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  • Maggie's Farm opens to eager customers

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Kevin "Sarge" Mac Donald came out of Maggie's Farm retail marijuana shop clutching a white bag with an eighth of an ounce of Jesus OG. Mac Donald, who represents Ward 1 on the Manitou Springs City Council, spent $62.02 buying the marijuana, while dozens of people lined up along the...

  • Manitou Springs retail marijuana shop opens, starting new era in El Paso County

    By MATT STEINER and Stephen Hobbs
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    UPDATE: Maggie's Farm opened at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, becoming the first recreational marijuana store in El Paso County. UPDATE: People are lining up outside Maggie's Farm in Manitou Springs. Doors are expected to open at 4:20 p.m., according to The Gazette's news partner KKTV. ...

  • Colorado woman guilty of kidnapping newborn nephew

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. -€” A Colorado woman was convicted Thursday of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures outside an Iowa gas station as police closed in. A federal jury deliberated for about three hours before finding Kristen Smith, 31,...

  • Colorado to begin licenses for immigrants

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants who are in the country illegally or have temporary legal status. The documents will start being issued Friday amid high demand. About 9,500 people are signed up for appointments through the...

  • APNewsBreak: Colorado tightening edible pot rules

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER — Alarmed by booming sales of highly potent edible marijuana products, Colorado regulators have drafted an emergency rule making it easier for new users to tell how much pot they're eating. The result? Weaker pot brownies and cookies on store shelves, and new packaging...

  • FBI: 'Good Grammar Bandit' robbing banks again

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    DENVER — The FBI says a bank robber dubbed the "Good Grammar Bandit" because his demand notes are perfectly typed, spelled and punctuated is suspected of hitting three more banks in the Denver area this month. FBI spokesman Dave Joly says the man robbed the banks in Thornton and...

  • Victor residents pass the hat for historic building damaged in fire

    By debbie kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    One week after a fire nearly destroyed the Western Federation of Miners Union Hall in Victor, the small mountain town is rallying to raise money to help the owner restore the damaged piece of history. A firefighters' bucket brigade will kick off a benefit at 10 a.m. Saturday at the...

  • Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun gives away lunches

    By Kevin Carmody kevin.carmody@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Troy Calhoun never got a chance to eat lunch Thursday. A bunch of his friends did, though. Then he picked up the bill. The Air Force football coach stood so close to the Chick-Fil-A at North Carefree Circle and Powers Boulevard that he certainly could smell the restaurant's chicken...

  • Jewish children enjoying summer camp, but concerned over conflict

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com - newspaper -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    The kids at the JCC Ranch Camp were faced with a day of unrelenting rain Wednesday. Boring, huh? Not if you love playing in the mud. Lots and lots of mud. On feet. On faces. On shorts and T-shirts. And of course, getting some on the camp counselors. "It's disgusting," laughed...

  • Two wrecks that clogged up Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs cleared

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    UPDATE: Both crashes that tied up Interstate 25 through Colorado Springs on Thursday afternoon have been cleared. --- Two separate car wrecks about an hour apart on southbound Interstate 25 are slowing traffic on the highway and adding to motorists' woes Thursday. The first...

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