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  • Beauprez campaign removes reference to slain prisons chief from ad

    DENVER - Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez agreed to remove a reference to the tragic slaying of Tom Clements, former executive director of Colorado's prison system, after Clements' widow sent a letter requesting her husband not be used as a political tool. "While it is a legitimate issue to raise concerns about the administration's...

  • Will the ghost of Emma Crawford haunt the Manitou Springs coffin races?

    Parade of coffins and antique hearses, noon Saturday, coffin races will follow parade, along Manitou Avenue; after-
party with food, drinks, music and costume contests, Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave., Manitou Springs, free 685-5089, manitousprings.org. Coffin race viewing tips: - Aim to arrive by 11 a.m. for parking and good spots to watch...

  • Smoke from house fire on Apache visible from downtown; search continues for pets

    Firefighters are battling a house fire at 1601 Apache Trail. The fire is in the attic and through the roof of the house, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

  • Colorado Springs company lays off 105 workers

    Diamond Wire Material Technologies, a diamond wire cutting business in Colorado Springs, laid off 105 employees - about a third of its workforce - on Friday, the result of one of its prime customers filing for bankruptcy earlier this month. Employment and production at the Diamond Wire operation at 3505 N. Stone Ave. had ramped up to more than...

  • Fossil Brewing celebrates grand opening Friday

    The Colorado Springs brewery population gains a new member Friday, with the grand opening of Fossil Brewing Company, 2-10 p.m. at 2845 Ore Mill Road, Unit 1. “Right now, we’re doing seven beer taps and one ginger ale,” said head brewer and co-founder Josh Bye. “We have a blonde, an IPA, a brown and an amber ale … that should hopefully last...

  • Hundreds of marijuana shop ATMs shut down

    Hundreds of ATMs in medical marijuana dispensaries - the lifeblood of businesses otherwise forced to work in cash - were shut down Wednesday, just days after similar machines were unplugged from recreational shops. The machines in Colorado and Washington were connected to a network served by MetaBank in South Dakota, which in January warned...

  • 'Toxic' Fort Carson battalion commander returns to job despite recommendation of firing

    The commander of a Fort Carson helicopter battalion objected when subordinates talked about a toxic command climate, according to documents obtained by The Gazette. "You want toxic? I'll show you toxic," Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh allegedly told soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 25th Aviation Regiment, documents said. A 263-page Army...

  • Colorado Springs area haunted houses spread seasonal frights

    Fear is subjective: Spiders, clowns, a former storefront full of screaming teenagers. What tingles our nerves, sets our hearts racing and makes our palms damp - a hardwired physiological response meant to alert us to potentially perilous situations - is entirely personal. Thankfully for the many recreational industries supported by this...

  • Widow of slain prisons chief asks Beauprez to leave tragedy out of gubernatorial fight

    The widow of slain prisons chief Tom Clements asked gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez to stop using her family's tragic loss for personal and political gain. "We're requesting you to please stop referencing our tragedy in your debate statements and in your campaign ads," Lisa Clements wrote in an email sent to the media. "Because every...

  • Crash blocks traffic on bridge over I-25

    A two-vehicle crash involving a semi and a truck is blocking traffic on the eastbound Bijou Street bridge over Interstate 25. Police received the call at 10:38 a.m. and had not yet been dispatched at 11 a.m. Police were unsure if anyone was injured in the crash.

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