• El Paso County welcomes tiny homes in unincorporated areas

    BY RACHEL RILEY rachel.riley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    El Paso County will allow tiny houses in unincorporated areas, commissioners agreed unanimously Tuesday. They voted to amend the land use code to allow the miniature structures in agricultural zoning districts, on some residential lots and in recreational vehicle parks - wherever...

  • Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Thursday, December 14

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Here's a look at what's going on Thursday in the Colorado Springs area:      HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE:

  • New climate change program lures five Colorado scientists to France

    By Marianne Goodland ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    That giant sucking sound coming from Boulder is the sound of four leading scientists departing for Europe, among the winners of a new program intended to lure climate change experts from the United States to research laboratories in France. A fifth Coloradan, based at the National...

  • New program provides Colorado Springs-area teens a "Safe Place"

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    One high schooler slept behind a Loaf 'N Jug last school year. Another, in Metcalfe Park and a third at Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8's stadium. For Promis Bruno, it's nothing short of "heartbreaking." "If we're not connecting them to an agency, where are they going?" said...

  • Hickenlooper, 11 other governors call on Congress to reauthorize children's health program 

    Jessica Machetta, Colorado Politics
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined a bipartisan group of 11 other governors calling on Congress to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, which is set to expire Jan. 31. About 75,000 children and nearly 800 pregnant women in Colorado stand to lose health care coverage if...

  • Bakery Blues: La Baguette's delivery truck stolen, leaving customers without famous bread

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Colorado Springs faced a bread shortage Tuesday morning after La Baguette's delivery truck was stolen. Nearly half of the day's bread deliveries were in the truck when the driver left it warming up outside the bakery about 6 a.m., said Antoni Rog, owner of the Old Colorado City...

  • Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner: ‘People of Alabama deemed Roy Moore unfit to serve’

    Joey Bunch, ColoradoPolitics.com
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner of Yuma had to be one of the happiest Republicans in Washington over the results of the Roy Moore-Doug Jones race in Alabama Tuesday night. He’s in charge of building on the GOP’s narrow lead in the chamber next year and beyond as chairman of the National...

  • Interstate 70 reopened west of Denver after fatal crash

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    One person was killed and one was injured in a semi-truck crash on Interstate 70 at the Empire exit Tuesday morning. Colorado State Patrol said the crash at mile marker 232 has shut down the interstate in both directions and that there is no estimated time for reopening. The truck...

  • Two new initiatives unveiled to prevent youth suicide in Colorado

    eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PUEBLO - Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman stood with southern Colorado and state health leaders Tuesday to announce two youth suicide prevention initiatives that her office is launching. Colorado ranks among the 10 states with the worst suicide rates, with more Coloradans...

  • El Paso County OKs millions for widening of I-25 from Monument to Castle Rock

    By RACHEL RILEY rachel.riley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    El Paso County likely will contribute $15 million to the widening of Interstate 25 from Monument to Castle Rock, fulfilling the project's $35 million local fundraising goal. The 2018 county budget, which commissioners approved unanimously on Tuesday, includes $7.5 million for the...

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