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Black market marijuana busts nearly quadruple under recreational legalization

Sun, Feb 18, 2018 - 4:09 PM 0

Four years after legal recreational marijuana went on sale in Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper says the black market for marijuana in the state is shrinking...

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Woody Paige: Take action on school shootings, consider helping Rachel's Challenge

Sun, Feb 18, 2018 - 11:35 AM 0

"I want all of you to get up out of your chairs ... and go to the window. Open it, stick your head out and yell 'I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take...

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Residents invited to share ideas on homelessness in Colorado Springs
Residents invited to share ideas on homelessness in Colorado Springs

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 2 hr ago

Beth Roalstad acknowledges that some Pikes Peak region residents don't think enough is being done locally to stem the tide of homelessness. And as...

Man's car stolen at gunpoint in east Colorado Springs
Man's car stolen at gunpoint in east Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 4 hr ago

A man was shot at before having his car stolen Friday night in east Colorado Springs, police said. Just before midnight, a man was walking to his...

Time running out for historically low Colorado snowpack to recover
Time running out for historically low Colorado snowpack to recover

By: Chhun Sun - 0 4 hr ago

Colorado's mountain snowpack - the source of much of the state's drinking water, as well as for millions who live downstream - is on life support....

Colorado Springs lagging as state's utilities accelerate switch from coal to renewable energy
Colorado Springs lagging as state's utilities accelerate switch from coal to renewable energy

By: Liz Forster - 0 4 hr ago

While other Front Range utilities are accelerating the switch to renewable energy, Colorado Springs remains committed to coal to a much greater degree...

Suspect killed by deputy in shootout on Colorado-Utah border
Suspect killed by deputy in shootout on Colorado-Utah border

By: - 0 7 hr ago

CORTEZ — A suspect was killed during a shootout with a sheriff's deputy following a high-speed pursuit that ended near the Colorado-Utah border....

Voice of the Consumer: Tax season is prime time for IRS scam, ID theft
Voice of the Consumer: Tax season is prime time for IRS scam, ID theft

By: Katie Pelton - 0 9 hr ago

It's that time of year again, tax filing season. In just a one-month time span, Coloradans lost $1 million to scammers claiming to work for the IRS. We...

Shot fired in Colorado Springs home during attempted robbery
Shot fired in Colorado Springs home during attempted robbery

By: Chhun Sun - 0 9 hr ago

A shot was fired by a gunman who entered a home near Memorial Park early Sunday and demanded the resident's cellphone, Colorado Springs police said....

Fort Carson's new, game-changing drones can strike targets deep behind enemy lines
Fort Carson's new, game-changing drones can strike targets deep behind enemy lines

By: Tom Roeder - 0 10 hr ago

Fort Carson's newest weapon is also its most revolutionary, allowing ground-pounding units to strike targets hundreds of miles behind enemy lines and...

Colorado Springs has spent more than $100,000 pursuing and defending against Martin Drake whistleblower
Colorado Springs has spent more than $100,000 pursuing and defending against Martin Drake whistleblower

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 10 hr ago

Colorado Springs and its utility have spent more than $100,000 during the past three years jousting with Monument clean-air advocate Leslie Weise....

2 arrested after car chase in Cañon City
2 arrested after car chase in Cañon City

By: - 0 11 hr ago

Two men are facing a long list of charges between them after allegedly trying to flee from deputies Friday. Fremont County deputies had been called...

Series: Is Colorado better off five years after legalizing marijuana?
Series: Is Colorado better off five years after legalizing marijuana?

By: Vince Bzdek - 0 12 hr ago

A billboard went up recently above the 16th Street Mall in Denver asking: "Are you better off than you were five years ago?" Five years ago, voters...

Super secretive space defense center near Colorado Springs begins 24-hour operations
Super secretive space defense center near Colorado Springs begins 24-hour operations

By: Tom Roeder - 0 16 hr ago

The National Space Defense Center at Schriever Air Force Base has moved beyond war games, with intelligence agency experts and Space Command airmen...

Famed Colorado Springs photographer was an unknown Army hero
Famed Colorado Springs photographer was an unknown Army hero

By: Tony Peck - 0 16 hr ago

To many, Myron Wood is known as a prolific photographer. To fewer, he was the pianist who regaled Colorado Springs pedestrians with ragtime music. But...

Crazy Horse's descendants say book sets the record straight
Crazy Horse's descendants say book sets the record straight

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

In the era of fake news, Floyd Clown and Doug War Eagle are seeking truth. The brothers are part of the Edward Clown family, the nearest living...

Pikes Peak region school districts ramp up recruiting for February
Pikes Peak region school districts ramp up recruiting for February "choice" month

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

A dancing dinosaur waving to motorists near the school, yard signs, radio ads, open houses and social media pushes are some of the tactics organizers...

Insights: Aid-in-dying another Colorado law punctuated by a question mark
Insights: Aid-in-dying another Colorado law punctuated by a question mark

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

No one expects to pass a law that's going to have problems, but it's hardly uncommon to have those told-ya-so moments that offer hollow gratification...

Prosecutors move to dismiss charges against ex-El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa
Prosecutors move to dismiss charges against ex-El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

After two mistrials ended in near convictions, special prosecutors on Friday moved to dismiss felony corruption charges against former El...

Calhan woman, 23, dies in single-vehicle crash east of Falcon
Calhan woman, 23, dies in single-vehicle crash east of Falcon

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

A 23-year-old Calhan woman was killed and another person injured in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday east of Falcon. Maddeline Bradbury was...

Explosion reported in house west of Memorial Park
Explosion reported in house west of Memorial Park

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Police investigated a reported explosion Friday night that led to a house fire in Colorado Springs. It happened just east of downtown Colorado...

In-N-Out  firming up plans in Colorado Springs
In-N-Out firming up plans in Colorado Springs

By: Rich Laden - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

In-N-Out Burger's arrival in Colorado Springs is a few years away, but plans are taking shape for the north side distribution center, patty production...

Report: 'Vague awareness' of opioid epidemic in El Paso County
Report: 'Vague awareness' of opioid epidemic in El Paso County

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

El Paso County has only a "vague awareness" of a drug epidemic claiming scores of lives every year and leaving far more people in the costly and...

Unless you're a citizen, legal marijuana isn't for you
Unless you're a citizen, legal marijuana isn't for you

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

DENVER — Marijuana may be a multi-billion dollar industry in Colorado, but cannabis is still illegal federally — so any job in the industry can be...

Floral design and gift shop is Colorado Springs native's dream
Floral design and gift shop is Colorado Springs native's dream

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

During a recent break from her corporate job to care for an ailing family member, Colorado Springs native Cathy Berdon had a change of heart about...

Air Force Academy haircut email stirs controversy over Michael Jordan reference
Air Force Academy haircut email stirs controversy over Michael Jordan reference

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

An email sent to Air Force Academy cadets went off the rails this week when a sergeant went from discussing appropriate grooming to a statement that...

Clerk struck with a mailbox during robbery of northeast Colorado Springs hotel
Clerk struck with a mailbox during robbery of northeast Colorado Springs hotel

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

A clerk at a northeast Colorado Springs hotel was assaulted by two men with a mailbox during a robbery Friday night, police said. The robbers walked...

Colorado Springs police ask for help to identify woman
Colorado Springs police ask for help to identify woman

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Police in Colorado Springs are trying to figure out the identity of a woman involved in a disturbance early Saturday morning. The disturbance...

Forecast: Mild, sunny weekend in Colorado Springs ahead of plummeting temperatures, possible snow
Forecast: Mild, sunny weekend in Colorado Springs ahead of plummeting temperatures, possible snow

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Temperatures will soar well above average this weekend in Colorado Springs before dropping again Monday alongside a slight chance of snow,...

Civilian wounded in Colorado Springs gunbattle clears hurdle; fundraisers aim to aid recovery
Civilian wounded in Colorado Springs gunbattle clears hurdle; fundraisers aim to aid recovery

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

After several canceled surgeries, high fevers and pneumonia, Thomas Villanueva was finally able to start the long road to recovery this week. In what...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, February 19
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, February 19

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Here's a look at what's going on Monday in the Colorado Springs area:

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, February 18
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, February 18

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Here's a look at what's going on Sunday in the Colorado Springs area:      FESTIVALS Through Sunday: Ice Festival — Ice...

Attendance down, security up at Springs-area schools in wake of Florida attack, rumors of threats
Attendance down, security up at Springs-area schools in wake of Florida attack, rumors of threats

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

After threats of violence to Harrison High School surfaced on social media, attendance was lower than usual Friday but the halls remained calm, school...

Girl Scouts in Colorado can now sell cookies outside marijuana dispensaries
Girl Scouts in Colorado can now sell cookies outside marijuana dispensaries

By: - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Now it’s cool for Girl Scouts to peddle their seasonal treats outside marijuana dispensaries in Colorado. No, the popular marijuana...

Friday's traffic: East Platte Avenue reopens after rollover crash
Friday's traffic: East Platte Avenue reopens after rollover crash

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

6:32 a.m. Ice is reported on roads across Colorado Springs. Twenty-nine county trucks are working all areas of El Paso County plowing and...

Sheriff's Office launches T-shirt fundraiser for deputies Micah Flick and Scott Stone
Sheriff's Office launches T-shirt fundraiser for deputies Micah Flick and Scott Stone

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

The outpouring of financial assistance for the family of Deputy Micah Flick and injured Deputy Scott Stone was reinvigorated Wednesday with the launch...

Cash infusions to shorten waiting time for El Paso County child care program
Cash infusions to shorten waiting time for El Paso County child care program

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

The waiting list for a cash-strapped child care subsidy program could end by mid-summer, the program's director said Friday. The Colorado Child Care...

Colorado Springs' Brother Luck's luck runs out on
Colorado Springs' Brother Luck's luck runs out on "Top Chef"

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

O Brother Luck, where art thou? Not on "Top Chef" anymore. The owner of Four by Brother Luck in Colorado Springs, was axed from Last Chance Kitchen on...

Violent assault at Limon Correctional Facility hospitalizes one inmate
Violent assault at Limon Correctional Facility hospitalizes one inmate

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

An inmate at the Limon Correctional Facility had to be flown to a hospital after being attacked Wednesday by two other inmates. The Department of...

Sandia Hearing Aid Center: Hear Clearly Giveaway

Fri, Feb 16, 2018 - 11:42 AM

 

Visitors Bureau Seeks Input on Crafting Destination Master Plan

Mon, Jan 22, 2018 - 7:20 AM 0

The Colorado Springs CVB is leading the effort to develop a comprehensive Destination Master Plan and invites the public to participate by...

Celebrating the musical mastery, humanitarian heart of Leonard Bernstein on his 100th

Tue, Jan 16, 2018 - 10:37 AM 0

Symphony, opera and theater companies all over the world are celebrating the music, the life, the legacy and the heart of the most celebrated...

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