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Tuesday’s high school box scores

News Published: Wed, April 23, 2014

The Gazette preps@gazette.com – Box scores from Tuesday’s high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.   BASEBALL lewis-palmer 9, palmer ridge 3 At Palmer Ridge Lewis-Palmer 100 003 5 – 9 12 5 Palmer Ridge 100 010 1 – 3 8 0 Lewis-Palmer- Cicere (W) 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 10 SO. […]

City Council eyeing charter change to allow it to have it’s own staff, attorney

News Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com – The Colorado Springs City Council needs its own attorney and needs to be able to hire and fire its own staff, council president Keith King says. He says the city’s charter, which is the city’s constitution, needs to be changed to give the City Council those powers. He proposed the […]

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News Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

S. “Libby” Alliman Born Aug. 2, 1964. Died April 17, 2014. Medical transcriptionist, two-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her father, Roger; her mother, Elizabeth; and three siblings. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory. Marne A. Goff Born March 5, 1921. Died April 16, 2014. U.S. Air Force retired, 49-year Colorado Springs resident. […]

U.S. House members question officials about Aurora VA hospital delays

News Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com – DENVER – U.S. House of Representatives members grilled officials from Veterans Affairs Tuesday about the over-budget and delayed VA Hospital project in Aurora that is mired in litigation. The Aurora VA Replacement Medical Center was originally bid for $604.1 million in Nov. 2011, but a dispute between the contracted builder […]

USDA awards $6 million for climate change study; CU given grant

News Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the grants Tuesday during a conference about climate change held […]

Hantavirus case reported in Garfield County

News Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

Associated Press GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says a Garfield County resident has the first confirmed case of hantavirus in the state this year. The health department said Tuesday there were two confirmed cases last year. The most cases reported in a year was eight in 2005. Department spokesman […]

Georgia offender arrested in Denver-area sex sting

News Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

Associated Press DENVER — Authorities say a convicted child molester from Georgia has been arrested in suburban Denver for trying to lure a teenage girl to have sex with him. The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office charged 51-year-old James Lee Pierce on Tuesday with crimes including attempted sexual assault on a child and Internet luring. […]

New agreement between CTU and community college system extends educational opportunities

News Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com A new agreement between Colorado Technical University and the Community College System of Colorado improves educational opportunities for students who earn associates’ degrees from Denver-based community colleges and transfer to a Colorado Technical University campus. Students with associate of arts and associate of sciences degrees will be able to bring 90 […]

Project lands Colorado Springs-area student spot at prestigious science fair

News Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

Matthew Hileman, a 10th grader at The Classical Academy College Pathways, won third in the senior division of the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair with his miniature satellite project. He is one of five Pikes Peak area students advancing to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Photo courtesy of Matthew Hileman. by carol mcgraw […]

Police: Body found in Colorado Springs

News Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

News services – Colorado Springs police confirmed Tuesday morning that a body was found near Old Farm Circle and Iron Horse Trail, according to KRDO. Police are on scene investigating.