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Gov. Ritter declares emergency

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Gov. Bill Ritter has issued a disaster declaration, activating the National Guard to assist with rescue operations and authorizing up to $200,000 in state funds for emergency assistance. A blizzard that began this morning is predicted to drop between one and two feet of snow in communities along the Front Range and in excess of… Continue Reading Gov. Ritter declares emergency

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Colorado Springs is getting walloped by the same snowstorm that hit Denver this morning and dropped between one and two inches per hour. The snowflakes started to fall here about noon and were quickly accompanied by wind gusts of between 20 and 40 mph, according to FOX 21 Meteorologist Tim Elbertsen. He predicts Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Snowstorm blasts the Springs

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WASHINGTON (AP) – For a 10th straight week, the number of people who are continuing to claim jobless benefits increased, fresh evidence that the labor market remains weak despite other hopeful signs that the recession may have bottomed out. New claims for unemployment benefits last week rose to a seasonally adjusted 652,000 from the previous… Continue Reading Jobless claims rise for 10th straight week – recession’s bottom nowhere to be found

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The El Paso County District Attorney’s office is investigating certain transactions allegedly made by Ray Marshall and/or entities under his control. Marshall and his company LandCo are the primary developers of the three-way project involving the city and the U.S. Olympic Committee to build a downtown headquarters for the USOC, among other things. The investigation… Continue Reading DA investigating Marshall

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Owners of 13 Pure Nightclub and Bistro are appealing a decision made last week by the Colorado Springs Liquor Licensing Board to suspend the club’s tavern license for 10 days and for it to be held in abeyance for 60 days. The suspension was handed down in response to 10 separate police vice squad accusations… Continue Reading 13 Pure appealing 10-day liquor license suspension

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F-22 crashes in desert outside Edwards AFB

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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – The Air Force says an F-22 fighter has crashed near Edwards Air Force Base in the high desert of Southern California. Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Ann Stefanek confirmed the crash Wednesday but had no other details. Stefanek had no information on the status of the pilot. The F-22… Continue Reading F-22 crashes in desert outside Edwards AFB

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Apparently caught in the crosshairs of the global economic recession, Sportsman’s Warehouse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Saturday. A statement on the company’s Web site says owners will either sell the business or reorganize as a smaller, viable chain of Sportsman’s Warehouse stores. On March 10, the Utah-based Sportsman’s Warehouse announced plans to close… Continue Reading Recession forces Sportsman’s Warehouse into Chapter 11

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Things are a little hectic at the City Clerk’s office these days. What was once an office of 10 people has been reduced to seven because of city budget reductions – and mail-in ballots for the city’s April 7 election are flowing in faster than Fountain Creek during spring runoff. “All of our elections are busy,… Continue Reading City Clerk’s office swamped with election work

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District Court Judge Larry Schwartz has ruled that the historic Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church property is held in trust for the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church and has ordered the breakaway congregation that took possession of the property two years ago to leave. Schwartz’s opinion states: “I find and conclude that,… Continue Reading Court rules in favor of Grace and St. Stephen’s

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Foreclosure proceedings against 110 acres of land in northern El Paso County managed by the developer chosen by the city to oversee the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters/Olympic Training Center project appear to be just the tip of the legal iceberg bearing down on Ray Marshall and LandCo. While Marshall’s attorneys, Greenberg Traurig, claimed that he… Continue Reading Marshall, LandCo facing landslide of legal problems

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