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Stormwater fees headed for November ballot in Colorado Springs

Wed, Aug 23, 2017 - 6:13 AM 0

After months of debates, arguments and unanswered questions, the Colorado Springs City Council voted Tuesday to cement a set of proposed stormwater fees...

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CDOT touts personal breathalyzers in push against drunk driving

Wed, Aug 23, 2017 - 6:10 AM 0

Mark Evans, 65, had only taken a sip of his beer when, out of curiosity, he decided to try out a smartphone breathalyzer at Tuesday night's Sky Sox game....

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Pair of robberies hit Old Colorado City
Pair of robberies hit Old Colorado City

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 2 hr ago

Robbers hit Old Colorado City Tuesday night and early Wednesday, police reported. A gunman held up the clerk at Springs Liquors, 2905 W. Colorado...

Wednesday's traffic: Vehicle vs. bear in west Colorado Springs; I-25 on ramp reopened in Castle Rock
Wednesday's traffic: Vehicle vs. bear in west Colorado Springs; I-25 on ramp reopened in Castle Rock

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 2 hr ago

An overturned dump truck is blocking a northbound on ramp to Interstate 25 from Founders Parkway in Castle Rock Wednesday morning, Colorado State...

Colorado Springs Comic Con quickly becoming pop culture event of the year
Colorado Springs Comic Con quickly becoming pop culture event of the year

By: Terry Terrones - 0 3 hr ago

Comic book culture has moved further into the mainstream with the success of movie franchises such as "Iron Man" and "The Avengers" and with TV...

Forecast: Chances of storms increase in Colorado Springs before a drier weekend
Forecast: Chances of storms increase in Colorado Springs before a drier weekend

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 4 hr ago

The best chances for storms this week will come Thursday in Colorado Springs, before skies clear up over the weekend and into next week. "Spotty...

Gunnison woman killed in crash west of Cañon City identified

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 4 hr ago

The Gunnison woman who died in a crash 13 miles west of Cañon City on Tuesday has been identified as 28-year-old Emily Smith, the Colorado State Patrol...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Wednesday, August 23
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Wednesday, August 23

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 5 hr ago

Here's a look at a variety of events Wednesday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      STAGE  “After Dark” —...

Man's leg amputated after he was hit by train near downtown Colorado Springs
Man's leg amputated after he was hit by train near downtown Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 5 hr ago

A man's leg had to be amputated Tuesday after he was hit by a train near downtown Colorado Springs. The man was taken to a hospital in critical...

City to host community workshop Wednesday to review North Nevada Avenue master plan
City to host community workshop Wednesday to review North Nevada Avenue master plan

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 5 hr ago

Plans for North Nevada Avenue will be reviewed Wednesday night during a workshop hosted by the City of Colorado Springs. The public is invited to...

Colorado's Coffman tries to move VA away from psychotherapeutic medications
Colorado's Coffman tries to move VA away from psychotherapeutic medications

By: Peter Marcus - 0 5 hr ago

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican, is working on moving the Department of Veterans Affairs away from prescribing "strong" psychotherapeutic...

El Paso County jury receives case in death of 4-year-old Montana Glynn
El Paso County jury receives case in death of 4-year-old Montana Glynn

By: Lance Benzel - 5 hr ago

An El Paso County jury on Tuesday began deliberating the fate of a Colorado Springs man accused of fatally beating his 4-year-old son and trying to...

2 bodies found at base of Capitol Peak's north face in western Colorado
2 bodies found at base of Capitol Peak's north face in western Colorado

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ASPEN — Authorities say two bodies found at the base of the north face of Capitol Peak in western Colorado are likely those of an Aspen couple missing...

New extended-stay hotel coming to Colorado Springs
New extended-stay hotel coming to Colorado Springs

By: Rich Laden - 0 6 hr ago

A Tennessee real estate company that develops, acquires and manages hotels is bringing a new extended-stay brand to Colorado Springs. Chartwell...

Hanging Lake's new plan for visitor limits rings familiar for outdoor enthusiasts around Colorado Springs
Hanging Lake's new plan for visitor limits rings familiar for outdoor enthusiasts around Colorado Springs

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 6 hr ago

Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs has a problem that rings familiar to fans of the Manitou Incline. Outdoor enthusiasts are loving it to death....

Former El Paso County teacher arrested, accused of sex assault on students
Former El Paso County teacher arrested, accused of sex assault on students

By: - 0 6 hr ago

A man who used to teach at two school districts in El Paso County has been arrested for sexual assault on students and authorities are asking any other...

Colorado: No online oil, gas pipeline map after fatal blast 
Colorado: No online oil, gas pipeline map after fatal blast 

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DENVER — Colorado will not offer an online map of oil and gas pipelines in the wake of a fatal house explosion blamed on a gas leak, Gov. John...

Denver to start licensing first pot clubs, but few may apply 
Denver to start licensing first pot clubs, but few may apply 

By: - 0 19 hr ago

DENVER — Colorado's largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation's first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver's elaborate hurdles for...

Perlmutter's zig-zag back into 7th Disrict race draws support
Perlmutter's zig-zag back into 7th Disrict race draws support

By: Peter Marcus - 0 19 hr ago

Supporters of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter are standing by the candidate despite the clear disruption his decision to run for re-election has brought to the...

3 babies born during solar eclipse at Colorado Springs hospital, including 'little super star' Hazel
3 babies born during solar eclipse at Colorado Springs hospital, including 'little super star' Hazel

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 22 hr ago

While most people were outside to view the solar eclipse, three families were at St. Francis Medical Center on Monday welcoming another phenomenon....

Colorado Springs-area charter schools grow up and out
Colorado Springs-area charter schools grow up and out

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 22 hr ago

A new charter school is opening this fall, and several others in the Pikes Peak region are completing expansions or renovations. Colorado Military...

Colorado Springs authorities identify pedestrian killed on I-25
Colorado Springs authorities identify pedestrian killed on I-25

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 22 hr ago

The man who died while trying to walk across Interstate 25 at Cimarron Street on Sunday has been identified as 58-year-old Anthony Murray, the El Paso...

Tuesday's traffic: 28-year-old Gunnison woman killed in U.S. 50 crash
Tuesday's traffic: 28-year-old Gunnison woman killed in U.S. 50 crash

By: - 0 23 hr ago

U.S. Highway 50 is closed in both directions 13 miles west of   Cañon   City due to a fatal crash involving a semi truck and a sedan,...

Dog puts the bite on a wanted man in Colorado Springs, police say
Dog puts the bite on a wanted man in Colorado Springs, police say

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Yesterday

A police dog helped officers capture a wanted fugitive Monday evening, police say. At about 5 p.m. Monday, officers tracked Anthony Vigil, who was...

Colorado to tighten pipeline rules after fatal gas explosion 

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 22, 2017

DENVER — Colorado officials say they will strengthen regulations for oil and gas pipelines to reduce the chances of another home explosion like one...

Only 28 years until Colorado Springs gets eclipse totality
Only 28 years until Colorado Springs gets eclipse totality

By: - 0 Yesterday

The next total solar eclipse to be seen in Colorado Springs will be on Aug. 12, 2045.  Much of southern Colorado - including Colorado...

Deputies involved in fatal shooting in southern Colorado 

By: - 0 Yesterday

PUEBLO — An investigation is underway after sheriff's deputies in southern Colorado were involved in a fatal shooting. The Pueblo County Sheriff's...

Forecast: Cooler weather, chances of storms in Colorado Springs
Forecast: Cooler weather, chances of storms in Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

Expect storm chances each afternoon and evening over the next several days in Colorado Springs, meteorologists say. "We are expecting more clouds...

Colorado woman hopes to find owner of wedding dress
Colorado woman hopes to find owner of wedding dress

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A woman is hoping the public can help track down the owner of a wedding dress that was found along a Colorado highway. Jeri Urban posted...

Packed El Paso County jail eclipses old inmate record
Packed El Paso County jail eclipses old inmate record

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Yesterday

The El Paso County Jail set a new record for inmate population, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced Monday. The total number of inmates was...

Request to install security cameras in Colorado Springs park meets mixed reaction
Request to install security cameras in Colorado Springs park meets mixed reaction

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Yesterday

Support for an emergency request to install security cameras at John Venezia Community Park was mixed Monday afternoon among Colorado Springs City...

Colorado's marijuana income bountiful, but where does revenue go?
Colorado's marijuana income bountiful, but where does revenue go?

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Yesterday

A marijuana industry group recently reported the sensational headline that Colorado had taken in a half-billion dollars in pot taxes since recreational...

Colorado Springs shooting victim's mom: 'I just want justice for my son'
Colorado Springs shooting victim's mom: 'I just want justice for my son'

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

Sandra Hatcher wants justice for her son. Kenneth John Hatcher Jr., 24, was shot early Sunday outside of The Playing Field Sports Bar on North...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Tuesday, August 22
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Tuesday, August 22

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Yesterday

Here's a look at a variety of events Tuesday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      STAGE  “After Dark” — Through...

Death penalty case could cause courtroom remodeling in Colorado Springs
Death penalty case could cause courtroom remodeling in Colorado Springs

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Yesterday

El Paso County's first death penalty case in a decade may require a remodeling job at the Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex. A judge presiding over...

City Council to vote on stormwater ballot language, $450,000 request for Venezia Park
City Council to vote on stormwater ballot language, $450,000 request for Venezia Park

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Yesterday

The Colorado Springs City Council will vote whether to cement the city's place on El Paso County's November ballot for a proposed set of stormwater...

Man injured during home invasion at his Colorado Springs apartment
Man injured during home invasion at his Colorado Springs apartment

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Mon, Aug 21, 2017

A 21-year-old man was assaulted Monday evening while several people forced their way into his Colorado Springs apartment, police said. About 6:45...

Colorado won't charge elector who wouldn't vote for Clinton 
Colorado won't charge elector who wouldn't vote for Clinton 

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 21, 2017

DENVER — Colorado's top prosecutor won't prosecute an elector who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton even though state law required him to. Attorney...

New tools help blind students in Colorado Springs experience eclipse
New tools help blind students in Colorado Springs experience eclipse

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Even with low vision and a sensitivity to light that prevented him from looking to the sky on Monday, 15-year-old Jack Lambert still considered...

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Low-maintenance, single-family and custom home options, paired with beautiful scenery, views and amenities abound at The Farm

Thu, Jul 27, 2017 - 8:49 AM 0

Residents of The Farm – a master planned community in Academy School District 20 – enjoy enchanting views blended into a down-to-earth, quiet...

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