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  • Side Streets: Buy a calendar, help put the 'springs' back in Colorado Springs

    Since I first wrote about efforts to restore Tahama Springs in Monument Valley Park, I've had folks wanting to know how to contribute. They like the idea of resurrecting the spring on the west bank of Monument Creek that was damaged by the Memorial Day Flood of 1935 and then destroyed by a second flood in June 1965 and sealed in concrete....

  • Speed limit boost coming for portion of I-25

    The speed limit on Interstate 25 between Monument and Colorado Springs will get a boost this weekend as highway expansion work is mostly finished. Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman Bob Wilson said 75 mph speed limit signs will be posted Saturday, between Woodmen Road and Highway 105. There could be some reduced speed limits on...

  • Fort Carson soldiers train to stay healthy while working in Ebola-stricken country

    As a company of Fort Carson soldiers learned to don new gear to protect them from Ebola on a deployment to Africa, commanders at the post focused on ensuring the virus doesn't follow troops home. The post's 615th Engineer Company will spend up to a year in Liberia laying the groundwork for humanitarian assistance bases and Ebola treatment...

  • Passed out Colorado Springs man arrested after acting 'out of control'

    A man allegedly fired a rifle inside an apartment in northern Colorado Springs during a disturbance with this girlfriend Wednesday evening, police said. Shortly before 9 p.m., the woman called Colorado Springs police and reported that the man, identified by police as Thomas Bonder, was "acting out of control." 
Officers surrounded the...

  • Manitou Springs adds fireworks show to Coffin Races weekend

    The City of Manitou Springs wants the annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races to be much more than a short afternoon of fun for tourists. That's why they're kicking off the weekend with a fireworks show following Crawford's "wake" on Friday night. Rebecca Tonn,director of public relations for Blakely + Company, the firm marketing the event, said...

  • Testing concerns a hot topic at Colorado Springs roundtable discussions

    What should an effective statewide assessment system include? How can Colorado improve standardized testing? Are local assessments valuable? About 50 parents of public school students, teachers, administrators and community members answered these questions Thursday night, in a legislatively charged effort to dissect the state's standardized...

  • Registration open for Colorado Springs education summit

    Registration is open for the 8th annual Educating Children of Color Summit in January. Educating Children of Color nonprofit organization aims to reduce the burden on public assistance programs and eliminate the "cradle to prison pipeline" through education. The day-long event will be held from 8-5 p.m. Jan. 17 at Colorado College. It will...

  • Pueblo police investigating fatal stabbing

    PUEBLO — Authorities are investigating after a 54-year-old man was stabbed to death in Pueblo. The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/12lpvkK ) officers were called to a home near Runyon Lake at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday and found the man lying in the doorway. The victim, whose name has not been released, died at the hospital....

  • Boulder potty peeper sues jail for discrimination

    BOULDER — A man who hid in the tank of a portable toilet at a yoga festival in 2011 to spy on women is suing the Boulder County Jail and the sheriff's office for discrimination. The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/12lS2qC ) 34-year-old Luke Chrisco is seeking $99,999, saying deputies lost his legal documents, threatened him and...

  • Night of drinking, drug use ends in teen's 'accidental' death

    An 18-year-old Colorado Springs man who was shot and killed Saturday night had been drinking, smoking pot and playing with a gun with friends when it went off and fatally injured him, according to an arrest affidavit. Nickolas Vera was with two friends, including the suspect, 19-year-old Estevan Meehan, on Saturday night in a detached garage...

  • Burrito chain urged to drop 'illegal' from name

    FORT COLLINS — Some people are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete's to change its name because of the way the word "illegal" has been used to describe immigrants. The Coloradan (http://noconow.co/1wpoTne ) reports that about 30 people gathered in Fort Collins Wednesday to ask owner Pete Turner to change the name of the chain,...

  • Hundreds of pot shop ATMs shut down

    Hundreds of ATMs in medical marijuana dispensaries - the lifeblood of businesses otherwise forced to work in cash - were shut down Wednesday, just days after similar machines were unplugged from recreational shops. The machines in Colorado and Washington were connected to a network served by MetaBank in South Dakota, which in January warned...

  • Michelle Obama urges thousands to vote in Colorado campaign stops

    DENVER - First lady Michelle Obama urged a Denver crowd of about 1,500 supporters Thursday to be the votes that tip the scales for Democrats in Colorado during next month's midterm elections. "A lot of people were shocked when Barack won because they were counting on people like us to stay home," Obama told the crowd in a redeveloped...

  • Food-label measure in Colorado sparks big spending

    DENVER — Farms and fields dominate Colorado ads opposing a ballot measure to require labels on some foods that have been genetically modified, with farmers telling voters the labels will damage their businesses. But farmers and agriculture groups are just bit players in the $11 million campaign to defeat Proposition 105. The real money is...

  • Grab your wallets; Colorado Springs apartment rents hit another record high

    Whether it's a luxury three-bedroom unit, an aging efficiency or just any old room with a view, apartment rents are soaring in Colorado Springs - hitting another record high during the second quarter, a new report shows. Lifestyle changes among younger and older residents have helped fuel a demand for multifamily living, while not enough new...

  • DMV office closed because of stench will reopen Friday

    An unexpected and smelly mechanical issue temporarily closed the motor vehicle portion of the Southeast Powers El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office on Thursday. A strong odor and fumes coming from an elevator's hydraulics system wafted through the motor vehicle section and made some staff members feel ill, Parsell said. Other parts of...

  • 5 things to know about today's partial solar eclipse: Watch now

    What's happening? - A partial solar eclipse - when the moon comes between the sun and the earth but they don't align perfectly so the moon only partially covers the sun's sphere - happens Thursday afternoon. What will it look like? - It will look like the moon has taken a bite out of the sun. When can we see it in the Pikes Peak region?...

  • Online tool enables monitoring of CDOT projects

    A new online tool will allow broadband companies to monitor transportation projects, the Governor's Office announced Thursday. The new webpage and alert system lets companies keep track of upcoming conduit, fiber and utility trenching projects by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the system into law as...

  • Colorado Springs area haunted houses spread seasonal frights

    Fear is subjective: Spiders, clowns, a former storefront full of screaming teenagers. What tingles our nerves, sets our hearts racing and makes our palms damp - a hardwired physiological response meant to alert us to potentially perilous situations - is entirely personal. Thankfully for the many recreational industries supported by this...

  • Crosses for Losses pooch has own cross to bear

    Deja Boogie Ann Davis shakes her head and off flies her froufrou pink headband - the one with the white daisies on it. But her rhinestone-studded collar stays in place, drawing attention to what a pretty girl she is. Actually, she prefers her pink spiky collar and regularly begs for it, but it's worn out. Still, she's definitely not all...

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