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  • Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

    DENVER — A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal. Judge Raymond P. Moore's ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six gay couples who asked the court for an injunction ordering...

  • Southern Delivery System construction reaches Colorado Springs ahead of schedule and under budget

    Huge pipes being tunneled underground near the intersection of Powers Boulevard and Constitution Avenue is the first big sign of a years-long effort to increase the water available to the Colorado Springs area by a third. The pipeline is part of the Southern Delivery System (SDS), a Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) project that will pump water...

  • Gov. Christie: Colorado winnable for GOP; stands by comments blasting state for marijuana law

    DENVER — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is visiting political battleground Colorado for a fundraiser with the state's GOP gubernatorial candidate, Bob Beauprez, before heading to Aspen for events with other party leaders. Christie will be at a noon fundraiser in Denver on Wednesday for the Republican Governor's Association, which Christie...

  • State gives Texas energy company OK to drill test wells near Calhan

    A new energy company is one step closer to testing whether El Paso County can capitalize on Colorado's oil and gas boom. Agave Oil & Gas, a Fort Worth-based private development company, received state approval last week to drill two exploratory oil wells near Calhan, about 40 miles northeast of central Colorado Springs. The company...

  • Former treasurer, Sheriff Maketa have conflicting reports over nearly $1 million in county money

    Something doesn't jibe when it comes to almost a million dollars of county money. Conflicting reports Wednesday between Sheriff Terry Maketa and former county treasurer Sandra Damron about a sheriff's office account raised more concerns amid accusations surrounding the embattled sheriff, and prompted the county commission to take up the issue...

  • James Holmes' lawyers question firearms analysis

    CENTENNIAL — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case attacked the reliability of firearms analysis Wednesday, saying it is subjective and lacks statistics to measure its accuracy. A state crime scientist testified at a pretrial hearing that he matched bullets and shell casings found at the theater to three weapons,...

  • Man wears name tag while allegedly robbing Colorado bank

    A man arrested on suspicion of robbing a Denver bank Tuesday morning was wearing a name tag identifying himself when he approached tellers and demanded cash, according to court papers. John Martinez, 68, walked into the bank's Pecos Street and West 38th Avenue branch wearing a T-shirt with the name "John" on his chest area, according to a...

  • Woman allegedly breaks into Colorado Springs home, cooks breakfast

    A woman was arrested Wednesday after police said she allegedly broke into an apartment and started cooking herself breakfast, then was connected to another burglary nearby. Josefina Gonsalez-Nieves, 27, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and booked into the El Paso County jail, records show. According to police reports, a man woke up...

  • Air Force Academy training flight lands off course

    No injuries were reported after a T-53A aircraft conducting flight training operations landed off course Wednesday on Air Force Academy grounds. Academy spokesman Warthen Meade said the aircraft landed about 9 a.m. on the north part of the military installation near Interstate 25 with a student and an instructor on board. Neither person was...

  • Climber injures leg in fall at Garden of the Gods

    A Colorado Springs woman injured her leg while rock climbing at Garden of the Gods Wednesday.   The woman was practicing climbing techniques four or five feet off the ground at Montezuma Tower in Garden of the Gods when she stepped off incorrectly. She was sent to a local hospital in an ambulance with a minor leg injury by Colorado...

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