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'Ugly trend' in Colorado TCAP scores; education officials seek meaningful change
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  • Michelle Obama urges Denver voters to be the difference

    DENVER - First Lady Michelle Obama urged a Denver crowd of about 1,500 supporters Thursday to be the votes that tip the scales for Democrats in Colorado during next month's midterm elections. "A lot of people were shocked when Barack won because they were counting on people like us to stay home," Obama told the crowd in a redeveloped...

  • Online tool enables monitoring of CDOT projects

    A new online tool will allow broadband companies to monitor transportation projects, the Governor's Office announced Thursday. The new webpage and alert system lets companies keep track of upcoming conduit, fiber and utility trenching projects by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the system into law as...

  • Colorado Springs area haunted houses spread seasonal frights

    Fear is subjective: Spiders, clowns, a former storefront full of screaming teenagers. What tingles our nerves, sets our hearts racing and makes our palms damp - a hardwired physiological response meant to alert us to potentially perilous situations - is entirely personal. Thankfully for the many recreational industries supported by this...

  • Burrito chain urged to drop 'illegal' from name

    FORT COLLINS — Some people are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete's to change its name because of the way the word "illegal" has been used to describe immigrants. The Coloradan ( ) reports that about 30 people gathered in Fort Collins Wednesday to ask owner Pete Turner to change the name of the chain,...

  • Terrible smell closes part of Powers motor vehicle office, voter services open

    An unexpected and smelly mechanical issue temporarily closed the motor vehicle portion of the Southeast Powers El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office on Thursday. Spokesman Ryan Parsell announced the closure shortly before noon and emphasized that voter services are available. A strong odor possibly coming from an elevator's hydraulics...

  • Will the ghost of Emma Crawford haunt the Manitou Springs coffin races?

    Parade of coffins and antique hearses, noon Saturday, coffin races will follow parade, along Manitou Avenue; after-
party with food, drinks, music and costume contests, Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave., Manitou Springs, free 685-5089, Coffin race viewing tips: - Aim to arrive by 11 a.m. for parking and good spots to watch...

  • Police search for armed man who assaulted woman in Colorado Springs

    A man threatened a woman with a gun, chased her down and then assaulted her Wednesday evening in southeast Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs police received several 911 calls around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday about an assault involving a woman and a man with a gun in the area of Gahart Drive and Airport Road, east of Academy Boulevard. The woman...

  • Waldo Waldo 5K could break records; event runs Sunday

    To benefit Trails and Open Space Coalition and Rocky Mountain Field Institute, 8 a.m. Sunday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. yoga class, food trucks and exhibitors, 10 a.m. group photos, 10:30 a.m. race begins, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, $35 includes Waldo or Wenda costume kit, $40 day of the race; Something else: Free...

  • 7 ideas for Colorado adventure on this warm autumn weekend

    It's summer again in southern Colorado - or at least it feels like it. Though autumn began more than a month ago, the weather forecast is promising lots of sun and temperatures approaching 80 degrees Friday through Sunday. Now's the time to mark off whatever is left of the season's bucket list. For those who haven't already planned an...

  • Vandalism investigated at 10 national parks, including Rocky Mountain National Park

    The National Park Service says it is investigating reports of vandalism in at least 10 national parks in Colorado, Arizona, California, Oregon and Utah. "While we can’t discuss details of a case under investigation, we take the issue of vandalism seriously," the park service said in a press release. "National parks exist to preserve and...

  • Aurora theater shooting prosecutors agree to trial delay

    CENTENNIAL — Prosecutors say they would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam. But prosecutors said in a court filing released Thursday that they would oppose a delay of more than four or five weeks because most of the victims don't...

  • Explosion heard, downtown Colorado Springs buildings evacuated

    A large electrical problem caused an explosion, flickering lights and at least partial evacuation of three downtown buildings on Thursday morning. Witnesses heard a large explosion coming from the parking garage of the Wells Fargo on 90 S. Cascade Ave., according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Although there were early reports of a...

  • No workplace injuries mean another award for MechOne Inc.

    For a company whose employees make and install sheet metal in commercial air conditioning and heating systems, you'd expect at least one on-the-job injury a year. But MechOne Inc. of Colorado Springs has never had an injury that caused an employee to miss work in its 14-year history. It's a feat that resulted in MechOne receiving its seventh...

  • Software problem diverts flights from Denver

    DENVER — Travelers flying through Denver International Airport may face some lingering delays because of a problem with its air traffic control software. Fifteen flights had to be diverted away from Denver and other flights were delayed because of the problem Thursday morning. The problem lasted for about an hour and airport spokesman Heath...

  • New owner of Colorado Springs health practice to pay millions after anti-kickback probe

    DENVER — DaVita HealthCare Partners will pay $389 million to settle an anti-kickback investigation involving kidney patients, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The payment includes $350 million for the settlement and a civil forfeiture fine of $39 million for two specific joint ventures it entered into with physicians in...

  • First lady in Denver to rally with Udall

    First lady Michelle Obama is in Denver to stump with embattled U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat who Republicans have targeted in their effort to take over the Senate. Obama will speak Thursday afternooon at an event in the redeveloping River North (RiNo) Arts District just north of downtown Denver. Then she will head to Fort Collins for a...

  • Maketa largely absent from El Paso County Sheriff's Office since investigations launched in May

    El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa hasn't spent much time in the office since May. That's when allegations were leveled against him and county commissioners opened a pair of investigations into financial and employee-related complaints. Most recently, he hasn't been in the office since Oct. 3, according to records of his key card access...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez meet for another debate

    DENVER — Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper will face Republican challenger Bob Beauprez in one of their last debates before the election in two weeks. Hickenlooper and Beauprez are debating Thursday at an event hosted by the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry. Ballots were mailed out last week and already about 330,000...

  • Teller County deputy disciplined for racist remark, apology issued

    Disciplinary action was taken against a Teller County sheriff's deputy who posted a derogatory comment about Muslims on social media, but the deputy will not be fired, department officials said Wednesday. Deputy Eric Voigt became the subject of an internal affairs investigation after the Sheriff's Office received a complaint about a comment...

  • Peterson Air Force Base commands monitor attack in Canada

    Leaders of the bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs were warily monitoring an attack on Ottawa's Parliament Hill, but had not increased security across the continent. The Peterson Air Force Base command represents the largest permanent foreign deployment of Canadian troops who work alongside American forces...