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  • Tech expo seeks to grow marijuana business in Colorado Springs

    Marijuana's annual holiday, April 20, may be commonly associated with wearing tie-dye T-shirts and eating brownies, but a local Colorado Springs company wants to turn it into an event for business suits and entrepreneurship. Every event hall and conference room at tThe Mining Exchange hotel in downtown Colorado Springs was filled with...

  • Fountain police investigate large rocks placed on Powers

    Large rocks deliberately placed on a main road in Fountain since last summer have caused enough wrecks and damage to warrant felony charges, prompting police to ask for the public's help to find the culprits. More than a dozen vehicles have been damaged or totaled in several incidents since June, when someone put large rocks in the middle of...

  • Single-car rollover shuts down Woodmen Road

    Colorado Springs police said alcohol was not a factor in a single-vehicle rollover crash that shut down a portion of Woodmen Road east of Academy Boulevard Saturday night. The driver of a four-door Saturn was traveling eastbound of E. Woodmen Road about 11 p.m. and drifted off the right side of the road, police said. The driver tried to steer...

  • More possibly poisonous dog treats found in Colorado park

    BOULDER — The Boulder sheriff's office says two more possibly poisonous meatballs have been found in a Gunbarrel park popular with dog owners. In a statement Sunday, the sheriff's office said it appeared the meatballs had been placed at the park north of Boulder at the same time as others previously discovered. The sheriff's office says a...

  • In Colorado, a marijuana holiday tries to go mainstream

    DENVER — Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment, from a marijuana industry expo called the Cannabis Cup at a...

  • Marijuana tourism booms in Colorado, though officials remain skeptical

    DENVER - Marla Cooley isn't exactly being discreet when she advertises the marijuana friendliness of her vacation rental home near Lyons. She calls the rental "High in the Hills." "I'm in a spot where I can enjoy life at its highest, and I'm welcoming people to share the experience up here," said Cooley, who hopes to expand with extra...

  • More defendants in Colorado tested for competency

    DENVER — Colorado has seen a steady rise in the past decade in the number of defendants being referred for mental exams to ensure they are competent to stand trial, The Denver Post reported Sunday, saying the increase mirrors national trends and highlights a lack of treatment for the mentally ill. From 2004 to 2013, the number of competency...

  • 15 years later, Columbine shooting remembered

    Sunday marks the 15th year since the shooting at Columbine High School in which 12 students and a teacher were killed. Indigo columbine flowers were in bloom around the bases of 13 stone markers at the permanent Columbine Memorial in Littleton's Clement Park on Saturday, when about 50 people honored the victims with a remembrance program....

  • Not yet at the finish line: Memories of the Boston Marathon live on for Colorado Springs-area runners

    The Boston Marathon memories that replay in Kerri Coady's mind never actually took place. - Stopping to stretch when her muscles cramped, popping into a porta potty along the course, perhaps slowing to walk for a bit. - She did none of those things, but if she had, Coady could have crossed the finish line just as bombs exploded, killing three...

  • Police: Officers open fire as pit bull charges in Canon City

    CANON CITY — Authorities say a Canon City officer was attacked by a pit bull during a domestic disturbance call, prompting two officers to open fire. The attack occurred Saturday morning as police responded to a report of a man threatening himself with a gun. A police news release says that the man at first refused to speak with the...

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