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  • 200 attend interactive City for Champions meeting at new library facility

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Tuesday's City for Champions monthly meeting at the new 21st Century Library was like a networking holiday party with 200 of your closest friends. Singers performed, desserts were served, and everyone - supporters and opponents of the proposed four tourism projects - worked the room....

  • Castle Rock: No immediate call on open carry vote

    The Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    CASTLE ROCK — Castle Rock voters may have to wait a week to find out the results of their election on firearms in public spaces. Town officials said Tuesday night that they won't have results for up to seven days. The all-mail election had garnered 8,100 ballots by late afternoon....

  • Hosting USA Pro Challenge takes months of planning

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    About 2,500 barricades, 200 law enforcement officials and months of planning are going into a bicycle race Thursday in Colorado Springs that is predicted to last less than three hours. Ted Ott, president of the Denver-based Colorado Barricade Company, said semis started transporting...

  • Colorado Springs fatal shooting victim identified, suspect arrested

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    The man killed in an early morning shooting Tuesday has been identified as Kenneth Wayne Bentley, 39, of Colorado Springs, police said.
His death has been ruled a homicide, according to the El Paso County Coroner's Office. 
David Jason Barker, 32, also of Colorado Springs, was arrested...

  • Man arrested, suspected of fencing stolen merchandise

    Lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    A man was arrested Tuesday after police recovered $5,000 of stolen property from his residence, Colorado Springs police said.
Gregory Humphrey, 43, is suspected of fencing stolen merchandise from local retail stores, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of felony theft. Police...

  • Colorado Springs area road closures, re-openings during the Pro Cycling Challenge Wednesday, Thursday

    The Gazette
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The USA Pro Cycling Challenge blasts through a 70-mile circuit in Colorado Springs on Thursday. Here are road closures and reopenings Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday-Thursday 9 a.m. Wednesday-11:59 p.m. Thursday - North Tejon Street/South Tejon Street between East Kiowa Street...

  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery returning to Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Perkins Restaurant & Bakery is making a comeback in Colorado Springs. Three years after all three of the area's Perkins were shuttered by the chain's corporate owners, an Iowa franchisee is remodeling one of the former locations at Platte Avenue and Chelton Road and will reopen...

  • Colorado Springs embraces new accessibility icon

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Lisa Harrison-Hall doesn't let a wheelchair keep her from being active in every facet of her life: She is a peer specialist at the Independence Center in Colorado Springs, she is a mother, and she plays sled hockey - her favorite sport. With a new accessibility symbol unveiled by...

  • Myron Stratton Home hires new director

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    A new executive director will lead the Myron Stratton Home beginning in mid-October. Daniel O'Rear, a longtime executive of Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, was named to the nonprofit's top post on Tuesday, following a months-long search for a successor to Mark...

  • CC president, students take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Eric Singer, The Gazette
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    There was a warm moment on the ice Tuesday afternoon at Colorado College's Honnen Ice Arena. Buckets of ice shavings from the Zamboni machine were mixed with water for a presidential water drop. CC President Jill Tiefenthaler was among a group of students who took the ALS Ice...

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