• Colorado legislators working to draft drugged driving bill

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    DENVER - Driving high and driving drunk carry the same charge in Colorado, and that's a problem for those who want to track the impact, if any, of legalized marijuana on the safety of the state's roads and highways. It's impossible to break out state-wide statistics about the number...

  • LETTERS: Questions on local issues; no right to use lethal force

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Comments on city issues A couple of comments, if I may. First of all, the Bustang numbers in The Gazette are troubling. When on the average only 6 people ride every bus between the Springs and Denver on a bus designed for 50 people I have to question the sanity of the liberal, tax and...

  • El Paso, Teller counties fill November ballot

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Twenty-two governmental jurisdictions in El Paso County plan to present candidates and/or issues to voters on the Nov. 3 ballot, according to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office. In Teller County, five entities have submitted letters of intent to participate in the...

  • EDITORIAL: Mayor Suthers off to a running start

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers met with The Gazette's editorial board Thursday, on his 51st day in office, and left no doubt this community is on the fast track to a new level of success. He has wasted no time improving the local political environment, proposing transportation and...

  • Man sentenced in widely-watched medical marijuana case

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The only member of the so-called "Kettle Falls Five" marijuana-growing family to plead guilty has received a 16-month sentence, but will remain out of custody pending an appeal. The Spokesman-Review reports ( http://bit.ly/1emJLYA ) that U.S. District Court Judge...

  • CDC warns of marijuana consumption in report citing teen's Colorado death

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a report released Friday, says the case of a teen who leapt to his death from a Denver hotel balcony after eating marijuana-infused cookies illustrates "a potential danger" with edible pot. The CDC, along with a Colorado health...

  • Colorado judge stops bong-a-thon party with injunction

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    CORTEZ — Those looking forward to testing their lung capacity at the annual bong-a-thon in southwest Colorado are out of luck after a district court judge issued a restraining order to stop the marijuana party. The Cortez Journal reports that Judge Todd Plewe issued a 14-day...

  • LETTERS: Potholes and travel mercies; end drug prohibition

    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Potholes and travel mercies I chuckled as I read the headlines this morning regarding the number of potholes in the city. Then I recalled my trip in March to visit my daughters who have been long- term missionaries in an African nation. I realized that the worse road for potholes in...

  • Medical marijuana, now legal, still not easy to get for some

    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It's a 400-mile, seven-hour, $100 or more journey from Maria Botker's home in tiny Clinton to the nearest clinic where she can buy medical marijuana — the only drug that does the trick for her daughter's rare and aggressive seizure disorder. In addition to the...

  • Man arrested in connection to Colorado Springs forestry trailer fire

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    A man has been arrested in connection with two fires set early Thursday at the Colorado Springs Forestry Department building and a burglary at a marijuana dispensary, Colorado Springs police said. Joshua Obrakta was arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson and second-degree...

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