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'Ugly trend' in Colorado TCAP scores; education officials seek meaningful change
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  • 8 medical marijuana projects could receive grant money

    Eight research projects examining the medical use of marijuana have been recommended to Colorado's Board of Health for approval. The studies selected from a pool of 57 applicants cover a variety of topics, including chronic pain, Parkinson's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, inflammatory bowel disease, complex pediatric epilepsy and...

  • Black Forest Fire announces finalists for new chief

    Four months after its fire chief resigned following a prolonged sick leave, the Black Forest Fire Department board has narrowed its search for a new chief to three finalists, including current acting Chief Jim Rebitski. The new chief, who will be announced on Dec. 10, will replace former Chief Bob Harvey. Harvey, who led the department during...

  • Colorado court upholds Day of Prayer proclamations

    DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday rejected a legal challenge to the governor's right to issue Day of Prayer proclamations, finding that non-believers who objected to the annual events did not suffer harm and do not have grounds to sue. The ruling reversed a state Court of Appeals decision two years ago that said the proclamations...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant celebrating Thanksgiving by serving up free meals

    No family or friends to share Thanksgiving with, or can't afford to make a holiday dinner? The north location of Amanda's Fonda is preparing to fill in as a surrogate this year. Normally closed on Thanksgiving, Amanda's Fonda at 8050 N. Academy Blvd., will open its doors from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, to anyone who wants to stop by for a...

  • City Councilman Joel Miller resigns his seat, will run for mayor in 2015

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Joel Miller dropped a double bombshell Monday with an announcement that he is resigning from City Council and will turn his attention to the 2015 mayor's race. Miller, 44, beat District 2 incumbent Angela Dougan in April 2013. He is part of what was dubbed "the freshman six" - all City Council newcomers who...

  • Denver bar shooting victim ID'd as popular rapper; no suspects

    Authorities in Denver on Monday identified a man killed in a shooting at a bar near Sports Authority Field early Sunday that also left several injured. Kevie Durham, 24, of Denver, was pronounced dead about 2 a.m. at Denver Health Medical Center after the shooting, the medical examiner's office said in a news release. Durham was a...

  • Rising prices push Colorado Springs cost of living closer to national average

    Rising housing, gasoline and medical costs pushed living costs in the Colorado Springs area closer to the national average in the third quarter, according to a quarterly survey. Area costs were 2.6 percent below the national average in the July-to-September quarter, compared with 
2.8 percent below the average in the second quarter, according...

  • 2 flu hospitalizations confirmed in El Paso County

    Flu season is officially upon us. Two people were recently hospitalized with flu symptoms, according to a news release from El Paso County Public Health, marking the first two cases of flu causing hospitalization in the county this season. The health department recorded 212 flu-related hospitalizations during the 2013-2014 flu season, and...

  • Colorado health exchange offers local help with walk-in facility

    Most of the people enrolling in health insurance plans through Colorado's exchange so far either renewed or picked different plans for 2015, exchange officials said Monday. Connect for Health Colorado tallied 6,144 people enrolled in health or dental plans from Nov. 15 through Saturday - the first week of a three-month period where people...

  • List: Colorado Springs area holiday events

    Events are added daily. For more events, go to coloradosprings.com. Looking for craft fairs? Head to Page 11. MUSIC "Songs of the Seasons" - Through December, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. For a list of performances, go to chapelhills mall.com. Michael Martin Murphey - Cowboy Christmas - 8 p.m. Friday, Stargazers Theatre and...

  • Colorado Springs police: Armed robbery overnight at Mexican restaurant

    Colorado Springs police are looking for a man after an alleged armed robbery early Monday morning at a local restaurant. Police say a man walked into the Albertacos restaurant at 4494 Austin Bluffs Parkway at about 4:30 a.m., pointed a gun at another man and demanded cash. Police were not able to locate a suspect who fled with cash. No one...

  • Colorado track closure forces detour for Amtrak's California Zephyr

    A temporary railroad track closure west of Granby, caused by a rock slide, is forcing Amtrak's California Zephyr to detour around seven stops between Denver and Salt Lake City. The closure, which began just after midnight on Sunday, is on track owned by the Union Pacific Railroad. The rock slide was located when a Union Pacific train with 69...

  • 1 dead, 2 injured in northern Colorado I-25 crash

    FORT COLLINS — One person is dead and two others are injured after a crash that shut down Interstate 25 near Fort Collins Sunday night. The Coloradoan (http://noconow.co/11QpGot) reports that a sedan headed north crossed the median, clipped an SUV and then was hit by a tractor-trailer near the Anheuser Busch plant. That stretch of highway...

  • This week: Events and meetings around Colorado Springs

    Here are some of the top public meetings and events this week around the Colorado Springs area: - A public meeting to discuss parking near Ivywild School is set for Monday. The meeting will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Ivywild, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., and will focus on two potential options to increase parking on Cascade Avenue between Cheyenne...

  • Merry marijuana: Colorado pot sellers woo holiday shoppers

    DENVER — That's not mistletoe. From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar. Dispensaries in many states have been offering holiday specials for medical customers for years — but this first season of...

  • Bill Cosby still scheduled to perform in Colorado despite growing number of sexual allegations

    Bill Cosby is still scheduled to perform on the Front Range in January despite sexual assault allegations against him. While the actor and comedian has denied the claims through his representatives, this week NBC dropped a planned series with Cosby, Netflix delayed a special commemorating his 77th birthday and TV Land pulled repeats of "The...

  • Colorado Springs street crews on full call-out as snow falls; Monday commute slowed

    UPDATE: Multiple wrecks have been reported Monday morning in the Colorado Springs area. Colorado State Patrol reported multiple crashes near mile marker 156 on Interstate 25 north of Colorado Springs. Click here for a map with live traffic updates. --- Sunday's blast of winter weather is expected to last another day before ushering in a...

  • Mugshot Monday: Most Wanted in the Pikes Peak region

    Wanted: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued. Jahser Resto Ferrer, 31, is described as a 146-pound man, 5-feet-7 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. Ferrer is being sought on suspicion of escape. Ronnie Lee Kennedy, 48, is...

  • Meeting set about parking issues near Colorado Springs community market in former school

    A public meeting to discuss the future of parking near Ivywild School is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday. The meeting will focus on two potential options for Cascade Avenue between Cheyenne Boulevard and Brookside Road. City officials want to add to the 49 parking spaces on the street in that area. One option would convert Cascade Avenue...

  • Black Friday vs. Small Business Saturday: Colorado Springs' mom-and-pops prepare for battle

    Will Black Friday creep cast a shadow on Small Business Saturday? Last year, Stein Mart opened its doors to shoppers at 7 a.m. on the day after Thanksgiving - the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season known as Black Friday. This year, and for the first time in its history, the clothier and accessories retailer will open on...

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