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Overflow funeral crowd bids a final goodbye to slain Colorado Springs teenager

Sun, Mar 26, 2017 - 9:49 AM 0

The people wore blue. The flowers were blue. Even the coffin shone periwinkle blue. Blue, after all, was Derek Benjerman Greer's favorite color. The...

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Memorial to Fort Carson soldier a reminder that training can be as deadly as combat

Sun, Mar 26, 2017 - 10:59 AM 0

Fort Carson Lt. Col. Victor Satterlund spent more than half an hour talking to his soldiers in the dusty early morning ahead of a training exercise. In...

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Roofs, autos still being repaired nine months after Colorado Springs took a pounding
Roofs, autos still being repaired nine months after Colorado Springs took a pounding

By: Rich Laden - 0 33 min ago

The roof-pounding, window-shattering, car-crunching hailstorm that pummeled the Pikes Peak region July 28 lasted only a few hours. But the storm's...

Secret code, phone call can shut down grandparent scam
Secret code, phone call can shut down grandparent scam

By: Betty Sexton - 0 49 min ago

If you're a grandparent, please take a moment and reach out to your older grandchildren and come up with a secret code. One that only you and they...

Vandal targets Fort Collins Islamic Center
Vandal targets Fort Collins Islamic Center

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A vandal targeted the Islamic Center of Fort Collins early Sunday morning. Shattered glass littered the carpet of the center’s prayer room, and...

Study: Livestock grazing can benefit struggling bird species

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A new study disputes a widely-held view that livestock grazing is largely incompatible with a ground-dwelling bird that has...

'Beloved' Monument Academy preschool aide killed in storm-related crash
'Beloved' Monument Academy preschool aide killed in storm-related crash

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 2 hr ago

Last week's snowstorm claimed the life of a "beloved" Monument Academy preschool teacher's aide. Colorado Springs resident Jamie Merritt, 43, died as...

Interim UCCS chancellor using his experience to give back to campus
Interim UCCS chancellor using his experience to give back to campus

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 2 hr ago

Venkat Reddy changed offices last month, moving one building to the east on the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In some...

Colorado Springs visually-impaired skiers find freedom, strength on the slopes
Colorado Springs visually-impaired skiers find freedom, strength on the slopes

By: Seth Boster - 0 4 hr ago

The parking lot bustles as waves of skiers and riders head to the shuttle that will take them to the resort's base. Behind them is Amber Sherrard, who...

Falcon-area Catholics begin turning a barn into a church
Falcon-area Catholics begin turning a barn into a church

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 4 hr ago

FALCON - Reasoning that what was good enough for Jesus, is good enough for them, parishioners of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Falcon broke ground...

Seat belt enforcement campaign on rural roads starts Monday
Seat belt enforcement campaign on rural roads starts Monday

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 4 hr ago

Buckle up on those rural roads. To encourage drivers in rural communities to wear their seat belts, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the...

Woman nearly hit after car crashes through Colorado Springs bedroom
Woman nearly hit after car crashes through Colorado Springs bedroom

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A close call for a woman after a car narrowly missed her Sunday morning. The woman was in her bedroom when a car came crashing through the wall, her...

Arrest made in Colorado Springs shooting
Arrest made in Colorado Springs shooting

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 6 hr ago

Jeremiah Santistevan, 20, was arrested Saturday in Fountain for suspected involvement in a shooting that occurred Friday in the 400 block of East Kiowa...

Man charged with assault for allegedly biting Colorado firefighter
Man charged with assault for allegedly biting Colorado firefighter

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DURANGO — An Arizona man has been charged with felony assault and obstruction of a police officer after he allegedly bit a Colorado firefighter and...

Alabama man arrested in Colorado after escape
Alabama man arrested in Colorado after escape

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PUEBLO — Authorities say a man who escaped from custody in Alabama has been arrested in Colorado. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office said 28-year-old...

Man arrested after shotgun fired into air in Colorado Springs
Man arrested after shotgun fired into air in Colorado Springs

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 9 hr ago

Colorado Springs police arrested resident Eduardo Leija Saturday night around 11 p.m., after they say he fired several rounds into the air with a...

The Country Life: Things are just ducky
The Country Life: Things are just ducky

By: Bill Radford - 0 9 hr ago

Good news: The ducks are out of the bathtub. My wife and I decided to add to our menagerie recently with a pair of ducklings. The first surprise was...

Sharp elbows, dark money: Is this new normal for Colorado Springs city elections?
Sharp elbows, dark money: Is this new normal for Colorado Springs city elections?

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 10 hr ago

Dark money, high-dollar campaigns and sharp-elbow politicking are playing an unusually big role in this year's contests for the City Council, longtime...

Last call at Southside Johnny's bittersweet for regulars of Colorado Springs bar
Last call at Southside Johnny's bittersweet for regulars of Colorado Springs bar

By: Rachel Riley - 0 11 hr ago

Last call came much to early for regulars of an iconic bar and restaurant in south downtown Colorado Springs. Southside Johnny's, which opened at 528...

Fountain woman found safe after being reported missing in Colorado Springs area
Fountain woman found safe after being reported missing in Colorado Springs area

By: Rachel Riley - 0 19 hr ago

Police are searching for a 64-year-old woman who went missing from her Fountain home on Saturday evening. Maria Sostre Rosario, who left her...

2 arrested after allegedly firing shots during fight in southeast Colorado Springs
2 arrested after allegedly firing shots during fight in southeast Colorado Springs

By: Rachel Riley - 0 21 hr ago

Two people were arrested in what police described as a large disturbance in southeast Colorado Springs on Saturday afternoon. The fight broke out...

Eight of 16 people indicted in Colorado marijuana trafficking operation listed as having state pot licenses
Eight of 16 people indicted in Colorado marijuana trafficking operation listed as having state pot licenses

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Eight of the 16 people indicted on charges they ran a massive illicit marijuana operation that sold and shipped weed out of state are listed in...

Pie-O-My, pizza maker freed from clutches of dough roller
Pie-O-My, pizza maker freed from clutches of dough roller

By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 23 hr ago

Colorado Springs firefighters deserve a high five for freeing a local man's hand from a dough-rolling machine. The 21-year-old worker was cleaning...

Lottery funds to pay for Falcon dog park, Colorado Springs park for kids with disabilities
Lottery funds to pay for Falcon dog park, Colorado Springs park for kids with disabilities

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Yesterday

Colorado Springs' second playground for kids with disabilities and a new park for pooches are among the projects that will materialize in the Pikes...

Suspected drunken driver hits police car, causes significant damage
Suspected drunken driver hits police car, causes significant damage

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A man suspected of driving while intoxicated, then ramming into an officer's car, was taken into custody Friday night. Police say an officer was...

Court order bars Colorado Springs-area barn company from doing business
Court order bars Colorado Springs-area barn company from doing business

By: Rich Laden - 0 Yesterday

A family-run, Colorado Springs-area barn builder has been ordered to stop business after allegations that it took $360,000 from nearly two dozen...

Longtime head of Pueblo Chieftain, fierce SDS foe Robert Rawlings dies
Longtime head of Pueblo Chieftain, fierce SDS foe Robert Rawlings dies

By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Yesterday

Robert Hoag Rawlings, who headed the Pueblo Chieftain for 70 years, died at his home Friday afternoon at age 92. Rawlings had a profound effect not...

Leader of sex trafficking ring convicted on 30 counts
Leader of sex trafficking ring convicted on 30 counts

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DENVER — The leader of a sex trafficking ring that victimized children and adults has been found guilty by an Arapahoe County jury. Brock Franklin...

Four more arrested in deaths of two Colorado Springs teens
Four more arrested in deaths of two Colorado Springs teens

By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Yesterday

As the family of Derek Greer prepared for his funeral Saturday, four more suspects were arrested on suspicion of killing him and fellow high school...

Gaebler files complaint against election opponent over campaign literature
Gaebler files complaint against election opponent over campaign literature

By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Yesterday

Jill Gaebler filed a criminal complaint with District Attorney Dan May on Friday over campaign literature distributed by her opponent in the April 4...

Rain expected to follow a sunny Saturday in Colorado Springs
Rain expected to follow a sunny Saturday in Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

After a dry, mostly sunny Saturday, expect several days of rain in Colorado Springs. The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 57...

Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown
Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

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DENVER — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense...

Southern Colorado man gets 28 years for crashing into home, killing his 6-year-old niece
Southern Colorado man gets 28 years for crashing into home, killing his 6-year-old niece

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PUEBLO — A man who drove his truck into a Pueblo home, hitting and killing his 6-year-old niece, has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. The Pueblo...

Standoff with police in northeast Colorado Springs ends in man's death
Standoff with police in northeast Colorado Springs ends in man's death

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

A man reportedly committed suicide after firing a gun in northeast Colorado Springs and barricading himself in a residence Friday night, police said.

Location, altitude determined whether overnight storm was blizzard or drizzle in El Paso County
Location, altitude determined whether overnight storm was blizzard or drizzle in El Paso County

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

Some in the Pikes Peak region woke Friday to the predicted blizzard, their cars, decks and streets covered in a fresh blanket of snow, schools, offices...

Police: Disguise-wearing robber shot at, threatened to kill employees of Colorado Springs pharmacies he stole from
Police: Disguise-wearing robber shot at, threatened to kill employees of Colorado Springs pharmacies he stole from

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Yesterday

Roughly 15,400 prescription pills were stolen and routed to the black market following a string of Colorado Springs pharmacy robberies stemming back to...

Iconic Air Force Academy cadet chapel to close for four years to fix leaking spires
Iconic Air Force Academy cadet chapel to close for four years to fix leaking spires

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Yesterday

The Air Force Academy will close its Cadet Chapel in late 2018 for up to four years to repair leaks that have plagued Colorado's most iconic building...

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