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Balancing Colorado's marijuana production with demand a tricky equation

Wed, Sep 2, 2015 - 7:27 PM 0

DENVER - Colorado is on track this year to produce about 100 metric tons of marijuana - the weight of about 15 average-sized African...

News: Crime & Justice

West Colorado Springs standoff ends with arrest of second man from Florida

Thu, Sep 3, 2015 - 12:59 PM

Colorado Springs police arrested two Florida men Thursday morning after attempts to execute a warrant a western Colorado Springs home turned...


Local News Headlines
Citizens decry Colorado Springs' proposed sit-lie ordinance at public hearing
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 5 hr ago

About 200 impassioned people crowded City Auditorium for a public hearing Thursday night, the vast majority of them outraged by the city's proposed...

Friday's top 3 must reads in 30 seconds
By: Eric Singer - 0 Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Here are Friday’s, 3 must reads on Gazette.com in 30 seconds.

Critics pounded the controversial sit-lie ordinance in Colorado Springs in a...

Home of longtime Colorado Springs business might give way to northside retail center
By: Rich Laden - 0 7 hr ago

A new chapter is being written for Current USA Inc., once one of Colorado Springs largest employers and whose home-grown roots date to the late...

Colorado Springs community service officer struck while directing traffic
By: Kassondra Cloos - 0 7 hr ago

A community service officer was hit by a car Thursday night while he directed traffic after an earlier crash, Colorado Springs police said.

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Army sends team to investigate Fort Carson helicopter crash
By: Tom Roeder - 0 8 hr ago

A team of investigators from Fort Rucker, Ala., on Thursday headed to Colorado Springs to probe the crash of a Fort Carson Black Hawk...

Mistrial granted in Colorado Springs murder case over safety concern
By: Stephen Hobbs - 0 8 hr ago

A first-degree murder case ended in a mistrial Thursday after a public defender had "a reasonable concern for safety," a judge said in halting the...

Colorado Springs runaway found safe
By: Kassondra Cloos - 0 9 hr ago

A Colorado Springs boy reported missing was reunited with his family Thursday, police announced shortly before 7 p.m.

Anthony Wheeler, 14, was...

Effort behind ballot initiative to allow pot in bars dropped
By: Megan Schrader - 0 9 hr ago

Backers of a City of Denver ballot initiative to allow marijuana in public establishments like bars and restaurants have dropped the effort in favor...

VA healthcare chief confident that Congress will OK more money for troubled Aurora hospital
By: Megan Schrader - 0 10 hr ago

AURORA - The head of the nation's VA healthcare system said he is confident Congress will approve an additional $625 million in October to complete...

Air show above Country Club of Colorado benefits military-aimed charity
By: Tom Roeder - 0 10 hr ago

Rumbling over southwest Colorado Springs, the twin-engine Beechcraft gets a bit jumpy.

The World War II veteran doesn't approve of the...

Computer glitch that interrupted services at El Paso County clerk and recorder offices is fixed
By: Kassondra Cloos - 0 10 hr ago

A computer glitch that temporarily shut down driver's license services at all four El Paso County clerk and recorder offices was fixed late Thursday...

Michelle Wilkins, victim in unborn baby removal, talks to Dr. Phil
By: - 0 13 hr ago

The woman whose unborn baby was cut from her womb in a Longmont attack earlier this year says she did an interview with Dr. Phil.

Michelle...

How Boulder's Sphero brought Star Wars' droid to life as a toy
By: - 0 14 hr ago

BOULDER — On the second day of the first-ever Disney Accelerator, Disney CEO Bob Iger walked into a room to meet the team behind Sphero, a cheeky,...

Colorado police officer cleared in fatal shooting of CU student
By: - 0 14 hr ago

BOULDER — The Boulder police officer who fatally shot a University of Colorado student after he confronted officers while wielding a hammer outside...

Colorado man charged with shooting 2 bear cubs in his trash
By: - 0 14 hr ago

EVERGREEN — A Colorado man who shot two bears cubs rummaging in his trash has been charged with illegally discharging a firearm and aggravated...

Labor Day weekend: List of what's open and what's not around Colorado Springs
By: - 0 15 hr ago

Here's what is open and what is not for Labor Day weekend 2015 in the Colorado Springs area:

Closings

Banks and credit unions: Most...

Top 3 must reads on Gazette.com in 30 seconds
By: Eric Singer - 0 15 hr ago

Here are the 3 must reads in 30 seconds for Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015:

1) Tom Brady beat the NFL in the "Deflategate" court case. Now...

Balloons to fly at inaugural Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off
By: Jen Mulson - 0 15 hr ago

5:30-11 a.m. and 4-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 5:30-11 a.m. Monday; opening ceremonies 6:30 a.m., first wave of balloons lifts off at 7 a.m., second...

El Paso County auto market booming; sales jump by biggest percentage in nearly 2 years
By: Wayne Heilman - 0 17 hr ago

El Paso County's auto market continued to boom in August as new vehicle registrations rose from a year earlier by the biggest percentage in nearly...

Lawsuit against El Paso County over wind farm dismissed
By: Ryan Maye Handy - 0 17 hr ago

El Paso County attorneys and lawyers for disgruntled residents reached an agreement this week to end a months' long lawsuit over a controversial wind...

Suspicious item shuts down Denver airport security area
By: - 0 17 hr ago

DENVER — One of Denver International Airport's security screening areas has been shut down because of a suspicious item found in one of the...

Two soldiers injured in Fort Carson Black Hawk crash during training mission in Douglas County
By: Kassondra Cloos - 0 17 hr ago

Two soldiers were injured when a Fort Carson Black Hawk crashed about 4 p.m. Wednesday in a remote area of Douglas County.

The Douglas County...

Colorado teen credited with alerting police to Arizona teen's Snapchat school shooting hoax
By: - 0 18 hr ago

Authorities credit a Northglenn high school student with alerting them Monday to an Arizona teen's Snapchat hoax about shooting up his school.

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Colorado coroner releases autopsy for 'Can't Buy Me Love' actress Amanda Peterson
By: - 0 18 hr ago

GREELEY — The death of Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," was the result of an accidental...

Rollover reported on Marksheffel; traffic delays near Peterson Air Force Base
By: - 0 19 hr ago

A rollover crash has been reported on Marksheffel Road naer Peterson Air Force Base on Thursday morning.

Colorado Springs Traffic tweeted...

Northern Colorado wildfire forces evacuations
By: - 0 20 hr ago

LIVERMORE — Firefighters are working to stop a wildfire that forced the evacuation of some homes in northern Larimer County.

The Beartrap Fire...

Controversial homeless shelter in Colorado Springs given the OK to open
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 20 hr ago

The Salvation Army got the go-ahead Wednesday to open its controversial cold-weather homeless shelter.

The Colorado Springs Downtown Review...

Victim identified in fatal fall near Manitou Springs
By: Matt Steiner - 0 20 hr ago

The man who fell to his death from a cliff west of Manitou Springs on Monday has been identified as 62-year-old Michael Edward Black.

The El...

One in custody after high-speed chase from Monument to Colorado Springs
By: - 0 21 hr ago

A shoplifting suspect is in custody after leading authorities on a high-speed chase for nearly 20 miles Thursday morning.

At this time,...

Rescue crews reach fallen climber on Pikes Peak
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Wed, Sep 2, 2015

A 21-year-old man suffered head injuries after he fell about 50 feet in the Bottomless Pit on Pikes Peak on Tuesday afternoon, the El Paso County...