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Disasters keep Colorado Springs' U.S. Northern Command hopping

Fri, Sep 22, 2017 - 4:00 AM 0

Amid the fires, floods and hurricanes, U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs was asked to deal with an earthquake this week. In the busiest summer...

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Maserati crash in Colorado Springs transforms Oriental medicine master into hit-and-run suspect

Thu, Sep 21, 2017 - 9:20 PM

A man whose online bio describes him as an abused child who grew up to be an outlaw biker and drug dealer, then became a practitioner of ancient Chinese...

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Child, 5, hit by car in northeast Colorado Springs
Child, 5, hit by car in northeast Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 8 hr ago

A 5-year-old child was hit by a car Thursday night in northeast Colorado Springs, Gazette news partner KKTV reported. The child was...

Colorado Springs police estimate more than 100 victims of alleged identity thief
Colorado Springs police estimate more than 100 victims of alleged identity thief

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 9 hr ago

Police estimate that more than 100 people fell victim to a 32-year-old man's alleged pattern of identity theft in Colorado Springs. Armando Gallegos...

Denver marijuana rally organizer appeals permit being pulled 
Denver marijuana rally organizer appeals permit being pulled 

By: - 0 9 hr ago

DENVER — The organizer of Denver's 4/20 Rally is fighting back against the city after it permanently pulled his permit and placed him under a...

El Paso County unveils next-generation voting machines
El Paso County unveils next-generation voting machines

By: Rachel Riley - 0 10 hr ago

Colorado Springs resident Nicole Curtis, who is totally blind, used a voting machine for the first time on Thursday. On the mock ballot: A referendum...

64-year-old Calhan man killed in eastern El Paso County crash
64-year-old Calhan man killed in eastern El Paso County crash

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 10 hr ago

A 64-year-old Calhan man died in a single-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in eastern El Paso County, the Colorado State Patrol said. A green 1998...

Ornate, wrought-iron fence stolen from 138-year-old grave in Colorado Springs
Ornate, wrought-iron fence stolen from 138-year-old grave in Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 10 hr ago

One of the oldest graves in Colorado Springs was desecrated recently, Evergreen Cemetery caretakers said. The headstone on the 1879 grave of an early...

Veteran denied alternative court in road-rage assault west of Colorado Springs
Veteran denied alternative court in road-rage assault west of Colorado Springs

By: Lance Benzel - 0 10 hr ago

A veteran accused of breaking a man's nose during a videotaped road-rage clash that went viral on social media will not receive the benefit of a court...

From pot to sex, Colorado's Healthy Kids Survey seeks answers from students on attitudes, behaviors
From pot to sex, Colorado's Healthy Kids Survey seeks answers from students on attitudes, behaviors

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 11 hr ago

After Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2012 and retail shops started opening in the small town of Manitou Springs, school officials...

Loss of J-1 visa program could slam Colorado ski resorts
Loss of J-1 visa program could slam Colorado ski resorts

By: Dan Njegomir - 0 12 hr ago

For all the high-profile attempts by the Trump administration to crack down on immigration - its travel ban; its saber-rattling at sanctuary cities;...

Pueblo Police Department investigating an officer for shooting at a stolen vehicle while off duty
Pueblo Police Department investigating an officer for shooting at a stolen vehicle while off duty

By: Liz Forster - 0 13 hr ago

The Pueblo Police Department is investigating one of its officers for shooting while off duty at a stolen vehicle that belonged to the officer's son....

Memorial service planned for Bob Tretheway, longtime leader of Christmas Unlimited
Memorial service planned for Bob Tretheway, longtime leader of Christmas Unlimited

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 13 hr ago

A memorial service for Bob Tretheway, longtime leader of Christmas Unlimited, is planned for Saturday. The service will be at 3 p.m. at Sunrise...

Toilet paper giant Charmin offers 'Mad Pooper' reward
Toilet paper giant Charmin offers 'Mad Pooper' reward

By: Tom Roeder - 0 13 hr ago

Toilet paper giant Charmin is offering a reward to wipe up the Colorado Springs "Mad Pooper" caper. The Pikes Peak region gained unwanted fame...

Bankers: Rural economy continues to struggle in Colorado, 9 other states
Bankers: Rural economy continues to struggle in Colorado, 9 other states

By: - 0 13 hr ago

OMAHA, Neb. — A new report says low commodity prices and weak farm incomes are continuing to hamper the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and...

Colorado hospitals owed millions in unpaid Medicaid claims 
Colorado hospitals owed millions in unpaid Medicaid claims 

By: - 0 13 hr ago

DENVER — After Colorado launched a new system for reimbursing Medicaid claims in March, hospitals are still owed millions of dollars. The Denver Post...

Colorado Springs firefighters share tales from their hurricane recovery efforts
Colorado Springs firefighters share tales from their hurricane recovery efforts

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 15 hr ago

A quote on the Colorado Springs fire rescue truck parked in front of Station 8 on Thursday read "Ready for Anything." Eleven local firefighters...

Third 'Hamilton' elector joins lawsuit against Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams
Third 'Hamilton' elector joins lawsuit against Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams

By: Ernestas Tyminas - 0 15 hr ago

Colorado Democrat Michael Baca, one of the so-called "Hamilton electors" who tried to derail Donald Trump's presidential win in the Electoral College,...

Tips about killing of Palmer Lake man pour into El Paso County Sheriff's Office
Tips about killing of Palmer Lake man pour into El Paso County Sheriff's Office

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 16 hr ago

Tipsters have left more than 150 messages with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office about Tim Watkins' killing. Watkins, 60, was found shot to death...

Pikes Peak Regional Air Show features USAF Thunderbirds, WWII warbirds
Pikes Peak Regional Air Show features USAF Thunderbirds, WWII warbirds

By: Jen Mulson - 0 16 hr ago

Fans of anything flight- and plane-related will want to make tracks to the second Pikes Peak Regional Airshow held Saturday and Sunday at the Colorado...

Sheriff's Office offers safety tips when hiking, biking around Colorado Springs amid homicide investigation
Sheriff's Office offers safety tips when hiking, biking around Colorado Springs amid homicide investigation

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 16 hr ago

Tim Watkins, 60, was found shot to death Sunday in the Mount Herman area, days after he left for a mountain bike ride and never returned. His death is...

Aspen Snowmass selling $6.50 lift tickets to celebrate 50th anniversary
Aspen Snowmass selling $6.50 lift tickets to celebrate 50th anniversary

By: - 0 16 hr ago

ASPEN, Colo. – For one day this winter, you’ll be able to ski or snowboard at Aspen Snowmass for just $6.50. The resort is celebrating its 50th...

Colorado Springs Utilities Board OKs rate hike to increase solar energy share
Colorado Springs Utilities Board OKs rate hike to increase solar energy share

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 16 hr ago

Colorado Springs Utilities won't meet its goal of producing 20 percent of its energy through renewable resources by 2020. But it's coming about as...

Colorado expected to provide Amazon with single proposal for new corporate headquarters
Colorado expected to provide Amazon with single proposal for new corporate headquarters

By: - 0 17 hr ago

The Colorado Office of Economic Development is moving quickly to assemble a consolidated bid on Amazon’s request for a new campus and expects to have a...

Colorado Springs 7-Eleven clerk fends off robbers with box cutter
Colorado Springs 7-Eleven clerk fends off robbers with box cutter

By: Liz Forster - 0 19 hr ago

A 7-Eleven clerk fended off four robbers in a late-night shoplifting attempt in downtown Colorado Springs.

Inside CSPD's evidence locker - guns, furniture, baseball bats and cake
Inside CSPD's evidence locker - guns, furniture, baseball bats and cake

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 19 hr ago

The most bizarre objects you can think of probably have been stored in the Colorado Springs Police Department's evidence facilities at one point or...

7 bizarre viral stories from Colorado before 'The Mad Pooper' landed
7 bizarre viral stories from Colorado before 'The Mad Pooper' landed

By: Ernestas Tyminas - 0 19 hr ago

Viral stories thorough the years from Colorado: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's missing otter likely not exploring Boulder

'The Mad Pooper': Colorado Springs police haven't seen anything quite like the runner who won't stop defecating near a family's house
'The Mad Pooper': Colorado Springs police haven't seen anything quite like the runner who won't stop defecating near a family's house

By: - 0 20 hr ago

Her children were the first to catch the runner mid-poop, with her pants around her ankles, Cathy Budde said. Immediately, they ran to get their...

Dogs barred from Mueller State Park trails after trial period filled with violations, complaints
Dogs barred from Mueller State Park trails after trial period filled with violations, complaints

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 20 hr ago

While dogs were on their best behavior this summer on Cheyenne Mountain State Park's trails, a three-month trial period brought more disastrous results...

Second million-dollar jackpot winner in Grand Junction announced
Second million-dollar jackpot winner in Grand Junction announced

By: - 0 20 hr ago

GRAND JUNCTION – Another millionaire was made in Grand Junction during the Colorado Lottery’s Lotto drawing Wednesday night.  The player picked...

Air Force Academy cadet who spearheaded rape-prevention effort charged in sexual assault of Colorado Springs man
Air Force Academy cadet who spearheaded rape-prevention effort charged in sexual assault of Colorado Springs man

By: Tom Roeder - 0 21 hr ago

An Air Force Academy cadet lauded for his work with rape prevention programs was the defendant Wednesday in a sexual assault hearing that could lead to...

Red flag warning Thursday for much of southeast Colorado, including Colorado Springs area; much cooler weather ahead
Red flag warning Thursday for much of southeast Colorado, including Colorado Springs area; much cooler weather ahead

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 21 hr ago

A red flag warning was issued by the National Weather Service in Pueblo for much of southeast Colorado, including the Colorado Springs area, from noon...

Thursday's traffic: Car crash involving a deer blocking northbound Powers Bouelvard

By: Liz Forster - 0 22 hr ago

UPDATE 7:12 a.m. A car has hit a pedestrian on East Kiowa Street and North Nevada Avenue by the Kiowa Street Parking Garage, police said. --...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, Sept. 22
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, Sept. 22

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 22 hr ago

Here's a look at a variety of events Friday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      STAGE “The Nerd” — 7 p.m., through...

Former Colorado travel group owners told to pay state $7M
Former Colorado travel group owners told to pay state $7M

By: - 0 22 hr ago

BROOMFIELD — Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman has announced that a court ordered four owners of a former travel group to pay more than $7...

Downtown Colorado Springs pedestrian gets caught with his pants down
Downtown Colorado Springs pedestrian gets caught with his pants down

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

A man likely will be cited after police found him with his pants down around his ankles Wednesday afternoon in downtown Colorado Springs. The man was...

Solar farm proposed by Kansas firm coming up for El Paso County's approval
Solar farm proposed by Kansas firm coming up for El Paso County's approval

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Yesterday

A Kansas-based energy company is moving ahead with plans to develop a roughly 900-acre solar farm on public and private land in southern El Paso...

South Powers and Astrozon boulevards reopened after two-vehicle crash in Colorado Springs
South Powers and Astrozon boulevards reopened after two-vehicle crash in Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

A two-vehicle crash was blocking lanes of South Powers and Astrozon boulevards on Wednesday night, Colorado Springs police said. The 8 p.m. wreck...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, September 23
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, September 23

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Here's a look at what's going on Saturday in the Colorado Springs area:      STAGE “The Sound of Music” — 7 p.m. Friday and...

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