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2009-09-24 22:33:36

A plan for a new U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters in Colorado Springs moved forward Thursday when a judge dismissed a legal challenge to the financing. Lawyer Lindsay Fischer, who filed a lawsuit arguing the city could not issue certificates of participation to raise $38 million without a referendum, said he is considering an appeal, The Colorado Springs Gazette argued. He said he was flabbergasted by the ruling. Fourth Judicial District Judge Scott Sells handed down a six-page opinion...

2008-09-12 18:00:14

By WAYNE HEILMAN, Perhaps JA Worldwide should have allowed this year's hosts of its annual Global Business Competition to participate as well -- they could probably use the $3,000 cash prize to make ends meet once they are laid off next year. Hewlett-Packard Co. provided the prize and hosted the final round of the contest at its Rockrimmon complex, the first time in the 12 years of the competition it has been held in Colorado Springs, which also is home to JA Worldwide's headquarters....

2008-09-09 12:00:41

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that Colorado Springs, Colo., health systems, Memorial Health System and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, are expanding facilities and services in the northeastern portion of the city, where there is a better-insured population. According to the new Colorado Springs Market Overview, these moves should provide economic growth that will offset higher rates of...

2008-08-11 15:00:46

By DAVE PHILIPPS, Hidden in a grassy basin on the eastern plains, the Paint Mines is a trove of whimsical hoodoos made from bright, sherbetcolored stone. For generations, this geologic oddity on the plains has drawn people to it. Archaeological evidence suggests that paleolithic hunters camped in the area during thousands of years, using the regional clay to make crude cooking vessels. In modern times, it has been an engaging day trip for city dwellers. Trails created in the past few years...

2008-08-04 21:00:27

By The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Aug. 4--EARLY VOTING RESUMES Early voting for the Aug. 12 primary election continues today through Friday after a slow start Saturday. Registered voters may cast ballots at the following locations: --Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. --The Citadel mall, Suite 3124 on the upper level near J.C. Penney, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. --Chapel Hills Mall, Suite 179 on the lower level near the food court escalator, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m....

2008-07-31 21:00:23

By Brian Hughes, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 31--It's not the heat, as the expression goes, although it's been plenty hot in Colorado Springs lately. It's the lack of humidity, to put a high-desert twist on the saying. Colorado Springs was a virtual desert in July, recording the least amount of rain for the month since before the Great Depression -- .3 inches, tying the record from 1924. In most parts of the city, rain has been as scarce a sight since early spring as...

2008-07-28 21:00:29

By BARRY NOREEN Manitou Springs, eclectic home to covens, a cog railway and the fruitcake toss, must have a lot going for it. How else could we explain why one-third of the 1,350 students in Manitou Springs School District 14 live in another school district, yet their parents choose to send them there? The percentage is higher at Manitou Springs High School, where 40 percent of the student body resides elsewhere. "The school is really embedded in the community," said Roy Crawford,...

2008-07-27 12:00:28

By Andrea Brown, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 27--Wearing masks and gloves and wielding cans of red spray paint, about 25 teens took to the streets Saturday. Darting into manicured subdivisions, they jumped out of vans, laughing as they brazenly used a stencil to leave behind a permanent freaky fish figure and message on sidewalks. By the time it was over, DUMP NO WASTE -- DRAINS TO STREAM was sprayed over about 150 storm drains. "I try to aim big," said 15-year-old...

2008-07-27 12:00:28

By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 27--Even those who strongly support a pipeline to meet future water needs in Colorado Springs -- and who would benefit from it most -- are concerned that a proposed reservoir at Jimmy Camp Creek in eastern Colorado Springs is a costly mistake. The Banning Lewis Ranch Co., which is developing 21,000 acres on the eastern side of Colorado Springs, would depend on the proposed Southern Delivery System for its future water supply. New...

2008-07-15 21:00:18

By The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 15--Wind shifts erased the gains made Tuesday by firefighters at Fort Carson, who initially contained a grass fire by 50 percent before watching the high winds trigger the flames to full capacity about 3:30 p.m. The flames ignited from a spark from a lawn mower three miles south of Gate 6, near Camp Falcon, a youth camp just off Highway 115. There is no threat of structural damage, said Jake Jacob, deputy director of Emergency Services with...