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LIVE video chat Wednesday 1 pm: The Gazette's Dave Philipps, photographer Michael Ciaglo answer questions on Pulitzer Prize win

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Gazette.com will host a video chat Wednesday at 1 p.m. fresh of The Gazette’s Pulitzer Prize win. The Gazette was recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize for “Other Than Honorable,” Dave Philipps’ three-day investigative series last year that examined how soldiers injured during war were...

Educators: Colorado Springs area ripe for innovation

News: Education Updated: 8 hr ago

Seeds of innovation have been planted in the field of education in the Pikes Peak region, and what's growing now is just the beginning, according to the cultivators. "I tell our students, you're not only competing with students in your classroom but with kids globally. We want to give our...

The Country Life: Loving the long ears, aka mules and donkeys

News: Local News Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

It was a "little renegade" of a mule that got Linda Geist hooked on mules. Her first love was...

Cañon City woman accused of holding underage party with baby, marijuana pipes in upstairs room

News: Crime & Justice Updated: 4 hr ago

CANON CITY — A woman in Canon City is facing charges after police cited 24 juveniles and 12 adults between 18 and 21 for being at a party where alcohol was ...

Colorado Springs teacher goes public with reasons for resignation

News: Education Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

A poignant resignation letter that Colorado Springs teacher Pauline Hawkins wrote and posted on her blog Monday talks about her love of teaching and the pride she has in her students, colleagues, school and district.

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  • Big Colorado marijuana business bans drug use at work

    DENVER — Workers for one of Colorado's biggestmarijuana businesses learned Wednesday they can be fired for smoking pot on the job or using cocaine any time. The policy, the first of its kind for O.penVAPE, includes random testing for drugs like cocaine and methamphetamines, but not for marijuana, company spokesman Todd Mitchem said. The...

  • Man allegedly kidnapped, sexually assaulted another man in Colorado Springs

    A man who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted Monday night told investigators that his male assailant initially asked him for ride and threatened to kill him if he didn't comply, police said. The kidnapping happened at Garden of the Gods Road and 30th Street, where the victim said a man told him that he had run out of gas and then demanded a...

  • Emergency water line repairs will further slow traffic on Austin Bluffs Parkway

    Emergency water line repairs will severely impact the intersection of Austin Bluffs Parkway at Stanton Road, adding to motorists who use the busy trafficway near UCCS. Starting Thursday at 8:30 a.m., through Saturday at 5 p.m., the Stanton Road and Austin Bluffs Parkway intersection is scheduled to be closed, shutting off Access to Stanton...

  • Car fans may find their hearts racing at new Colorado Springs club

    A driver's dream, the custom-built Chevy Corvette took second place in the 2011 Detroit AutoRama car show, the largest and most prestigious custom auto show in the nation. A year later, it broke all previous custom-car corvette sales records when it sold for $408,800, instantly making Johnny Martin of Alamosa one of the most recognized...

  • Bob Beauprez makes Colorado gubernatorial primary ballot

    DENVER - Bob Beauprez is officially a candidate for governor after the Secretary of State confirmed Wednesday he has turned in enough signatures to get on the June primary ballot. The Secretary of State threw out more than 12,000 signatures, and in things got close in two congressional districts. In the 1st Congressional District only 1,524...

  • City Council's Merv Bennett becomes Utilities Board chairman

    Colorado Springs Utilities Board will now be headed by Council member Merv Bennett. The board, which is the City Council, voted Wednesday to make the change to the board's by-laws that says the City Council president does not automatically become the board chairman. Council President Keith King, who has been chairing the Utilities board...

  • 4 arrested after I-70 mountain chase that started in Denver

    DENVER — Two men and two women have been arrested after state troopers in Eagle County pursued a vehicle reported stolen at gunpoint in Denver. The chase began Wednesday after a trooper spotted a driver making an illegal lane change and found out the car was reported carjacked in Denver several days ago. According to the Denver Post...

  • Youth tanning bed limits rejected in Colorado

    DENVER — A proposal to ban children from artificial tanning beds has been rejected in the Colorado Legislature. A Senate committee voted 4-3 against the tanning bed proposal on Wednesday. The measure had already passed the House. At least 33 states and Washington, D.C., limit or ban childhood use of commercial tanning beds. Colorado has...

  • Here we go again: Snow possible Wednesday in Colorado Springs

    Colorado Springs residents shouldn't put away their winter wear yet, because the National Weather Service in Pueblo is forecasting a storm that could dump a few inches of snow on the Pikes Peak region Wednesday. The storm system could drop up to two inches of snow on El Paso County, with increased accumulations possible in higher elevations...

  • Colorado Springs police search for suspect in robbery at cell phone store

    Colorado Springs police are asking for the public's help to identify a man they say threatened employees at a Sprint store and stole merchandise. Detectives believe the man could be linked to a string of robberies targeting cell phone and electronic stores, with the most recent one happening Sunday at the Office Max on 3826 Bloomington St.,...

  • Republican convention scouts visit Denver

    DENVER — Denver is putting out the welcome mat for a group from the Republican National Committee on the first of six visits to potential hosts for the party's national convention in 2016. Committee officials want to take a closer look at venues, hotels and financing on Wednesday. The Republican National Committee announced earlier this...

  • Tests on meatballs after Colorado dogs poisoned

    GUNBARREL — Two meatballs suspected of being poisoned have been sent to a laboratory at Colorado State University for chemical testing and another will be tested for human DNA after as many as three dogs were suspected of being poisoned at a Gunbarrel park. Animal control specialist Sara Spensieri said Tuesday authorities have no leads....

  • Colorado Springs police working toward 50 percent female workforce

    A police force that's 50 percent female might be a far-fetched notion, but that's the goal for the Colorado Springs Police Department. On Tuesday, the department began accepting applications for its January 2015 police academy, and leaders are pushing for a larger percentage of women and minority applicants. Colorado Springs police recruiter...

  • Colorado wildfire conference a chance to share lessons learned

    Fire officials, emergency managers and disaster planners from across Colorado will be in Glenwood Springs this week at a wildfire conference. Doug Paul, chairman of the organizing committee for the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference, said the gathering ran for more than a decade before fading away in 2008. According to Paul, two years of...

  • City for Champions organizers plan to visit other downtown stadiums

    Organizers of the City for Champions plan to visit at least 11 cities that have built downtown sports and event centers in search of the secrets to their success. The travel itinerary includes stops in Texas, Alabama, Georgia and Florida to name a few, said Laura Neumann, former Colorado Springs Chief of Staff who now is heading up the...

  • Lamborn makes push to allow religious expression at academy

    U.S. Rep Doug Lamborn penned a letter signed by 21 of his colleagues demanding that the Air Force relax its rules on religious expression. It's the latest fallout of March's "whiteboard gate," an incident in which a cadet penned a Bible passage on a message board outside a dorm room and voluntarily erased it in the face of complaints of...

  • Lamborn bolsters campaign with $100,000 loan

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn raised just $38,253 during the first quarter of 2014 but gave his campaign a bump with a $100,000 loan guaranteed by the congressman. Lamborn was forced into an unexpected primary last week when Republican challenger Bentley Rayburn won support from enough state delegates to get his name on the June 24 primary ballot....

  • Springs police seek help in identifying robbery suspects

    Police are looking for man and women who allegedly tried to steal from a J.C. Penney store at The Citadel mall and then fled after flashing a gun at employees last month, police said. Employees had attempted to stop the woman from leaving the store when the man she was with brandished a gun and demanded they let her go, according to Colorado...

  • Police probe marijuana role in Denver woman's killing

    DENVER — Authorities are investigating whether marijuana played a role in the alleged domestic violence killing of a woman in her Denver home. Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of 47-year-old Richard Kirk in connection with the deadly shooting of his wife. An arrest affidavit says the woman called 911 Monday night saying Kirk was...

  • Colorado World War II veteran to receive POW Medal

    LAKEWOOD — An Arvada man held captive by the Nazis during World War II is being awarded a Prisoner of War Medal. Ninety-one-year-old Frank Dechant will receive the medal from congressman Ed Perlmutter during a ceremony in Lakewood Monday. Perlmutter's office says Dechant and his unit were captured in December 1944 during the Battle of the...

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Red Cross seeks to honor community heroes

News: Local News Updated: Tue, Jan 21, 2014

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