6 stories making headlines this week


  • Courtesy Colorado Sierra Club
The Colorado Sierra Club placed two billboards in Colorado Springs accusing Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of “broken promises on public lands.” The Sierra Club says Gardner has not worked hard enough to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Colorado Springs Police Department Officer Cem Duzel
received the department’s Medal of Honor and Purple Heart awards for his actions responding to a call in August 2018, when gunfire left him with major spinal and brain injuries.

BombBomb, a video email service, was revealed on Nov. 19 as the company receiving about $14,000 in tax incentives from the city of Colorado Springs to expand here and add about 40 jobs.

Andrew Wommack Ministries has exercised its lease purchase option to acquire 336 acres on Evergreen Heights Drive in Woodland Park formerly owned by Sturman Industries.

An El Paso County jury acquitted Lawrence Stoker, 19, of assault and harassment charges on Nov. 21. Stoker was with De’Von Bailey on Aug. 3 when the two were stopped for questioning in an armed robbery. Bailey fled on foot and was shot and killed by police.

First-term Rep. Alex Valdez, D-Denver, has been elected as the new chair of the Colorado General Assembly’s LGBTQ Caucus.

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