• Colorado attorney general worried over legal marijuana lawsuit

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GRAND JUNCTION — A lawsuit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska that asks the U.S. Supreme court to curtail Colorado's new recreational marijuana law could have dire consequences for all three states, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said. Colorado argued in a response to the...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    The Gazette
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    El Pomar Foundation's Forum for Civic Advancement is hosting a lecture on international threat assessment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Penrose House Conference Center, 1661 Mesa Ave. Retired Air Force generals Gene Renaurt and Kevin P. Chilton will give their assessment on current...

  • Get a Job Monday: Mile High Youth Corps in Colorado Springs

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Mile High Youth Corps in Colorado Springs is hiring for the summer, and is looking for 18-to-24 year olds with a high school diploma or G.E.D to work on land conservation, fire mitigation, trail building and restoration projects. It's a job, a work-out and a chance to be outside, all...

  • Off-duty Colorado Springs police officer helps man, son escape fire-damaged home

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    An off-duty Colorado Springs police officer helped and a man and his son leave a home damaged by fire on Palmer Park Boulevard on Sunday afternoon, Colorado Springs firefighters said. Firefighters responded to a structure fire at 5119 Palmer Park Blvd. about 1 p.m. Jimmy Paladino,...

  • Colorado lawmakers start debating annual state budget

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado budget writers have spent months assembling the state's spending plan for next year, and this week their fellow lawmakers will begin debating, tinkering, and voting on it. The process will begin in the Senate. By Thursday, the chamber is expected to pass it over to...

  • Program works to end homelessness among Colorado Springs veterans

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Sitting in a cramped hotel room doubling as a home, Alvertis Richardson let loose a grin as he showed off papers promising a free apartment. "It's great to be off the streets," he said. A spry 78-year-old, Richardson dozed in the day and stayed up after dark to keep from freezing...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Be careful using prescription discount cards

    BY BETTY SEXTON KKTV11 News -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    We all like to save money, so cards that come in the mail that claim you can save up to 75 percent off prescriptions may sound appealing. But be careful. Thanks to 11News producer, Adriane, who told me about an official-looking set of coupon cards she got in the mail. But don't...

  • Second Colorado suspect in stabbing over Facebook post arrested

    Associated Press
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LONGMONT — Police have arrested a second suspect in a stabbing in Longmont that started with a fight over a Facebook post. Longmont police spokesman Cmdr. Jeff Satur says authorities arrested David Dominguez on Sunday. Dominguez is accused of burglary, aggravated robbery,...

  • Dirk Draper, the new CEO of the Colorado Springs RBA, brings skills to get things accomplished

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Dirk Draper rarely backs away from a challenge, but if he hadn't done so when he was in college, he might be writing this story instead of being its subject. Draper was a sophomore majoring in journalism at the University of Missouri when he went to the student newspaper to get...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities works to clear the air on scrubber project cost

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    When Colorado Springs Utilities inked a deal in 2011 to spend $111.8 million on a scrubber technology project to clean pollutants coming from the coal-fired Martin Drake power plant, officials budgeted $10 million for site work. But the project was delayed, material prices increased,...

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