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Colorado Springs' TOPS program 'a true success story' after 20 years

Tue, Apr 25, 2017 - 7:06 AM 0

Whether you want to run your dog to the Stratton Open Space reservoir, photograph antelope near the Colorado Springs Airport or push your child on a swing...

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Colorado Springs hospital staffers come together to get injured Ethiopian trucker home to Texas

Tue, Apr 25, 2017 - 7:08 AM 0

Everything that Bahta Wibshet had with him was destroyed in a crash that engulfed his truck in flames and sent him to UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central...

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Triple slaying suspect refuses day in court, detectives recount grisly scene
Triple slaying suspect refuses day in court, detectives recount grisly scene

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 2 min ago

Only one of the men accused in a triple slaying last year showed up for round two of his preliminary hearing Tuesday. Richard Allon Spanks reportedly...

Colorado leaders warily await Trump's order Wednesday to review national monuments
Colorado leaders warily await Trump's order Wednesday to review national monuments

By: Joey Bunch - 0 7 min ago

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Wednesday to take another look at every national monument designated since the middle of the...

Tough marijuana position from national prosecutors could influence Trump policy
Tough marijuana position from national prosecutors could influence Trump policy

By: Peter Marcus - 0 25 min ago

District attorneys from across the nation recently backed a position statement that declares that marijuana legalization has increased access by...

Manhunt continues for Colorado Springs bank robber
Manhunt continues for Colorado Springs bank robber

By: Tom Roeder - 0 1 hr ago

Police fanned out in the neighborhood near Fillmore Street and Nevada Avenue Tuesday morning to hunt for a bank robber. Officers say the man entered...

Mitt Romney nephew Doug Robinson wants to give back as Colorado governor
Mitt Romney nephew Doug Robinson wants to give back as Colorado governor

By: Joey Bunch - 0 1 hr ago

Doug Robinson is the latest Republican candidate to enter next year's governor's race. Besides his involvement with Colorado's GOP, his uncle is former...

Four Colorado Springs schools temporarily locked down after carjacking
Four Colorado Springs schools temporarily locked down after carjacking

By: Tom Roeder - 0 2 hr ago

Update: The precautionary school lockdown has been lifted -- Several schools in northeastern Colorado Springs were locked down Tuesday morning...

Another 'Mystery Plane' identified: 'Air Force One' seen flying low over Colorado
Another 'Mystery Plane' identified: 'Air Force One' seen flying low over Colorado

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AURORA, Colo. — Another unidentified plane flew low over Colorado on Tuesday morning, garnering attention from thousands below. That plane is commonly...

Angela Giron returning to the Boys and Girls Club, the foundation of her political rise
Angela Giron returning to the Boys and Girls Club, the foundation of her political rise

By: Joey Bunch - 0 4 hr ago

Former state Sen. Angela Giron is returning to the Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo County, the Associated Press, via the Pueblo Chieftain told us the...

Driver flees after crash in Colorado Springs, leaves injured passenger behind
Driver flees after crash in Colorado Springs, leaves injured passenger behind

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 4 hr ago

A driver who sped away from police late Monday ran away after crashing into a median, leaving an injured passenger behind. The driver was reportedly...

Colorado Springs weather: Rainy Tuesday could give way to weekend snow
Colorado Springs weather: Rainy Tuesday could give way to weekend snow

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 5 hr ago

A rainy Tuesday will be followed chances of rain and snow into this weekend, meteorologists say. "Tuesday starts out dry with showers developing...

19-year-old accused of driving vehicle through Colorado high school, causing $35K in damage
19-year-old accused of driving vehicle through Colorado high school, causing $35K in damage

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A 19-year-old man is accused of driving a vehicle through Berthoud High School in February, causing more than $35,000 damage to the Larimer County...

Car on fire slowing I-25 traffic near Cimarron Street.
Car on fire slowing I-25 traffic near Cimarron Street.

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 5 hr ago

A crash that sparked flames in a vehicle on Interstate 25 Tuesday morning has been moved to the shoulder but may still be slowing traffic. The...

Pueblo police officer shot service dog to defend himself, department says
Pueblo police officer shot service dog to defend himself, department says

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 6 hr ago

The Pueblo Police Department released additional information Friday about what lead up to an officer shooting and killing a service dog last week....

Vanguard School ranks as one of the best high schools in Colorado
Vanguard School ranks as one of the best high schools in Colorado

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 6 hr ago

One Colorado Springs high school again is a top dog in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the nation's best...

Best and Brightest 2017: Independence teaches valuable lesson
Best and Brightest 2017: Independence teaches valuable lesson

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One of Anna Chavez's defining moments occurred in the third grade after her father spent about two months in the hospital. Her dad was diagnosed with...

Best and Brightest 2017: Taught to love learning, student headed for engineering
Best and Brightest 2017: Taught to love learning, student headed for engineering

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Shepherd Kruse loves rockets. In fact, he has even experimented with making rocket fuel in his mother's kitchen by mixing sugar and potassium nitrate....

AP WAS THERE: In 1967, Colorado 1st to loosen abortion law
AP WAS THERE: In 1967, Colorado 1st to loosen abortion law

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EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 25, 1967, Colorado became the first state to allow abortion for reasons other than rape or an imminent threat to a woman's...

Trailblazing Colorado abortion law marks 50th anniversary
Trailblazing Colorado abortion law marks 50th anniversary

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DENVER — Tuesday marks 50 years since a groundbreaking Colorado law significantly loosened tight restrictions on legal abortions. Before the law,...

Gazette wins 54 awards in annual state media contests
Gazette wins 54 awards in annual state media contests

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The Gazette won 54 awards over the weekend from the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado Associated Press, including the CPA's "Best of Show"...

Man robs bank in northeast Colorado Springs
Man robs bank in northeast Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 7 hr ago

A man fled after robbing a northeast Colorado Springs bank on Monday afternoon, police said. The robbery happened about 2:30 p.m. in the 3700 block...

Colorado Springs land swap benefits highlighted for council before Tuesday vote
Colorado Springs land swap benefits highlighted for council before Tuesday vote

By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 7 hr ago

A proposed downtown land swap due for a Colorado Springs City Council vote Tuesday drew plenty of questions from council members Monday, as city...

Denver to review 4/20 pot celebration that trashed park
Denver to review 4/20 pot celebration that trashed park

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DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has ordered a review of public marijuana smoking, slow trash cleanup and fence hopping that left a downtown park...

Man was practicing 'defensive techniques' when he shot and killed brother near Monument, says Sheriff's Office
Man was practicing 'defensive techniques' when he shot and killed brother near Monument, says Sheriff's Office

By: Chhun Sun - 0 7 hr ago

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting Sunday that left his brother dead inside a Monument home, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's...

Colorado Politics Exclusive: Jared Polis explains why he is thinking about running for governor
Colorado Politics Exclusive: Jared Polis explains why he is thinking about running for governor

By: Peter Marcus - 0 7 hr ago

Leaning over a table in an upscale downtown Denver Mexican restaurant, Jared Polis eats nachos while energetically contemplating a run for governor....

Fremont County Sheriff's Office detective investigated by CBI retires
Fremont County Sheriff's Office detective investigated by CBI retires

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A Fremont County Sheriff's Office detective who is being investigated by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation has retired. Robert Dodd officially...

Colorado marijuana industry sets sales records in early 2017
Colorado marijuana industry sets sales records in early 2017

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DENVER — Colorado's marijuana industry — one of the most mature in the nation — continues to thrive, posting record-setting sales figures through the...

Judge expands jury panel, sets selection start for ex-Fort Carson soldier's murder trial
Judge expands jury panel, sets selection start for ex-Fort Carson soldier's murder trial

By: Lance Benzel - 20 hr ago

Six hundred El Paso County residents will ring in 2018 with a jury summons for the county's first capital case in a decade. Whittling that group down...

Reputed Texas mafia founder Heriberto 'Herb' Huerta sues Colorado Supermax warden
Reputed Texas mafia founder Heriberto 'Herb' Huerta sues Colorado Supermax warden

By: - 0 20 hr ago

The reputed founder and president of the Texas Mexican Mafia has sued the warden of Supermax in Florence and the U.S. prison system claiming he has...

City of Colorado Springs CFO leaving at end of May
City of Colorado Springs CFO leaving at end of May

By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 20 hr ago

Chief Financial Officer Kara Skinner is leaving the Colorado Springs staff at the end of May after 11 years with the city. Skinner, a key member of...

Muslim inmates sue Colorado prison guards over pepper spray in prayer room
Muslim inmates sue Colorado prison guards over pepper spray in prayer room

By: Joey Bunch - 0 20 hr ago

Three Muslim inmates at Sterling Correction Facility are suing three guards, alleging one guard gassed them with pepper spray in a prayer room and two...

Colorado bill allowing bars to stay open past 2 a.m. dies in legislature
Colorado bill allowing bars to stay open past 2 a.m. dies in legislature

By: Peter Marcus - 0 21 hr ago

The Colorado Senate on Monday killed legislation that would have allowed local governments to allow bars to stay open past 2 a.m. The Senate delayed...

Rural Colorado hospitals get a little good news from Bennet and Gardner with Medicare bill
Rural Colorado hospitals get a little good news from Bennet and Gardner with Medicare bill

By: Joey Bunch - 0 21 hr ago

Rural Colorado hospitals haven't had much good news lately, with Colorado lawmakers eyeing deep cuts into the state and federal money they receive in...

Colorado Senate committee gives wag to bill that would legalize online pet-sitting
Colorado Senate committee gives wag to bill that would legalize online pet-sitting

By: Peter Marcus - 0 21 hr ago

Even lawmakers without a "dog in the fight" backed a measure Monday that would allow online pet-sitting services to operate legally in Colorado....

Colorado Springs Planning Commission, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments looking for volunteers
Colorado Springs Planning Commission, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments looking for volunteers

By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 22 hr ago

The Colorado Springs Planning Commission needs volunteers to help review land-use proposals and legislative initiatives. The City Council appoints...

Seniors get computers, lessons from Widefield teens
Seniors get computers, lessons from Widefield teens

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 22 hr ago

Ralph Jordan, 77, has a master's degree and decades of experience serving in the Army and in civilian life working as a purchasing agent. But he...

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New Phase in The Farm is now selling, with phenomenal views, unique lots and exciting architectural options

Mon, Apr 17, 2017 - 9:33 AM 0

Residents of The Farm – a master planned community in Academy School District 20 – enjoy enchanting views blended into a down-to-earth, quiet...

Century Communities gives focus to lifestyle with its new homes in Monument

Sat, Mar 25, 2017 - 10:36 AM 0

Homeowners can enjoy the Colorado outdoors with lake or mountain view homesites, in convenient central location Century Communities is...

Tips for buying a used car

Fri, Mar 17, 2017 - 10:18 AM 0

Buying a car is exciting. The features offered year in and year out are continuously evolving to fit the needs of drivers. When buying a used...

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