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  • 13 kids hospitalized after visiting Colorado hotel pool

    DENVER — Thirteen children were briefly hospitalized Monday after complaining of burning eyes and itchy throats after swimming in a hotel pool. The boys and girls were aged 6 to 17. All swallowed water from a pool Sunday at a Homewood Suites near Denver International Airport. KUSA-TV reports ( that the kids were...

  • Love of bikes bonds father, son despite distance

    If you were a kid in a certain neighborhood in Minneapolis about 15 years ago, and you had an old, ratty, snaggle-spoke bike so broke no repair guy wanted to touch it, Dean Carr was the bike man for you. Carr loved bikes, especially the ones that needed it the most. "Dean loved working on the old, tattered bikes that most of us in the shop...

  • Back-to-school safety top priority for Colorado Springs police

    Thousands of elementary school-aged children in Colorado Springs return to school Monday and police will try to keep them all safe as they cross streets, walk through intersections and ride school buses. Since last week, motorcycle officers have made school-zone safety their top priority, actively watching for speeders and distracted drivers,...

  • CASA has helped thousands of El Paso County children over its first 25 years

    An infant, left bound and nearly dead in a shower spewing cold water, needed a legion of doctors and specialists to help her recover from that day's harrowing abuse. But it was a volunteer, a retired nurse in Manitou Springs, who sought to help ensure the girl's next home would be nothing like her last. Advocates like Jan Altman, the...

  • Century-old electric car parks at History Colorado

    DENVER (AP) — History Colorado is now displaying a rare piece of early automotive history at its downtown Denver museum. The 1914 Fritchle electric car had a range of 60-100 miles on one battery charge. It's believed to be the last existing car built by Fritchle Automobile and Battery Company of Denver. The vehicle was damaged when a flood...

  • High bacteria levels briefly close Hasty swim beach

    A Hasty swim beach closed for high levels of bacteria on reopened Friday afternoon, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Officials reported that the water quality at John Martin Reservoir, where the swim beach is located, had returned to normal levels since the beach closed on Wednesday. The Colorado Department of Public Health requires...

  • Kidz Bop Kids turns Top 40 kid-friendly

    7 p.m. Friday, Pikes Peak Center,
190 S. Cascade Ave., $25.50-$45.50; 520-7469, Kidz Bop's mission is simple: Take popular Top 40 songs, rewrite the lyrics in a kid-friendly way and have kids perform them. "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry. "Story of My Life" by One Direction. Songs like these...

  • Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

      NEW YORK — Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive. One blog from the Huffington Post published in December has gone viral, making the rounds on the social network recently because it claims the...

  • Venetucci Farms raises vegetables, animals and Junior Farmhands

    On a Friday morning, 12 kids are doing their chores. They don't make beds or tidy rooms as you might expect, but rather feed goats, collect fresh eggs and pester chickens under the hot morning sun. It's the last day of this summer's Venetucci Farm's educational program Junior Farmhands, and the group is showing off their knowledge. "What...


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