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  • Hunters indicted in connection to highway chain that killed motorcyclist

    News Published: Fri, April 18, 2014

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com – Two hunters have been indicted on homicide and manslaughter charges after investigators said a motorcyclist ran into a chain the two had allegedly stretched across a highway in southern Colorado while trying to retrieve an elk. Mark Valdez, 47 and Kevin Keener, 43 face multiple felony counts in the October 2013 […]

  • Police find hash oil extractor, 16 pot plants; cite mother of three young children

    News Published: Fri, April 18, 2014

    by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com – The mother of three children was cited Thursday on suspicion of child abuse after Colorado Springs Police said they found an active butane hash oil extractor in the family’s apartment, along with about 16 flowering marijuana plants. Detectives also planned to arrest the woman’s husband on suspicion of manufacturing marijuana […]

  • Coalition of Colorado faith leaders steps up to support same-sex marriage equality

    News Published: Fri, April 18, 2014

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com – The day before oral arguments began Thursday in an Oklahoma same-sex marriage lawsuit, a coalition of 215 faith leaders – including representatives from Colorado Springs – spoke up in support of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. The announcement Wednesday by the group, Faithful Voices for Strong Families, punctuated […]

  • CU will ignore faculty group criticism

    News Published: Fri, April 18, 2014

    Associated Press – BOULDER — The University of Colorado says it will ignore criticism from Colorado chapters of the American Association of University Professors after the university removed the philosophy department chair and suspended all graduate student admissions over complaints of sexual harassment and bullying in the department. According to the Boulder Daily Camera (http://bit.ly/Qk89il […]

  • FEMA checks went to homeless Colorado Springs campers

    News Published: Fri, April 18, 2014

    Randy Collins get a big kiss from dog, Jake, out in front of the Marian House Soup Kitchen on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. During the heavy rain, all of Collins’ belongings were swept away by the floods. Colllins got a check from FEMA and has been using the money to help him with his homeless […]

  • Colorado Springs City Council divided about adding marijuana question to November ballot

    News Published: Fri, April 18, 2014

    by monica mendoza and john schroyer The Gazette – It’s anybody’s guess whether the Colorado Springs City Council will put a question on the November ballot asking if residents want to allow recreational marijuana sales. Members of a nonprofit group, Every Vote Counts, will begin lobbying this month for City Council’s support to put a […]

  • Colorado makes child abuse information public

    News Published: Fri, April 18, 2014

    Associated Press – DENVER — Colorado has created a website that provides the public with child-protection and child-abuse information for each county following a number of child deaths. The new website is part of a series of reforms for the state’s child protection system. The Denver Post and KUSA-TV reported (http://bit.ly/Pbzbr2 ) caseworkers often made […]

  • Thursday’s high school box scores

    News Published: Fri, April 18, 2014

    The Gazette preps@gazette.com – Box scores from Thursday’s high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.   BASEBALL high school Palmer 2, Rampart 1 Rampart 100 000 0 – 1 5 1 Palmer 011 000 0 – 2 8 1 Palmer- Montague (W) 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, and […]

  • Black Forest adjusts budget to compensate for $100,000 investigation

    News Published: Thu, April 17, 2014

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com – The Black Forest Fire/Rescue District held a public meeting Thursday to discuss 2014 budget adjustments needed to compensate for more than $100,000 internal investigation into its fire chief’s handling of the Black Forest fire. The hefty fee for the investigation, which cleared Fire Chief Bob Harvey of any negligence, was not […]

  • 2 Denver deaths tied to recreational marijuana use

    News Published: Thu, April 17, 2014

    The Associated Press – DENVER – This week, two Denver deaths were liked to marijuana use, and while some details of the deaths have yet to emerge, they are the first ones on record to be associated with a once-illegal drug that Colorado voters legalized for recreational use last year. One man jumped to his […]