table in Vic Appugliese's Old North End home is covered with the history of the neighborhood north of downtown Colorado Springs. There are dozens of photos and typed stories of neighbors past and present. On the floor, by the table, is a 6-foot-long PVC tube that...

  • Air Force Academy vision includes raising tourist levels to pre-9/11 numbers

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy's visitor center would move outside the gates of the 18,500-acre campus under a plan tied to the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The academy announced Thursday that the $20 million attraction would be located just east of the academy's northern...

  • State Patrol asks drivers to slow down in wake of recent construction-zone incidents

    By Stephen Hobbs, stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The circumstances of the death in the Interstate 25 expansion project construction zone last Friday was exactly what Colorado State Patrol Corporal Ryan Novotny feared. At about 1:30 a.m. on July 18, a 36-year-old Monument man driving a 2007 Ford truck swerved into the middle lane of...

  • Marijuana may be legal, but Colorado homeowner agreements can ban

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners' associations. Though a few HOAs have willingly changed their rules to...

  • Colorado wildfire quadruples to 32 square miles

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Crews are battling a small, four-acre wildfire Wednesday northeast of Steamboat Springs in the Routt National Forest, according to a the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. Campers and hikers in the area have been evacuated as the lightning-sparked blaze burns, forest...

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