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  • Side Streets: Colorado Springs' man 'daily life' inspires millions of ministry followers worldwide

    Tim Keenan knew something was up when the phones kept ringing at his Colorado Mattress Recycling business. Then he noticed his email inbox was filling and his Facebook account was inundated with friend requests. "I had no idea what was going on," Tim, 29, said Tuesday. "It was pretty overwhelming." So he Googled his name, and his screen...

  • Pregame flyovers to return to Air Force football games

    Jets will once again buzz over Falcon Stadium before Air Force football games. A full reinstatement of pregame flyovers has not been granted, but the academy learned Monday that the former staple will be part of the festivities at least for this week's game against Navy and an Oct. 18 game against New Mexico. "That's awesome," cornerback...

  • Fort Carson soldiers head to Africa to assist in Ebola crisis

    Fort Carson soldiers are headed to Africa to assist in the Ebola crisis. In a statement from Sen. Michael Bennet, he said 160 Fort Carson soldiers will go Liberia in late October to supervise the construction of Ebola treatment units. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed the deployment order Tuesday. Fort Carson spokesman Lt. Col. Armando...

  • Supreme Court Justice speaks at 2 Colorado universities

    LAKEWOOD — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at two Colorado universities Wednesday about interpreting the Constitution. The conservative Supreme Court justice will appear at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood Wednesday morning. He will speak at the University of Colorado in Boulder Wednesday evening. The justice told a...

  • Police: Cows moooved off Colorado Springs road

    A dispatcher with Colorado Springs police got some laughs and kept the public informed with a tweet posted Wednesday. About 7:15 a.m. the Twitter account for the police communication center posted, "Cows in the road: Old Ranch betwn Voyager & Otero. We're working to find the owner to get them moooved off the road." Police spokeswoman...

  • Cremated remains from Colorado found in drug suspect's car

    LOUISIANA, Mo. — A former Colorado funeral home worker tasked with spreading cremated ashes in the Rocky Mountains instead kept four people's remains in the trunk of his car for several years, police said. A Pike County sheriff's deputy found the ashes in four plastic boxes after police in the northeast Missouri town of Louisiana arrested...

  • Colorado's marijuana market getting new competition

    DENVER — Colorado's new marijuana industry is in for a brand new element Wednesday — competition. The state gave medical marijuana dispensaries and growers a nine-month exclusive on the new recreational pot business, fearing an unmanageable explosion of new businesses. The grandfathering period expires Wednesday, meaning pot shops and...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez find common ground, note differences in second debate

    DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper and his Republican opponent, Bob Beauprez, went head to head Tuesday night for the second time in the state's heated gubernatorial campaign - each trying to trip the other up on hot-topic issues like abortion and the death penalty. Beauprez - after refusing to answer an abortion question early in the debate...

  • Colorado Capitol dome reopening

    DENVER — State officials will be holding a dedication ceremony Thursday to mark the reopening of the newly restored Colorado Capitol dome. The $17 million project was necessary because Colorado's intense freeze-thaw cycle caused the exterior metal surfaces to deteriorate during the past 100 years. Cast iron columns that support the dome began...

  • Colorado Springs police arrest Department of Corrections fugitive

    Officers and police dogs nabbed a man wanted on a Department of Corrections fugitive warrant Tuesday, Colorado Springs police said. Police arrested 30-year-old Gary Davis after responding to reports of a wanted person spotted near Bijou Street and North Circle Drive shortly after 5 p.m. Davis fled on foot, but was later found several blocks...

  • Court mulls legality of firing for marijuana use off job

      DENVER — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers' off-duty use of medical marijuana is protected under state law. Colorado's Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case involving Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana...

  • Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

      DENVER — The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state. As hundreds...

  • Judge allows video of theater shooting trial

      DENVER — News organizations will be allowed to broadcast the Colorado theater shooting trial using a closed-circuit TV camera already in the courtroom, but they won't be allowed to have their own cameras in court, the judge said Tuesday. Still images can be captured from the video, but still cameras will also be barred from the...

  • Ballot Countdown: Campaign news and notes

    Hip-hop star to 
moderate debate A gubernatorial debate that's focused on including third-party candidates will be moderated by Professor Griff from the hip-hop group Public Enemy. The debate is being organized by the Free & Equal Elections Foundation and begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Infinity Park Event Center, 4400 E. Kentucky Ave. in...

  • Colorado Springs, El Paso County leaders unite in effort to spare military cuts in region

    WASHINGTON - Political rivalries and local squabbles subsided Tuesday as Pikes Peak region politicians and business leaders hit the Pentagon in a bid to spare El Paso County's five military bases from steep budget cuts. While Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach and El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen may be warring over stormwater back home...

  • PHOTOS: P.F. Chang's horses painted pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    P.F. Chang's painted the two 11-foot Warrior Horses outside the restaurant pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Tuesday. With 317 horses being painted nationwide, P.F. Chang's will donate a dollar to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every selfie taken with the horses and tagged #PaintPFChangsPink and for every sushi roll ordered...

  • Tuesday: Trending stories on

    Here's what's trending on -Here's why Jeffco-like school protests probably won't happen in Colorado Springs The issues - teachers upset about pay and evaluations, and students worried about potential changes in a history curriculum - don't seem to resonate the same way in Colorado Springs. Here’s why -The Country Life:...

  • The Country Life: Colorado Horsecare Foodbank offers helping hand to horse owners

    When the plight of a group of horses in Black Forest came to light recently - more than a dozen dead, 10 others seized by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, the owner charged with animal cruelty - it was upsetting for all animal lovers. But the situation particularly rocked my wife and me and others in the horse community. While we don't...

  • Woman found in car in El Paso County identified, homicide ruled out

    The death of a woman whose body was found in an SUV Sunday in east Colorado Springs will not be investigated as a homicide, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Dawn Frank, 28, of Simla, was identified as the victim but the cause and manner of death were pending a toxicology analysis, said Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Greg...

  • Mikaela Shiffrin gets street named for her in Colorado

    AVON — In addition to her Olympic gold, Mikaela Shiffrin now has a street named after her. The community of Avon, near her home in Eagle-Vail, dedicated Mikaela Way on Monday. The Vail Daily ( reports that Shiffrin rode in an antique fire truck during a parade in heavy rain and then tore down a gold tarp covering the...