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  • Unseasonably warm temperatures continue across Colorado, new records set

    Colorado Springs didn't have a record high temperature on Saturday, but several other Colorado cities did. Alamosa's 75 degree weather tied a record that was set in 1959, the National Weather Service in Pueblo reported. A high temperature of 80 degrees was recorded Saturday afternoon in Denver, which tied a previous record set in 2007,...

  • Speakers: Colorado Springs is not immune from human trafficking, slavery

    Human trafficking and slavery may seem like a far away problem to residents of the Pikes Peak region. The issue is often stigmatized as an international worry or representative of a different age in American history. But arrests by Colorado Springs police this year, including last week, show that the region is neither immune to nor...

  • Council members open City Hall on Saturday to hear from public

    A handful of citizens and council members gathered at City Hall Saturday afternoon to discuss the City for Champions project and collect signatures for a petition effort. Council members Joel Miller and Helen Collins held office hours to hear from and talk to members of the public. Also in attendance was Anita Miller, Joel Miller's wife. She...

  • Colorado Springs family struggles after crash - but not with forgiveness

    Megiddeh Goldston carefully pulled Raphael Hameed's wheelchair through the front door of his apartment on a warm, sunny fall day. Then she sat next to Hameed's wife, Heidi, on the couch as Goldston's young son played on the floor with toys that had belonged to the Hameed's son. The relationship that has developed between Goldston and the...

  • Congressional District 5 race pits military veteran against long-time politician

    Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs is seeking his fifth term in office, but standing in his way is retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Irv Halter. The race for the 5th Congressional District has been odd, with the incumbent engaging in little active campaigning while his Democratic challenger is on TV with three ads. The race...

  • Trinidad woman arrested after brief chase, crash

    A 41-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly drove away from Colorado State Patrol troopers during a traffic stop and later crashed, the state patrol reported. Shay Santistevan of Trinidad was stopped around 6 p.m., troopers said. When she drove off, troopers pursued her but ended the chase because of the speed Santistevan was...

  • Resident surprises burglar in Colorado Springs home, man arrested

    A 29-year-old man was arrested Friday after he allegedly broke into a person's home, Colorado Springs police said. Russell Scallion entered a home around 8 p.m. on the 6300 block of Village Lane and had a phone and iPOD in his hand when a female resident returned to find Scallion in her bedroom. Police did not provide the age of the female....

  • Overnight tire slashing affects close to 70 people, numbers could rise

    About 70 people had their tires slashed overnight and the number of those affected could continue to rise as Colorado Springs police investigate what looks to be an indiscriminate crime. Officers discovered many vehicles with slashed tires, around 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning, in the area of 2700 Maroon Bells Avenue. The reporting party said a...

  • Controversial ad a topic of last governor's debate

    DENVER — Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday he was dumbfounded by a television ad from Republican challenger Bob Beauprez referencing the death of state Corrections Director Tom Clements in an effort to criticize Hickenlooper's public-safety record. In their eighth and final gubernatorial debate, Beauprez said it was not...

  • Courts roundup: Trials set in two Colorado Springs cases

    A 50-year-old therapist accused of twice having sex with a patient this year pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday, according to court records. Colorado Springs police said Darrell Wainright was employed by Peak View Behavioral Health when he allegedly had sex with a patient. Wainright was arrested in June after a 43-year-old woman told...

  • One critically injured in crash in Fountain

    One person was hospitalized with critical injuries following a crash between a car and a motorcycle in Fountain, firefighters said. The crash was reported about 3:30 p.m. Friday at Fountain Mesa Road and Mesa Ridge Parkway, said Fountain fire Chief Darin Anstine. Eastbound lanes of Mesa Ridge Parkway were closed while Fountain police...

  • Man stabbed in south Colorado Springs early Friday morning

    A 33-year-old man was stabbed Friday morning with an "unknown object," Colorado Springs police say. The Colorado Springs resident reported a stab wound to the lower back around 7:10 a.m. after seeking help from a business on South Nevada Avenue. The man was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. No one was arrested in...

  • New executive director named at TESSA

    TESSA's deputy director has been promoted to lead the nonprofit agency. Becky Gundrum was selected as the nonprofit's new executive director, replacing outgoing leader Janet Kerr. Kerr had worked her way up from clinical intern in 1987 to the organization's leader in 2012. Gundrum began working at TESSA nine months ago. She is pursuing a Ph.D...

  • Water pipeline project to close Space Village Avenue for a week

    The Southern Delivery System water pipeline project will close Space Village Avenue between Marksheffel Road and Colorado 94 beginning next week, as crews install pipeline across the road. Police will be in the area to monitor driver speeds during the closure, which is expected to last a week, a news release said. The Colorado Springs...

  • Colorado Springs ties previous record for highest temperature

    Exactly 17 years ago, a blizzard was blowing through 
Colorado Springs and the Front Range. - It was a different scene Friday, as temperatures in Colorado Springs peaked at 78 degrees, tying the record high set in 2011. Record or near-record temperatures are also expected for Saturday. - Several other Colorado cities broke records Friday.

  • Several pets rescued from Colorado Springs house fire, one cat died

    Several cats, two small brown Chihuahua-terriers and a sugar glider were in a Colorado Springs home that caught fire Friday afternoon. One cat died in the blaze, and three others remained missing about 
3:30 p.m., according to the pets' owners. All the other animals were safely pulled from the home. The home's occupants, three adults and two...

  • Woman gets 35 days in jail for abduction hoax

    GREELEY — A 21-year-old woman convicted of lying about being kidnapped and raped by a former co-worker in Windsor has been ordered to serve 35 days in jail and six months under electronic home monitoring. Katherine Elizabeth Bennett was sentenced Friday in Greeley. Last November, she accused 25-year-old Dustin Toth of luring her to a...

  • East-west route through central Colorado Springs gets consistent speed limit

    There's now a consistent speed limit on Constitution Avenue between Powers Boulevard and Paseo Road. Complaints from neighbors about multiple changes in posted speed limit signs along the stretch prompted city traffic engineer Kathleen Krager to check out the route herself a couple of months ago. "Constitution is one of those areas I get a...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities' incentives for energy savers might not grow in 2015

    Colorado Springs Utilities offers millions each year in incentives to customers who buy energy-saving appliances and lights, but that program won't grow in 2015. Instead, the Colorado Springs City Council, which doubles as the Utilities Board, moved a proposed increase of $1.9 million out of the 2015 incentive program to cover maintenance....

  • Colorado Springs Airport bond rating remains 'stable'

    Moody's Investors Service affirmed its Baa1 rating with a stable outlook Thursday on bonds issued by the Colorado Springs Airport. The bond rating agency said the rating reflects a weak competitive position, with passengers going to Denver International Airport. But it said declines in emplanements in Colorado Springs have been balanced by...

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