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  • Heavy rains strand drivers in Colorado, flash flood watch remains in effect

    Afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the mountains are part of the weather routine for Colorado in late summer, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, and the entire Front Range can expect the rain to keep up through next week. A flash flood watch remained in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday for much of Colorado, including El...

  • Body found near Monument Creek in Colorado Springs

    A decomposing body was found near the banks of Monument Creek near Goose Gossage Park late Tuesday afternoon, Colorado Springs police said. Police said the body was found inside a tent near the creek, south of Garden of the Gods Road near Mark Dabling Boulevard. A caller reported finding the body around 3:30 p.m. Police said detectives...

  • Structure fire reported north of downtown Colorado Springs

    Firefighters made quick work of a fire reported Wednesday from a home in Colorado Springs. The fire was initially reported about 7:15 a.m. from a single residence on the 800 block of Paseo Road, off East Fontanero Street and North Nevada Avenue, according to a tweet from the fire department. Fire and emergency responder scanner chatter...

  • Heavy rain causes flooding across much of Colorado; US 50 re-opens

    6:45 A.M. WEDNESDAY UPDATE US 50 through LaJunta has re-opened after flooding closed the highway. A flash flood watch remains in effect through much of Colorado, including the Colorado Springs area, through 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. --- DENVER — Combining weather systems are drawing moisture into...

  • Man accused in wild car-theft chase heads to court

    GOLDEN — A man accused of hijacking one car, stealing two others and trying to take more during a wild chase west of Denver is expected in court. Prosecutors say 37-year-old Christopher Sullivan will be advised of charges against him Wednesday in Jefferson County court. Police say the string of thefts began when Sullivan and a 17-year-old...

  • City Council, county commissioners finalize stormwater deal

    Mayor Steve Bach made a last-minute attempt to control the board of a proposed regional stormwater authority, which if approved by voters in November will oversee millions of dollars a year in construction of drainage projects. In a proposal to take the creation of a regional stormwater authority to the voters, Colorado Springs would have a...

  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    DENVER - Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by...

  • VA employees face discipline for manipulating data

    FORT COLLINS — The Department of Veterans Affairs says six employees at a clinic in Fort Collins and the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, should be disciplined for manipulating data about veteran care. The VA has proposed unspecified action against Rocky Mountain Network Director Ralph Gigliotti and Cheyenne VA Medical Center Director...

  • BOCC passes resolutions in wake of sheriff's account controversy

    The El Paso County commissioners passed a pair of resolutions Tuesday brought on by uncertainty surrounding a Sheriff's Office bank account that apparently was unnoticed by county auditors for years. The commission made the sheriff's commissary account a part of the county's general fund, and passed a resolution emphasizing that all bank...

  • Mental health court produces first graduate

    Too often, mentally ill defendants find that cracks in the criminal justice system lead straight to jail or prison, Deborah Grohs said. She noticed it as a public defender, and then as a 4th Judicial District Court judge. "The jails became the mental health institutions," Grohs said. But on Tuesday, she handed one such defendant a diploma...

  • U.S. 24 reopened, flash flood warning cancelled

    UPDATE 7:50 p.m.
 Highway 24 has been reopened in both directions according to the Colorado State Patrol. A flash flood warning had closed U.S. 24 from Cave of the Winds to Cascade. The warning was issued for El Paso County, including the Waldo Canyon burn scar. Most of Colorado remains on flood watch from noon Tuesday to Wednesday...

  • Colorado servicemembers part of $92 million court payout

    Colorado is among 13 states that have settled an investigation into improper lending expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for more than 17,800 U.S. military personnel. According to a statement released by the Colorado State Attorney General's office, 740 military members in Colorado will benefit from the decision. "The company...

  • Colorado Springs couple searching for their Buddy

    Where in the world is Buddy Myers? The goofy, energetic dog, who loves cheese and his bone-shaped squeaky toy and dresses up for holidays, has disappeared. His family, Alejandra and Tyler Myers are heartbroken. "He's like our son," Tyler said of their 4½-year-old lab and beagle mix with maybe a touch of pit. He disappeared July 19 in...

  • Manitou marijuana store clears final hurdle

    With the final hurdle cleared, Maggie's Farm is set to open the first recreational marijuana store in El Paso County. Maggie's Farm owner Bill Conkling announces late last week that he hoped top open the Manitou Springs marijuana store on Thursday. And the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department gave Conkling and his business the go-ahead...

  • Photos: Get to Know the Police Day

    Hundreds of kids attend the Colorado Springs Police Department's Get to Know the Police Day Tuesday at the Police Operations Center.

  • Colorado Springs man works with police to recover property listed on Craigslist

    Colorado Springs police say a man saw his stolen property listed for sale on Craigslist and set up a meeting with the people he believed had taken his goods The man told police he had two blowers stolen on July 21 in the 700 block of Chapman Drive. On July 28, he called police and told them he was about to meet the alleged thiefs near the...

  • Colorado Supreme Court halts gay marriages in Boulder

    DENVER — Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday. The court ruling was in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who has been trying for several weeks to get...

  • Police: Two Colorado Springs Subway robberies not related

    Police said two robberies at Colorado Springs Subway that were 40 minutes apart on Monday night are likely not related. No one was injured in either robbery and an unidentified man displayed a handgun in both incidents, according to police reports. A man wearing a mask entered the Subway at 116 E. Fillmore St., off North Nevada Avenue, about...

  • Kelsey Grammer forgives man who killed his sister in Colorado Springs, but doesn't want him released

    BUENA VISTA — Actor Kelsey Grammer on Tuesday offered his forgiveness to the man who raped and killed his sister in 1975, but he said he wants to see him remain behind bars. Grammer, speaking via video conference from Denver, testified at the parole board hearing for inmate Freddie Glenn. Glenn was convicted of killing two men and...

  • Colorado pays nearly $18 million to wildfire victims

    DENVER — People impacted by a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state have gotten their compensation payments from the government. The payments disbursed this week total nearly $18 million for about nearly two dozen parties with outstanding claims from the Lower North Fork Fire. The fire near Conifer grew out of a prescribed burn, making...