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Colorado Springs councilman walks out of executive session, cites systemic lack of transparency

Wed, Feb 21, 2018 - 10:29 PM 0

Accusing Colorado Springs leaders of violating the state Sunshine Law on open meetings, City Councilman Bill Murray walked out of an executive session...

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Colorado Springs evangelical leaders praise Billy Graham's message, legacy

Wed, Feb 21, 2018 - 5:58 PM 0

The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, deeply impacted the Colorado Springs evangelical...

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Dumpsters, camp among ideas floated at Colorado Springs meeting on homelessness
Dumpsters, camp among ideas floated at Colorado Springs meeting on homelessness

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 3 hr ago

Trail-side dumpsters, an hourly work program for people living on the streets and a city-sanctioned camp were among ideas floated Wednesday evening...

Partnerships over laws touted at Colorado Springs affordable housing forum
Partnerships over laws touted at Colorado Springs affordable housing forum

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 3 hr ago

Incentives and partnerships will more effectively address Colorado Springs' affordable housing shortage than new laws or ordinances, five local leaders...

Veterans' health care, national cemetery focus of Colorado Springs town hall
Veterans' health care, national cemetery focus of Colorado Springs town hall

By: Tony Peck - 0 3 hr ago

The Department of Veterans Affairs' continuing struggles to eliminate wait times and meet demands for mental health care were discussed at a town hall...

National gun debate visits the Colorado Capitol
National gun debate visits the Colorado Capitol

By: Joey Bunch - 0 4 hr ago

In the wake of a school shooting in Florida last week, Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday weighed a trio of bills aimed at loosening up - not toughening -...

Colorado Springs law enforcement youth group shows its appreciation with thin blue line flags
Colorado Springs law enforcement youth group shows its appreciation with thin blue line flags

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 4 hr ago

Seventeen-year-old Tobi Harris' mom is active-duty military, and when she heard what her son was doing Wednesday night, she uttered words Tobi would...

27-year experiment suggests climate change in the Rockies will lead common Colorado wildflower to extinction
27-year experiment suggests climate change in the Rockies will lead common Colorado wildflower to extinction

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A creamy jasmine wildflower once common across the Colorado mountains may be vanishing forever as climate change brings warmer and drier conditions....

Monument police chief back at work; town manager remains suspended
Monument police chief back at work; town manager remains suspended

By: Rachel Riley - 0 6 hr ago

Monument's police chief is back at work but the town manager remains on suspension amid allegations of misconduct, including sexual harassment....

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, February 23
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, February 23

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 6 hr ago

Here's a look at what's going on Friday in the Colorado Springs area:      MUSIC

Colorado Springs man sentenced for 7-year-old stepson's fatal fall from overlook
Colorado Springs man sentenced for 7-year-old stepson's fatal fall from overlook

By: Lance Benzel - 6 hr ago

When 7-year-old Kaivion Eleby smiled, he did it with goofy gusto, baring his teeth and gums alike and charming anyone in his orbit. That "Kaivion...

Suburban office park could get housing infusion on Colorado Springs' east side
Suburban office park could get housing infusion on Colorado Springs' east side

By: Rich Laden - 0 6 hr ago

Patriot Park, a Colorado Springs office park that's home to defense contractors, accounting firms and other businesses, is heading in a new direction....

The Snow Blog: Double-digit snow totals expected in Colorado high country
The Snow Blog: Double-digit snow totals expected in Colorado high country

By: Liz Forster - 0 7 hr ago

Where to Ski This Weekend After a healthy storm rolled through Colorado Monday and Tuesday, the state is on track to see more snow falling through...

Colorado Springs job growth falls to 3 1/2-year low in third quarter of 2017
Colorado Springs job growth falls to 3 1/2-year low in third quarter of 2017

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 7 hr ago

Job growth in El Paso County slowed in the third quarter of 2017 to its lowest rate in 3½ years amid a chronic labor shortage, say data released...

Man stabbed after argument at west Colorado Springs car wash
Man stabbed after argument at west Colorado Springs car wash

By: Abigail Censky - 0 8 hr ago

A 27-year-old man was stabbed Wednesday afternoon at a west Colorado Springs car wash, police said. Two men argued about 2:25 p.m. near the car wash...

The results are in: A second Cheyenne Mountain Zoo giraffe has some baby news
The results are in: A second Cheyenne Mountain Zoo giraffe has some baby news

By: Chhun Sun - 0 8 hr ago

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo officials confirmed Wednesday what they suspected all along: Yes, Laikipia - a giraffe - is pregnant. The announcement was...

Body found in Penrose; death considered suspicious by Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Body found in Penrose; death considered suspicious by Fremont County Sheriff's Office

By: Chhun Sun - 0 11 hr ago

The death of a person whose body was found Tuesday in Penrose is being investigated as suspicious, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday....

Air Academy High School increases security after 2 possible threats
Air Academy High School increases security after 2 possible threats

By: Chhun Sun - 0 11 hr ago

Extra security is in place at Air Academy High on Wednesday after the school district received two Safe2Tell tips about potential threats, according to...

Wednesday's traffic: Expect slowdown after crashes in Colorado Springs area

By: Chhun Sun - 0 12 hr ago

7:16 a.m. -- A crash on northbound Interstate 25 north of Woodmen Road is on the left shoulder of the highway. 7:06 a.m. -- A crash on eastbound...

Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns
Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting....

New Bean Sprouts café coming to Colorado Springs
New Bean Sprouts café coming to Colorado Springs

By: Teresa Farney - 0 13 hr ago

Some big changes are under way at the café in the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Come mid-March, it will be re-branded...

3 more Colorado students arrested for alleged threats
3 more Colorado students arrested for alleged threats

By: - 0 14 hr ago

LAKEWOOD — A student has been taken into custody after making a threat of violence against Bear Creek High School in Lakewood, Jefferson County Public...

Colorado Springs' Broadmoor hotel again receives five-star Forbes ranking
Colorado Springs' Broadmoor hotel again receives five-star Forbes ranking

By: Rich Laden - 0 17 hr ago

The Broadmoor has five more reasons to celebrate during its 100th anniversary. The Forbes Travel Guide on Tuesday named the internationally known...

In 'State of the Fifth' address, Lamborn focuses on defense
In 'State of the Fifth' address, Lamborn focuses on defense

By: Rachel Riley - 0 17 hr ago

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn on Tuesday hailed a $700 million defense budget, passed in December, as one of the biggest recent legislative victories for the...

Scarce snow in Colorado Springs area gets potholes plugged, money saved
Scarce snow in Colorado Springs area gets potholes plugged, money saved

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 17 hr ago

Snow has been so scarce in the Colorado Springs area this winter that idled snowplows have given city crews the chance to fill twice as many potholes...

Trails to Colorado 14ers and along Continental Divide make national priority list
Trails to Colorado 14ers and along Continental Divide make national priority list

By: Seth Boster - 0 17 hr ago

More than 200 miles of trails on Colorado's fourteeners and 3,100 miles along the Continental Divide from Mexico to Canada are on the U.S. Forest...

Forecast: Wintry weather not leaving for long in Colorado Springs
Forecast: Wintry weather not leaving for long in Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 18 hr ago

After a wintry start to the week, Colorado Springs might get only a quick break from the snow. Sunny weather, with some fog possible before 8 a.m.,...

Veteran job fair set for Wednesday at Fort Carson
Veteran job fair set for Wednesday at Fort Carson

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Tue, Feb 20, 2018

A "Connect with a Vet" hiring event and job fair will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Carson, in the William Reed Special Event Center,...

Call in Wednesday to ask questions, learn more about CDOT plan to the I-25 'Gap' with toll lanes
Call in Wednesday to ask questions, learn more about CDOT plan to the I-25 'Gap' with toll lanes

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Feb 20, 2018

El Paso County residents can call in to a telephone town hall Wednesday night to ask about the widening of the Interstate 25 "Gap," the Colorado...

Olympian Peggy Fleming to speak at Broadmoor in Colorado Springs
Olympian Peggy Fleming to speak at Broadmoor in Colorado Springs

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Figure skating queen Peggy Fleming is one of the lucky ones. At 50, she caught her breast cancer in its earliest stages and eradicated it through...

Forest Service releases draft of plan to manage Hanging Lake
Forest Service releases draft of plan to manage Hanging Lake

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 20, 2018

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The U.S. Forest Service has released a tentative plan to manage crowds at the popular and overused Hanging Lake Trail area in...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Wednesday, Feb. 21
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Wednesday, Feb. 21

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Here's a look at what's going on Wednesday in the Colorado Springs area:

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Thursday, February 22
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Thursday, February 22

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Here's a look at what's going on Thursday in the Colorado Springs area:      MUSIC

Wednesday forum will address Colorado Springs' affordable housing crunch
Wednesday forum will address Colorado Springs' affordable housing crunch

By: Vince Bzdek - 0 Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Colorado Springs has always prided itself on lower housing prices than other Front Range cities, but that has changed fast in the last couple years. As...

House committee votes sunset extension for Colorado Division of Civil Rights
House committee votes sunset extension for Colorado Division of Civil Rights

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Tue, Feb 20, 2018

The House Judiciary Committee Tuesday voted 10-1 to draft a bill to extend the Colorado Division of Civil Rights and the civil rights commission for...

1 dead, 1 injured in Douglas County crash on U.S. 67, expect 'extended closure' on highway
1 dead, 1 injured in Douglas County crash on U.S. 67, expect 'extended closure' on highway

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Feb 20, 2018

One person died and another was injured Tuesday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 67 in Douglas County, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper...

Marijuana concentrate manufacturing equipment found after Colorado Springs home explosion
Marijuana concentrate manufacturing equipment found after Colorado Springs home explosion

By: Liz Forster - 0 Tue, Feb 20, 2018

A man arrested in the Friday explosion in a house west of Memorial Park is suspected of producing the explosives and marijuana concentrate, arrest...

Tuesday's traffic: Crash blocking traffic near Dublin and North Union
Tuesday's traffic: Crash blocking traffic near Dublin and North Union

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Feb 20, 2018

6:42 a.m. The right lane of northbound Interstate 25 north of Castle Pines Parkway is blocked due to a crash. Expect major delays.

NAFTA, industrial hemp among topics at annual Colorado ag conference
NAFTA, industrial hemp among topics at annual Colorado ag conference

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Global agriculture, both the focus of the TransPacific Partnership and a significant factor in the ongoing negotiations over the North American Free...

Sandia Hearing Aid Center: Hear Clearly Giveaway

Fri, Feb 16, 2018 - 11:42 AM

 

Visitors Bureau Seeks Input on Crafting Destination Master Plan

Mon, Jan 22, 2018 - 7:20 AM 0

The Colorado Springs CVB is leading the effort to develop a comprehensive Destination Master Plan and invites the public to participate by...

Celebrating the musical mastery, humanitarian heart of Leonard Bernstein on his 100th

Tue, Jan 16, 2018 - 10:37 AM 0

Symphony, opera and theater companies all over the world are celebrating the music, the life, the legacy and the heart of the most celebrated...

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