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Bach seeks citizens’ support for tourism projects, airport in state-of-city address

News Published: Wed, July 31, 2013

by Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com – Mayor Steve Bach will issue three challenges to Colorado Springs residents on Thursday that he believes could transform the city’s economy. Bach, who is set to address business leaders with his annual State of the City talk at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance luncheon, will ask citizens to: – […]

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News Published: Wed, July 31, 2013

The Range Riders statue marks the spot of the first stake ceremony at Pikes Peak and Cascade avenues. Photo by Bill Vogrin, The Gazette Gen. William Jackson Palmer did more than just found Colorado Springs on July 31, 1871. He went on to give his community many gifts in the form of vast parkland that […]

School in the midst of Black Forest fire devastation shows community heart still beats

News Published: Wed, July 31, 2013

Soon-to-be fourth grader, Blaine Belsche and his family lost everything when the Black Forest Fire burned their home in June, including his school pictures. He pours over last year’s yearbook while attending a community open house at the school on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. About 50 students from the school lost their home in the […]

Black Forest Together to take lead in helping residents recover from fire

News Published: Wed, July 31, 2013

by GARRISON WELLS garrison.wells@gazette.com – Black Forest Together, a citizens’ group that formed to help residents deal with recovery from the Black Forest fire, is stepping up to the task. The group, headed by Black Forest resident Eddie Bracken, plans to incorporate and file for nonprofit status. Bracken is president of the Black Forest Community […]

Dylan Redwine’s dad posts Facebook videos

News Published: Wed, July 31, 2013

Jesse Paul jesse.paul@gazette.com – Mark Redwine, the father of the 13-year-old Monument boy, Dylan, whose remains were found in the mountains outside Vallecito in late June, posted videos on Facebook documenting his search for answers into his son’s death. On July 14, Mark Redwine uploaded and sent four videos to the “Justice for Dylan” Facebook […]

12 Fort Carson soldiers injured in Colorado lightning strike

News Published: Wed, July 31, 2013

by DANIEL J. CHAC? daniel.chacon@gazette.com – Twelve Fort Carson soldiers have been hospitalized after a lightning strike south of Butts Army Airfield about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. One of the soldiers is in critical condition, Fort Carson said in a press release. The other 11 are in stable condition. “The soldiers were conducting training when notified […]

Police: Gunman on the lam tried to steal vehicle after shooting at Colorado Springs officer

News Published: Wed, July 31, 2013

by DANIEL J. CHAC? daniel.chacon@gazette.com – A man who allegedly shot at Colorado Springs police Tuesday tried to steal a vehicle immediately after the shooting, but the victim managed to get away, police said Wednesday. Frank Goad, who is still on the lam, is believed to have confronted a Colorado Springs man near the 100 […]

Fort Collins to ban retail marijuana stores until March

News Published: Wed, July 31, 2013

Robert Allen, Fort Collins Coloradoan Recreational marijuana users hoping to shop for marijuana in Fort Collins next year might need to buy elsewhere. City leaders plan to ban recreational pot stores until at least March 2014 while they get a better feel for public opinion and the possibilities. With 14 medical-marijuana dispensaries poised to open […]

North Colorado proposal for secession faces some opposition

News Published: Wed, July 31, 2013

The Associated Press- EVANS — A proposal to create a new state in northern Colorado is running into some opposition in the most populated part of Weld County. People turning out for meetings across the county recently have been mostly supportive. But the Greeley Tribune (http://bit.ly/17TVNQY ) reports that about half of the dozens of […]

Widefield District 3 anoints successor for superintendent

News Published: Wed, July 31, 2013

Jesse Paul jesse.paul@gazette.com – Scott Campbell, the Widefield School District 3 Assistant Superintendent, has been named the sole candidate for superintendent by the Board of Education. Campbell is expected to replace a retiring Joe Royer next summer. The district said in a news release that Royer has spent more than 30 years to education in […]