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  • Marijuana caregivers face Colorado crackdown

    DENVER — Marijuana caregivers who grow pot on behalf of medical patients are under the microscope on Colorado — again. The state Board of Health is due to vote Tuesday on a new rule limiting those marijuana caregivers to 10 patients. Currently caregivers can have up to five patients, but they can get waivers to serve many more. The rule...

  • Denver delays restrictions on homemade hash oil

    DENVER — Denver has delayed debate on proposed restrictions on amateur hash oil production. A City Council committee delayed consideration of the restrictions Tuesday so that they could be amended to accommodate residents who use an alcohol-based process. The Denver Post reports ( ) that several people argued for...

  • House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

    WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the "no welfare for weed" bill. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases at stores that...

  • El Paso County officials hope to see consultant's report on City for Champions by early October

    El Paso County officials hope to receive a report in early October from a consultant the county hired to analyze economic projections contained in the City for Champions initiative. The report, being conducted by BBC Research & Consulting of Denver, will be used by the county commission as it decides whether to eventually spend a portion of...

  • D-38 board to review Palmer Ridge High's crisis response

    A review of the crisis response at Palmer Ridge High School following the Labor Day death of two students in a car crash is among the items that Lewis-Palmer School District 38's board of education will discuss at a regular meeting Wednesday night. Board President Mark Pfoff said although the crash did not have anything to do with the school...

  • Parents of Colorado theater shooting victim sue ammo seller

    DENVER — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings are suing four online retailers they say sold ammunition, tear gas and equipment used in the attack. The lawsuit was announced Tuesday by attorneys for the parents of Jessica Ghawi and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. It alleges it was illegal and negligent to...

  • Opening arguments begin in trial of teen accused in double-slaying

    Armed with two guns, Macyo Joelle January ran into the house of a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife. But he didn't fire a round, his defense attorney said Tuesday. The newlyweds were already dead, she said. Public defenders revealed the theory during opening statements in the first-degree murder trial of January, who was 
17 years old...

  • Contractor says no more road closures after Broncos' games in wake of massive delays on I-25

    A lack of communication about striping work on southbound Interstate 25 contributed to hours of delays for frustrated drivers Sunday night, a situation highway officials say they'll work to avoid. Bob Wilson, a spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transportation, said the company RoadSafe Traffic Systems "got on the road too early" while...

  • Colorado Springs-area singer Miguel Dakota two performances away from $1 million

    Does Miguel Dakota have a $1 million performance in him? After thousands auditioned for Season Nine of NBC's "America's Got Talent," one of Monument's own made the final six last week. The 22-year-old blues and soul singer-guitarist will compete for the last time on Tuesday, going up against five other acts, including an acrobatic troupe,...

  • Colorado Springs' economic growth hit the skids in '13, report shows

    Economic growth in the Colorado Springs area last year hit its slowest pace since 2009 and was the second worst among Colorado's seven metropolitan areas, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The area's economic output grew 1.5 percent in 2013 to $28.3 billion, less than half of the 3.4 percent growth...

  • Brilliance shines from state's 'intellectual hub:' Colorado Springs, according to ranking

    We are intellectual smarties, high on the list of most educated cities. And we can lord it over Denver. Or maybe just throw some Socratic dialogue its way. Colorado Springs is ranked 8th in the nation among "intellectual hubs," out of 50 of the largest metro areas studied by Denver was way down the list at 28. Your reaction...

  • Police: 13-year old boy runs over officer in stolen vehicle

    GRAND JUNCTION — Grand Junction police say a 13-year-old boy was arrested after he stole his parents' car and ran over an officer's leg when authorities tried to take him into custody. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports ( ) the boy's parents called police Tuesday morning to report their son had stolen their...

  • Clergy seek pardon of inmate freed 90 years early

    DENVER — Faith leaders are asking Gov. John Hickenlooper to pardon a Colorado convict who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early and creating a new life. In a letter to Hickenlooper dated Tuesday, clergy members urged the release of Rene Lima-Marin, who was sentenced in 2000 to a total of 98 years in prison for...

  • Walk-a-thon nets Woodland Park elementary thousands of dollars more than selling stuff

    P.E. classes at Columbine Elementary School in Woodland Park seemed normal Tuesday. All 410 students, from preschool through fifth grade, took turns being on the school's field for half an hour at a time. But the activity was abnormal in a good way. By grade, students ran, walked, skipped and danced their way around a one-eighth-mile dirt...

  • Colorado Springs man accused of assaulting girlfriend

    A Colorado Springs man was accused of domestic violence Monday after his girlfriend went to an area hospital and reported she had been assaulted, police said. Adrian Emilio Felan, 30, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and booked into the El Paso County jail, records show. According to police reports, the assault was reported...

  • Destructive house fire in Colorado Springs leads to arson investigation

    A blaze that destroyed a home and displaced three residents on Sunday was ruled arson by fire investigators, according Colorado Springs fire spokesman Capt. Steve Oswald. Oswald did not say how or where in the home the fire started, adding that fire and police had a "solid" investigation. There was no one home when the fire was reported about...

  • Police: Traffic stop in Colorado Springs turns up suspected narcotics

    A routine traffic stop turned into a pursuit and drug bust Monday night in southeast Colorado Springs, police said. Nathaneal Kurt Lear, 31, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a scheduled controlled substance, resisting arrest and multiple traffic offenses, records show. Lear allegedly ran off when an officer stopped him for a traffic...

  • Fallen Firefighter Memorial to be rebuilt after annual service in Colorado Springs

    A week after 168 union firefighters and emergency service personnel are honored Saturday in Colorado Springs, the landmark memorial where the annual service takes place will be rebuilt to make room for thousands of additional names. Nearly $4 million from the International Association of Fire Fighters' 300,000 members will pay for a...

  • 171 children hospitalized in Colorado Springs for respiratory illnesses; not all counted

    Forty-nine children suffering respiratory illnesses have been hospitalized in the last week at Children's Hospital's facility at Memorial Hospital Central - bringing to 171 the number of children admitted there since a rare virus mimicking the common cold began to spread nationwide. Of the 49 hospitalizations at Memorial from Sept. 8 through...

  • 2 killed in crash with truck carrying logs in northern Colorado

    GREELEY — Authorities say two people were killed and two others were injured when the vehicle they were in was struck by a tractor-trailer that rolled over north of Greeley. The Greeley Tribune reports ( ) the truck was hauling logs when it rolled on Colorado Highway 14 about two miles west of Ault on Monday. The...

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